Out today through New Dawn Records, “Lazy Eye” is taken from the newly released album ‘Cautionary Tales’ by Ithacan rapper Anthony Kannon and east coast producer Frost Gamble, and includes a special additional remix featuring new Griselda Records signing Brother Tom SOS from Buffalo.
While Frost is on the boards for both versions, the beats are switched up and hit differently. The grimy skewed rhythms of the atmospheric original are reworked as an electro boom bap slammer for the lyrical duo to deliver the high caliber rhyme skills and wordplay which has earned them the reputation as two of the hottest new talents to emerge from upstate New York in recent times.
There are also two separate official videos playing on the label’s Youtube channel
The “Cautionary Tales” album release show takes place this Saturday November 18th at Deep Dive in Ithaca where Anthony will perform the entire album with a live band. Among the special guests on the night is Brooklyn’s Justo the MC who will be showcasing tracks from his new album “Urban Testimony”, while Frost will be spinning a DJ set.
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Released today through New Dawn Records, the new album “Urban Testimony” by Justo the MC and Edinburgh lofi hip hop producer Brelstaff.
The entire theme is documented in a deeply personal narrative depicting events before, during and after the Brooklyn rapper’s curtailed and troubled time studying at Clark Atlanta University. Details unfold of a conflicted mind on a potential escape route to academia straying rapidly on a hedonistic path and the consequences incurred. While regrets are clear, the spirit of resilience prevails. Emerging scathed but undaunted and emboldened by second chances, the final scenes present a renewed sense of optimism for the future with lessons duly learned.
A fascinating and brutally honest account is relayed through trademark slick rhymes and deft lyricism, the art of storytelling set to a suitably atmospheric soundtrack provided by Brelstaff’s blend of soulful chilled lofi hip hop beats and ambient electronica. Essential listening.
Released today through New Dawn Records, the new album “Cautionary Tales” by award winning Ithacan rapper Anthony Kannon and veteran New York State producer Frost Gamble, now resident in Canada.
Authentically powerful, the young lyricist draws on his own real life battles and challenging circumstances to convey a wide range of subject matter represented throughout the aptly titled release. Having survived the trauma of being shot by armed intruders to the family home, it is a remarkable journey encapsulated in a series of biographical depictions, all with an underlying theme of survival, escape, progression and transformation.
This is Storyville of a life less ordinary handled with impressive maturity through a narrative packed full of dope rhymes and skillful wordplay set to the highest caliber soundtrack provided by Frost, himself a Juno Awards nominee for his production on Fresh IE’s “Ill Street Blues” in 2020.
The pair have two upcoming album launch events, the first at The Osborne Taphouse, Winnipeg on Thursday October 26th, then on Saturday November 18th at Deep Dive, Ithaca.
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Take It Easy ft Shea & Justo the MC (co-produced by Serge Paul)
The story continues. Released today and following on from previous single “High”, AA side ‘Falling’ b/w ‘Satan’s Grip’ is the latest chapter from the album “Urban Testimony” by Justo the MC and UK Producer Brelstaff out through New Dawn Records on November 3rd 2023.
The entire theme documents the Brooklyn rapper’s curtailed and traumatic time studying at Clark Atlanta University. Carrying the weight of expectations from a household of faith, details unfold of a conflicted mind on a potential escape route to academia straying rapidly on a path to hedonism in a brutally honest account of events and consequences.
A chilled soundtrack is the backdrop for the post-traumatic “Falling”, a remorseful narrative reflecting on the mental and physical impacts incurred, while the gritty menacing strains of “Satan’s Grip” fuel a metaphorical conversation on the risks of dancing with the devil. Intense, compelling and a certified page turner….
There are also official visuals just published on Youtube
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Released today, upstate New York rapper Anthony Kannon and producer Frost Gamble return to the ring for another round of gritty beats and bars in “Second Floor”, the third single taken from their album “Cautionary Tales” out on October 20th through New Dawn Records.
The gloves are off in a salvo of punchlines, delivered with laser-like precision while dancing around the hustlers and title contenders. Blows traded and targets on the ropes, Frost’s powerful soundtrack is the last thing they hear before the bell. The street’s talking but only one comes out walking…..should’ve come prepared.
News of album launch events scheduled to take place in Canada and New York will be announced shortly.
New Dawn Records & UrbanElite Productions affiliate Qadir has returned to channel his inner Morpheus in tribute tothe traditional elements of hip hop culture in his new production “Welcome to the Real”, just released as a video on Youtube.
It was also put together in part to help launch the label’s new video playlist, “Welcome to the Realness” which consists of singles they’ve released by artists from the US & UK, reppin’ the best of beatmaking, turntablism and rhyme skillz.
The tracklist is also reproduced like for like in audio format on Spotify
Prolific Brooklyn rapper Justo the MC releases his new album “Urban Testimony” on November 3rd, a collaborative project with UK producer Brelstaff.
The entire theme depicts events leading up to and including his curtailed time at Clark Atlanta University, a fascinating insight and deeply personal narrative documenting the trials and tribulations which unfolded and led him to a turning point in life.
