Earlier this year, relaunched hip hop label New Dawn Records released a series of digital EP’s marking their return after a 15 year hiatus.

Beginning with “Y’All in Meltdown” by legendary crew Belles in Monica, the first time their classic singles “Y’All Under Surveillance” & “Meltdown” were available together in this format and included remixes by Phi Life Cypher producer DJ Nappa, G-Sharp, Scratch Perverts’ DJ Mr Thing and DMC finalist DJ Krash Slaughta.

This was followed by their “Natsukashii EP”, a mix of re-worked originals and some brand new material. Between the two, the label released Underground Cartel’s “Sapientia EP”, an international project featuring artists from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa.

The project includes contributions from El Meswy (Madrid/Brooklyn), Beni Blanco from French crew Originaire du Sud, the UK’s Rapstation Radio show host Mr CRF, Swiss Precise from Long Beach’s KBH Crew / Blown Celeb, Boston’s Yukonn MC, the DMV’s Black Market, Zimbabwean Dumi Right, Dutch rapper Bleek, Germany’s MC and turntablist DJ Grizu, Croatian Magellano and the late, great, Primo Brown from Italian crew Cor Veleno….plus many more

All were made available to stream and download from the usual online platforms and stores, and the label have just made them available to stream on their official Youtube channel

Y’ALL IN MELTDOWN EP FULL PLAYLIST
SAPIENTIA EP FULL PLAYLIST
NATSUKASHII EP FULL PLAYLIST

The final in the “re-launch series” releases on December 6th. Krash Slaughta vs B.I.M. ” ’18 Showdown ” includes all the remixes produced by the turntablist DJ for the crew, and will again be available to download and stream from all major online locations including the label’s Youtube channel where they have this video trailer.

A number of the tracks mentioned were originally released on vinyl and are still available from New Dawn Records directly via their OFFICIAL STORE

The label will also be announcing new signings for 2020 over the next couple of months. To keep updated on their news, visit their official WEBSITE or via their social media on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook

All media and radio station DJ enquiries regarding the label and their roster can be addressed to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is available HERE

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The owner of recently relaunched label New Dawn Records, the parent company of in-house promotions and marketing division UrbanElite PR will be live on air Tuesday May 21st at 1pm PST / 4pm EST / 9pm GMT / 10pm CET giving an extremely rare interview to Harlem’s The Beef Stew Show which broadcasts on Blogtalk Radio.

You can listen in live HERE

If you miss the live broadcast it will be repeated on iHeart, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play and College Underground Radio.

Originally established in 1996, NDR operated until 2004 before putting all of their resources into developing UrbanElite PR as a stand alone company who would go on to be one of the leading promoters of independent hip hop worldwide. Campaigns included D12, Idris Elba, Souls of Mischief, TQ, Rah Digga, Bumpy Knuckles, Vast Aire, Copywrite, Verbal Kent, Horseshoe Gang, Kid Vishis, Melanin 9, Ultramagentic MC’s, Constant Deviants, 050 Boyz and many more

Since relaunching in April and reverting UrbanElite PR back to its original in-house role, the label have so far released two EP’s with more to come.

BELLES IN MONICA “Y’ALL IN MELTDOWN” released April 26th

UNDERGROUND CARTEL “SAPIENTIA” released May 17th

Distributed by Ingrooves, all the releases are also available to stream and download from Apple, Beatport, Amazon, Deezer and Soundcloud

Currently planning for the release of a second EP by Belles in Monica “Natsukashii” on June 7th while arranging roster additions, tune in to Blogtalk Radio to hear more about the label’s plans

You can keep up to date with NDR’s news at their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their new social media platforms on Twitter @newdawnrecs IG @realnewdawnrecs & FB @OfficialNewDawnRecords

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Under previous incarnations, Miami based 22 Entertainment operated as a record label, distribution partner and production company releasing a wide range of urban and rock genres.

Notable landmarks includes their involvement in assisting the early development of what would become rap supergroup Slaughterhouse, and in 2011 they released Royce da 5’9″‘s “Success Is Certain”, the most successful independent rap album of that year.

A restructure and re-brand in the past year has seen the label sign a worldwide physical and digital distribution deal with Sony’s “The Orchard” who recently took over Sony Red’s operations. Musically the label continue to nurture new emerging rap and hip hop talent balanced with releases by established names, and they have also made the move into the huge worldwide phenomenon that is “ASMR” via their Dreamscapes series, music and sounds to assist with relaxation and sleep.

