Rapper and producer Az Izz released his new album “Dopeliss” through New Dawn Records earlier his month, marking a return to the hip hop fold after several years having spent time working on tv, film and sports productions.

Formerly of the legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz, an extensive click which included Pace Won, Rah Digga, D.U. and Young Zee among their numbers, they were also noted at the time for a number of collaborative projects involving Wu Tang, The Fugees and a new emerging force from Detroit by the name of D12.

Known for a quirky and humorous approach to his rhyme schemes, the album musically also represents the evolution of the genre from the boom bap of “Ghetto” to electro bangers such as “Nunya” and “Gunz n Dice Games”.

The latest review just published is by Steve “Flash” Juon, overall editor of RapReviews.com Read the article in full HERE

First single released from the album was “Gettin It'” featuring fellow New Jersey native Drift with an accompanying video

“Dopeliss” is available to stream and download from all major digital platforms and stores, distributed by Ingrooves / Universal, including APPLE, TIDAL and SPOTIFY

Keep up to date with Az Izz on Twitter @TheRealAzizz and on Instagram @RealAzizz

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Brick City rapper and producer Az Izz, formerly of the legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz who at one time counted Pace Won, Young Zee, D.U. and Rah Digga among their numbers, released his solo album “Dopeliss” through New Dawn Records on July 3rd 2020.

Having spent several years in tv, film and sports productions together with artist development ventures, the album is his first major release in some time marking the return to the hip hop fold.

Largely self produced with additional contributions by Qua Z Mo, DJ Profluent and DJ 3rd Rell, a number of his fellow former group members appear as guest featured artists with a further contingent of Newark natives in the form of Drift, Nam, Jaja Kenyatta and Rube the Difference.

Online publication So Flo Sound have just published an in depth review of the album which reflects the key essence of the themes and sounds reflected throughout the ten tracks. Read the article in full HERE

From the album is the official video “Gettin’ It” featuring Drift

“Dopeliss” is available to stream and download from all major digital platforms and stores worldwide including APPLE, TIDAL, AMAZON and Spotify

With some new upcoming independent projects in the pipeline this year, keep up to date with Az on social media via twitter @TheRealAzizz and Instagram @RealAzizz

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Brick City rapper Tru Trilla released his much anticipated new album “God of Barz” through New Dawn Records on Friday May 29th 2020.

Rammed full of gritty rhymes, punchline bars and raucous lyricism, it is reminiscent of hip hop’s halcyon era, aided and abetted by guest featured artists Fly Kwa, Confucious, Middy Murdock and fellow 050 Boyz group member Prince Ak.

The album also benefits from the different production styles provided by Chicago’s DNA Beatz, the UK’s Chat One, Barcelona’s Sumerio Square and award winning Clinton Place (aka Jamal Nueve) originally of New Jersey and now based in Los Angeles. The sum parts contributing to the greater whole, pure energy being the common denominator.

A couple of in depth reviews have just been published by SoFlo Sound and Triple OT which articulate and reflect the overall concept and acknowledge the quality on offer.

Tru Trilla Brings Back East Coast Aggression on ‘God of Barz’

Read the review by SoFlo Sound in full HERE

Tru Trilla is Built To Last – God of Barz Review

Read the review by Triple OT in full HERE

Available on all digital platforms and stores including Apple / iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, Deezer and Napster, you can judge for yourself on Spotify and Soundcloud

The official video of the album track “Real Rap” ft Prince Ak produced by Sumerio Square will be released shortly. Meantime, connect with Tru on Twitter @Egofree2_050 and Instagram @Trilla050

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London rapper Phoenix da Icefire and producer Husky Brown released their phenomenal new album “Panacea” on Tuesday May 5th through New Dawn Records.

The fresh and rare fusion of hip hop, dub, bass, r&b, electronica and soul provides the soundtrack for Phoenix’s narrative addressing many of today’s key issues facing the planet including climate change, environmental destruction, mental and physical health, knife crime, racism and inner city life.

The caliber of this release has not been lost on the media, evident in two reviews published by Stateside onlines Slo Flo Sound and Triple OT.

