Released in May 2020, “Panacea” by London rapper Phoenix da Icefire and producer Husky Brown was nominated for “Best Independent Album” at last year’s AIM Awards.  Postponed due to the pandemic, the rescheduled launch event takes place at Brixton Jamm on Friday November 12th as a joint headline with fellow London rapper and producer Ramson Badbonez who will be showcasing tracks from his recently released album “Lead by Example”, both out on New Dawn Records

This new AA side single by the duo has been released today to mark the event.  The Schifrin-esque soundtrack of “Shake Things Up” fuels a barrage of high octane bars unleashed from a fully loaded verbal armoury, while a sublime blend of choice beats and turntablism laces the specially commissioned remix of “Dark Rainbow Light” courtesy of prolific US producer and DJ Tone Spliff whose multiple credits include work with Recognize Ali, King Magnetic, Ruste Juxx, Melly-Mel, Vic Monroe and many more. 

Brixton Jamm event tickets and details at www.gigs.hiphop

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Out today, “Wolves” is the fifth single to be taken from the album “Lead by Example” by Ramson Badbonez, his debut as a producer which released in August through New Dawn Records.

Here Ramson returns to mic duties alongside fellow London rappers Phoenix da Icefire (ex Triple Darkness) and Cyclonious, all cutting a swathe through fallen kingpins and street tyrants in a barrage of heavy verbal artillery. 
On the specially commissioned remix they are joined by renowned UK rapper Genesis Elijah.  Produced by Frost Gamble, originally of NY State and now operating out of Canada, the combination of highest calibre beats and rhymes makes this an authentic killer cut.

Ramson will be showcasing a number of the album tracks at London’s Brixton Jamm on Friday November 12th as part of a joint headline show with Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown who will be performing their own album “Panacea”.  Others appearing on the night include King Kashmere, Black Chronical and Prospects, hosted by DJ Jazz T and Peaches. Tickets are available online at www.gigs.hiphop

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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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New heat released today by London producer Ramson Badbonez.

“Lead by Example” is the title track from his new album out on August 27th through New Dawn Records, and the second single taken from it following last month’s “Stay True” ft Reks, Ruste Juxx and Blacastan”.

His debut behind the boards, the beatmaker has assembled a stellar line up of hip hop heavyweights from the US, UK and Canada as the guest featured artists, the latest joint laying down another early marker of the levels.

Driven by a soundtrack fuelled with soulful horns and smoky breaks, Ghana’s finest Recognize Ali jumps in the ring like his namesake to “fly like a butterfly and spit some heavy punches” with Brooklyn’s acclaimed lyrical marksmen Skyzoo and Juxx Diamondz, all taking it in turns to deliver a salvo of relentless rhymes that drop a bag full of jewels on the unsuspecting.  The beat gets bodied as masters of their craft dispatch verses with precision engineering while the UK’s turntablist DJ Jazz T provides the scratch sorcery.  A premium cut for the connoisseur.

Available to stream & download now from APPLE, TIDAL, AMAZON, SPOTIFY & BANDCAMP

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Originally established in 1996 and relaunched in 2019, hip hop label New Dawn Records have packed a lot into the past 12 months.

The most recent development announced today is the launch of their new Bandcamp platform where, to begin with, their entire digital catalogue has just been made available to download.

Included are “Panacea” by London’s Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown, nominated for “Best Independent Album” at this year’s AIM Awards, “God of Barz” & “The Seymour Chronicles” by New Jersey’s lyrical marksman Tru Trilla with production by Spain’s Sumerio Square, the UK’s Chat One, Chicago’s DNA Beatz and LA’s Clinton Place aka Jamal Nueve, and “Dopeliss” by rapper / producer Az Izz of legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz featuring Pacewon, D.U. and Drift.

Some of the label’s classic original releases made available in digital format for the first time more recently can also now be downloaded including joints “Y’All Under Surveillance”, “Meltdown” and “Skitzophonetic” by hip hop crew Belles in Monica, together with DMC finalist and turntablist supreme DJ Krash Slaughta’s remixes of the groups tracks via the “18 Showdown EP”

In addition, the extremely rare and unique international project “Sapientia” by Underground Cartel has been made available. A collaboration of artists from around the world including El Meswy (Spain), Swiss Precise (KBH, Blown Celeb, Long Beach), the late Primo Brown of Cor Veleno (Italy), Rapstation presenter Mr CRF (UK), Beni Blanco of French crew Originaire du Sud, Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right, Bleek Wonder (Holland), female rappers MC’s Marya (Italy) and Lockness (NYC) plus many more came together to represent the four corners of the hip hop world on the one record.

