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A few weeks ago in the lead up to the release of their new album “Everything 050”, Newark hiphop group 050 Boyz jumped on the phone with long running UK online website British HipHop.

Their writer Ethan Everton spoke with them about how the group formed, and their own earliest memories of hip hop and the artists who inspired them the most to pic up the mic back in the Golden Era of the 90’s.

They moved on to discuss how the album was put together, from its initial concept through to the recording process, the subject matter addressed in their lyricism, and the representation of the New Jersey scene with so many local featured artists also appearing throughout the release.

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The topic of discussion then diversifies into their thoughts on how the Garden State’s hip hop profile has grown over the past few years, and the reaction and support of a new generation of fans to a sound that is derived from a classic age.

The group speak on their intent to help inspire and promote new local emerging artists, in line with their long standing approach from the days of their involvement with Treach & Fam’s Garden State Greats movement of 2004, before further outlining their feelings on what needs to develop for the greater good of hip hop and rap music more generally.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla, Prince AK and DJ Nugget performed at Beast of Brooklyn at the weekend as part of B Fest. Their reputation for producing highly energetic live shows has been growing for some time, and the group are currently working on putting together a more extensive series of dates throughout the Tri State area and beyond.

Any club & venue promoters looking to book the group can do so via their management team at Inkwell Entertainment, contact details via their WEBSITE You can also drop them a line via their FACEBOOK PAGE or enquire about availability via twitter @050_Boyz (@RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050)

As well as reading much more international press coverage on the group in the weeks ahead, they are also scheduled to appear on a number of radio shows, including meeting up again with DJ Eclipse on Sunday 30th August from 10pm EST, this time for his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM. They group were his guests last week on his WNYU show.

The album “Everything 050” is available now on iTunes. Check the album stream

All media & press enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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New Jersey hiphop group 050 Boyz released their debut album “Everything 050” yesterday. It is available to buy now on iTunes HERE

The three Emcees Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK all have links with Brick City Newark, Illtown, East Orange, and take their name from NJ’s area code. Individually they were also involved with the Garden State Greats movement around 10 years ago, a concept devised by Treach of Naughty by Nature and Fam of Rottin Razkals to unite the local hip hop scene.

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Involvement with GSG played a part in the formation of the group in 2011, and certainly the focus in representing the area remains true. The album itself is heavily represented by featured local artists including Treach, DoItAll, Lakim Shabazz, Fam, Tha Advocate, B Wells, Ib the Druid and many more. It is entirely produced by Clinton Place, a long time associate of Prince AK from their days of performing together with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit artist Supreme C.

Their album has just been reviewed by US journalist Patrick Griffin for his site Patrick’s Music Blog. READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

CHECK THE FULL ALBUM STREAM WHICH INCLUDES BONUS CUTS

The group have just signed a new management deal with Inkwell Entertainment in NYC who also represent artists such as Treach and Syleena Johnson, and you will be able to hear them live on DJ Eclipse’s Halftime Show on WNYU next Wednesday 12th August from 10.30pm EST when they appear as his special guests. They will also be guests on J Hart’s Big Bang Show on the UK’s Break London station two nights later, Friday 14th August.

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Look out for more media coverage, videos and audio releases in the weeks ahead, and connect with 050 Boyz on social media, whether on their FACEBOOK PAGE or on twitter @050_Boyz. Their individual accounts are @RiqdaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 @PrinceAK_050 and the album’s producer is @ClintonPlace9

All press, media and radio DJ enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE. Business and management enquiries can be addressed to Inkwell via their WEBSITE

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With just over a week to go until the release of their official debut album “Everything 050” on 4th August, Newark trio Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK – aka 050 Boyz – sat down with Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Stranga the Great to chop it up about their history, the album and the New Jersey scene

In this new “On The Rise” feature, the group who all first picked up the mic during the Golden Era discuss the history of hip hop in the Garden State and their own connection to Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit, the sound that defines them and their own influences coming up, their immediate plans with the album and finish by addressing recent high profile racial issues affecting the USA including the removal of the confederate flag, attacks on black churches and police brutality

READ EVERYTHING THEY HAD TO SAY HERE

Yesterday they launched a new joint “Watch That (Bricks Mix)”, a remix from their back catalogue which is already getting a lot of air time. Check out the stream on Soundcloud

Expect to see a lot more international media coverage in the weeks ahead together with more audio and video releases. The group will also be DJ Eclipse’s guests twice next month. First on Wednesday 12th August on The Halftime Show on WNYU and then later in the month on Sunday 30th August for his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM.

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You will also be able to catch 050 Boyz perfoming live at Newark’s Lincoln Park Festival this Sunday, 26th July. Their live shows are always big on energy and definitely worth seeing if you’re in the area. Expect a fuel injected version of what’s represented in their “Hot Damn” video!

The album is true to its name, 0-50 being the area code for New Jersey, with many features from local artists including Treach, DoItAll, Ib the Druid, Famiil, Lakim Shabazz, B Wells & Tha Advocate. Production is by Clinton Place (DJ Jamal#9), Prince AK’s long time associate from the days where the pair performed live with Supreme C.

You can connect with 050 Boyz on Social Media on their group’s FACEBOOK PAGE and on twitter. The group twitter account is @050_Boyz and individually they’re @PrinceAK_050 @RiqdaKid_050 and @EgoFree2_050

All international press, media and DJ enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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New Jersey trio Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK – aka 050 Boyz – release their first official album “Everything 050” on 4th August.

Between them they have many years in the local hip hop scene, whether with previous groups or solo projects, and were heavily involved with the Garden State Greats movement of 2004, a concept devised by Treach (Naughty by Nature) & Fam (Rottin Razkals) The vision of unifying new emerging artists and established names in the area was re-generated by the trio with the assistance of DoItAll (Lords of the Underground) in 2011 when the group was formed.

The album represents this ethos and their history. Entirely produced by Clinton Place, a long time associate of Prince AK from their days of touring with Flavor Unit’s Supreme C, it also includes guest features by some of the hottest Emcees from Jersey’s underground. In addition to appearances by Treach and DoItAll there is also a little international flavour brought to the table by the UK’s WiseRap

UK online Rawroots has just published a review feature on the album which you can read HERE

Last week, 050 Boyz released the official video for their new bangin single “Hot Damn”. The energy created here is reproduced throughout the album fron start to finish

050 Boyz – Hot Damn (Official Music Video – produced by Clinton Place) from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Look out for extensive international media coverage together with more audio and video releases throughout the summer. You can connect with them on social media, whether on their Facebook Page or on twitter. Their group twitter account is @050_Boyz, and their individual accounts @RiqDaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 & @EgoFree2_050

All international media & press enquiries regarding 050 Boyz, including requests for a promotional copy of the album to review and requests to interview the group, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

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