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Taken from his album “A Dream Deferred” released late 2012, Brooklyn’s Skyzoo has just launched the new video for the single “Spike Lee Was My Hero” featuring Talib Kweli and produced by Tall Black Guy.

First aired on BET’s 106 & Park as their “New Jam of the Day” on Tuesday 22nd January, the video also features the legendary filmmaker Lee and CBS News This Morning presenter Gayle King. A special “behind the scenes” video was also produced about the making of the video.

The album is available to buy from iTunes now HERE

Full tracklisting

1. Dreams In A Basement featuring Jill Scott (produced by !llmind)
2. Jansport Strings (One Time for Chi-Ali) (produced by 9th Wonder)
3. Pockets Full feat. Freeway (produced by !llmind)
4. Give It Up feat. DJ Prince (produced by !llmind)
5. Glass Ceilings (produced by !llmind)
6. Range Rover Rhythm (produced by Jahlil Beats)
7. The Knowing feat. Jessy Wilson (produced by Eric G)
8. Drew & Derwin feat. Raheem Devaughn (produced by Focus)
9. Realization feat. Jared Evan (produced by DJ Khalil)
10. The Rage of Roemello (produced by DJ Khalil)
11. How to Make it Through Hysteria (produced by Best Kept Secret)
12. Steel’s Apartment (produced by Black Milk)
13. Spike Lee Was My Hero feat. Talib Kweli (produced by Tall Black Guy)
14. The Cost of Sleep (produced by Tall Black Guy)

CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “SPIKE LEE WAS MY HERO”

CHECK OUT THE BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE

Any djs not already serviced with the full quality clean / radio edit of this track and who would like one, please contact UrbanElite PR HERE with “Spike Lee” in the heading of your request.

On Twitter @Skyzoo @TalibKweli @SirTallBlackGuy

More info on Skyzoo available from www.skyzoomusic.com

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THE MELANIN 9 ‘MAGNA CARTA’ ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY

Friday 23rd November 2012
VIBE BAR LIVE [Upstairs]
91 Brick Lane
London
E1 6QL

http://vibe-bar.co.uk/

Call 0207 247 3479

£5 entry 18 and over event so bring ID if you think you might need it

8pm-1am

Nearest Tube is Aldgate East

FaceBook Event page HERE

Friday 23rd November marks Melanin 9’s ‘Magna Carta’ album launch party and is a “must see” event for all fans of hip hop. The night will feature the most explosive UK hip hop artists, visuals and live performance at the Vibe Bar in London’s Brick Lane.

There will be live performances from MELANIN 9, GENESIS ELIJAH and REWD ADAMS, as well as special guest appearances from CYRUS MALACHI, SKRIBLAH DANGOGH, LOGIC, IRON BRAYDZ, PHOENIX DA ICEFIRE AND DJ279 (CHOICE FM). It’s going to be a fantastic night of music, celebrating everything that is UK hip hop, so get involved and let M9 and friends show you how it’s done..

HOSTED BY IRON BRAYDZ

LIVE PAs

MELANIN 9
GENESIS ELIJAH
REWD ADAMS

GUEST APPEARANCES FROM

CYRUS MALACHI
SKRIBLAH DANGOGH
LOGIC
PHOENIX DA ICEFIRE

DJ for the night is DJ279 (CHOICE FM)

There will also be LIVE ARTWORK on the night by KAZE, DOODLISM & USUAL SUSPECTS LDN

FOOD : MAMA’S JERK STATION Will be handling the BBQ, they specialise in Caribbean Street food http://mamasjerkstation.com/

Its a fantastic line up celebrating the release of a fantastic album. Magna Carta drops on 3rd December, with pre orders in CD format available via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com You will be seeing a lot of media coverage on his debut LP, currently rated as The Guestlist Network’s “Album of the Month”, in the coming months in the written physical and online press, you’ll see him on several online tv platforms and hear him on several radio stations

The whole line up on the night represents some of the finest hip hop lyricists and emcees around, so fans of Tru Skool in London need to put this one in their diary.

Keep up to date with Melanin 9 on twitter for more info @Melanin_9 You can also get twitter updates from The Vibe Bar @vibebar

Any press, radio or general media enquiries about the event and release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Latest from London’s Melanin 9 with his own take on Jay Electronica’s “The Announcement” via this freestyle “Pistola”.

