Long established as a cornerstone of the UK hip hop scene, prolific rapper Ramson Badbonez swaps the mic for the mixing desk for the first time with the release today of his explosive new album “Lead by Example” through New Dawn Records.

One of the most impressive production debuts witnessed for many years is also extremely rare in nature.  Seldom, if ever, has such a line up of hip hop heavyweights from the USA, UK and Canada featured together on the one record, all standing shoulder to shoulder to deliver the highest standard lyricism, compelling rhymes and slick wordplay.

Beats fused with original funk, soul, rare groove and jazz provide a powerful and diverse soundtrack laced with additional turntablism courtesy of ITF Advancement Champion DJ Jazz T, UK DMC Finalist DJ Miracle and IDA World Finalist Kompoze, while Ramson continues to showcase his own lyrical prowess on selected tracks.   An essential collector’s item with few comparisons, a genuine landmark release.

TRACKLIST

  • 1 On Your Mark (Intro) ft DJ Miracle
  • 2 Stay True ft Reks, Ruste Juxx & Blacastan
  • 3 Rap to the Future ft Dizzy Dustin, Mr Hooper & Moka Only cuts by Kompoze
  • 4 Nonchalant ft Mark Fear
  • 5 Bismillah ft Justo the MC, Johaz & Sleep Sinatra
  • 6 Wolves ft Phoenix da Icefire & Cyclonious
  • 7 Equality for Every ft Chima Anya
  • 8 Lame Duck ft Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa & Prince Ak
  • 9 Chinchillas
  • 10 Reservoir Dogs ft Az Izz, Cymarshall Law, Speed Walton & Quip
  • 11 Black Hole Cypher ft Kashmere, Truemendous, MysDiggi, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, Gee Bag, Confucius, Jehst & Phoenix da Icefire
  • 12 Lead by Example ft Recognize Ali, Skyzoo & Juxx Diamondz cuts by DJ Jazz T

Available from all digital streaming platforms and stores including APPLE, TIDAL, AMAZON, BANDCAMP & SPOTIFY

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New single released today and the fourth to be taken from the album “Lead by Example” by London’s Ramson Badbonez, his debut as a producer.

Out on August 27th through New Dawn Records, rarely has such a line up of hip hop heavyweights from both sides of the Atlantic featured together on the one LP, resulting in a showcase of the highest quality rhymes, beats and turntablism.

Previous singles “Stay True”, “Lead by Example” and “Black Hole Cypher / Rap to the Future” bench marked the standards, and latest offering “Lame Duck” follows in the same vein as New Jersey verbal assassins Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa and Prince Ak are next to enter the ring with their trademark raw and uncompromising punchlines delivering knockout blows to all comers, the energy intensified by the potent bass and kicks combinations for a concoction of bars and beats that go the full distance.  Hard as nails.

Available to stream and download at Apple, Amazon, Tidal, Spotify & Bandcamp

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A month after releasing their groundbreaking new album “Panacea” through New Dawn Records, London rapper Phoenix da Icefire and producer Husky Brown chopped it up with the UK’s online Urban Vault.

In the new interview just published the pair discuss how they came to work together, the construction and concepts behind the album and the aspects of which they are particularly proudest.

Phoenix also provides further information about his Sovereign Comics company and the community projects with which they are involved while future plans are also outlined. Read the article in full HERE

Released on May 5th, “Panacea” represents quite an exceptional body of work, both in terms of its fusion of hip hop, bass, dub, r&b, soul and electro weaved together by Husky’s production techniques, and the extremely powerful subject matter addressed by Phoenix, sadly all too relevant given recent developments.

Issues relating to the environment, well being, mental health, knife crime, positive aspirations, disengagement, The Windrush scandal and institutional racism more generally are all tackled with highly skilled lyricism, but refreshingly always with the underlying theme of offering solutions and hope for a positive future.

Look out for an official video for the track “The Humans are Coming” in the not too distant future, but meanwhile you can stream and download the album from Apple / iTunes, Tidal, Amazon or here on Spotify

Connect with Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown on Twitter @PhoenixdaFire @HuskyBrown and Instagram @PhoenixdaIcefire @Huskybrown.Official

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Released today by New Dawn Records, the third single by New Jersey rapper Tru Trilla to be taken from his forthcoming album “God of Barz” out May 29th.

Following on from “Word of God” and “God’s Sympathy”, the Brick City lyrical marksman brings more of his customary savage firepower to “God’s Mercy”.  Going on a ferocious verbal rampage through a series of relentless hard bars and punchlines, the raw energy is intensified by the explosive production courtesy of Chicago’s DNA Beatz.  Set the dial high and prepare for the onslaught, this is the real deal.

“God of Barz” includes further production by Jamal Neuve (aka Clinton Place NJ/LA), the UK’s Chat One and Barcelona’s Sumerio Square with guest featured artists Prince Ak, Fly Kwa, Middy Murdock and Confucious all reppin’ the Garden State.  

Distributed by Ingrooves / Universal and available to stream and download from APPLE, TIDAL, AMAZON, and also streaming on Spotify & Soundcloud

Connect with Tru Trilla and New Dawn Records on Twitter @Egofree2_050 @NewDawnRecs and on Instagram @Trilla050 @RealNewDawnRecs

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On the evening of their new album “Omerta” releasing, Constant Deviants head through to The Bronx to be guests of Fred Ones on Guerrilla Grooves Radio.

Listen in online and catch them live in the studio via www.guerrillagroovesradio.com

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The album is being distributed worldwide in vinyl format, check with local specialist record stores for availability.

It is available to buy in digital mp3 format now direct from Six2Six Records Bandcamp

This is the lossless audio version of the album stream

The group will be guests on various radio shows in NYC and New Jersey every night this week – details updated on this site daily. Keep up to date with their news on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts @Six2SixShift @IncredibleCutts and over on their FACEBOOK 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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North London rapper & producer Iron Braydz sat down with British multi genre online music magazine Subba Cultcha recently ahead of the release of his new “Verbal sWARdz” EP which is available now from his BANDCAMP

The magazine’s contributor Ben Bradford spoke with the Triple Darkness member about the origins of the EP’s title, discussed the reasons behind the Emcee’s earlier inclination to give up music and the factors which influenced his decision to continue, they talk through specific tracks on the EP and working with Prince Po, his time in the States and his plans for his future album scheduled to be released later in 2014.

Read the full article HERE

The Verbal sWARdz EP received widespread international media coverage and laid down a strong marker for what’s to come later in the year. Largely self produced, it features Prince Po, Sean Price, Phat Kat, Triple Darkness, Kyza, Skriblah and a guest appearance from Kiss FM’s DJ Shortee Blitz.

While only available to the public from Braydz’ Bandcamp linked above, here is the full audio stream on Soundcloud

One of the most respected British lyricists in the past few years, all hip hop heads who appreciate the superior proponents of the art form should keep an eye out for this guy over the coming months. You can connect with him on twitter @Braydz and on Facebook “HollaAtBraydz

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