In the past few months they’ve added their own presence to online digital store Bandcamp.

Much of their back catalogue has been made available, releases by Fashawn, Royce da 5’9″, Crooked I (KXNG Crooked), Chingy, Horseshoe Gang, J-Kwon, Joe Budden, Stat Quo, Kid Vishis and of course several of their Dreamscapes series.

You can visit their store HERE Their most recent and forthcoming releases include the following :

RAMPAGE – “THE PAYBACK”

Available to buy now, the Flipmode veteran returns with a themed release, the production by Felony Muzik acting as a pastiche of a 70’s cop flick, the superior classic soul and rnb samples providing the soundtrack to a journey through the streets’ underbelly

TONE CHOP & FROST GAMBLE – “RESPECT IS EARNED NOT GIVEN”

Releasing on September 29th and available to pre-order, it’s the latest from the label’s in house producer signing Frost Gamble whose star has risen quickly in the past year. This time he’s teamed up with old sparring partner, NY state rapper Tone Chop to deliver the real deal in hip hop; rhymes, bars and beats for days aided and abetted by featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Canadian upcome White Rhino, Tragedy Khadafi and rap battling sensation D.N.A.

TRAGEDY KHADAFI & FROST GAMBLE – “RARE FABRIC” EP

Releasing October 20th and available to pre-order, it’s another from the eastcoast beatmaker, this time with Queens’ veteran rapper Tragedy Khadafi. The recording was only completed earlier this month and precedes a new solo project coming soon from Frost Gamble which includes guest featured artists Rah Digga, Ras Kass, Skyzoo, KXNG Crooked, Ruste Juxx, Guilty Simpson and many more….futher details to follow

DA FLYY HOOLIGAN – “S.C.U.M.”

Releasing October 27th and available to pre-order, it’s the new album by north west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan, long regarded as one of the most gifted and creative lyricists within the burgeoning UK rap scene. DFH also spent time based in NYC becoming part of J-Ronin’s “All Elements” movement, and went on to record with Sav Killz, Prince Po, M1 of Dead Prez, Hasan Salaam, D.V Alias Khryst and the late Sean P. The new album features US luminaries Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin.

You can keep up to date with news on the most recent single, EP and album releases via 22 Entertainment’s twitter feed @22Entertainmen

All international media, press and radio station enquiries regarding 22 Entertainment and the associated releases can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is available HERE

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The UK’s Clash Magazine which covers most forms of music have just published their Rapture & Verse monthly column, a summary of the key news and releases in the world of hip hop.

Written by Matt Oliver, it includes news on The Doppelgangaz, Verbal Kent, Pete Cannon & Dr Syntax, Benji Boko, Livin Proof, Brownstudy, Q Tip & Busta Rhymes and many more, including news on the new Matt Maddox album Righteous Fury” which releases on 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music.

The news piece summarizes “Matt Maddox grits his gnashers and strikes down with ‘Righteous Fury’, blood vessels busting over street sweeping fanfares, tear-blotted/folk-fuelled beats and hook ups with Tragedy Khadafi, Sicknature, Vanderslice and Reef The Lost Cauze going against one another in some sort of thugged out gym.

The column is always a good read and can be viewed in full HERE

The Kansas based MC, originally out of Long Beach south California, gets set to take to the road next week in a series of dates taking in NYC, Atlantic City, Chicago, North & South Carolina, Wisconsin, Philadelphia and Virginia. Here’s the full list where he’ll be performing with Reef The Lost Cauze and Adlib:

Feb 20th- Allentown, PA Pitchers Lounge
Feb 21st- Quakertown, PA The Eagle
Feb 22nd- Staten Island, NY The Full Cup
Feb 23rd- Atlantic City, NJ Gran Fromage
Feb 28th- Spartanburg, SC Mirrors Gentlemens Club
March 1st- Ashville, NC Haywood Lounge
March 2nd- Norfolk, VA The Iguana
March 5th- Chicago, IL Sub T lounge
March 6th- Madison, WI
March 7th- Milwaukee, WI The Stone Fly
March 9th- Appleton, WI Capital Centre

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The album can be pre-ordered on international iTunes HERE

Look out for much more media coverage on this release shortly. Any requests for promotional copies to review, or requests for interview can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

You can keep up to date with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82 and meantime check out his video for No Country For Old Men

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