Hip Hop crew Belles in Monica released their new EP “Y’All in Meltdown”
on Friday, the first time their classic singles “Y’All Under
Surveillance” & “Meltdown” have been made available together in
digital format, and includes all the celebrated remixes and turntablism
by G-Sharp, Phi Life Cypher’s DJ Nappa, Krash Slaughta, DJ Mr Thing and
Their follow up is the new EP “Natsukashii” out on June 7th 2019 which includes re-worked and produced versions of original masters, instrumentals made available for the first time in any format and some exclusive brand new joints. The trailer video has just been launched on Youtube today
New Dawn Records was first established in 1996, and were the original parent company of UrbanElite PR.
Becoming dormant in 2004 so that all resources could be redirected into developing and establishing the promotional division as one of the leading publicists of independent hip hop & rap music worldwide, the label are relaunching in 2019 with UEP reverting to its original role in house.
Just launched today, the official website www.newdawnrecs.com has all the details about the label’s history while outlining their plans for the future, including information regarding the initial set of releases specially formulated to mark their return.
Originally releasing on vinyl and CD formats, New Dawn Records have partnered with US company Ingrooves for worldwide digital distribution, and have four new EP’s in the pipeline representing a mix of back catalogue never before available in digital format, re-worked and produced originals and brand new exclusive tracks.
This early release phase is ahead of the label working with new artists and their products, several of whom may be very familiar to those aware of past work done by UrbanElite PR.
26th April 2019 sees the first of these EP’s releasing, “Y’All in Meltdown – Lazarus EP Vol 1” by the crew Belles in Monica. A mix of their two singles “Y’All Under Surveillance” and “Meltdown”, originally released on 12″ vinyl, both were championed by BBC Radio 1’s Steve Lamacq among others, enjoyed extensive international club support, received coverage in magazines such as Billboard, DJ and Blues & Soul, and were featured in independent films.
Included are remixes by Phi Life Cypher beatmeister DJ Nappa and the legendary DMC finalst DJ Krash Slaughta with further contributions by producers G-Sharp, Gripper and turntablist supreme DJ Mr Thing. The originals have also received the “re-work” treatment reflected in the ’18 edits.
The second in the series releases 17th May 2019, the “Sapientia EP” by Underground Cartel
A project masterminded by producer Kruze to represent the traditional values of global hip hop culture, this is an international collaboration in the truest sense, with multiple territories represented.
Featured artists include Swiss Precise (KBH), Yukonn MC, Brandon J Atlas, Tone Rome, Lockness, Black Market and Crazy Ballhead (all USA), Creamo and Rapstation’s Mr CRF (both UK), El Meswy (Spain), Magellano (Croatia), Beni Blanco (Originaires du Sud France), Bleek (Holland), Grizu (Germany), Dumi Right (Zimbabwe) and from Italy, Marya and the late, great, Primo Brown (Cor Veleno).
Keep up to date on all the latest label and release news here and over on the NDR website. You can also keep updated on social media
New video “Alligator Skin” by north west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan, the latest from his album “S.C.U.M.” released on October 27th through US label 22 Entertainment which includes guest featured artists Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin.
UK producer Agor has again laced this one with a stunning beat. A vocal and piano sampled slow burn feeds the switch up to a raucous guitar driven neck breaker, DFH typically taking the opportunity to let loose with both barrels in a lyrical onslaught.
Equally impressive are the new visuals shot by London director Ringz ov Saturn. Watch it now on Youtube
The album itself has just been reviewed by Phil Tang for London’s Guestlist Network Magazine.
New video “Velvet Cake” by northwest London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan, taken from his “F.Y.L.P.M.” EP released earlier this year.
Produced by NCL TM, the beat blasts out a cacophony of brass and soul samples over which DFH gets creative delivering trademark dexterous wordplay and high calibre rhyme schemes. On the track title he simply states “When you’ve had the best red velvet cake from Lords Bakery in Flatbush, Brooklyn, you’ll understand why I named this jawn – definitions of deliciousness“.
Directed by The Ol’ Cyruss in London, the theme of the video is an ode to Ghostface Killah’s “Supreme Clientele” album cover, employing imagery as a pastiche of retro cinema and film noir. Watch it now on Youtube
Da Flyy Hooligan’s new album “S.C.U.M.” featuring Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin releases worldwide on CD and digital formats through Miami label 22 Entertainment on October 27th.
All international press, media and radio station DJ inquiries regarding Da Flyy Hooligan and the album “S.C.U.M.” can be directed to us here at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information details are available HERE
NY State rapper Tone Chop & producer Frost Gamble released their album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” on September 29th through Miami label 22 Entertainment.
Featuring Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, rap battler DNA, Tragedy Khadafi, Bigga Haitian, Canadian upcomer White Rhino and DJ Waxamillion, it is available in physical CD and digital formats from stores worldwide including Amazon, iTunes, Bandcamp & Spotify.
They have today launched the new video for the album track “Bing Stories”. Animated by Dion Johnson, it storyboards the poignant true life tale portrayed by the Binghamton lyricist creatively mixing two themes under one narrative.
WATCH THE NEW VIDEO “BING STORIES” ON YOUTUBE
Chop & Frost will be guests on DJ Eclipse’s “Rap Is Outta Control” show broadcasting live on Sirius XM Hip Hop Nation, Monday October 16th
Any members of the press, media or radio station DJs who would also like to meet the pair in NYC next week can send their requests to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is available HERE
New video by north west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan, “Asantihini” is taken from his album “S.C.U.M.” out on October 27th through Miami label 22 Entertainment which includes guest featured artists Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin, produced entirely by the UK’s Agor.
The track adapts a concept from his African heritage, the word meaning “Ruler” of the Ashanti people of Ghana metaphorically applied to his own prowess on the mic through superior lyricism aand extravagant vocabulary.
Long established as one of the most gifted and creative artists in the burgeoning British rap scene, previous releases have included collaborations with further US luminaries including the late Sean Price, Prince Po, Dead Prez and Hasan Salaam.
New video by north west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan, “Romero Bryan” is taken from his EP “Fucc Ya Life Praise Mine” released earlier this summer.
Long regarded as one of the UK’s most gifted and creative lyricists, his bullish rhymes are fuelled by Agor’s lavish guitar driven production. The newly shot visuals are equally as impressive, filmed and co:directed on location by DFH and Ringz ov Saturn, with further drone sequences choreographed by Subtle Satori.
In an extremely rare occurrence for a British rap artist, DFH has signed with a US label, 22 Entertainment, for the release his new album “S.C.U.M.”. Out on October 28th 2017 and produced entirely by Agor, it includes features by Westide Gunn and Hus Kingpin.
The label, whose back catalogue includes Royce da 5’9″, Joe Budden, Fashawn, Stat Quo, Crooked I, and J-Kwon, are distributed worldwide by Sony’s The Orchard, and the new album will be available in both digital and physical formats.
Both can in fact be pre-ordered from the label direct via their Bandcamp store
The “Fucc Ya Life Praise Mine” EP can be bought directly from Da Flyy Hooligan HERE
New music video released today by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble who originally hails from upstate NY.
“Axe Somebody” is a bonus cut and follows last month’s official single “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat-X taken from the album “Black Beach” out on May 26th which includes additional guest appearances by KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James, and Young Bleed.
Frost takes it all the way back on the beat, the renowned booming funky break underpinning Zo’s high octane delivery complimented by Big L’s sampled hookline. Drop the needle on it….
The track will be made available as a free download next week. Check in with them on social media on twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble or over on their joint Facebook Page to find out exactly how and where you can get a free mp3.
Meanwhile, a news article about the album has just been published in French Magazine “ABCDR DU SON” and the feature includes the stream of the duo’s single “Risk vs Reward” together with the video interview they conducted for another French online “In The Mood TV”.
“Black Beach” releases through 22 Entertainment and is available to pre-order on iTunes
All international press, media and radio station DJ inquiries regarding ZotheJerk, Frost Gamble and their album “Black Beach”, including requests to interview the artists or for promotional copies of the album for review consideration, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR.
One of the leading names in the UK hip hop scene for the past several years, north London’s Melanin 9 is set to release a new solo album “Old Pictures” in the Spring of 2017.
A member of the highly rated Triple Darkness crew, his position as one of the country’s most gifted lyricists is well established and he brings all of his verbal dexterity to the table in this new joint “Polaroid”. Produced by Californian duo Walterwarm and Cowode, it is the first single to be taken from the new album and features British upcomer Karl Sage.
The accompanying video has been released today, filmed and edited by Melanin 9 himself. Check it out on Youtube
US online The Balcony Life Blog has just published its next set of new hip hop release reviews
Included are those by Vinnie Paz, Crooked I, Master P, Taylor Gang and the new EP “Veteran by NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble
With a clear appreciation for the authentic sound and approach the pair have brought to the table, reflected in the article with the comment “This is the type of rap that we need more of out there“, the full review afforded a 4/5 rating can be read in full HERE
The EP releases on Friday November 18th through the label Seven 13 Music & Entertainment, available on iTunes
Two singles have already been released.
“Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi is their tribute to the late Sean Price, while the video for “Step Up” was launched earlier this week. Check them out