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.
Released today through New Dawn Records, the new album “Dopeliss” by rapper and producer Az Izz of legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz.
Together with Pace Won, Young Zee, Rah Digga and D.U., the Brick City crew were noted for their work with The Fugees, Wu Tang and a new emerging force from Detroit, D12. More recently pursuing a career in tv, film and sports music production, Az has returned to the hip hop fold with his first major solo album in several years. Largely self produced with additional contributions by Qua Z Mo, DJ 3rdRell and DJ Profluent, the guest featured artists include several of his fellow former group members and further luminaries from the local independent scene including Drift, Rube the Difference and Jaja Kenyatta.
From boom bap to hard driving electronic beats, the production maps the evolution of the east coast sound underpinned lyrically by the traditional art of storytelling, street life, aspirations and struggles. Back in the game with another flag planted for the Garden State, essential listening.
1 Let Me Get That ft Slang Ton, Pace Won & D.U. (produced by Az Izz)
2 Crazy ft D.U. (produced by Az Izz)
3 Gunz n Dice Games (produced by Az Izz)
4 Ghetto (produced by Az Izz)
5 Trouble (produced by 3rdRell)
6 Gettin’ It ft Drift (produced by Az Izz)
7 You Know (produced by Az Izz)
8 Nunya (produced by Qua Z Mo)
9 Interstate ft Nam & D.U. (produced by DJ Profluent)
10 Itz da $$ ft Equip, Rube the Difference & Jaja Kenyatta (produced by Az Izz)
Available to stream and download from all major digital platforms and stores including APPLE, TIDAL & AMAZON Also on Spotify and Soundcloud
New video out today by Brick City’s lyrical marksman Tru Trilla, “Real Rap” featuring fellow 050 Boyz group member Prince Ak is taken from his album “God of Barz” released through New Dawn Records on May 29th.
Filmed in downtown Newark just before the turn of the year, the pair trade verses over a hard edged gritty beat produced by Barcelona’s Sumerio Square. Set on a verbal warpath, the seasoned veterans deliver punchline salvos of hard bars against weak representations and pale imitations in equal measure, dismantling defences with the ease of prize fighters earning stripes for their home State. Some spicy heat for the street, 050 Dat !
Check it out on Youtube
The album available from all streaming platforms and digital stores includes further production by Chicago’s DNA Beatz, the UK’s Chat One and award winning Clinton Place (aka Jamal Nueve NJ/LA) with New Jersey natives Fly Kwa, Confucious and Middy Murdock appearing as the additional guest featured artists.
DJ’s who would like any of the tracks for airplay, or any members of the media and press with enquiries regarding Tru Trilla and the album can send all requests to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are available HERE
Rapper and producer Az Izz, formerly of legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz, returns with the self produced AA side single “Ghetto” b/w “Crazy” out today, the third from his new album “Dopeliss” releasing through New Dawn Records on July 3rd.
Together with Pacewon, Young Zee, Rah Digga and D.U., the Brick City crew were noted for their work with The Fugees, Wu Tang and a new emerging force from Detroit at the time, D12. More recently pursuing a career in tv, film and sports music production, Az marks his arrival back with a first major solo offering in several years which blends the sounds of hip hop through the ages.
On “Ghetto”, the classic sound of the east coast prevails through guitar hooks and blaring brass on journeys to the gritty underbelly of the city, bars portraying street tales from the hood in the daily battle between survival and aspiration. Meanwhile on “Crazy”, aptly named for these times, heavy kicks and electronica fuel the adrenaline of a chaotic Brick City ride accompanied by fellow group member D.U.
London rapper Phoenix da Icefire and producer Husky Brown released their phenomenal new album “Panacea” on Tuesday May 5th through New Dawn Records.
The fresh and rare fusion of hip hop, dub, bass, r&b, electronica and soul provides the soundtrack for Phoenix’s narrative addressing many of today’s key issues facing the planet including climate change, environmental destruction, mental and physical health, knife crime, racism and inner city life.
The caliber of this release has not been lost on the media, evident in two reviews published by Stateside onlines Slo Flo Sound and Triple OT.
Meanwhile, the label have just marked their first year back since re-launching last April with a new upload to Mixcloud. “Re:Generate” mixed by DJ Santoi includes a select choice of singles and tracks NDR have released over the past 12 months by Underground Cartel, Tru Trilla, Belles in Monica, Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown, Krash Slaughta and Az Izz. A spicy 30 minute mash up of beats, rhymes and turntablism
For all information about New Dawn Records, head over to their official website www.newdawnrecs.com All media enquiries about New Dawn Records’ releases can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE
Rising producer & rapper Ande Bishop releases his debut EP “Ocean$” on 19th May having recently signed a new record deal with Seven 13 Entertainment.
