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North London’s Iron Braydz releases his new EP “Verbal sWARdz” tomorrow, Monday 14th April, the first of a series of releases in the coming year whether as a solo artist or as a member of London crews Triple Darkness and FuFu Gang.

He also continues his fledgling acting career with an appearance in a new independent film “Night Bus”, shot by British award winning director Simon Baker who made the Paralympic series for UK terrestrial tv station Channel 4.

Regarded for a number of years as one of the UK’s most skilled lyricists, the EP has generated widespread international media interest, and latest to review is British online publication Eye Know Hip Hop

An insightful synopsis of the 10 track release concludes “Verbal sWARdz is an exciting omen of what’s to come from the newest member of Triple Darkness. The features he obtained from some of the most respected names in the States along with his ability to form cohesive songs ensures whatever Braydz will accomplish next can only further his ascension.

The article can be read in full HERE

Iron Braydz has produced the majority of the beats and also features Prince Po, Triple Darkness, Sean Price, Kyza, Phat Kat, Skriblah and Kiss FM’s DJ Shortee Blitz.

Look out for a new video of the track “Rambo” featuring Kyza & Skriblah releasing this week on Global Faction’s Youtube channel shot on location in east London

Meantime, check out the audio stream on Soundcloud of the entire EP

Iron Braydz “Verbal sWARdz” releases on his own Unorthostract label and will be available from http://braydz.bandcamp.com You can also follow him on twitter @Braydz

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Long Beach rapper (currently resident in Kansas) Matt Maddox sat down with American online publication Face 2 Face Magazine recently to discuss his early days, starting out in Long Beach and then moving to Hawaii and the reasons behind that where he speaks openly about a number of family issues

As an artist who first picked up the pen at only 10 years old, he discusses the influences west coast and east coast hip hop artists have had on him, whether Dre, Snoop & NWA, or Nas and Wu Tang, and how a fusion of styles has led to him developing what he describes as a mix of “hardcore street rap & underground”

He discusses the transition of the politically focused content of his first album Asylum Artistry to a more personal perspective in the current release “Righteous Fury” and his desire to “empower people – not just be another number”

Interesting insight to the man, and you can read the interview HERE

He released the aforementioned “Righteous Fury” through Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music on 25th February, and it is available from a wide selection of international online stores in both digital and physical CD formats

It boasts production from Skammadix, Nemesis, Sultan Mir, Engineer, C Lance, Sicknature & Vanderslice, turntablism throughout by fellow Red Phone labelmate DJ TMB, and features Tragedy Khadafi, Adlib, Reef the Lost Cauze, King Magnetic, Burke the Jurke and many more, including British Emcee Edd Bundy.

Check out the full audio stream for it

Currently working on new projects and planning various tours including a visit to Europe due in the autumn, look out for him launching his new video for “Work” any day now. Keep up to date with his progress on twitter @MattMaddox82

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As north London rapper & producer Iron Braydz prepares to release his “Verbal sWARdz” EP on 14th April, he took time out to speak with two British magazines recently.

The London Word is a general lifestyle publication focused on the people of London, representing all aspects of the experience of living in the city. They run a series called “My London” and in the latest edition Iron Braydz speaks on his favourite area of London, most vivid memory of the city and ideal day & nights out, what aspects he feels makes London unique, the Londoner who has impressed him the most, his greatest inspiration in life and much more

Read the full article HERE

Wordplay Magazine is a well known publication representing various aspects of hip hop culture, and recently reviewed the new EP. As part of their ongoing “10 Questions” series, they spoke with Braydz about lyrics by other artists which have stood out, 3 joints he wish he’d been involved with, 3 MCs he’d want to work with and his most played album

Read it all HERE

Largely self produced, the new EP includes features by several of his fellow Triple Darkness members, Kyze, Skriblah, Prince Po, Sean Price and Phat Kat, and will be the first of a series of releases in the next year for one of the most respected hip hop lyricists in the UK today. Also look out for him appearing in a new film “Night Bus” later in the year shot by award winning director Simon Baker, responsible for Channel 4’s Paralympic series.

