The owner of recently relaunched label New Dawn Records, the parent company of in-house promotions and marketing division UrbanElite PR will be live on air Tuesday May 21st at 1pm PST / 4pm EST / 9pm GMT / 10pm CET giving an extremely rare interview to Harlem’s The Beef Stew Show which broadcasts on Blogtalk Radio.

You can listen in live HERE

If you miss the live broadcast it will be repeated on iHeart, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play and College Underground Radio.

Originally established in 1996, NDR operated until 2004 before putting all of their resources into developing UrbanElite PR as a stand alone company who would go on to be one of the leading promoters of independent hip hop worldwide. Campaigns included D12, Idris Elba, Souls of Mischief, TQ, Rah Digga, Bumpy Knuckles, Vast Aire, Copywrite, Verbal Kent, Horseshoe Gang, Kid Vishis, Melanin 9, Ultramagentic MC’s, Constant Deviants, 050 Boyz and many more

Since relaunching in April and reverting UrbanElite PR back to its original in-house role, the label have so far released two EP’s with more to come.

BELLES IN MONICA “Y’ALL IN MELTDOWN” released April 26th

UNDERGROUND CARTEL “SAPIENTIA” released May 17th

Distributed by Ingrooves, all the releases are also available to stream and download from Apple, Beatport, Amazon, Deezer and Soundcloud

Currently planning for the release of a second EP by Belles in Monica “Natsukashii” on June 7th while arranging roster additions, tune in to Blogtalk Radio to hear more about the label’s plans

You can keep up to date with NDR’s news at their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their new social media platforms on Twitter @newdawnrecs IG @realnewdawnrecs & FB @OfficialNewDawnRecords

UrbanElite PR

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The past few years have proven to be an exceptionally busy and productive time for us, not least due to our various activities evolving beyond the original UK and European marketplaces.

This natural expansion developed over 5 years means we also now operate within the United States, Canada and Australia in addition to some further residual territories.

Simultaneously we streamlined some aspects of our promotional services which are now concentric around core products, typically EP’s and albums incorporating any affiliated singles or videos. In turn, this enabled us to provide further logistical support assistance for our clients which has regularly proven highly beneficial given we predominantly operate within the independent sector often working with new, emerging and developing artists and labels.

Handling publicity for an established artist is very different in nature to that of a new or emerging name, as are the promotional procedures.

Having worked with both categories for over a decade, and with a more re-alligned focus on the latter, our experience means we understand the multiple factors which media will consider in their decision making processes.

Consequently the additional guidance, assistance and support we regularly provide has proven pivotal in consistently securing a high turnover of coverage and airplay internationally, irrespective of an artist’s original perceived standing.

Our re-structure also means that while hip hop and rap music has diversified and become in itself multi-genre, by specializing in defined niche markets we ensure your music is provided to the most appropriate targets.

While our main site page is updated primarily with news of ongoing campaigns such as new published coverage, reviews, interviews and general release information, the pages provide all the details you would require to gain a clear understanding of all the services we provide, and the marketplace within which we operate. They are linked below as follows :

PREVIOUS MEDIA CAMPAIGNS

Recommended for those wishing to understand the full range of services we provide, this section includes summaries of the activity we undertook for select cases with a particular focus on campaigns involving new and independent emerging artists, the logistical assistance provided and resultant media coverage.

SINGLES PROMOTED

Now always affiliated to an ongoing EP or album campaign, this section has music content as a guide to the style we most commonly promote. Similarly the ARTIST VIDEOS : MUSIC & INTERVIEWS section has a mix of official music videos together with media and radio interviews we arranged.

MAGAZINES & PRESS

This section contains snapshots of media coverage secured for select campaigns. Most of the artists we’ve worked with are listed HERE

These pages have been designed to answer the questions we are most commonly asked, however if you would require any more information, our contact details are available HERE

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New Jersey’s 050 Boyz are renowned for their energetic high octane live stage shows, and will be performing at the Black Bear Bar in Brooklyn on Monday 2nd November as part of a quality line up arranged by The Writters Block Concert Series.

Should be a big night for fans of real hip hop in the area, with additional dj sets courtesy of Toshi, Joe Bodega, Sky and more artists on the bill ready to rip the mic.

Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK will be joined by DJ Nugget to bring the noise just as they did through the summer at events such as the Lincoln Park and 24 Hours of Peace Festivals, and this official video of their track “Hot Damn” represents the kind of vibe people can expect to see on the night

050 Boyz – Hot Damn (Official Music Video – produced by Clinton Place) from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

The group released their much acclaimed debut album “Everything 050” (available HERE) in August and appeared as guests on various radio shows including The Bodega Cold Kutz Show, the LFHQ show with DJ Premier and the Rap Is Outta Control show with DJ Eclipse where they performed this freestyle cypher with Boston’s N.B.S.

