The past few years have proven to be an exceptionally busy and productive time for us, not least due to our various activities evolving beyond the original UK and European marketplaces.

This natural expansion developed over 5 years means we also now operate within the United States, Canada and Australia in addition to some further residual territories.

Simultaneously we streamlined some aspects of our promotional services which are now concentric around core products, typically EP’s and albums incorporating any affiliated singles or videos. In turn, this enabled us to provide further logistical support assistance for our clients which has regularly proven highly beneficial given we predominantly operate within the independent sector often working with new, emerging and developing artists and labels.

Handling publicity for an established artist is very different in nature to that of a new or emerging name, as are the promotional procedures.

Having worked with both categories for over a decade, and with a more re-alligned focus on the latter, our experience means we understand the multiple factors which media will consider in their decision making processes.

Consequently the additional guidance, assistance and support we regularly provide has proven pivotal in consistently securing a high turnover of coverage and airplay internationally, irrespective of an artist’s original perceived standing.

Our re-structure also means that while hip hop and rap music has diversified and become in itself multi-genre, by specializing in defined niche markets we ensure your music is provided to the most appropriate targets.

While our main site page is updated primarily with news of ongoing campaigns such as new published coverage, reviews, interviews and general release information, the pages provide all the details you would require to gain a clear understanding of all the services we provide, and the marketplace within which we operate. They are linked below as follows :

PREVIOUS MEDIA CAMPAIGNS

Recommended for those wishing to understand the full range of services we provide, this section includes summaries of the activity we undertook for select cases with a particular focus on campaigns involving new and independent emerging artists, the logistical assistance provided and resultant media coverage.

SINGLES PROMOTED

Now always affiliated to an ongoing EP or album campaign, this section has music content as a guide to the style we most commonly promote. Similarly the ARTIST VIDEOS : MUSIC & INTERVIEWS section has a mix of official music videos together with media and radio interviews we arranged.

MAGAZINES & PRESS

This section contains snapshots of media coverage secured for select campaigns. Most of the artists we’ve worked with are listed HERE

These pages have been designed to answer the questions we are most commonly asked, however if you would require any more information, our contact details are available HERE

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As with US / Canadian publication Nine5Four Magazine last week, another has featured two of the artists we work with this week, this time Italian online RapManiacz

Translators at the ready as obviously the articles are written in Italian, but they begin by reviewing the new album “Anti-Trap Music” by west coast rap group Horseshoe Gang which released on April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

You can read the review HERE

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The group’s new single “Poor Swagg” is currently building up some airplay, with early support coming in from WHHL St Louis and WJTT Chattanooga. They are also putting together early plans for live performances through the summer and a later tour, while another new album is in the works.

You can buy Anti-Trap Music from iTunes and CD versions from Amazon. Keep up to date with their news on twitter @HorseshoeGang and on Facebook “HorseshoeGangCOB

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The magazine also jumped on Skype recently to speak with MC M.I. of Constant Deviants who is himself of Italian descent, referred to in the theme of the new album “Omerta” out on June 28th where he assumes the role of Lucky Luciano.

The role playing aspect of the concept album is consistent with M.I.’s additional focus on film writing, acting and film production. His new movie “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee is set for a special screening at this year’s Hip Hop Film Festival, chaired by Ralph McDaniels, taking place the first week of August at NYC’s National Black Theater.

He has also been shooting scenes for another new movie “Can’t Live Without My Radio” in Baltimore, a comedy set in a radio station, likely to be released in 2017.

The interview in RapManiacz can be read HERE

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The duo of M.I. and DJ Cutt will be in NYC the last week of June meeting with press and appearing on various radio stations including Sirius XM, Beatminerz, Bodega Cold Kutz and Classic Storm. The album itself is also set to feature in the UK’s legendary MOJO Magazine around the time of release.

Keep up to date with them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook page “ConstantDeviantsMusic

Check out their most recent bonus joint “Cutt for President”

All press & media enquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang and Constant Deviants, including requests for interviews or mp3s of their tracks for radio play can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact details are HERE

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Having been previous guests on DJ Eclipse’s Rap is Outta Control show at the end of August, Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK make the trip back from Newark to NYC’s Sirius XM studios this Friday, October 2nd, to appear as guests on DJ Premier’s long running LFHQ show

Broadcasting on Sirius XM’s Hip Hop Nation Channel 44 from 10pm EST, you can listen online at www.siriusxm.com

They are always lively interviewees, and performed this freestyle cypher with Boston’s N.B.S. last time they were in the building, so it’ll be definitely worth tuning in this Friday !!

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The group released their debut album “Everything 050” in August (available HERE) and given their name is taken from New Jersey’s area code, it represents the Garden State scene to full effect, with production by Clinton Place and an array of featured artists including Treach (Naughty by Nature), DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Fam (Rottin Razkals), The Advocate, Lakim Shabazz, Double O, IB the Druid and many more.

