New AA side single released today through New Dawn Records, the third to be taken from London producer Ramson Badbonez’ new album “Lead by Example” out on August 27th.
“Black Hole Cypher” is an outstanding posse cut featuring a “Who’s Who” of the UK scene. Relentless business from King Kashmere, Truemendous, MysDiggi, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, Gee Bag, Confucius, Jehst, Phoenix da Icefire and Ramson himself all piling in with fierce bars over a high octane beat.
Switching gears, “Rap to the Future” resonates to a classic west coast beat as Dizzy Dustin (Ugly Duckling / Blown Celeb), Cali’s Mr Hooper and Canada’s Moka Only evoke the sights and sounds of hip hop back in the day, with exquisite cuts provided by last year’s IDA scratch champion Kompoze.
Originally established in 1996 and relaunched in 2019, hip hop label New Dawn Records have packed a lot into the past 12 months.
The most recent development announced today is the launch of their new Bandcamp platform where, to begin with, their entire digital catalogue has just been made available to download.
Included are “Panacea” by London’s Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown, nominated for “Best Independent Album” at this year’s AIM Awards, “God of Barz” & “The Seymour Chronicles” by New Jersey’s lyrical marksman Tru Trilla with production by Spain’s Sumerio Square, the UK’s Chat One, Chicago’s DNA Beatz and LA’s Clinton Place aka Jamal Nueve, and “Dopeliss” by rapper / producer Az Izz of legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz featuring Pacewon, D.U. and Drift.
Some of the label’s classic original releases made available in digital format for the first time more recently can also now be downloaded including joints “Y’All Under Surveillance”, “Meltdown” and “Skitzophonetic” by hip hop crew Belles in Monica, together with DMC finalist and turntablist supreme DJ Krash Slaughta’s remixes of the groups tracks via the “18 Showdown EP”
In addition, the extremely rare and unique international project “Sapientia” by Underground Cartel has been made available. A collaboration of artists from around the world including El Meswy (Spain), Swiss Precise (KBH, Blown Celeb, Long Beach), the late Primo Brown of Cor Veleno (Italy), Rapstation presenter Mr CRF (UK), Beni Blanco of French crew Originaire du Sud, Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right, Bleek Wonder (Holland), female rappers MC’s Marya (Italy) and Lockness (NYC) plus many more came together to represent the four corners of the hip hop world on the one record.
Old to new flavas, it’s a veritable feast of rhymes, beats and turntablism you can check out in fullHERE
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It’s been, yet again, our pleasure to work with more quality lyricists and beatmakers from the USA and UK this year.
For over a decade we have promoted albums and EP’s to worldwide media, some by established names, others from new emerging artists, but all who have the common denominator of being highly skilled at their craft. More details are HERE
We focus on MC’s and producers who draw from the authentic values of hip hop while adapting them for a modern era, securing press coverage and airplay for them throughout the specialist marketplaces in USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia. 2016 has been no different as demonstrated by the following releases :
HORSESHOE GANG – ALBUM “ANTI-TRAP MUSIC” released April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Ent
The Long Beach crew and younger brothers of Crooked I returned with their fourth official studio album although they have a multitude of EP and mixtape releases under their belt over the past decade. Most notable was their “Monthly Mixtape” series which saw them drop a tape every month for a full year between 2013 and 2014.
Last year they hit the headlines due to their rap battle with Hopsin’s now defunct “Funk Volume” and they summed up the ethos behind the new album title by stating “If you’re tired of hearing your kids singing songs around the house that’s talking about pushing crack, then get our new album !”
Including the tracks “Intro” featuring Crooked I and “Shoe-icide Squad” which addresses the issues reltaing to the Black Lives Matter movement, check the full album stream on Soundcloud
Typical of their industrious nature, they then released a further album “4 Brothers” as an acknowledgement of the support received from their extensive international fanbase.
Legendary eastcoast duo MC M.I. and DJ Cutt followed up 2015’s “Avant Garde” with “Omerta”, a concept album where the pair drew on their respective Italian and Russian heritages to adopt the roles of Luciano and Lansky.
The imagery was used purely metaphorically to address a variety of subject matters, consistent with M.I.’s current level of creativity as he embarks upon a movie making and acting career which saw his new film “Six2Six” featuring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee premiered at Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC this year.
Returning to their harder, edgier sound, “Omerta” was considered by many to be their strongest album to date. Including the singles “So Underrated” and “DeLorean”, this is a classic “no fillers” release and fans of superior rhymes, beats and turntablism will have this stream on repeat.