Check his joint “Millennium” featuring Prince Po

Keep up to date with him on twitter @Braydz and look out for a lot more international coverage coming on this release in the next few weeks

Any further press & media inquiries about this release, whether requests for promotional copies of the EP to review, or requests to interview Iron Braydz can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Multi genre British online music magazine AAA Music spoke to north London hip hop emcee and producer recently ahead of the release of his new EP “Verbal sWARdz” on 14th April

The newest member of Triple Darkness, also a member of hip hop collective The FuFu Gang, spoke on his early days and his inspirations to be involved in music, his previous releases, live shows, his thoughts on the physical releases compared to digital downloads, what uniquely identifies himself as an artist and his plans for the future

Read the full article HERE

The 10 track EP is largely self produced, but also features some heavyweight lyricists from the UK and United States. here is the full tracklisting :

1 – Intro
2 – Scorpion Sting ft Kyza (produced by Iron Braydz)
3 – Crowbar Head Topper with Solar Black & Ray Vendetta (produced by Ringz of Saturn)
4 – Millennium ft Prince Po (produced by Daniel Taylor)
5 – Dredd (produced by Iron Braydz)
6 – Rambo ft Kyza & Skriblah (produced by Iron Braydz)
7 – Firey Red ft Sean Price (produced by Iron Braydz)
8 – Dobermans ft Phat Kat & DJ Shortee Blitz (produced by Agor)
9 – Rambo Relapse ft Kyza, Skriblah, Black Cripton & Solar Black (produced by Iron Braydz)
10 – Verbal sWARdz ft Cyrus Malachi (produced by Iron Braydz)

Check the audio stream of the track Firey Red featuring Sean Price originally launched 2 years ago

The first in what is planned to be a series of releases over the next year, this looks like being a busy 12 months for one of the UK’s most talented rappers, not least with a role in a new upcoming independent film shot by award winning director Simon Baker

Keep up to date with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and the publication at @AAAMusic_UK

There has been widespread interest in the release from international media to date, and any other members of the press who would like promotional copies of the EP to review, or requests to interview Iron Braydz can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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London’s Guestlist Network is both an online publication and a monthly newspaper covering various genres of music, reporting news on releases, tours, club events, film, fashion and more.

Their contributor Matt Watkins spoke with local hip hop Emcee and producer Iron Braydz recently to discuss his new EP “Verbal sWARdz” which releases on 14th April, the comparisons between the UK and US hip hop scenes, and the influences from the early days which have stayed with him

Read the full article HERE

The 10 track EP which also features Sean Price, Prince Po, Triple Darkness, Phat Kat, Kyza & Skriblah…with a special appearance by Kiss FM’s DJ Shortee Blitz… is the first of a planned series of releases over the coming year for one of the UK’s most gifted lyricists, and you can also expect to see him make an appearance in a new independent film Night Bus later in the year. Meantime, check out his new video “Dredd” which, as with the majority of the EP, is also self produced.

You can keep up to date with him on social media, on twitter he’s @Braydz and on Facebook “HollaAtBraydz“. You can also reach the magazine on twitter @GuestlistDotNet and Matt at @DarksideNewz

We’ve received a big response from international media to this release in the past few weeks, the results of which you will see shortly. All members of the press and media who would like to request a copy of the EP to review, or to interview Iron Braydz, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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The latest review of the new Iron Braydz EP “Verbal sWARdz” has been published by British online Fabricate

The north London Emcee & producer has put together a very strong 10 track release, which also features Prince Po, Triple Darkness, Sean Price, Kyza and Skriblah, and the new review written by Ethan Everton reflects the quality on display

Snapshot passages from the review :

Back to dominantly instil fear into weak MC’s and shed a wealth of knowledgeable insights, Iron Braydz marks his return on April 14th with his Verbal sWARdz EP…..throughout the EP, Braydz induces terror over dark, bassy instrumentals, spitting without compassion or empathy through a multitude of immodest verses….compiled full of lyrical devastation, with too many unnerving & aggro verses to count. Full of quick-fire rhymes, intricate verbal frenzies and perspectives worth pondering, we shall be watching Iron Braydz future movements ready for when he decides to unleash the beast that patiently resides within him

Read all about it HERE

Iron Braydz is currently putting together a new video release to hopefully coincide with the EP’s release on 14th April, but meantime check the Triple Darkness & FuFu Gang member’s most recent release “Dredd”

Keep up to date with him on twitter @Braydz and also the publication @Fabricate_UK

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Chase March, contributor to the renowned international hip hop online platform The Word is Bond, broadcasts a weekly Rap Radio Hour, and spoke recently to MidWest rapper Matt Maddox about his new album Righteous Fury which released on 25th February

There’s been extensive international media coverage over the past couple of months for the ex Guerilla War Tactix member’s sophomore album, his first in 4 years following the release of Asylum Artistry. He has taken his time putting the latest release together which he describes as his “most personal to date”, and called in the production skills of Skammadix, Nemesis, Sultan Mir, Jedi Mind Tricks’ C Lance, Vanderslice, Engineer, The Snowgoons’ Sicknature and the UK’s Edd Bundy. Throughout the album there is turntablism of the highest caliber courtesy of his Red Phone labelmate DJ TMB.