Having produced Londn Blue’s “False Hope” EP in 2014, he’s made an impressive start since switching focus to his own solo career at the turn of the year with a series of releases featured exclusively in The Source, Mechanical Dummy and JackThriller, while his first official video for his single “MoneyorFriendz” has been aired by MTV and VH-1. Even Rick Ross shared the stream of his single “OLDJAYZVIDEOS” on his own Soundcloud page.
He has just released this new bonus cut “Strictly 4 My Friendz” premiered a little earlier today by Elevator Magazine
Estimated by many as the “one to watch” from the new wave of Southern artists, Ande now shares his time equally between Atlanta and Alabama and has been busy recording new tracks for an album planned later in the year while conducting interviews with members of the international press. Look out for this kid.
All press & media inquiries regarding Ande Bishop including interview requests or DJ requests for the full quality mp3 of “Strictly For My Friendz” can be sent to UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE
Originally from Long Beach California, and currently based in Kansas, rapper Matt Maddox follows up the release of his debut solo album “Asylum Artistry” in 2010 with the long awaited sophomore “Righteous Fury”
Due out on 25th February via the partnership of Red Phone Records and Seven 13 Music, the 19 track hip hop banger – which comes in at just under an hour in running time – has been previewed at the UK’s online platform Rawroots, long time established for covering homegrown and international artists with news, features, videos and releases.
Look out for a lot more news on this release in the next couple of months as the Emcee prepares for scheduled appearances at SXSW followed by a tour with Slaughterhouse
The tracklist is as follows
1. No Country For Old Men produced by Engineer
2. Interlude produced by Sultan Mir
3. Sick & Tired cuts by TMB produced by Sultan Mir
4. BARbarians ft Godilla, UG & Born Unique produced by Hellzwind
5. Work ft Mina Fedora produced by Skammadix
6. El Mariachi produced by Nemesis
7. The Get Back ft King Magnetic produced by Skammadix
8. Comedy Pt 1 produced by Skammadix
9. Murder Weapons ft Swann Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance (of Jedi Mind Tricks)
10. Spider Man ft Adlib & Reef The Lost Cauze produced by Vanderslice
11. Mjolnir ft Burke the Jurke Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance (of Jedi Mind Tricks)
12. King Killer produced by Sicknature (of Germany’s Snowgoons)
13. Olympus Has Fallen Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
14. Upon A Pale Horse ft Edd Bundy Cuts by TMB produced by the UK’s Edd Bundy
15. Comedy Pt 2 produced by Skammadix
16. A Time To Kill Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
17. Street Art ft Tragedy Khadafi Cuts by TMB produced by Skammadix
18. Reality’s a Bitch produced by Skammadix
19. Show Must Go On produced by Nemesis
Copies of the album are now available to media for review. Any press & magazines requiring a copy, or with requests for interviewing Matt Maddox can contact UrbanElite PR HERE You can read the full press release HERE
Meanwhile, check the new single “Street Art” featuring Tragedy Khadafi launched late last week
Nominated for MTV’s “Brand New Unsigned for 2013” recently, London’s Skripture launches his debut self produced single for No Help No Handouts Records.
“Bark (Back It Up)” is also the first release from this brand new British label set up to showcase some of the most creative and pioneering artists from around the world.
A founding member of The Truth MoveMENT and trans-Atlantic urban rock group The Score, Skripture has produced for Bashy, IAM1 and Saukrates, and developed his own solo career as an emcee and musician in recent times with the launch of his Skripture Sunday’s Mixtape in 2011. Drawing on influences as diverse as The Beatles, J Dilla, Wiley and Phonte, he’s busy in the studio recording new material for 2013.
The first single also comes with a remix by London grime producer Levlz who has worked with Chipmunk and Riko Dan of Roll Deep, and has already been taking up some impressive UK radio airtime. Releasing on 9th December, also look out for an accompanying video being launched in the next few weeks.
Bark (Back It Up) original radio edit
Bark (Back It Up) Levlz grime remix
Any djs looking for the mp3s of the clean edits of either mix, and also the instrumentals, or for any other media enquiries about the release or artist, contact UrbanElite PR HERE