His new album “Magna Carta” releases on 3rd December and he has just announced details of the launch party at The Vibe Bar, Brick Lane, London on Friday 23rd November

From 8pm – 1am he will be performing old and new tracks with assistance from DJ 279, and there will be further appearances by Genesis Elijah, Cyrus Malachi, Phoenix da Icefire, Skriblah, Logic and Rewd Adams, all hosted by Iron Braydz.

There are more details about the event on Facebook HERE

Look out for an extensive level of media coverage of this release, including exclusive filmed interviews and performances over the coming weeks with the launch of his video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano due shortly

DJs not already serviced the clean or abridged radio edits, contact UrbanElite Promotions HERE

More information at www.melanin9.com and you can follow him on twitter @Melanin_9

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Kuniva from D12 has just launched his new Mixtape “Midwest Marauders 2”

Working on a number of new projects for 2013, the new mixtape features Monica Blaire, P.L., Fatt Father, Famo, MJ Robinson, Chacity, Seven the General and more, mixed and mastered by D12 touring partner Shaphan “Maestro” Williams

There are a number of real hip hop bangers in there, and taken from the release is the new track Gut Shots 3, with bonus cuts Thief’s Theme and Ruby Red Emerald

You can download the whole mixtape HERE

Check out the tracks Gut Shots 3 & Thief’s Theme on Soundcloud

Any djs not already serviced with the full quality radio edits, and also the clean edit for Ruby Red Emerald ft Fatt Father & Famo, contact via this site

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Elementz is a new event taking place in London which celebrates the traditional 4 elements of hip hop

The classic disciplines, deejaying, emceeing, bboy breaks & throwdowns and graffiti

Planned as a quarterly night, it aims to showcase some of the biggest established names in the scene together with giving new emerging talent the opportunity to shine, all knowledge under one roof. The main focus is on UK talent initially, but wont be confined to that in what is a global culture which has produced so many positive benefits for those involved.

The launch night takes place at The Rhythm Factory, 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW. Its in the Shoreditch area of town, nearest Tube station being Aldgate East.

The night will use both the venue’s rooms.

From 8pm – 3am, the line up is as follows:

ROOM 1

DJ Sets from DJ Sarah Love (resident), DJ 279 (Choice FM), DJ Mr Thing (Scratch Pervert / DMC Champion), DJ Snips (Livin Proof)

Live performances by Caxton Press (who will also be celebrating Kingpin and Amy True’s birthdays), showcasing tracks from their new Devil May Care album, Genesis Elijah, approaching legendary status from the days of “So Hip Hop” to current BBC Radio 1 support for his Painkillers & Pilkington EP & hosted by Mystro, another long time in the game with much respect for his work over the years. Currently promoting What Kind of Drug is Mystrogen” EP. New talent on stage will come in the shape of London’s Naba Napalm and Ether L Banks

ROOM 2

Open Mic session, live graffiti courtesy of FDC, and a bboy / bgirl throwdown including members of London’s Scope Hip Hop Dance Theatre Company. Its the room designed for all in attendance to participate, whether in a dance off, testing their rhyme skills with the crowd or anything else they think they can bring to the table

This room is hosted by DJ Snuff, organizer of End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner, who will also be on stage with Caxton Press in the main room and DJ Johny Garcia

The live hip hop scene has grown considerably around the UK in the past year or two, thanks to some extent to the popularity of events such as Dont Flop’s rap battles, and the participation element that brings with it. A new generation has become interested in the history of the culture, and Elementz looks to provide a night which represents a broader experience and understanding. And in the traditions of hip hop, give an opportunity from the old to the new.

Price on the door is £8.00, this is an 18 and over event and dress code is casual but the venue advises “no tracksuits”

Each event will also be filmed by the UK’s leading online platform The Hip Hop Chronicle for future broadcast

You can learn more about the event and the various artists involved at www.elementzuk.wordpress.com or at www.facebook.com/elementzuk

Here’s Genesis Elijah speaking on the night

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Resident Dj for the new Elementz club night representing the 4 elements of hip hop at Rhythm Factory on Thursday 26th April 2012 is Sarah Love.

Footsoldier of London’s renowned Kung Fu nights, ex MTV Base and BBC 1 Xtra presenter, Sarah was the official tour dj for Aloe Blacc’s UK dates in December 2011, and she returned recently from a month long series of dates in Australia.