TONE CHOP & FROST GAMBLE – EP “VETERAN” released November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Ent
Originally rivals in NY State’s rap battle scene in the 90’s, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble became partners in rhyme and tagging.
Due to Frost’s subsequent relocation to Winnipeg, Canada to pursue a career in production which has seen him work with Sadat-X, J-Ro and Rakim’s son Tahmell, Chop continued as a member of the group Binghamton’s Most Wanted while releasing a string of solo mixtapes in the dual capacity of rapper and producer. His “This is NY” includes the track “Momma” by Tom Gist produced by Chop.
Having contributed to Seven 13’s “God Bless Dope Rappers” compilation earlier this deal, Frost inked a deal with the label and the pair re-united for their first official EP release. “Veteran” is a warm up to an album planned for 2017, and includes the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi.
Bars, beats and turntablism for days, this is for the hip hop connoisseurs.
MELANIN 9 – VIDEO “POLAROID” ft Karl Sage launched through Red Snow Records
November saw the welcome return of north London’s Melanin 9 with a new video “Polaroid” featuring upcoming UK artist Karl Sage.
The track was produced by the west coast native American duo Walterwarm and Cowode and is the first to be released from a new album “Old Pictures” due out around the Spring of 2017.
Whether as a member of the group Triple Darkness or due to his solo work, Melanin 9 has long been regarded as one of the UK’s most gifted lyricists, and in the new video which he also directed and edited, it’s not hard to see why.
All international press and DJ enquiries regarding any of these releases can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, all our contact information is available HERE
UrbanElite PR thanks everyone for their support this year and we wish you all the best for 2017
Long Beach rap group Horseshoe Gang dropped their album “Anti-Trap Music” in April, and typical of their work ethic, didn’t waste any time in following up a few months later with “4 Brothers”, released today through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.
It is available on iTunes HERE A very limited number of CD’s are available together with Horseshoe Gang merchandise from Seven 13 directly via their STORE
No Skool produced by Anno Domini
What is the Matter with Dice produced by Muzikgirl
Coffin produced by Jonathan Elkaer & DJ E.D.D.E.H.
Debo’s Rant (interlude)
On the Trolley produced by Scottzilla
I’m Chillin’ produced by Muzikgirl
Bury Me produced by Komplex
One Time (ft Harmony & Precious) produced by Muzikgirl
Hitler in my Past Life produced by Pitchshifters
Hood High (ft KXNG Crooked, Sauce the Boss & Mad Man) produced by Pitchshifters
I’m ‘Bout to Flip produced by Muzikgirl
Crooked’s Corner (interlude)
Know Nuthin ‘Bout produced by Tabu
DJ Vlad interview (interlude)
Homeless Life produced by Pitchshifters
Hyenas produced by Jonathan Elkaer
CHECK THE OFFICIAL ALBUM STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD
The crew have also been busy appearing as judges on the new talent show “One Shot” now showing on B.E.T. with their elder brother, Crooked I.
Currentl planning more new official releases for 2017, keep an eye on them via TWITTER, INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK as they are always liable to drop some heat at any given moment….cos they like it……
Any media or press enquiries about Horseshoe Gang can be addressed to us at UrbanElite PR, all of our contact details are available HERE
Earlier in the summer, Julius, Kenny and Demetrius from Horseshoe Gang dropped by the Homegrown Radio studios in LA to chop it up with DJ Hed, Chuck Dizzle and Miss Bliss.
The full audio stream of the interview can be heard at www.homegrownradio.net, but a new highlights video has just been published to Youtube where the group explain further their views on trap music following the release of their album “Anti-Trap Music” in April.
They also discuss their previous Mixtape Monthly series, their thoughts on operating as a group as opposed to solo artists, their well documented rap battle with Funk Volume last year and what to expect from their new album “4 Brothers” set to release in September.
CHECK IT OUT
“Anti-Trap Music” can be bought on iTunes HERE and the new album “4 Brothers” pre-ordered HERE. Horseshoe Gang merchandise and clothing can be bought direct from Seven 13 Music & Entertainment HERE
Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on FACEBOOK, TWITTER & INSTAGRAM and check out their video for “Shoe-icide Sqaud”, the group’s take on police brutality in support of the Black Lives Matter movement
All press & media enquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang, including requests to interview the group, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE
Fair to say that 2016 will have proven to be a busy year for Long Beach hip hop crew Horseshoe Gang.
