The new “Rapture & Verse” hip hop column written by Matt Oliver for ‘Monolith Cocktail’ has just been published.

It’s a monthly bite size round up of all hip hop news items, events, and releases to look out for whether singles, EP’s or albums.

Among the many artists covered in the latest edition are Datkid, Onoe Capone, Ill Bill & Stu Bangas, Guilty Simpson, Madlib, Nottz, Black Milk, Westside Gunn, Conway, Apollo Brown, Quelle Chris.

There is also news of the new Belles in Monica EP “Natsukashii” which releases through New Dawn records on June 7th

READ THE COLUMN IN FULL HERE

Watch the trailer video for the “Natsukashii EP” on Youtube

The first single from the EP, “Smoke Filled Rooms” releases on May 24th

Having just re-launched after a 15 year hiatus, New Dawn Records released the Belles in Monica EP “Y’All in Meltdown” on April 26th and the new Underground Cartel single “Evolution” b/w “Diggin Deeper” on Friday, taken from the “Sapientia EP” out on May 17th

Underground Cartel are an international hip hop collaborative project involving artists from all over the USA, UK, Europe and Africa including Madrid’s El Meswy, Beni Blanco from French crew ‘Originaire du Sud’, Long Beach’s Swiss Precise, Virginia’s Black Market, the UK’s Rapstation host Mr CRF, Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right, the late, great Primo from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno and many more.

All the releases to date can be heard at New Dawn Records’ Spotify Page

Currently adding to their roster, you can keep up to date with all the label’s news at their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts

All media & radio station / club DJ enquiries regarding the label and their roster can be addressed to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are available HERE

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In addition to our “Hip Hop Bangerz” playlists on Soundcloud & Spotify, we have now created a video version on Youtube.

These are all artists we’ve worked with and tracks, or in this case videos, we’ve promoted over many years up to the present day

Included in the 18 videos are Souls of Mischief, Verbal Kent, Horseshoe Gang, Constant Deviants, Deeprooted (Mr Brady, Brea, DJ Artistic and Johaz of Dag Savage), Melanin 9, Iron Braydz, Vast Aire, Matt Maddox, 050 Boyz, Gangalee, ethemadassassin and a couple by Copywrite featuring Royce da 5’9″, Genesis Elijah, Sean Price & S.A.S.

There are also the video trailers for the new Belles in Monica EP’s “Y’All in Meltdown” and “Natsukashii” as well as the Underground Cartel EP “Sapientia” featuring artists from the USA, UK, Europe & Africa including Swiss Precise, Yukonn MC & Black Market from the States, Madrid’s El Meswy, Beni Blanco from French crew “Originaire du Sud”, Croatian rapper Magellano, Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right, the UK’s Rapstation host & MC Mr CRF and the late great Primo from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno.

A quality mix of flows, styles and productions for all those who appreciate dope rhymes, beats and turntablism. Check it out

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New single by Da Flyy Hooligan, “Distress Signals” produced by Agor features Long Island’s Hus Kingpin and is the second to be taken from the album “S.C.U.M.” releasing October 27th through 22 Entertainment whose back catalogue includes Royce da 5’9″, Fashawn, KXNG Crooked and Joe Budden.

Long established at the forefront of the UK’s burgeoning rap scene, DFH also spent time in NYC as part of J-Ronin’s “All Elements” clic and worked with US artists Sav Killz, Prince Po, Dead Prez, Hasan Salaam, D.V Alias Khryst and the late Sean P. The first single from the album “Savile Row” featured current Stateside luminary Westside Gunn, and speaking about the new release the north west London rapper commented :

“Hus Kingpin has always been a supporter of what I do. When he reached out and said ‘Let’s get one in for the history books‘ Agor and I knew Distress Signals was the perfect art piece for this wonderful collaboration.”

“Distress Signals” was premiered today by Nah Right

Available to buy on iTunes and Bandcamp

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Under previous incarnations, Miami based 22 Entertainment operated as a record label, distribution partner and production company releasing a wide range of urban and rock genres.