Well worth gettin down to the Black Bear Bar if you get the chance. Address is 70 N 6th Street, Brooklyn NYC. Doors open 8pm and admission is $12 all night

You can connect with 050 Boyz on FACEBOOK and also via twitter @050_Boyz (@EgoFree2_050 @RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050)

All media, press, dj and booking enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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CD-Hype

A few weeks ago, Emcee M.I. from Constant Deviants sat down with journalist Roberta Lampley, and the subsequent feature published in The Hype Magazine takes an in depth look into how the group operates in the greater context of life as an independent.

The duo released their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May through Six2Six Records, a label M.I. co-owns and runs. The interview delves deeper into the group’s earlier days and touches upon their time with major labels Arista and Roc-A-Fella before returning to the independent fold and beginning their own label.

ConstantDeviants

They discuss their marketing strategy with a brand very much rooted in the traditional Golden Era but with a modern day approach, the rise in vinyl sales, the importance of physical product and how they developed an overseas presence particularly in Europe. The theme in the interview is the wealth of experience M.I. has from his two decades in hip hop having seen the industry on both sides of the Major / Indie coin. The knowledge is likely to be useful to all artists and labels starting up today.

They finish by talking about the new album, how it was devised and how it represents a duo with an almost symbiotic understanding of each other that produces, as the journalist writes, a feel from start to finish of “a cypher with your DJ, and the DJ kept changing the beats“.

For fans of Constant Deviants and those with an interest in the mechanics of operating as an independent artist or label in what would be classified as “real hip hop” today, the interview makes for excellent reading.

Check the full feature HERE

ALBUM COVER

The album is now available in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats directly from Six2Six Records. You can hear & buy it HERE

Taken from the album is the current new single “End All Be All”

Keep up to date with them on social media via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or over on their Facebook Page

All press & media enquiries about Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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TimingIsEverything-BeardedMagazine

British online Bearded Magazine report on a wide range of new independent artists of various genres, providing reviews, features, news and video coverage.

They have an “Introducing…” series of features where they “focus on artists we think are worth shouting about

They have just published one such feature on Detroit MC Kid Vishis who released his debut album “Timing is Everything” on 22nd July 2104.

The feature focuses mainly on the new release, while providing some background : “Being the younger sibling of an already established musical force can often be of detriment to your success…however, when it comes to Detroit-style rap, with all its grit, Kid Vishis isn’t finding it difficult to escape from Royce da 5’9”.

Describing Kid Vishis’ rhymes as flows with “lyrical flair & poignancy, dropping truth bombs….no gimmicks, just pure vocal dexterity“, the album is recommended for those looking for “real roots rap, with bold, confident rhymes spat over crisp beats

Read the whole feature written by Larry Day HERE

Now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and CD formats through Seven 13 Entertainment www.seven13ent.com

AUDIO STREAM

Look out for further international press coverage being published in the coming weeks, and keep up to date with Kid Vishis on twitter @KidVishis for news updates on new releases and shows

Press & media wishing to interview Kid Vishis, or club promoters looking to book Kid Vishis for shows should contact UrbanElite PR HERE with inquiries.

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Rah-FlavourMag

Newark NJ is home to one of the legendary names in the rap & hip hop game, ex Flipmode member Rah Digga

Its been 3 years since she last dropped an official album, 2010’s “Classic”, but she aint been sleepin with a series of buzz joints released to the internet in the past year, a new Hood House EP, a new rap mixtape coming later in the year, the setting up of a new non profit community based dance facility in Newark, running for local office, a new album scheduled for early 2014 and international tour plans

She took time out recently to speak with London based journalist Delphina Scott for one of the UK’s leading urban music, fashion & culture online publications, Flavour Magazine. She talks in depth on all her activities as well as her thoughts on the Kendrick Lamar verse, her views on the new upcoming artists, recording processes and reveals she’d like to work with Roc Marciano, Azealia Banks and how she rates Detroit’s Danny Brown

Read the whole interview HERE

All official Rah Digga product & merchandise can be purchased from her Bandcamp

You can hear all of her joints from the past year over at her Soundcloud

Check out a couple of them

NEW HOES


I HEARD YOU SAY

Look out for news on the new mixtape coming soon, and keep up to date with her on twitter @TheRealRahDigga Get updates from the magazine on twitter @FlavourMag and if youre a real hip hop head, say hi to Delphina @rawbluecheese

Thanks also to Flavour Magazine editor Annika Allen

Any further UK & European media or press inquiries for Rah Digga can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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