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US journalist Samuel Odunsi Jr, ex contributor to Dead End Hip Hop among others, has returned from a short hiatus last year to launch his own new online platform which focuses on new music and movie releases.

Among his initial new content is a new review of the album “Everything 050” released in August lat year by New Jersey hip hop trio 050 Boyz. This was the group’s debut official album although individually Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK have released various solo projects and continue to do so.

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Produced entirely by Clinton Place, the Brick City trio were joined by many guest feature artists including Treach (Naughty by Nature), DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Lakim Shabazz, Tha Advocate, IB the Druid, Fam (Rottin Razkals) and many more.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

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The group enjoyed extensive international media coverage last year and appeared on the Bodega Cold Cutz Show, DJ Eclipse’s Halftime Show and Rap Is Outta Control Show, and DJ Premier’s Live from HQ Show on Sirius XM. Taken from the album, their single “DNA” received heavy airplay time from international stations. Check it out

The album itself is available to buy direct from their label 050 Entertainment HERE

Connect with the guys on twitter @050_Boyz (or individually @RiqdaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 @PrinceAK_050) and also the publication @KULTUREPRONE

All media and DJ enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be send to us at UrbanElite PR, all contact information is HERE

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Rescheduled from a couple of weeks ago when the station had to come offline temporarily, New Jersey’s Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince Ak – aka 050 Boyz – will be dropping into Brooklyn’s GID Radio studios this Friday September 25th to appear as guests on the Bodega Cold Kutz show.

Hosts DJ Joe Bodega, Jay Drilla and J2ThaMar have had many top names through their doors and often film the show which is then uploaded to youtube shortly afterwards. The show broadcasts live from 5pm – 8pm EST and you can listen online at www.gidradio.com

In another slight change, the group were then due to appear on DJ Premier’s LFHQ show on Sirius XM later the same evening, however as Premo has a last minute committment elsewhere, it has been delayed for just one week until Friday October 2nd.

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The Brick City / Illtown trio are still cinducting interviews with written media on the back of the release of their album “Everything 050” last month. Produced by Clinton Place, the featured artists include Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, Double O, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Famiil (Rottin Razkals) and many other upcoming artists from the Garden State scene.

The album is available to buy directly from 050 Entertainment HERE

They’ve enjoyed extensive international DJ support for a number of their single releases since May. Here’s a few examples

DNA ft Treach, IB the Druid & Famiil

WATCH THAT (Bricks Mix)

VIDEO – HOT DAMN

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

Connect with 050 Boyz on FACEBOOK or on twitter @050_Boyz (@PrinceAK_050 @RiqDaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050)

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French DJ J Hart has built close ties with NYC and the UK over the years, and broadcasts his Big Bang Show on Break London Radio every Friday at 3pm EST / 8pm GMT (www.breaklondon.org)

His guests on his show broadcast on 4th September 2015 were New Jersey MCs Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla & Prince AK – collectively known as 050 Boyz

The show opened with some quality turntablism by J Hart, as he cut and blended the group’s tracks DNA (ft Ib the Druid, Fam & Treach), Hot Damn, current single Concrete Combat (ft Dunn D, Big Stomp, Double O & Fly Kwa) and Pay Them No Mind (ft Do It All & Tha Advocate)

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The interview started by the group explaining the concept behind the album “Everything 050” (available HERE) and the group’s name, and the importance of representing their home territory of Brick City Newark, Illtown, East Orange & Essex County.

The album features many established and upcoming artists from the wider Garden State scene, and is produced entirely by another local, Clinton Place

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They then moved on to discuss performing at festivals in Brooklyn & Newark, signing a new management deal and the effect that has for independent artists such as themselves, before the interview turned to the highly publicised situation regarding their live dj, DJ Nugget (aka Marcus Jeter).

He was the subject of a huge ABC News Investigators story which resulted in two police officers being indicted for falsifying evidence and one for assault.

While for legal reasons the group could only provide a limited comment about the incident, the interview did move to the more general ongoing issues of police brutality and killings of those within the balck community which gave rse to the emergence of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

The interview then concluded with the trio outlining their future plans for videos and tours of the USA and Europe, and then answered the show’s regular final question “What Is Your definition of Hip Hop?”

