The new album “The Swashbuckler” presented by Man Bites Dog CEO RML and producer Kount Fif drops on the 27th March.

The label, who have just signed Roc Marciano for his new album due out in September 2012, put together this special release after many years of development. Working with Fif, they have drawn from their own influences of 90’s hip hop to put together a record which represents the spirit of the time.

The album includes features from Karniege, Torae, Killah Priest, Planet Asia, Inspectah Deck, Royce da 5 9, Louis Logic, C Rayz Walz, Copywrite, Cappadonna, Vast Aire, Planet Asia, Outerspace & Heltah Skeltah and is produced in the main by both Kount Fif and fellow MBD labelmate Jason Rose.

They have just released this special bonus track “Bullets Travel” featuring Jason Rose, 2Mex and Empuls
ahead of a new single which will be due out shortly.

Look out for an extensive number of video releases from this album over the coming months

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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)

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

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Been a year in the making, but now Ohio’s Copywrite gets set to release one of the biggest international albums of the year, God Save The King on 30th April 2012.

The Columbus based MC first came to prominence as part of the group Megahertz. His work with producers RJD2, J-Dilla, Cool & Dre, Illmind and collaborations with artists such as Royce da 5 9, Killah Priest, Sean Price, and Dilated Peoples soon established his position on the international hip hop scene through a series of releases including The High Exhaulted, Ultrasound and The Life and Times of Peter Nelson.

Earning a reputation as a battle – hardened MC with punchlines for days, and having just picked up “Best Lyricist” at the Ohio Hip Hop Awards 2011, Copywrite has created an exceptional album. The title is part inspired by the features on this record with some of the best that the UK and US have to offer, and follows previous collaborations with the UK’s Rhyme Asylum, Loudmouth Melvin, Skillit and Sam Khan.

The release includes contributions from some of the most respected MC’s in the UK game, including recently Radio 1 playlisted Context, Mystro, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Melanin 9, Eurogang’s S.A.S. and Bigz Flygerian, Akala, and USG’s Don Jaga. Standing shoulder to shoulder with them are US heavyweights Royce da 5 9, Killah Priest, Illogic, Crooked I, Sean Price, Casual, Evidence, Roc Marciano and Sonny Seeza (Onyx).

Also look out for a special guest appearance by the 1st Lady of Hip Hop, DJ Sarah Love.

Copywrite is on top of his game throughout with his unique flow and rhyme skills, complimented by production from Kount Fif, Stu Bangas, Jaguar Skills, Marco Polo, RJD2, Bronze Nazareth, Surock and Illogic.

This is an album for fans of the real deal – lyricists and MC’s of the highest calibre spittin’ fire over bangin’ beats. Copywrite reinforces his position as one of the most skilled wordsmiths around today while producing a record which showcases the true essence of hip hop from both sides of the Atlantic.

First out the block is the title track G$K, produced by Stu Bangas and featuring Jason Rose and Lewisham’s Dru Blu, currently making huge moves on the UK scene right now with his new single “Living the Dream”.

The video was shot in the United States and in London, the latter courtesy of Dirty Media and Despa of Stay Fresh Digital. Stu Bangas also produced last year’s “English Troops” with Dru Blu and English Frank. Both Copywrite & Dru Blu go in hard on this joint with some choice cutting provided courtesy of DJ Drastik.

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The album God Save The King releases in the UK on 30th April 2012 on Man Bites Dog Records, also home to Megahertz, Vast Aire, Kount Fif, Dub Sonata and more. Look out for much more news on this release over the coming months including plans for a future UK & European tour later in the year.

Further information available at www.copywritesworld.com

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VAST AIRE – “THE CANNON OF SAMUS REMIX” ft Kenyattah Black and Context MC

A new August 2011 exclusive remix of Vast Aire’s “The Cannon of Samus” featuring Kenyattah Black & the UK’s Context MC. Produced by AreWhy, the original version appears on Vast’s album Ox 2010 : A Street Odyssey out on Man Bites Dog Records now. The album also includes features from Cappadonna, Raekwon, Vordul Mega & Guilty Simpson on The Verdict, a track which also recently had a recent UK remix featuring Haze from Eurogang.

In early autumn Vast will release a new EP of remixes and B-Sides “A Space Iliad”. Context MC is one of the biggest emerging talents in the UK right now, getting huge support for releases such as “Off With Their Heads” and his current release “Listening to Burial”

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Ohio’s Copywrite drops this banger “PYT” with the UK’s Loudmouth Melvin and Skillit as a pre-cursor to his new album “God Save The King”, due out late autumn on Man Bites Dog Records. The track produced by Kount Fif also features Jay Notes.

He started out in the game in 1998 as part of the still current group Mhz, and became known for working with producers RJD2 on The High Exhaulted, Jay Zone & Jay Dilla on Cruise Control and featured with the UK’s Rhyme Asylum in 2007. He’s earned the reputation in the States as a battle hardened MC with punchlines for days, and spent the past year putting together the new solo album as well as the new Mhz album “Megacy” due out 2012.

“God Save The King” includes features from Mystro, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Melanin 9, Akala, Bigz Flygerian, SAS, Don Strapzy, Context & Don Jaga, standing shoulder to shoulder with Sean Price, Royce da 5 9, Crooked I, Inspectah Deck, Roc Marciano, and more.

He will be in the UK shortly for some video shoots, and the associated tour is being arranged in the UK and Europe for February 2012.

Artist twitter accounts @CopyWrite @LoudMouthMelvin @SkillitMusic @KountFif

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