In addition to his own trademark raucous delivery, the album also benefits from contributions by Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic, Reef the Lost Cauze, Adlib, Burke the Jurke and many more

Broadcast originally on Sunday 16th March, the audio stream of the interview was uploaded to The Word of Bond which you can hear HERE

The album is available in digital and CD formats from a variety of international online stores, released through Red Phone Records & Seven 13 Music

The international iTunes link is HERE

Among many other stores, the CD version can be ordered from UGHH.com HERE

One of the most commonly mentioned tracks has been “No Country For Old men”, a tribute to the legends in hip hop and for the traditional values of hip hop itself. Check out the video

Keep up to date with Matt and his labels on twitter @MattMaddox82 @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music and check by the guys over at @TheWordIsBond

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Once again, Matt Oliver has delivered his monthly round up of news and releases from the world of hip hop in his Rapture & Verse column which appears in the long established British physical and online publication Clash Magazine.

In what is always an information packed look back at the month just passed, the current edition includes The Stonesthrow Documentary launch in Brixton, and further upcoming UK visits by Talib Kweli, Jazzy Jeff, Blu & Exile, Bishop Nehru & De La Soul.

Among the releases covered are those by Chuck English, Freddie Gibbs, Willie the Kid, Pharoahe Monch, Blanco & The Jacka, J Cole and the new EP by north London’s Iron Braydz “Verbal sWARdz” which releases on 14th April

The piece reads “The robust scriptures of Iron Braydz map out the path from Shaolin to North London and flip soul samples and voodoo fumes into street-spattered brain matter on ‘Verbal sWARdz’. The Triple Darkness delegate has his bare knuckle dawn raids viewing reality wide-eyed supported by an impressive pack of Phoenix Da Icefire, Prince Po, Kyza, Sean Price and Phat Kat. Bruising.

The column is always a good read, and worth checking it out HERE

Accompanying the article was also the latest video from Iron Braydz “Dredd”. Check it out :

There’s been a high level of international media interest in this release already, so look out for much more coverage in the weeks ahead. Meanwhile keep up to date with Iron Braydz via twitter @Braydz and on Facebook “HollaAtBraydz” You can also reach the magazine via @Clash_Music

All press & media enquiries about Iron Braydz EP “Verbal sWARdz”, requests for promotional copies to review or requests to interview Iron Braydz, can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Now based in Kansas, Cali rapper and ex Guerilla War Tactix member Matt Maddox is hitting the ground running in 2014

With his first solo album in 4 years “Righteous Fury” due to release on February 25th, he will also be busy on the road. Scheduled to appear at SXSW, tour with Slaughterhouse and further plans to tour the UK and Europe all by the late Spring, he’s kicking the year off with the release of the new single “Street Art”.

Produced by Skammadix with quality turntablism courtesy of fellow Red Phone labelmate TMB, Maddox is joined on the mic by Queensborough veteran Tragedy Khadafi, as they take it in turns to verbally tear into the beat like knives through butter.

The album also includes features from King Magnetic, Reef The Lost Cauze, Swann and the UK’s Edd Bundy, with further production supplied by a host of names including Snowgoons’ Sicknature, C Lance (Jedi Mind Tricks), Vanderslice, Nemesis and many more. Releases through Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music. Definitely a name to watch this year.

You can reach them all on twitter @MattMaddox82 @TragedyKhadafi @Skammadix & @DJTMB

Check out the audio stream on Soundcloud

Any djs not already serviced with the full quality clean radio edit mp3 can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

The album is available on pre-order which will also come with signed t-shirts, posters & stickers all for free shipping. You can find out more HERE

You can read the full album press release HERE We have just begun servicing media with copies of the album for review, so any press or magazine enquiries regarding the release, or requests for interviews, can again be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Former Guerilla War Tactix member Matt Maddox releases his new solo album “Righteous Fury” on 25th February, the long awaited follow up to his debut solo release for Red Phone Records “Asylum Artistry” in 2010

The Kansas based emcee comes hard out the blocks on this single BARbarians produced by Hellzwind, where he’s also joined on the mic by Godilla, UG and Born Unique. All go in hard on this raucous banger and sets down a marker for the album which also includes contributions from Tragedy Khadafi, Stu Bangas, C-Lance (Jedi Mind Tricks), SickNature (Snowgoons) and King Magnetic

Tours of Europe and Australia are in the works for the Spring of 2014 as well as an appearance at SXSW on 16th March

The single is available now on iTunes HERE

You can connect with them on twitter :

Matt Maddox @MattMaddox82
Godilla @humanzoogodilla
UG @therealug
Born Unique @bornpesci
HellzWind @HellzWindProd

More information from the label www.redphonerecords.net / twitter @redphonerecords

Check the video out

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