She gave this mini video interview prior to performing at Rich Mix in London last week, and talks about what she’s been up to recently her plans for the year ahead.

The full line up for the launch night is as follows:

ROOM 1

DJ Sets by Sarah Love, DJ 279 (Choice FM), DJ Mr Thing (Scratch Perverts / DMC Champion), DJ Snips (Livin Proof) & live performances by Caxton Press, Genesis Elijah, Ether L Banks, Naba Napalm, hosted by Mystro

ROOM 2

Live graff, open mic, and boy / b-girl battle hosted by DJ Snuff (End of the Weak / Speaker’s Corner) with DJ Johny Garcia.

There is a competition live now for b-boys and b-girls to perform at the event, the winner receiving a cash prize and will be interviewed by Elementz associate The Hip Hop Chronicle.

HOW TO ENTER B-BOY / B-GIRL COMPETITON

Entrants should send a video of them performing – usually a Youtube link – by uploading it to the Facebook page www.facebook.com/elementzuk or sending it to info.elementzuk@gmail.com or tweeting the link to @ElementzUK We dont expect it to be a major production standard film, we’re more interested in the skills. So it can be off a phone, camera, whatever. Only one video per entrant, and make sure you include your contact details in an email to us.

If youre interested in entering the competition but its impossible for you to get any filmed footage, drop us a message to info.elementzuk@gmail.com with all your details, and we’ll get back to you

Closing date for the competition is 19th April.

Full details about the competition can be viewed HERE

ELEMENTZ – THURSDAY 26th April 2012
The Rhythm Factory 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW
Nearest Tube is Aldgate East / Buses 25 – 205 – 254 – N106 – N253
Doors Open at 8pm. Night ends 3am
Dress code is casual but no tracksuits. 18 & over event
£8.00 on the door. Tickets available in advance from TicketWeb for £7.00 HERE

VIDEO : NEW SARAH LOVE INTERVIEW

VIDEO : SOULS OF MISCHIEF SPEAK ON ELEMENTZ LAUNCH NIGHT

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URBANELITE & BLITZ UK PROMOTIONS PRESENTS “ELEMENTZ”
(in association with The Hip Hop Chronicle)

ELEMENTZ is a new club night celebrating the traditional elements of hip hop – deejaying & turntablism, MCs, graffiti, b-boys & b-girls, open mic, beatboxing – all knowledge under one roof.

Planned as a quarterly event taking place throughout the year, the launch night takes place at Rhythm Factory, London on Thursday 26th April 2012.

Each event will host some of the biggest established names on the scene, while also showcasing new emerging talent and representing hip hop culture in all its forms.

Since the early days of the block parties in New York’s Bronx, hip hop has become a global phenomenon. A culture which has developed over the years representing all people irrespective of ethnic background, nationality, gender or religion. While Hip Hop Music has gone on to become a multi billion selling industry over the years, and has fragmented into various genres, the real spirit of hip hop culture remains within the various elements, practiced by those with an understanding of its principles.

The events will reflect the true meaning of hip hop and takes it back to its roots – at its best live with all elements in full effect

Resident DJ is London’s “1st Lady of Hip Hop” Sarah Love, recognized from her days performing at the city’s renowned Kung Fu events through to her time presenting for MTV Base, BBC 1Xtra and being the only female dj to be nominated twice as “Best DJ” for a MOBO award.

The events are in association with leading online media outlet The Hip Hop Chronicle. While covering the major stories from the UK and overseas, HHC have provided exclusive footage broadcast on BET, MTV and many others. HHC will film performances and interviews to be broadcast online in the weeks following each event.

FULL LINE UP
MAIN ROOM

DJ SETS FROM DJ SARAH LOVE x DJ 279 x DJ MR THING x DJ SNIPS

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY CAXTON PRESS x GENESIS ELIJAH x NABA NAPALM x ETHER L BANKS

HOSTED BY MYSTRO

ROOM 2
HOSTED BY DJ SNUFF WITH DJ JOHNY GARCIA, B-BOY BATTLES, LIVE GRAFF & OPEN MIC
VENUE : The Rhythm Factory, 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW Nearest Tube is Aldgate East / Buses 25 / 205 / 254 / N106 / N253
Door Price £8.00 / Tickets available in advance via TicketWeb £7.00
8pm – 3am. This is an over 18′s event only.
Dress code is casual though no tracksuits.
The venue reserves the right to refuse admission.