Notable landmarks includes their involvement in assisting the early development of what would become rap supergroup Slaughterhouse, and in 2011 they released Royce da 5’9″‘s “Success Is Certain”, the most successful independent rap album of that year.

A restructure and re-brand in the past year has seen the label sign a worldwide physical and digital distribution deal with Sony’s “The Orchard” who recently took over Sony Red’s operations. Musically the label continue to nurture new emerging rap and hip hop talent balanced with releases by established names, and they have also made the move into the huge worldwide phenomenon that is “ASMR” via their Dreamscapes series, music and sounds to assist with relaxation and sleep.

In the past few months they’ve added their own presence to online digital store Bandcamp.

Much of their back catalogue has been made available, releases by Fashawn, Royce da 5’9″, Crooked I (KXNG Crooked), Chingy, Horseshoe Gang, J-Kwon, Joe Budden, Stat Quo, Kid Vishis and of course several of their Dreamscapes series.

You can visit their store HERE Their most recent and forthcoming releases include the following :

RAMPAGE – “THE PAYBACK”

Available to buy now, the Flipmode veteran returns with a themed release, the production by Felony Muzik acting as a pastiche of a 70’s cop flick, the superior classic soul and rnb samples providing the soundtrack to a journey through the streets’ underbelly

TONE CHOP & FROST GAMBLE – “RESPECT IS EARNED NOT GIVEN”

Releasing on September 29th and available to pre-order, it’s the latest from the label’s in house producer signing Frost Gamble whose star has risen quickly in the past year. This time he’s teamed up with old sparring partner, NY state rapper Tone Chop to deliver the real deal in hip hop; rhymes, bars and beats for days aided and abetted by featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Canadian upcome White Rhino, Tragedy Khadafi and rap battling sensation D.N.A.

TRAGEDY KHADAFI & FROST GAMBLE – “RARE FABRIC” EP

Releasing October 20th and available to pre-order, it’s another from the eastcoast beatmaker, this time with Queens’ veteran rapper Tragedy Khadafi. The recording was only completed earlier this month and precedes a new solo project coming soon from Frost Gamble which includes guest featured artists Rah Digga, Ras Kass, Skyzoo, KXNG Crooked, Ruste Juxx, Guilty Simpson and many more….futher details to follow

DA FLYY HOOLIGAN – “S.C.U.M.”

Releasing October 27th and available to pre-order, it’s the new album by north west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan, long regarded as one of the most gifted and creative lyricists within the burgeoning UK rap scene. DFH also spent time based in NYC becoming part of J-Ronin’s “All Elements” movement, and went on to record with Sav Killz, Prince Po, M1 of Dead Prez, Hasan Salaam, D.V Alias Khryst and the late Sean P. The new album features US luminaries Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin.

You can keep up to date with news on the most recent single, EP and album releases via 22 Entertainment’s twitter feed @22Entertainmen

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NY State rapper Tone Chop and producer Frost Gamble released their “Veteran EP” in November last year.

Still enjoying coast to coast airplay for their single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to the late Sean Price, the pair are now back in the lab working on an album and have today released the new video “Yes He Can”. Directed by Big Drew Grafix, the Binghamton battler delivers another salvo of his trademark punchline bars over Frost’s raw kicks and snares.

Chop will also appear on “Black Beach”, the new album produced by Frost in collaboration with Detroit rapper ZotheJerk. Out on May 26th, it also features KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Sadat-X, Young Bleed and Guilty Simpson.

CHECK OUT THE VISUALS ON YOUTUBE

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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 :

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HORSESHOE GANG – ALBUM “ANTI-TRAP MUSIC” released April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Ent

Available to buy on iTunes HERE

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.

Available on iTunes HERE take a listen

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CONSTANT DEVIANTS – ALBUM “OMERTA” released June 28th through Six2Six Records

Available to buy on Bandcamp HERE

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.

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TONE CHOP & FROST GAMBLE – EP “VETERAN” released November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Ent

Available to buy on iTunes HERE

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.

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MELANIN 9 – VIDEO “POLAROID” ft Karl Sage launched through Red Snow Records

Melanin 9 product available from Bandcamp HERE

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

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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

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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

“Anti-Trap Music” available from iTunes HERE

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