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A very rare opportunity to witness jazz drummer and hip hop producer Karriem Riggins perform in London in what is his first ever solo show in London.

With production credits for work with a whole range of well known hip hop artists including Talib Kweli, Slum Village, The Roots, Common and J Dilla under his belt, the jazz drummer has also performed with Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson and Donald Byrd to mention but a few.

He has also turned his hand to a bit of turntablism, and brings his DJ set to England for the show he calls Blend, so called as he mashes together his favourite jazz, soul, funk and hip hop sounds for a unique experience. It’ll get lively…..!!!!

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Joining him will be the UK’s First Lady of Hip Hop, ex MTV and BBC 1Xtra presenter DJ Sarah Love. A major player in UK hip hop’s progression since her days at London’s renowned Deal Real and Kung Fu sessions, she now regularly tours overseas to Europe and Australia.

You can catch Karriem, Sarah and Ben Grymm performing on Thursday 17th September at Trapeze Basement (formerly East Village), 89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HX. The venue is a 5 minute walk east of Old Street Tube Station.

The night starts at 9.30pm running to 2am, and tickets in advance cost £10 and can be bought HERE Door price will be more, so it’s advised to buy early for what’s sure to be a busy night. This is an event for those aged 18 and over so it’s advised to carry Photo ID

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE

Here’s Karriem performing “Play Your Cards Right” live with Common, taken from the Smokin’ Aces Sountrack

You can learn mmore about Karriem Riggins at his official website www.karriemriggins.com

Any press and media enquiries regarding this event can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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The latest episode of the online tv chat show “Rapping with Leiberman”, hosted by SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman, has just been broadcast. The new series invites rappers, dj’s & producers to discuss the latest news issues of the day together with providing updates of their own careers

His latest guest is the Bronx’s actress, poet, community activist, musician and rapper Caridad de la Luz, aka La Bruja.

The term “artist” is often over used, but in this case it’s barely adequate. Probably one of the reasons the Bronx Music Heritage Centre presented her with the accolade recently of “Bronx Living Legend”

Born to Puerto Rican parents and brought up in the Bronx, she gained recognition for her early performances at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe before delivering a renowned performance of the self penned “WTC” on HBO’s Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam in 2002 reflecting on events of 9/11.

Her acting career which has seen her perform in many tv and stage plays, including her own “Boogie Rican Blvd” took off with her performance as “Cuca” in Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled”. She then released her album “Brujalicious” in 2006 mixed by DJ Precision of the X-Executioners and featuring among others Joell Ortiz, Chingo Bling, Tony Touch, Jadakiss and The Jungle Brothers. She performed in the UK and Germany in support of the release including a performance in London on the same billing as Amerie.

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Her dedication to helping and empowering youth and women saw her involved in various organizations including the setting up of Latinas4Life and providing poetry workshops in schools, youth centres and jails. During the interview which touches upon Indiana’s policy of providing clean needles to combat AIDS, she compares that to the work she did for a project in Hunts Point.

Similarly on the subject of the false Virginia University rape allegation made by Rolling Stone Magazine, her work with various different women’s assistance programmes allows her to relate the potential consequences for women with this kind of story, and also allows her to speak with authority on the subjects of the gender wage gap and Hillary Clinton’s chances of becoming president given recent issues raised regarding her campaign funding.

Other subjects tackled include legalization of marijuana, the death penalty for the Boston Bomber….and her thoughts on the new Star Wars film…..

Having performed a few bars live, La Bruja then speaks about her current projects including appearing in the musical “Betsy”, stage play Shadowlands and her plans to record a tribute album to the late Cuban singer-songwriter Celina Gonzalez

WATCH THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE VIA EVERYJOE’s CHANNEL

Keep up to date with La Bruja….if that’s possible!….on twitter @LaBrujaNYC

Any media or press with inquiries regarding Caridad de la Luz aka La Bruja can contact UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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This is a compilation of video clips of singles we have promoted into the UK and European marketplace.

We promote all forms of “urban” music, and these tracks are hiphop and drum & bass

They are “London Calling” Double AB ft Iron Braydz
“Now” Verbal Kent produced by the UK’s Kelakovski
“Walk My Shoes” ETheMadAssassin
“Betta B Ready – D-Code’s drum & bass mix” Ras Ceylon
“Miss Right” – Peter Jackson ft Sizzla

They represent tracks from all around the world, UK, USA, Canada & Jamaica. On our main youtube account http://www.youtube.com/urbanelitepr you will be able to view full versions of these videos as well as more from artists such as Souls of Mischief, Deeprooted, Tha Vill ft Kele Le Roc, TQ as well as audio promotions for artists such as Ohio’s Copywrite and New York’s Vast Aire featuring a number of other UK artists

We also arrange for some videos to be premiered on world renowned sites, and of course service all of the top UK tv stations, top global online specialist blogs & magazines, radio, press and also handle tour press and events such as with Detroit’s D12, and most recently publicity for Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs on his visit to London. Artist development and label support are also included in the range of services we provide.

We have represented independent labels and majors over the years

Examples of past and present campaigns can be seen at http://www.myspace.com/urbanelitepr you can find us on Facebook “Urbanelite Smith”, tracks available at http://www.soundcloud.com/urbanelitepr and you can also reach us on twitter http://www.twitter.com/urbanelitepr

Any business enquiries can be sent to urbanelitepr@gmail.com

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The UK’s “1st Lady of Hiphop” and “One Woman Wrecking Machine”, DJ Sarah Love has a big few months ahead.

Starting on Wednesday 9th November, she supports Cypress Hill and Soul Assassins DJ Muggs as part of his Bass For Your Face European tour along with Choice FM’s DJ279, Rod Azlan and End of the Weak / Speaker’s Corner’s DJ Snuff

She is then the official UK tour dj for Aloe Blacc during December, taking in most of the country’s major cities before heading off to tour Australia in January. 2012 promises to be a big year for the ex MTV and BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter with various projects in the pipeline, and you can expect to see a lot more press coverage before the turn of the year.

Here she gives a comprehensive interview about her past, present and future with Raw Talk http://www.rawtalkrecordings.com/interview/djsarahlove

Follow Sarah and the Magazine on twitter @DJSarahLove and @OfficialRawTalk

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Tickets are now available for this night

Cypress Hill and Soul Assassins DJ Muggs brings a big night of hiphop and dubstep toLondon’s Brixton Jamm on Wednesday 9th November with a heavy dj support line up including Sarah Love, 279, Snuff, Rod Azlan, Chef, Raggs, Enme and more, hosted by Kiss FM’s MC Crazy D

The link to buy online is on http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/DJ-Muggs-Cypress-Hill-Soul-Assassins-DJ-279-Choice-FM-Sarah-L-tickets/artist/5020918

Check these guys on twitter @DJ_Muggs @DJSarahLove @DJ279 @DJSnuffOne @RodAzlan @RaggsDJ @DJEnme @DJChefal @MCCrazyD

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