Read the Slo Flo Sound review in full HERE

Read the Triple OT review in full HERE

Available to stream and download from all major digital platforms including Amazon, Tidal, Apple and Spotify

You can connect with Phoenix da Icefire, Husky Brown and New Dawn Records on twitter @phoenixdafire @huskybrown @newdawnrecs and instagram @phoenixdaicefire @huskybrown.official @realnewdawnrecs

Meanwhile, the label have just marked their first year back since re-launching last April with a new upload to Mixcloud. “Re:Generate” mixed by DJ Santoi includes a select choice of singles and tracks NDR have released over the past 12 months by Underground Cartel, Tru Trilla, Belles in Monica, Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown, Krash Slaughta and Az Izz. A spicy 30 minute mash up of beats, rhymes and turntablism

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London’s rapper / producer duo Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown have today released their highly impressive new album “Panacea” through New Dawn Records.

As a member of Triple Darkness, Phoenix has long been regarded by many both at home and overseas as one of the most gifted lyricists to emerge from the UK. Husky’s productions are a rare and dynamic fusion of contemporary hip hop, electronica, dub, bass, r&b and soul which provide the soundtrack for a narrative addressing many of today’s most pressing issues.  Delivered with trademark dexterous rhymes and creative wordplay, Phoenix sets his existential sights on the environment, mental health, knife crime, racism, well being, relationships and inner city life. 

Facing the challenges head on, the engaging commentary still retains a refreshing message of hope at its core related through metaphorical concepts as abstract as they are grounded in reality. A multidimensional and unique debut offering which pushes boundaries and breaks from formulaic convention.  Essential listening. 

Available to stream and download at APPLE, AMAZON & TIDAL. Also streaming at Spotify and Soundcloud

Connect with Phoenix da Icefire, Husky Brown and the label on Instagram @PhoenixDaIcefire, @HuskyBrown.Official, @RealNewDawnRecs and Twitter @PhoenixDaFire, @HuskyBrown, @NewDawnRecs

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Earlier this year, relaunched hip hop label New Dawn Records released a series of digital EP’s marking their return after a 15 year hiatus.

Beginning with “Y’All in Meltdown” by legendary crew Belles in Monica, the first time their classic singles “Y’All Under Surveillance” & “Meltdown” were available together in this format and included remixes by Phi Life Cypher producer DJ Nappa, G-Sharp, Scratch Perverts’ DJ Mr Thing and DMC finalist DJ Krash Slaughta.

This was followed by their “Natsukashii EP”, a mix of re-worked originals and some brand new material. Between the two, the label released Underground Cartel’s “Sapientia EP”, an international project featuring artists from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa.

The project includes contributions from El Meswy (Madrid/Brooklyn), Beni Blanco from French crew Originaire du Sud, the UK’s Rapstation Radio show host Mr CRF, Swiss Precise from Long Beach’s KBH Crew / Blown Celeb, Boston’s Yukonn MC, the DMV’s Black Market, Zimbabwean Dumi Right, Dutch rapper Bleek, Germany’s MC and turntablist DJ Grizu, Croatian Magellano and the late, great, Primo Brown from Italian crew Cor Veleno….plus many more

All were made available to stream and download from the usual online platforms and stores, and the label have just made them available to stream on their official Youtube channel

Y’ALL IN MELTDOWN EP FULL PLAYLIST
SAPIENTIA EP FULL PLAYLIST
NATSUKASHII EP FULL PLAYLIST

The final in the “re-launch series” releases on December 6th. Krash Slaughta vs B.I.M. ” ’18 Showdown ” includes all the remixes produced by the turntablist DJ for the crew, and will again be available to download and stream from all major online locations including the label’s Youtube channel where they have this video trailer.

A number of the tracks mentioned were originally released on vinyl and are still available from New Dawn Records directly via their OFFICIAL STORE

The label will also be announcing new signings for 2020 over the next couple of months. To keep updated on their news, visit their official WEBSITE or via their social media on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook

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Out today through recently relaunched label New Dawn Records, the new single “Smoke Filled Rooms” b/w “Skitzophonetic” by hip hop crew Belles in Monica.

Already on international rotation, “Smoke Filled  Rooms” mixes electronica, turntablism and South Asian flavas to journey into the dark underbelly of the inner city with rhymes depicting a vision of drug squalor hell, while the booming kicks and soaring strings of “Skitzophonetic” provides the dramatic backdrop for a verbal tirade against generic conformity.  Bonus cut “That All U Got?” invokes the spirit of Ali & Foreman leaving industry machinations slumped in the corner, towel thrown.  The art of storytelling has returned on a release spanning all eras.

