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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The latest Rapture & Verse monthly column written by Matt Oliver has just been published in the UK’s Monolith Cocktail.

The column serves as a regular update of all hip hop and rap music news from around the world, album, EP, mixtape and single releases, events, videos, and the latest breaking news about artists from both sides of the Atlantic.

Included in the new issue are Stig of the Dump, MF Doom, Tyler the Creator, Kutmah, Mr Lif & Akrobatik, Tanya Morgan, Action Bronson, Dave East and many more.

Also mentioned in honourable despatches is the new album “S.C.U.M.” by north west rapper Da Flyy Hooligan, produced by the UK’s Agor and including features by Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin. Out on October 28th through US label 22 Entertainment whose back catalogues includes Royce da 5’9″, Fashawn, J-Kwon, Joe Budden, Bumpy Knuckles, KXNG Crooked, it will be available in CD and digital formats distributed by The Orchard

READ THE COLUMN IN FULL HERE

“S.C.U.M.” is also available to pre-order in 22 Ent’s BANDCAMP

The first single released was “Savile Row” featuring Westside Gunn, check out the stream

Connect with the label and artist on social media

Twitter @DaFlyyHooligan @22Entertainmen
IG @DaFlyyHooligan
FB DFHooligan

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The latest “Rapture & Verse” monthly column written by the UK’s Matt Oliver has just been published in Monolith Cocktail.

The column is a regular bite sized but informative summary of news, events, videos, single, EP, mixtape and album releases in the world of hip hop keeping you up to date with the key movers on both sides of the Atlantic.

This month’s article includes Apollo Brown, The Doppelgangaz, Royce da 5’9″, DJ Shadow, David Begun, Public Enemy, LMNO, Big Punisher, Confucius MC, Verb T, Main Source and many more.

Also mentioned in honourable despatches is the new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” by eastcoast rapper / producer duo Tone Chop and Frost Gamble. Releasing on September 29th it includes featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, online battle rap sensation DNA, Canadian upcomer White Rhino and Tragedy Khadafi with whom Frost is currently recording a new album.

READ THE FULL COLUMN HERE

“Respect Is Earned Not Given” will release in digital and CD formats through 22 Entertainment and is available to pre-order on iTunes and Bandcamp

The first single released last month was “Walk the Walk” featuring Kool G Rap, currently receiving airtime on stations including Sirius XM and Rapstation. It is streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud

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Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble are set to release their new album “Black Beach” on May 26th 2017 through 22 Entertainment.

Available to pre-order on iTunes, guest featured artists include KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Sadat-X, Guilty Simpson, Young Bleed, Tone Chop and several more.

UK online Monolith Blogger published a monthly “Rapture & Verse” column written by journalist Matty Oliver. It’s a summary of the latest news, events, videos, singles, albums in the world of hip hop, covering artists from the UK, Canada and USA.

Included in this month’s column are Remy Ma, Nicki Minaj, Kool Keith, Dan The Automator, Talib Kweli, Masta Ace, Your Old Droog, Porter Ray, Leaf Dog, Oddisee, Open Mike Eagle, Joey Bada$$ and many more, with “Black Beach” receiving honourable mentions for its “jawbreaker flow making strong statements, showing Detroit determination to put things right”.

READ THE WHOLE COLUMN HERE

The first single top be released from the album was “Risk vs Reward” featuring Sadat-X. Check the stream on Soundcloud

The duo are currently conducting interviews with international media and are preparing to launch a new video “Axe Somebody” in early April.

Connect with them on Twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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The new monthly column “Rapture & Verse” written by Matt Oliver has just been published in the UK’s Monolith Cocktail.

Serving as a re-cap of all the latest news in hip hop from around the world, whether single, EP or album releases, upcoming events or the latest videos, the condensed format makes it an excellent quick stop reference point to be fully updated.

Among the artists covered this month are Fliptrix, Yasiin Bey, Tanya Morgan, Journalist 103, Clear Soul Forces, Danny Brown, Kool Keith, Paul White, Mac Miller, Esoteric, Inspectah Deck, Lice, Mr Lif & L’Orange….you get the idea.

Also included is news and comment on the new “Veteran EP” by NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble which releases through Seven 13 Music & Ent on November 18th.

READ THE WHOLE COLUMN HERE

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The duo have been prolific with releases in recent weeks. Beginning with the first single from the EP, a tribute to Sean Price, “Leave It Alone” features Ruste Juxx and Nobi.

This was followed by the bonus cut “Being A Boss” which slices the Jadakiss x Nate Dogg joint “Time’s Up” for the hook, while only yesterday they launched their new “Relentless Freestyle” video. Check them out

LEAVE IT ALONE ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi

BEING A BOSS

RELENTLESS FREESTYLE

VETERAN EP AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER FROM iTUNES

Keep up to date with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble on social media :

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
FACEBOOK JOINT PAGE

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UK journalist Matt Oliver writes a monthly column for Monolith Cocktail titled “Rapture & Verse”

It is a monthly round up of all news, EP, album and single releases, videos and event information from the hip hop scenes in the UK and USA.

This month’s starts with a fine simple tribute to the late Phife Dawg, and then in these various categories covers news and releases on artists such as Roots Manuva, Jehst, Cappo, Camp Lo, J Manifesto, Offwhyte, J-Zone, Royce da 5′ 9″ and many more.

Also featured is news of the new Constant Deviants album “Omerta” which releases on Six2Six Records on June 28th. Read what they had to say HERE

Look out for the first of the Constant Deviants freestyle video series “Tre Volte” coming very soon, connect with them on TWITTER and FACEBOOK, and check out their current single “So Underrated”

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Written by Matty Oliver, the monthly Rapture & Verse column which appears in the UK’s Monolith Cocktail is a round up summary of all the news, single releases, album releases and fortcoming events from both sides of the Atlantic.

In the column just published there is news of the line up announced so far for this year’s Boom Bap Festival taking place in Suffolk 29th – 31st July. Among the many performers will be R A the Rugged Man, A-F-R-O, Task Force, Blade and a special one off show by the reformed for the day Phi Life Cypher.

There’s news on releases by Bumpy Knuckles, Ras Kass, Crooked I & Statik Selectah, Elzhi, Anderson Paak, Jazz T & Cappo and many others, including the new album “Anti-Trap Music” by Horseshoe Gang who “have probably got a good chunk of hip-hop pessimists back onside. The four brothers, posse-thick and patiently waiting to fire saliva, pick off multiple styles except for you-know-what..

The column’s always a good read, check it out HERE

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You can catch Horseshoe Gang performing live with KXNG Crooked at Los Globos, 3040 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles on Friday February 26th. They’ll be joined by Smart Asses, Black Kinideez, Omega Nova and Bullet. Show starts 8.30pm PST, tickets available HERE

The CD version of the album, which includes production by Grammy Award winners Pitchshifters, Tabu (Kendrick Lamar & Aftermath) and KXNG Crooked, can be pre-ordered from Seven 13 Music & Ent HERE

In this video, Julius from the group spits some spontaneous bars out on the street on the concept behind the album title.

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

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