More information available at
The official site www.elementzuk.wordpress.com
(the site contains videos, images and more information about the performers)
The official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/ElementzUK
Thythm Factory www.rhythmfactory.co.uk

TWITTER
@ElementzUK @RhythmFactoryUK @DJSarahLove @DJ279 @DJMrThing @DJSnips @DJSnuffOne
@CaxtonPress @GenesisElijah @Mystrogen @Ether_L_Banks @HipHopChronicle

“ELEMENTZ” logo designed by The DR1NE

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New Hip Hop Single & Video – Entertainment is Personal ft Awol One

This is the first single from a new album “The Swashbuckler Vol 1 : The Viking Wars”

The album is the brainchild of Man Bites Dog Records CEO RML and producer Kount Fif, and has been nearly 6 years in the making.

Using Wu Tang’s “36 Chambers”, Mobb Deep’s “Infamous” and Heltah Skeltah’s “Nocturnal” as the blueprint, they were inspired to create an album which would reflect their own influences over the years and stand up to the classics over time.

The methodical approach has been worth the wait. The mainstay of the album has been produced by Kount Fif, credited with production on Killah Priest’s “I Believe”, Heltah Skeltah’s “Never Ending” & Gun 4 Gun ft Killah Priest & Nas. He is joined by fellow MBD labelmates Jason Rose & RML with further contributions from Bronze Nazareth, Brinknam, Melodious Monk and on the debut single “Entertainment is Personal” by Brycon ft Awol One.

The album, out on 27th March on Man Bites Dog Records, includes features from Royce da 5 9, Planet Asia, Heltah Skeltah, C Rayz Walz, Karniege, Cappadonna, Roc Marciano, Copywrite and many more well respected in the hip hop world.

FULL TRACKLIST

1. Early 90’s ft Double A.B., Karniege & Torae (Prod.By Kount Fif)
2. Dead End Street ft Killah Priest, Steven King & Sunny Seeza
(of Onyx) (Prod. By Jason Rose)
3. Year of the Hustle ft NINE & Planet Asia (Prod.By Kount Fif)
4. Year of the Gun ft Gillie Da Kid, Inspectah Deck, Royce 5’9
& Bronze Nazareth (Prod. by Bronze Nazareth)
5. The Crusaders ft Killah Priest & Empuls (Prod.By Kount Fif)
6. Six ft Redd Mudd & Copywrite (Prod.By Kount Fif)
7. Out of the Darkness and Into the Light ft Akrobatik
(Prod.By Kount Fif)
8. Entertainment is Personal ft Awol One (Prod. by Brycon)
9. Media ft Louis Logic, C Rayz Walz & Jason Rose (Prod. by Brinknam)
10. The War Chant ft Killah Priest, Lord Basis, Jason Rose and
Diabolic (Prod. by Brinknam)
11. Reality Wrap ft Copywrite (Prod.By Kount Fif, Jason Rose)
12. Change My Fate ft Cappadonna, Killah Priest & Jason Rose
(Prod.By Kount Fif)
13. Crocodile Smile ft Copywrite, U-God & Planet Asia (Prod.By
Kount Fif, Jason Rose)
14. Arkansas Toothpick ft Copywrite, Planet (of Outerspace),
Roc Marciano & Jason Rose (Prod.By Kount Fif)
15. Berserker (Hard Body) ft Outerspace (Prod.By Kount Fif)
16. Never Ending ft Heltah Skeltah (Prod.By Kount Fif)
17. Light on Time ft Planet Asia & Vast Aire (Prod.By Kount
Fif, Melodious Monk)

SOUNDCLOUD FOR SINGLE CLICK HERE

TWITTER : @AwolOne @MBDSwashBuckler @Byronmusic @ManBitesDogRecs @KountFif

More at www.manbitesdogrecords.com

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Copywrite “Golden State (of Mind)” ft Casual, Evidence, Roc Marciano produced by Vanderslice

Ohio’s Copywrite continues to smash it with his new album God Save The King.

The Stateside version drops on 28th February on Man Bites Dog Records, while the UK version, featuring many hip hop heavyweights from the British scene is released on 30th April.

Taken from both versions is this absolute banger, “Golden State of Mind”, featuring Hiero’s Casual, Evidence and Roc Marciano. Production is supplied by Eric Vanderslice.