Taken from the “Natsukashii EP” out June 7th, the second in their ‘Lazarus’ series following April’s “Y’All in Meltdown EP”.

Available to download and stream on various online platforms and stores including SOUNDCLOUD  AMAZON  DEEZER  APPLE & SPOTIFY

More news about New Dawn Records is available from their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their new official social media platforms on twitter @newdawnrecs IG @realnewdawnrecs & FB @OfficialNewDawnRecords

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Released today by New Dawn Records, Underground Cartel’s “Sapientia EP” is the definition of international hip hop.

Produced by Kruze as a showcase for independent male and female artists from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa, the concept is represented in its truest form as all perform in their native tongues. 

Stateside there’s coast to coast representation courtesy of Swiss Precise (KBH crew Long Beach), Sacramento’s Crazy Ballhead, Midwest rapper Brandon J Atlas, Boston’s Yukonn MC, Black Market from Virginia, Tone Rome of Baltimore’s Raw Dialect crew and Brooklyn’s female MC Lockness. 

London’s Creamo and UK Rapstation host Mr CRF are joined by Zimbabwean Dumi Right, with a heavy European contingent in the form of Madrid’s El Meswy, Beni Blanco from French crew “Originaire du Sud”, German rapper Grizu, Croatia’s Magellano and Dutchman Bleek Wonder.  The Italian scene has double representation in the shape of female lyricist Marya and the late, great Primo Brown from legendary crew Cor Veleno.   

All stand shoulder to shoulder trading bars which move seamlessly through each track and territory.  The result is a fresh, eclectic and extremely rare mix of rhymes, beats and turntablism, essential listening for the global hip hop connoisseur.

Available to stream and download from Apple, Amazon, Beatport, Deezer, & Soundcloud Also streaming on Spotify

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The new “Rapture & Verse” hip hop column written by Matt Oliver for ‘Monolith Cocktail’ has just been published.

It’s a monthly bite size round up of all hip hop news items, events, and releases to look out for whether singles, EP’s or albums.

Among the many artists covered in the latest edition are Datkid, Onoe Capone, Ill Bill & Stu Bangas, Guilty Simpson, Madlib, Nottz, Black Milk, Westside Gunn, Conway, Apollo Brown, Quelle Chris.

There is also news of the new Belles in Monica EP “Natsukashii” which releases through New Dawn records on June 7th

READ THE COLUMN IN FULL HERE

Watch the trailer video for the “Natsukashii EP” on Youtube

The first single from the EP, “Smoke Filled Rooms” releases on May 24th

Having just re-launched after a 15 year hiatus, New Dawn Records released the Belles in Monica EP “Y’All in Meltdown” on April 26th and the new Underground Cartel single “Evolution” b/w “Diggin Deeper” on Friday, taken from the “Sapientia EP” out on May 17th

Underground Cartel are an international hip hop collaborative project involving artists from all over the USA, UK, Europe and Africa including Madrid’s El Meswy, Beni Blanco from French crew ‘Originaire du Sud’, Long Beach’s Swiss Precise, Virginia’s Black Market, the UK’s Rapstation host Mr CRF, Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right, the late, great Primo from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno and many more.

All the releases to date can be heard at New Dawn Records’ Spotify Page

Currently adding to their roster, you can keep up to date with all the label’s news at their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts

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Hip Hop crew Belles in Monica released their new EP “Y’All in Meltdown” on Friday, the first time their classic singles “Y’All Under Surveillance” & “Meltdown” have been made available together in digital format, and includes all the celebrated remixes and turntablism by G-Sharp, Phi Life Cypher’s DJ Nappa, Krash Slaughta, DJ Mr Thing and Gripper.

Available to stream and download from all major online platforms including SPOTIFY ** SOUNDCLOUD ** APPLE ** BEATPORT ** DEEZER ** AMAZON

Their follow up is the new EP “Natsukashii” out on June 7th 2019 which includes re-worked and produced versions of original masters, instrumentals made available for the first time in any format and some exclusive brand new joints. The trailer video has just been launched on Youtube today

Releasing through the recently re-launched New Dawn Records, you can keep up to date with all the label’s news at their OFFICIAL WEBSITE and on social media via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

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