The instrumental version of the album was released earlier this year, with tracks having already featured on “Focus Beats” broadcast on the world renowned BBC Radio 1 and Radio 6.
Out today on New Dawn Records, the trans-Atlantic duo get their steez on early in this first single “High”, a dope blend of infectious chilled beats which fuel a blissful journey of slick rhymes to the four corners of the mind. Enjoy the ride.
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Hip Hop label New Dawn Records have today announced the signing of Brooklyn rapper Justo the MC and Edinburgh based producer Brelstaff for the release of their new album “Urban Testimony” on November 3rd 2023.
Justo has been a regular fixture in the eastcoast underground scene for many years, first emerging in 2010 while working with his cousin and producer DJ Vic Black of Gangstarr Foundation. The video for their joint “It’s Our Year” released in 2011 featured DJ Premier, and the pair would hook up again in 2017 on Justo’s album “Black Ops” produced entirely by DITC’s Showbiz, executively produced and curated by Vic assisted by DJ Premier.
Since then there has been prolific output through worldwide collaborations including Canadian production team The Lost Info, Brooklyn’s Maticulous, Italy’s Bboy Enea, Nova Scotian DK, the UK’s Remulak and for the first time in 2021 with Brelstaff on their joint “Swagu”.
In 2014 while performing under his born name Daryl Donald, Brel released his debut EP “Kept” and the collaborative album “The Clockwork” with south London emcee Cutta Chase. The release of his instrumental album “Solitude” in 2017 followed in 2019 by “Behold the Spirit” and “Full Circle” built up his reputation as one of the most respected new emerging underground lo fi hip hop producers from these shores, attracting a total of 450,000 listeners and a million streams on Spotify.
Subsequently having adopted the new pseudonym, he released the self titled “Brelstaff” in 2020, and returned to the public arena in February 2023 with the new joint “Cursive” featuring the legendary Fashawn, followed in April by the release of the instrumental version of “Urban Testimony” through New Dawn, securing play on the BBC Radio 1 & Radio 6 show “Focus Beats” in the process.
The new album documents what Justo describes as the “arrival at a crossroads from a life defining year”. A deeply personal narrative which provides a fascinating insight depicting events leading up to and during his curtailed stay at Clark Atlanta University, and he has again turned to Brelstaff to accompany him on his journey. Beautifully crafted, fuelled by skilful lyricism addressing the core messages of mental health, hedonism, loss of faith, redemption and renewed focus all set to the perfect musical score. The perfect partnership.
A series of singles will precede the album release beginning on August 1st with “High”. All will be available to download and stream from major digital platforms including Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, Tidal and Amazon. Videos for all tracks will appear on the label’s official Youtube channel @newdawnrecords where you can now watch the album video trailer.
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Another new remix from New Dawn Records, this time by label affiliate Shahin of the single ‘Lame Duck’ originally released in the summer of 2021 and taken from producer Ramson Badbonez’ album “Lead by Example”.
Classic funky drum and & bass loops underpin rugged and raw rhymes from New Jersey trio Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa and Prince Ak. Trading fierce bars and punchlines, an onslaught of potent hooks and jabs from the Brick City verbal marksmen are delivered to their targets in a series of lyrical body blows that leave contenders on the canvas.
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Official visuals on the label’s Youtube channel
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Long established as a cornerstone of the UK hip hop scene, prolific rapper Ramson Badbonez swaps the mic for the mixing desk for the first time with the release today of his explosive new album “Lead by Example” through New Dawn Records.
One of the most impressive production debuts witnessed for many years is also extremely rare in nature. Seldom, if ever, has such a line up of hip hop heavyweights from the USA, UK and Canada featured together on the one record, all standing shoulder to shoulder to deliver the highest standard lyricism, compelling rhymes and slick wordplay.
Beats fused with original funk, soul, rare groove and jazz provide a powerful and diverse soundtrack laced with additional turntablism courtesy of ITF Advancement Champion DJ Jazz T, UK DMC Finalist DJ Miracle and IDA World Finalist Kompoze, while Ramson continues to showcase his own lyrical prowess on selected tracks. An essential collector’s item with few comparisons, a genuine landmark release.
1 On Your Mark (Intro) ft DJ Miracle
2 Stay True ft Reks, Ruste Juxx & Blacastan
3 Rap to the Future ft Dizzy Dustin, Mr Hooper & Moka Only cuts by Kompoze
4 Nonchalant ft Mark Fear
5 Bismillah ft Justo the MC, Johaz & Sleep Sinatra
6 Wolves ft Phoenix da Icefire & Cyclonious
7 Equality for Every ft Chima Anya
8 Lame Duck ft Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa & Prince Ak
10 Reservoir Dogs ft Az Izz, Cymarshall Law, Speed Walton & Quip
11 Black Hole Cypher ft Kashmere, Truemendous, MysDiggi, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, Gee Bag, Confucius, Jehst & Phoenix da Icefire
12 Lead by Example ft Recognize Ali, Skyzoo & Juxx Diamondz cuts by DJ Jazz T
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