Old to new flavas, it’s a veritable feast of rhymes, beats and turntablism you can check out in full HERE

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Brick City rapper and producer Az Izz of the legendary Outsidaz crew is on the comeback trail with his new album “Dopeliss” releasing through New Dawn Records on July 3rd.

Following on from last month’s “Gettin’ It”, new single “Nunya” has been released today.  Produced by another Newark native Qua Z Mo, it’s a fuel injected electro banger powered by heavy 808 kicks with Az on the front foot from the outset.  Packing the verbal artillery, targets are placed in the sights and gauntlets thrown down through a series of combative rhymes and punchline bars “Ya whole career is a publicity stunt, how you black, ain’t kick a rap about your history once“.  Stoking the fires, pure heat for the streets.

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

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It’s a welcome return to the hip hop fold for rapper and producer Az Izz from the legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz, known for their early work with Wu Tang, The Fugees and D12 and who counted Pace Won and Rah Digga among their numbers.  His new album “Dopeliss” is out July 3rd through New Dawn Records, and the first single taken from it released today.

The self produced “Gettin’ It” features East Orange luminary Drift, and over the funked up percussive beat the pair trade claims for what’s theirs   while also bringing a little extra traditional rap beef to the table, in this case a historic tussle with Royce da 5’9″.  The accompanying video was also released today, shot in the back yards of Brick City.

Digitally distributed by Ingrooves / Universal and available from Apple, Amazon, Tidal and Spotify

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London rapper Phoenix da Icefire & producer Husky Brown drop their incredible new album “Panacea” on May 5th


The themes covered by The Triple Darkness member address the environment, mental health, knife crime, racism, well being and aspiration.  The narrative is delivered with the highest caliber of lyricism and figurative wordplay over a soundtrack provided by Husky which skillfully blends a fresh fusion of hip hop, soul, r&b, electronica, dub and bass.  

The second single from the album “Dark Rainbow Light” b/w “Sins of Gaia” released through New Dawn Records today.  Husky laces “Dark Rainbow Light” with some soulful traditional hip hop flavours as Phoenix reflects on the challenges of inner city life while searching a better path, with the lo fi beats of Sins of Gaia paints the backdrop for an attack on institutional racism with the remix provided by Kashmere (YNR Productions, Tru Thoughts, High Focus).

Released today through New Dawn Records, digitally distributed by Ingrooves / Universal and available to stream and download at APPLE, TIDAL & AMAZON Also on Spotify & Soundcloud

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As 2017 drew to a close, hip hop producer Frost Gamble, originally from NY State but currently based in Winnipeg Canada, chopped it up with New York online publication ‘Artistically Trustworthy’.

It was the culmination of what had been an extremely busy year for the beatsmith which included the album releases “Black Beach” with Detroit rapper ZotheJerk, “Respect Is Earned Not Given” with eastcoast rapper Tone Chop and a further EP “Rare Fabric”, his collabortion with Tragedy Khadafi.

2018 looks set to be just as productive if not even more so with multiple projects in the pipeline including work with Horseshoe Gang, a new solo album “I Missed My Bus” featuring a host of luminaries such as Conway the Machine, Rah Digga, Skyzoo, Ruste Juxx, KXNG Crooked, Planet Asia, Ras Kass and many more, the ongoing development of his “Nostalgia Clic” group project with Zo, Chop & Canadian upcomer White Rhino and further follow up albums to last year’s releases.

He discussed all of this, his original introduction to hip hop via breakdancing and his transition to working behind the boards in the new interview feature just published which can be read in full HERE

The releases are available to stream on Spotify at the following links

BLACK BEACHRESPECT IS EARNED NOT GIVENRARE FABRIC

The first single from Frost’s new solo album is also available. Effin Great featuring Ras Kass and ZotheJerk can be streamed HERE

They are also available in various digital and physical CD formats from multiple online stores worldwide including Amazon, iTunes and Bandcamp.

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From “Black Beach”, the single ‘Risk vs Reward’ ft Sadat X

From “Respect Is Earned Not Given”, the single ‘Walk the Walk’ ft Kool G Rap

From “Rare Fabric”, the single ‘That’s Street’

From “I Missed My Bus”, the single ‘Effin Great’ ft Ras Kass & ZotheJerk

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