They released their new album “Anti-Trap Music” in April, the album immediately entering iTunes charts’ Top 50 in 15 countries with Amazon’s initial CD stock sold out in a day.
Their elder brother KXNG Crooked (aka Crooked I) had been developing a new talent show “One Shot” which is now due for first broadcast this month with the group featuring as judges, and in September a second limited edition album “4 Brothers” will be released, again through Seven 13 Entertainment.
Peter Johnstone from US online magazine Rhyme Junkie caught up with them recently to discuss their experience of the music industry, their views on trap music, the different lyrical styles each member brings to the group, the political content of tracks such as “Shoe-icide Squad” and what people can expect from “4 Brothers”.
Long Beach crew Horseshoe Gang released their album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, and within a week it entered the top 50 of iTunes’ charts in 15 countries.
From it was the single “Shoe-icide Squad”, the group’s savage verbal attack on police brutality against the black community, delivered with a ferocity that drew many to compare it to NWA’s “F*ck The Police”. The appropriately raucous beat is courtesy of Danish production duo Tabu (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Tech N9ne)
With the recent events in Minnesota, Louisiana, Florida and now Canada taking place in the midst of political upheaval, the west coast rappers have put their full weight behind the Black Lives Matter movement by releasing this new official video, premiered by HIPHOP DX
WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE
Horseshoe Gang drop a new limited edition album “4 Brothers” in September, with CD versions of both album releases available from Seven 13 Ent HERE
All press, media and radio station enquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang, including requests for full quality dirty & clean edit mp3s of “Shoe-icide Squad” for airplay, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact details are HERE
A new feature on west coast rap group Horseshoe Gang has just been published in US online magazine Rhyme Junkie.
Written by their contributor Peter Johnstone, it provides some background information on the crew before focusing on their album “Anti-Trap Music” which was released through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment on April 29th. By highlighting several of the tracks and their contrasting styles, the review notes the consistency in the quality of lyricism present throughout.
The article finishes by providing news of yet another new album due out in September called “4 Brothers”, designed as a limited edition release which will be available only from the label direct.
“Anti-Trap Music” is available worldwide on iTunes and in CD format from Amazon.
Seven 13 Music & Ent have their own store where you can find details about products including signed copies, affiliated group merchandise and more. Check the details HERE
Earlier this week, Horseshoe Gang were guests of Homegrown Radio, so look out for video coverage of that soon, keep up to date with them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and take a listen to the “Anti-Trap Music” album stream
All media and press enquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE
Long Beach rap group Horseshoe Gang will be live in the Homegrown Studios tonight, Thursday July 21st, from 8pm PST as guests of the HGR Live Show.
They released their album “Anti-Trap Music” through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment on April 29th, and within the first day of release, Amazon had completely sold out their initial CD stock, and it charted Top 50 on iTunes in 15 different countries.
The group will be interviewed live on air tonight, and the show is interactive. From 8pm PST / 11pm EST, fans of the group can send in questions for Horseshoe Gang to the show via twitter @HomeGrownRadio and use the HashTag #HGRLIVE You can listen online live via the show’s WEBSITE or by downloading the app for TuneIn
Julius, Kenny, Dice & Demetrius conducted many interviews earlier this year in the lead up to the album’s release and are always good value for money, so it will be well worth tuning in to hear what they have to say.
They are near completion of yet another new album called “4 Brothers” due out in the Fall, typical of a work rate that previously produced a Mixtape series with a new release every month for an entire year, and they are also at the early stages of arranging live shows throughout the west coast.
Little while back, Chicago journalist Sherron Shabazz, owner of the online The Real Hip Hop jumped on Skype with Long Beach group Horseshoe Gang shortly after the relase of their album “Anti-Trap Music”
They spoke at length about a variety of subjects beginning with the meaning behind the album title and the concept that large areas of hip hop today has moved away from carrying any real message of note.
The discussion moved on to their song “Shoe-icide Squad”, quoted by some as a modern day “Fuck The Police”, and the incident involving Chicago’s Laquan McDonald who was shot and killed by police is debated in the context of their single. The subject then moves to the years they’ve operated as a group, comparing that to most others who inevitably break up as the urge to fly solo becomes too strong, whereas the four brothers see their future as a unit.
The feature also sees them outline the knowledge passed down to them by their elder brother Crooked I while they go into some of the finer detail behind their well documented rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume.