Rapper and producer Az Izz, formerly of legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz, returns with the self produced AA side single “Ghetto” b/w “Crazy” out today, the third from his new album “Dopeliss” releasing through New Dawn Records on July 3rd.

Together with Pacewon, Young Zee, Rah Digga and D.U., the Brick City crew were noted for their work with The Fugees, Wu Tang and a new emerging force from Detroit at the time, D12.  More recently pursuing a career in tv, film and sports music production, Az marks his arrival back with a first major solo offering in several years which blends the sounds of hip hop through the ages.       

On “Ghetto”, the classic sound of the east coast prevails through guitar hooks and blaring brass on journeys to the gritty underbelly of the city, bars portraying street tales from the hood in the daily battle between survival and aspiration. Meanwhile on “Crazy”, aptly named for these times, heavy kicks and electronica fuel the adrenaline of a chaotic Brick City ride accompanied by fellow group member D.U. 

Available to stream and download on APPLE / iTUNES, AMAZON & TIDAL Also streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud

Connect with Az Izz on Instagram @RealAzIzz and Twitter @TheRealAzIzz All information about New Dawn Records and their releases available at the official website www.newdawnrecs.com

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Released today through New Dawn Records, the explosive new album “God of Barz” by Brick City’s lyrical marksman Tru Trilla.

Planting a flag for both the Garden State and the classic east coast sound, the veteran rapper and Lords of the Underground affiliate has concocted an immense piece of work, rammed full of passionate bars, skillful wordplay and intelligent rhymes.  Championing the cause of the underdog, the disengaged and the traditional values of hip hop itself while tackling political tensions of racial profiling, corruption and deprivation, knockout lines are delivered with the ferocity of a prize fighter.  Newark natives Middy Murdock, Fly Kwa, Confucious and fellow 050 Boyz member Prince Ak are the featured artists, intensifying the energy with their own gritty lyricism.

The production brings extra layers and dynamics courtesy of Chicago’s DNA Beatz, Barcelona’s Sumerio Square, the UK’s Chat One and award winning Clinton Place (aka Jamal Nueve), originally of New Jersey and now resident in Los Angeles.   Rugged, raw and hardwired into the psyche of the street, this one’s for the heads. 

Tracklist

1 God’s Partical ft Middy Murdock (produced by Clinton Place)

2 Word of God (produced by DNA Beatz)

3 Real Rap ft Prince Ak (produced by Sumerio Square)

4 God’s Mercy (produced by DNA Beatz)

5 Fake Views (produced by Chat One)

6 God’s Sympathy ft Fly Kwa & Confucious (produced by DNA Beatz)

7 In and Out (produced by Chat One)

8 Real Right (produced by Clinton Place)

9 Get It Going ft Prince Ak (produced by Sumerio Square)

10 God of Barz (produced by DNA Beatz)

11 The Rebel (produced by Clinton Place)

Available to stream and download from all major digital platforms and stores including Spotify and Soundcloud

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London rapper Phoenix da Icefire and producer Husky Brown released their phenomenal new album “Panacea” on Tuesday May 5th through New Dawn Records.

The fresh and rare fusion of hip hop, dub, bass, r&b, electronica and soul provides the soundtrack for Phoenix’s narrative addressing many of today’s key issues facing the planet including climate change, environmental destruction, mental and physical health, knife crime, racism and inner city life.

The caliber of this release has not been lost on the media, evident in two reviews published by Stateside onlines Slo Flo Sound and Triple OT.

Read the Slo Flo Sound review in full HERE

Read the Triple OT review in full HERE

Available to stream and download from all major digital platforms including Amazon, Tidal, Apple and Spotify

You can connect with Phoenix da Icefire, Husky Brown and New Dawn Records on twitter @phoenixdafire @huskybrown @newdawnrecs and instagram @phoenixdaicefire @huskybrown.official @realnewdawnrecs

Meanwhile, the label have just marked their first year back since re-launching last April with a new upload to Mixcloud. “Re:Generate” mixed by DJ Santoi includes a select choice of singles and tracks NDR have released over the past 12 months by Underground Cartel, Tru Trilla, Belles in Monica, Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown, Krash Slaughta and Az Izz. A spicy 30 minute mash up of beats, rhymes and turntablism

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Relaunched last year after a 15 year hiatus, hip hop label New Dawn Records have confirmed today that they will be releasing a new EP and album by New Jersey’s lyrical marksman Tru Trilla over the next few months.

In an official statement published this morning, the label commented

“We relish the prospect of working with an artist of Tru’s caliber and style which represents perfectly our direction of travel as we enter an exciting new phase since re-launching last year.

We at UrbanElite PR have of course worked with Tru Trilla previously in 2015, then as a member of the 050 Boyz group as they released the classic album “Everything 050”

The worldwide media coverage and radio airplay reflected the appreciation and quality of the rhymes skills, lyricism and dope production, and ultimately led to both DJ Eclipse & DJ Premier inviting them as guests on their Sirius XM shows.

Tru’s new releases feature his 050 Boyz sparring partners Prince Ak and RIQ, and also include many of his long term Brick City affiliates on vocal and production duties, beginning with the new EP “The Seymour Chronicles” which releases on March 17th, the precursor to “God of Barz” which drops May 29th

Produced entirely by another New Jersey native Joey Loax, the EP represents the classic east coast sound while Tru, Prince Ak, RIQ and Fly Kwa all deliver their trademark fierce rhymes, hooks, hard bars and lyricism. An already heavyweight under card before the main event later in the year, the label have just launched a video trailer for the EP on Youtube

Taken from the EP, the singles “Warzone” and “20 to Life” will be released during February

Connect with Tru Trilla on social media via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

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After a 15 year sabbatical, hip hop label New Dawn Records returned to the fold this year, and are wrapping up 2019 with the release of the fourth & final EP in their initial relaunch series while also preparing to announce a release schedule for 2020 by new signings from the USA and UK.

Earlier this year, the initial relaunch series included Underground Cartel’s “Sapientia EP”, an international collaboration featuring artists from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa, and hip hop crew Belles in Monica’s “Y’All in Meltdown” and “Natsukashii” EP’s.

Out on December 6th 2019, Krash Slaughta vs B.I.M. ” ’18 Showdown ” is a collection of remixes produced by the legendary turntablist, DMC finalist and II Tone Committee member for Belles in Monica. Included are joints only ever previously available on vinyl together with some newly unearthed gems, all of which will be available to stream and download for the first time.

During the summer, the label re-released a limited number of their classic 12″ vinyl releases available direct from their STORE and from the new EP, the single “What D’Ya Need” drops digitally on November 19th.

Visual and audio teasers of the new EP have just been published on NDR’s Youtube channel and Soundcloud page, both of which contains more accompanying information about the EP

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Having just relaunched earlier this year with a series of digital only releases, hiphop label New Dawn Records have gone back to their roots of operating in the “physical era” by opening their new vinyl & CD store.

Describing vinyl particularly as “being in their DNA” the label have set up a physical store facility via their official website meaning that all orders placed are handled and processed by them directly to any destination worldwide.

This is just the latest development as the label re-structures after a 15 year hiatus while they plan ahead for the future.

Initially they have made some of their original back catalogue available, some extremely rare 200 gram vinyl and CD releases by hiphop crew Belles in Monica which includes single remixes by turntablist Krash Slaughta, Phi Life Cypher producer DJ Nappa, Unsung Heroes, G-Sharp, The Runaways, Gripper and DJ Mr Thing.

Several of the tracks were included in this year’s digital releases which you can hear on multiple streaming platforms including SOUNDCLOUD & SPOTIFY

Visit New Dawn Records’ OFFICIAL STORE & check out the special discounts offered for combination orders

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Released on Friday June 7th, the “Natsukashii EP” by veteran hip hop crew Belles in Monica was the third in a series of specially commissioned recordings to mark this year’s relaunch of label New Dawn Records.

The follow up to April’s “Y’All In Meltdown EP”, the new EP includes re-worked and re-produced originals only previously available on vinyl, together with never before available instrumentals and exclusive new recordings, their first in 15 years.

There have already been a couple of reviews published of the new release, one by UK magazine “The Wee Review” and the other by US online “TripleOT” – click the links to read their appraisals.

News items covering the group’s single and EP releases over the past couple of months have also appeared in a number of other online published from both sides of the Atlantic

The fourth and final EP in this special series will be released a little later in the year and consist of a number of remixes legendary turntablist DJ Krash Slaughta produced with the group

The label meanwhile are expected to announce some new roster additions over the summer. Get the news first at their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their new official social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Both Belles in Monica EPs are available to download and stream from all major platforms and stores, as is the “Sapientia EP” by Underground Cartel, an international hip hop project spearheaded by producer Kruze featuring rappers from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa

These include Meswy from Madrid, now based in NYC, the late great Primo Brown from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno, Zimbabwean Dumi Right, UK Rapstation host & MC Mr CRF, Beni Blanco from French group Originaire du Sud, Swiss Precise from Long Beach’s KBH crew, Boston’s Yukonn MC, Virginia’s Black Market and many more.

All are for the hip hop connoisseur : dope rhymes, bangin beats & superior turntablism. Check them out on Spotify

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Hip hop crew Belles in Monica have today released their new EP “Natsukashii”, the second in their ‘Lazarus’ series and follow up to April’s “Y’All in Meltdown”.

Out on New Dawn Records who relaunched this year after a 15 year hiatus, journeys are taken to the dark underbelly of inner city drug squalor in “Smoke Filled Rooms”, industry machinations are exposed in “That All U Got?” while the booming production of “Skitzophentic” provides the backdrop for a tirade against generic conformity.

“Venom” attacks multimedia’s clandestine misinformation schemes while the mood is switched in “Hip Hop”, a funked up, sample laden ode to the culture. A soundtrack incorporating tight eclectic beats, turntablism and filmic themes concludes as the final credits roll with “Resistance is Futile”, a bonfire of the vanities in a metaphorical dystopia.

TRACKLIST
Smoke Filled Rooms (’18 Edit}
Smoke Filled Rooms (’18 Edit instrumental)
Skitzophonetic (’18 Edit)
Skitzophonetic (’18 Edit instrumental)
That All U Got? (’18 Edit)
Timebomb (’18 Edit)
Hip Hop (’18 Edit)
Venom
Hell’s Gain ft Scheer
Resistance is Futile (’18 Edit)

“Natsukashii” available to download and stream from the following

AMAZON ** APPLE ** BEATPORT ** DEEZER ** SOUNDCLOUD & SPOTIFY

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Out today through recently relaunched label New Dawn Records, the new single “Smoke Filled Rooms” b/w “Skitzophonetic” by hip hop crew Belles in Monica.

Already on international rotation, “Smoke Filled  Rooms” mixes electronica, turntablism and South Asian flavas to journey into the dark underbelly of the inner city with rhymes depicting a vision of drug squalor hell, while the booming kicks and soaring strings of “Skitzophonetic” provides the dramatic backdrop for a verbal tirade against generic conformity.  Bonus cut “That All U Got?” invokes the spirit of Ali & Foreman leaving industry machinations slumped in the corner, towel thrown.  The art of storytelling has returned on a release spanning all eras.

Taken from the “Natsukashii EP” out June 7th, the second in their ‘Lazarus’ series following April’s “Y’All in Meltdown EP”.

Available to download and stream on various online platforms and stores including SOUNDCLOUD  AMAZON  DEEZER  APPLE & SPOTIFY

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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

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