ITunes will have an exclusive advance sell of God Save The King (US Version) from Friday 24th February from http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/god-save-the-king/id501024289

Meanwhile, the full tracklisting for the UK release has just been announced :

1. Post-Apocalyptic Request Box prod by Jason Rose
2.Year of the Gun ft Killah Priest, Inspectah Deck & Bigz Flygerian
3.Crooked Coppers ft Crooked I & Iron Braydz prod by Surock
4.A Public Service Announcement from DJ Sarah Love
5.Keep Troopin’ ft Sean Price & SAS prod Kount Fif
6.Ghost in the Machine ft Context prod by Jason Rose
7.OverDose ft Royce 5’9″ & Genesis Elijah prod by Curtiss King
8.J.O.Y. ft Torae & Jason Rose prod by Jason Rose
9.Got Myself ft Gillie the Kid & Sinista Daniro prod by Jason Rose
10.More Sorrow ft Illogic & Don Jaga prod by Stu Bangas
11.Blue Ribbon prod by Bronze Nazareth
12.Yo! Mtv Raps! (Money for Nothin’) ft Jason Rose prod by Jason Rose
13.Synesthesia prod by RJD2
14.Golden State (of Mind) ft Casual, Evidence & Roc Marciano prod by Vanderslice
15.a Lil’ Logic from Illogic
16.Opium Prodigies ft Illogic prod by Marco Polo
17.Arachnaphobia ft Killah Priest, Lord Basis & Melanin 9 prod by Jaguar Skills
18.Starter Hats ft Sonny Seeza (Onyx) & Akala prod by Kount Fif
19.G$k ft Dru Blu & Jason Rose prod by Stu Bangas
20.Still Pickin’ Up ft Sean P,Mystro & Dom prod by Kount Fif
21.Got to Make it ft Tage Future (MHz) prod by Stu Bangas
22.A Talk with Jesus prod by Poetiq Beetz

Look out for news on US and European tour dates coming over the next few months.

CHECK OUT THE SINGLE ON SOUNDCLOUD HERE

News updated regularly at www.copywritesworld.com

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Sister Elements launches a brand new hip hop night “Grandma’s Party” on Friday 30th March with a mix of live performances, dj sets and a short film world premiere

Performers

Fresh from a support slot with Souls of Mischief at Manchester’s Roadhouse on March 7th, Sister Elements, aka Sarah Sayeed, headlines by performing tracks from her new upcoming album. Described by BBC Asian Network’s Bobby Friction as “a 360 degree conscious artist & fearless lyricist”, she previously released her video .”Contentment”, and has since performed all over the world.

Further live sets on the night come from Manchester’s James Gill, some cool hip hop & funk sounds from female rapper Rain Freedom and a special performance from Ella Mesma, quoted by The Times as “Hip Hop dance’s ongoing potential for deeper expression”.

DJ Sets

Two of the UK’s hip hop heavyweights will be on dj duty. Sarah Love, fresh from supporting Aloe Blacc’s tour in December, and her own tour of Australia in January will be bringing you the real hiphop flavas she’s famous for since her days with Kung Fu, MTV and BBC 1Xtra. A new video interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle has just gone live where she speaks on the early days and her views on the scene today.

Excalibah is well known to the heads as an award winning dj for his Tales From The Legend BBC 1Xtra radio show where he gave early national airplay to artists such as Estelle, Pro Green, Sway and Plan B.

Film screening

There will also be the screening of the short film, “Hip Hop Had A Dream”. While researching his book of the same name released in 2008, the UK’s Damien Morgan interviewed a number of renowned names including Sugarhill Gang, Ty, Bashy, Ghostface Killah, Joe Budden, Professor Griff, Chuck D & Skinnyman for their views on the culture of hiphop, their early influences and the journey it has taken from the early days to now.

These interviews were documented in film and have just been edited together in a short 15 minute documentary set for its worldwide premiere at Grandma’s Party

Big night for lovers of Tru Skool hip hop & the emergence of another regular event showcasing the best in new UK talent.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE https://www.facebook.com/events/216319831794993/

ONLINE ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM www.richmix.co.uk (£7 advance / £10 OTD)

VENUE : Rich Mix, 35 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA – nearest stations Liverpool St & Bethnal Green

TWITTER : @RichMixLondon @SisterElements @DJSarahLove @Excalibah @Rain_Freedom @EllaMesma

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