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Latest to review the new EP “Verbal sWARdz” by north London rapper & producer Iron Braydz is US online Dead End Hip Hop

They have been a regular supporter of this release, publishing posts about video releases and the audio stream, and their contributor Samuel Odunsi Jr has a strong interest in hip hop with the classic elements of meaningful lyricism and superior wordplay combined with quality beats & production

Picking up on the major influence Wu Tang has had on the artist through the years, the review reflects the mic skills on display as well as Braydz own production style :

I am a growing fan of the hip hop scene in the UK, including the battle rap league Don’t Flop, but I am always held in awe at the speed at which these rappers spit their lyrics. Iron Braydz is no exception. But like any good lyricist, Braydz isn’t just spitting for the hell of it…..All the bars said on this project by Braydz and the respective artists featured does indeed make this a verbal war….If you are fan of quality lyrics and that grimy RZA-inspired production sound, you need to listen to Verbal sWARdz.

You can read the full in depth review HERE

Released on 14th April and featuring Triple Darkness, Sean Price, Prince Po, Kyza, Phat Kat, Skriblah and DJ Shortee Blitz, the 10 track Verbal sWARdz EP is available now from Iron Braydz’ BANDCAMP

Iron Braydz will be appearing live on London’s radio station Itch FM from 8.30pm GMT / 3.30pm EST on Saturday 10th May joining DJ Sammy Jay in the Xposure Show studio. Can check that out at www.itch.fm

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @Braydz and meantime check out the full audio stream of the EP

Any further press or media inquiries regarding Iron Braydz and the Verbal sWARdz EP, or DJ requests for full quality clean edits of the tracks Millennium, Dredd, Rambo & Firey Red, can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Elementz is a new event taking place in London which celebrates the traditional 4 elements of hip hop

The classic disciplines, deejaying, emceeing, bboy breaks & throwdowns and graffiti

Planned as a quarterly night, it aims to showcase some of the biggest established names in the scene together with giving new emerging talent the opportunity to shine, all knowledge under one roof. The main focus is on UK talent initially, but wont be confined to that in what is a global culture which has produced so many positive benefits for those involved.

The launch night takes place at The Rhythm Factory, 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW. Its in the Shoreditch area of town, nearest Tube station being Aldgate East.

The night will use both the venue’s rooms.

From 8pm – 3am, the line up is as follows:

ROOM 1

DJ Sets from DJ Sarah Love (resident), DJ 279 (Choice FM), DJ Mr Thing (Scratch Pervert / DMC Champion), DJ Snips (Livin Proof)

Live performances by Caxton Press (who will also be celebrating Kingpin and Amy True’s birthdays), showcasing tracks from their new Devil May Care album, Genesis Elijah, approaching legendary status from the days of “So Hip Hop” to current BBC Radio 1 support for his Painkillers & Pilkington EP & hosted by Mystro, another long time in the game with much respect for his work over the years. Currently promoting What Kind of Drug is Mystrogen” EP. New talent on stage will come in the shape of London’s Naba Napalm and Ether L Banks

ROOM 2

Open Mic session, live graffiti courtesy of FDC, and a bboy / bgirl throwdown including members of London’s Scope Hip Hop Dance Theatre Company. Its the room designed for all in attendance to participate, whether in a dance off, testing their rhyme skills with the crowd or anything else they think they can bring to the table

This room is hosted by DJ Snuff, organizer of End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner, who will also be on stage with Caxton Press in the main room and DJ Johny Garcia

The live hip hop scene has grown considerably around the UK in the past year or two, thanks to some extent to the popularity of events such as Dont Flop’s rap battles, and the participation element that brings with it. A new generation has become interested in the history of the culture, and Elementz looks to provide a night which represents a broader experience and understanding. And in the traditions of hip hop, give an opportunity from the old to the new.

Price on the door is £8.00, this is an 18 and over event and dress code is casual but the venue advises “no tracksuits”

Each event will also be filmed by the UK’s leading online platform The Hip Hop Chronicle for future broadcast

You can learn more about the event and the various artists involved at www.elementzuk.wordpress.com or at www.facebook.com/elementzuk

Here’s Genesis Elijah speaking on the night

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