Latest review comes from Italy’s RapManiacz published yesterday. Obviously written in Italian, you can read what they had to say HERE

Look out for more international media coverage shortly, and connect with group on social media, on their FACEBOOK page and on twitter @050_Boyz (@RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 & @EgoFree2_050)

Meantime, tune in this Friday to hear em live in the studio with Premo, & check out their single DNA

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

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Rising Southern rapper & producer Ande Bishop released his debut EP “Ocean$” just over a month ago on 19th May through Seven 13 Entertainment. It is available on iTunes HERE Italian online publication Storia della Musica are the latest international publication to cover the release with a review which you can read in full HERE

Hotly tipped to be the one to watch from the new wave of emerging urban artists in the Southern scene, the first half of 2015 has seen him release a string of buzz tracks, singles and videos which culminated in the release of the EP. Among them were his first solo release “50 Centences” which premiered in The Source Magazine in January, and the video to his single “Old Jay-Z Videos” which was publicly co:signed by Rick Ross

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Currently recording new material for a new album scheduled to be released later in the year, you can keep up to date with Ande Bishop via twitter @2AndeBishop

All press & media enquiries regarding Ande Bishop can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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Constant Deviants release their new album “Avant Garde” on 12th May through their own Six2Six label. It will be available worldwide on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut 12″ classic single “Competition Catch Speed Knots” when they first came together by performing at NY college parties. Then based in Brooklyn and New Jersey, they also worked on seperate projects for Arista and Roc-A-Fella before reforming specifically as a group in 2009 and setting up their own label

Their focus both as artists and a label on the traditional elements of hip hop helped them build strongly with the European market where there has always been a long standing appreciation for this style. This led to developing a working relationship with Swiss label SWC Records, releasing projects under the name Trilateral Commission, most recently the “Swiss Banks” movie. The soundtrack uses their album with the visual concept based on the best selling novel of the same name. M.I. plays an acting role in the film.

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Over the past few months, there has been widespread interest in the release and their “3Stylez” video series, a trilogy of freestyles showing M.I. and DJ Cutt performing live and direct as hip hop intended. The first two videos “Heavy Artillery” and “Art of War” were released in April. Their single “Breathin” registered #1 in the college radio charts and featured in the UK’s print publication DJ Magazine, with a subsequent bonus joint “Just Make Music” also getting regular spins. They’ve already featured in various international publications with much more to come.

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M.I., now based in Baltimore, was also one of the guests talking hip hop & politics with SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman for his new online tv show “Rapping with Leiberman”. You will also be able to watch him live on Florida’s 4ManKind TV Show this coming Tuesday 5th May from 8pm EST via Universe Miami as well as hear him on as a guest of Del City Radio (Florida) and JHart’s Big Bang Radio Show on the UK’s Break London station. The pair head to NYC for a further set of media & radio interviews from Friday 8th May to Thursday 14th May inclusive

Latest review of their album comes via Italy’s RapManiacz who have afforded the release a 4 star rating. READ IT HERE

Look out for another bonus cut “Thinkin'” launching next week, and meanwhile check out the official video for their single “Breathin”

Keep up to date with them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on their FACEBOOK PAGE

All press, media and radio station requests to interview Constant Deviants, including while in New York, can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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Detroit partners in rhyme Kid Vishis and Goon Sqwad’s Trick Trick go in for the lyrical kill over this brand new banger “Just Rap” produced by New Jersey’s Nemisis.

Fired up by a raucous beat, the pair go on a verbal rampage delivering knockout punchlines aimed at their targets with ferocity and on point precision. Lyrical tradecraft from two of Michigan’s hip hop heavyweights.

Vishis made the joint available as a free download today, an act of appreciation for his fans’ support of his debut album “Timing is Everything” which released on 22nd July 2014 to worldwide critical acclaim.

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The album, most recently reviewed in Italy’s RapManiacz HERE released through Seven 13 Entertainment, and can be bought from iTunes HERE

Check the joint out on Soundcloud from where it can be downloaded

You can keep up to date with Kid Vishis on twitter @KidVishis

Any djs looking for the full quality clean radio edit of Just Rap can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

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Having already given his full endorsement to the album “Timing is Everything” by Detroit’s Kid Vishis in an earlier review, Premiere Hip Hop’s Victorious Allah sat down with the MC recently to talk about his journey to completing his debut release.

They discuss his childhood growing up in Detroit and what made him gravitate towards hip hop, and specifically taking the further step to becoming an MC. They talk about the early days of how he and his brother Royce da 5’9″ first started appearing on tracks, the messages being conveyed in the rhymes, the artists which have influenced him the most and his vision for the future

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

The album released on 22nd July through Seven 13 Entertainment, and is available worldwide through the regular digital stores such as iTunes and Amazon. Physical CD versions of the album can be bought directly from the label by international mail order at www.seven13ent.com

Look out for some more media coverage in the UK, Spain and Italy being published shortly, and the release of a brand new track on Monday 29th September featuring Trick Trick, not included on the album, but which will be available for free download as a thanks by Kid Vishis to his fans for the support.

Connect with him on twitter @KidVishis & check out the full official album stream on Soundcloud :

All international press & media inquiries regarding Kid Vishis can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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