STREAM OF THE INTERVIEW

Follow J Hart on twitter @IAmJHart and the group @050_Boyz. Individually they’re @PrinceAK_050 @RiqdaKid_050 & EgoFree2_050. You can also reach them on FACEBOOK

050 Boyz will be guests of the Bodega Cold Kutz Show on Gid Radio (www.gidradio.com) tomorrow, September 11th from 5pm EST, then guests of DJ Premier on his Sirius XM LFHQ MIxshow on friday September 25th

All press, media, radio & DJ enquiries about 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details are HERE

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Been a busy time for Newark hip hop group 050 Boyz in the week following the release of their debut album “Everything 050” on 4th August. It’s available from iTUNES

Still conducting interviews with the world’s media, they travelled through to NYC on Wednesday night to appear as guests of DJ Eclipse on his Halftime Show on WNYU, and yesterday chopped it up with fellow New Jerseyan Michelle Locke for Goodfella Media’s Feature Friday series which currently has a particular focus on artists from the Garden State

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READ THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH THE GROUP IN GOODFELLA MEDIA HERE

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Earlier this week, “Everything 050” was featured in the monthly “Rapture & Verse” column in the UK’s Monolith Cocktail. Written by Matt Oliver, the column delivers a monthly round up of news regarding single, album and mixtape releases from both sides of the Atlantic, and this month’s includes updates on Kendrick Lamar, Public Enemy, L’Orange & Kool Keith, KRS-One, Apathy, Genesis Elijah, Quelle Chris, Kyza, Skepta and many more

READ THE WHOLE COLUMN IN MONOLITH COCKTAIL HERE

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DJ Eclipse’s Halftime Show on WNYU is filmed and streamed live every Wednesday from 10.30pm EST, and recorded simultaneously on UStream. Here is the stream of the full show with the Brick City trio making their appearance from 2 hours in.


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

050 Boyz will be peforming live with DJ Nugget at this Sunday’s B Fest in Brooklyn. The event is held at Beast of Bourbon, 710 Myrtle Avenue, BedStuy. The event starts at 4pm, entry is $5 and open to all those aged 21 and over. There is more about the event and venue HERE

Look out for more international media coverage coming in the weeks ahead, and stay connected to 050 Boyz on social media via FACEBOOK and twitter @050_boyz (individually @RiqdaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 & @PrinceAK_050)

All press, media & PR enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE All booking enquiries can be sent to their management team at Inkwell Entertainment

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Newark’s Riq da Kid, Prince AK and Tru Trilla, aka 050 Boyz, released their album “Everything 050” last week on August 4th.

Produced by Clinton Place, it also features many of New Jersey’s finest, including DoItAll, Lakim Shabazz, Treach, Ib the Druid, Fam, B Wells, Tha Advocate with a little taste of the UK provided by WiseRap. The album is available now for ITUNES

Speaking of the UK, British multi-genre online music publication God is in the TV Magazine are the latest to turn the spotlight on the group with this introductory feature written by Taytula Burke, who spoke with the three Emcees earlier in the summer, as part of their “Preaching from the Pews” series.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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In a couple days time, on Wednesday 12th August, 050 Boyz make the short trip from Brick City to NYC to appear live in the studio with DJ Eclipse as guests for his Halftime Show on WNYU.

The veteran dj has turned his show into something of an institution and has been a big supporter of a number of 050 Boyz releases in the past couple of months. The camera has been on hand to catch both him and most recently DJ Premier cuttin up their single “DNA” which features Ib the Druid, Fam and Treach

Be sure to tune in from 10.30pm EST this Wednesday either on the dial at 89.1FM, at WNYU.ORG or via Ustream Given some of their most recent interviews, it’s highly likely to be very lively !!!

Look out for more media coverage, news and releases from 050 Boyz in the weeks ahead, connect with them on FACEBOOK or on Twitter @050_Boyz (@RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050) and meantime check out the full album stream

All media and press enquiries regarding the group can be sent to us here at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE Management enquiries to Inkwell Entertainment

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Newark hip hop group 050 Boyz released their debut album “Everything 050” this week, produced by Clinton Place and featuring some of the finest lyricists from the New Jersey scene including Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), B Wells, Ib the Druid, Tha Advocate, Fam (Rottin Razkals), and there’s also a little UK flavour thrown into the mix courtesy of WiseRap.

Two reviews of the album by online magazines on both sides of the Atlantic have just been published. Swurv Radio (USA) and Hip Hop Reviews by Sagittarius (France) share an acknowledgement of the energetic nature of the album through the quality of production and firebrand lyrcism on display, hardcore flows deliverin’ knockout blows.

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READ THE REVIEW IN SWURV RADIO HERE

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READ THE REVIEW IN HIP HOP REVIEWS BY SAGITTARIUS HERE

The album is available to buy from iTunes The group will be live in the studio with DJ Eclipse this coming Wednesday 12th August from 10.30pm EST as guests of his Halftime Show on WNYU. Their live shows are always recommended, and they will be performing tonight, Friday 7th August, with DJ Nugget at Bogie’s Lounge in East Orange, NJ from 9.30pm.

Meantime, here’s the full album stream….crank it up!!!

Look out for more international media coverage and video releases in the weeks ahead, and connect with 050 Boyz on social media on FACEBOOK and on twitter @050_Boyz (@PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050 @RiqdaKid_050) and the album’s producer @ClintonPlace9

All media and press enquiries including requests to interview 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE Management and business enquiries can be sent to Inkwell Entertainment via their WEBSITE

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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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New Jersey’s 050 Boyz released their debut album “Everything 050” on 4th August

The Newark emcees Riq da Kid, Prince AK and Tru Trilla called on long time associate Clinton Place to produce the entire album which also features many of the Garden State’s finest lyricists including Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, Tha Advocate, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Famiil, Ib the Druid and many more. There is also a little UK flavour courtesy of WiseRap

With neck breakin beats, raucous delivery and on point lyricism, this energetic release is a banger from start to finish which combines the best elements of the Golden Era with a contemporary twist for 2015.

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TRACKLIST

1 Hot Damn
2 Pay Them No Mind ft DoItAll & Tha Advocate
3 Concrete Combat – ft Dunn D, Big Stomp, Double O & Fly Kwa
4 DNA – ft Ib the Druid, Famiil & Treach
5 Already Knowing ft Young Fresh
6 Black Glory ft Trilly Trills
7 What Happened
8 Bang ft B Wells
9 We Gon’ Rock ft NJ Walker, Quil & Fly Kwa
10 Out Here For Nuthin’
11 Priest ft Lakim Shabazz, Drift & WiseRap
12 9th Inning
13 Let’s Talk About It
14 Get Back
15 Keep Calm

bonus tracks

16 Fuck ‘Em Up ft Treach, DoItAll, Famiil, Rahman Apollo, Double O & Fonto Leaf
17 On Our Way Out ft NJ Threat & Middy Murdock
18 Read A Book
19 Show Starter ft Drift & Lakim Shabazz
20 Your Mine ft Steeve Sam

HEAR THE FULL ALBUM STREAM

Out now on 050 Entertainment / Blakbyrd Entertainment / E One

AVAILABLE TO BUY ON ITUNES NOW HERE

050 Boyz on Facebook and on twitter @050_Boyz & Producer @ClintonPlace9 You can also connect with them individually @RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050

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New Jersey’s Prince AK, Riq da Kid & Tru Trilla – aka 050 Boyz – release their debut album “Everything 050” on Tuesday 4th August 2015.

Produced entirely by Clinton Place, the Newark trio are joined on the album by many long time local associates including Treach (Naughty by Nature), DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Tha Advocate, Ib the Druid, Lakim Shabazz, B Wells, Famiil, and there’s also a little UK flavour courtesy of WiseRap.

The group recently recorded a new bonus cut “Pay The Bail” and filmed this accompanying video released today.

050 Boyz – Pay The Bail (Official Music Video) from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

They will be guests of DJ Eclipse on his Halftime Show on WNYU (12th August) and again on his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM (30th August). Look out for extensive press & media coverage of this release over the coming month during which time the group will be releasing more videos and bonus tracks.

You can keep up to date with their news on social media, whether on their FACEBOOK PAGE or by following them on twitter @050_Boyz [ Individual @RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050 ]

All press, media and dj enquiries, whether requests to interview the group or for a full quality mp3 of the track, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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The debut album by Newark hiphop group 050 Boyz releases this coming Tuesday, 4th August 2015.

Riq da Kid, Prince AK and Tru Trilla have put together a banger from start to finish, assisted greatly by the production by their long time associate Clinton Place.

“Everything 050”, just as with the group named after the area code for New Jersey, is one for the heads. Neck breakin beats, raucous delivery & energy, on point lyricism, it’s like the good ‘ol days while being aware it’s 2015. There’s also features from Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Famiil, Tha Advocate, IB the Druid, B Wells and many more, including a lil UK flavour from WiseRap.

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Speaking of the UK, the trio chopped it up with London’s I Am Hip Hop Magazine recently to discuss how the group formed and their links with Treach and the Garden State Greats movement, the artists who inspired them and their traditional and ongoing focus on representing New Jersey. Having come up through the Golden Era, they also highlight the new wave of artists they rate, they discuss the process on choosing producers, and Clinton Place himself speaks about his involvement with the album.

The feature also touches upon their move into the world of acting. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

Taken from the album, check out “DNA” ft Treach, Ib the Druid & Famiil, and “Pay Them No Mind” ft DoItAll & Tha Advocate

Look out for extensive media coverage on 050 Boyz in the next few weeks, more audio and video releases, and appearances as guests on radio shows including with DJ Eclipse on the Halftime Show on WNYU Wednesday 12th August and again on his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM 30th August

They performed at the Lincoln Park Festival in Newark last weekend with their dj, DJ Nugget. Some may recognize him from this story which broke on ABC News’ “The Investigators” programme last year where he was falsely charged with a number of offences, the dashcam evidence ultimately leading to the police officers being indicted

You can connect with 050 Boyz on their FACEBOOK PAGE or twitter @050_Boyz [@RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050]

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