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A couple of weeks ago in the lead up to the release of their debut album “Everything 050”, New Jersey hip hop group 050 Boyz jumped on the phone with London’s multi-genre publication Guestlist Network.

The publication is produced online and as a monthly newspaper covering music news, events, clubs, tours and fashion from a national and international perspective

The trio of Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK formed as a group in 2011, but have been involved in the Garden State’s hip hop scene since the Golden Era of the 1990’s discussed their early days and life in Newark before addressing their aims for the group and also for their individual endeavours.

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The interview moves on to the influence daily life in New Jersey has in their music and the subject matter they address, specifically within the new album, and how they differentiate traditional hip hop culture in comparison to that represented in the more mainstream commercial sector.

The interview concludes by the group explaining the approach to the production on the album, handled entirely by long time associate Clinton Place – aka DJ Jamal #9. One of the most in-depth interviews given by the group in recent times which you can read in full HERE

Earlier this week, the album which also features Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Ib the Druid, Tha Advocate, Fam (Rottin Razkals) and many more was released and is available from iTUNES

HERE IS THE ALBUM STREAM

They also released the video of their bonus cut “Pay The Bail” the day before release

050 Boyz – Pay The Bail (Official Music Video) from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Look out for more international press & media coverage on the group in the weeks ahead who will also be appearing as DJ Eclipse’s guests on his Halftime Show on WNYU next Wednesday 12th August from 10.30pm EST.

You can connect with them on FACEBOOK and on twitter @050_Boyz [ @RiqDaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 @PrinceAK_050 ]

All press, media and radio DJ enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE Management and business enquiries can be sent to Inkwell Entertainment NYC via their WEBSITE

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Ande-Guestlist

Southern rapper & producer Ande Bishop released his debut EP “Ocean$” on 19th May having signed a pertnership deal with his own American Roulette Records enterprise and Seven 13 Entertainment

It is available on iTUNES

In the aftermath, he sat down with London’s Guestlist Network who produce a monthly free paper as well as having their online version of the publication.

They discuss his early days starting out in music, his influences and his move from focusing solely on producing to picking up the mic at the turn of 2015. They then turn to the impact of his releases “50 Centences” in January and his single “Old Jay-Z Videos” which was publicly endorsed by Rick Ross.

Ande then explains the hook up with Seven 13 Entertainment, the creative process behind the “Ocean$” EP and his future plans both in terms of recording a new album and the development of the American Roulette roster.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

“50 Centences” was his first solo release and premiered in The Source. Check the stream

From the album, here’s the official video for “Old Jay-Z Videos”

Ande Bishop is planning a series of releases over the next 12 months, and is recording the first of these now. You can keep up to date with him on twitter @2AndeBishop and Seven 13 @Seven13Music

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TimingIsEverything-Guestlist

London’s Guestlist is both a free monthly newspaper and online publication covering most forms of music, with a particular focus on events and clubs in the UK and Europe, as well as providing specific artist coverage with reviews and interviews.

Their writer Matt Watkins spoke with Detroit MC Kid Vishis recently about his forthcoming debut album “Timing is Everything” which releases 22nd July 2014 on Seven 13 Entertainment. In the interview, which can be read HERE they also discuss his plans to tour in the UK and Europe, the effect being Royce da 5 9’s younger brother has had on his own career, how he views his own development as an artist and reaction to first performing with names such as D12, Rakim, Slick Rick and Talib Kweli

The album produced by Shady Records’ Mr Porter, Chase Moore of Hippie Sabotage, New Jersey’s Nemisis and Canada’s Nick Zervos will be available worldwide in digital and physical formats, and can be pre-ordered with signed merchandise from the label at www.seven13ent.com

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis for news about the album, shows and information about a new mixtape due to release prior to the album

Meanwhile check out his concept video for Talk Behind My Back, and look out for a new official video coming soon.

All press & media inquiries regarding Kid Vishis and the album “Timing is Everything” – requests for interviews and promotional copies of the album for review – 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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MagnaCarta-GuestlistInterview

London’s monthly music newspaper and online platform The Guestlist Network had already given Melanin 9’s new release “Magna Carta” their full endorsement by naming it their “Album of the Month” at the beginning of November.

They have just followed that up with a new interview courtesy of Janine Francois

He speaks on his new album and how it was put together, the universal nature of hip hop culture compared to the more insular outlook of others, his thoughts on the Golden Era and the influence that has played in his writing style and his earlier days coming up through the scene

Read the whole interview HERE

The album was released on iTunes on 3rd December, and you can buy that HERE

If you prefer physical CD copies and the 12″ vinyl of his single featuring Roc Marciano “White Russian”, these can be purchased via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine @GuestlistDotNet

Any further media enquiries about this release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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The Guestlist Network is a multi genre online and physical publication, distributed free around London every month

They carry news of all forms of music releases, interviews, videos, events and also report on what’s happening from around the UK

They have just made the debut album by Melanin 9, “Magna Carta”, their “Album of the Month” courtesy of a review by freelance journalist Oliver Pickup, and the review is live now on their website as well as due to be carried in their physical paper

Not for the first time, some loose comparisons are made with Nas, The Pharcyde and Wu Tang, to be expected given the heavy influence The Golden Era has had on this incredibly talented young emcee.

With mellow beats and forceful rapping about gritty street stories, Melanin 9’s Magna Carta is an important release setting out his own lofty ambitions” concludes the review which you can read in full HERE

Look out for much more media coverage coming from both sides of the Atlantic, including exclusive performances and interviews with SBTV, The Hip Hop Chronicle and Blatantly Blunt.

Pre orders of the CD version of the album can be made via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com and it will be available for general release on 3rd December

His album launch party at The Vibe Bar, Brick Lane, London will be hosted by Iron Braydz, and feature Choice FM’s DJ 279 on the decks with further performances by Genesis Elijah, Cyrus Malachi, Rewd Adams, Phoenix Da Icefire, Logic and Skriblah. You can get more information about the night via the Facebook page HERE

You can connect with the artist on twitter @Melanin_9 the reviewer Oli Pickup @CulturedClown and the Magazine @Guestlistdotnet

Further media and press enquiries about the release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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In the run up to the much anticipated release of Copywrite’s album “God Save The King (Proper English Version)” on 7th August, London’s Guestlist Network followed up their recent interview with the current Ohio Hip Hop Award “Best Lyricist” with a full album review.

This appears in the magazine’s online edition and also in their current monthly newspaper which is distributed throughout the capital city

Louisa Chengo delivers a well considered & analytical piece here which will help the reader get a real flavour of the album.

Read the full review HERE

A unique release given the quality of producers such as Marco Polo, Bronze Nazareth, Stu Bangas, Surock, Curtiss King, Kount Fif & Eric Vanderslice, Megahertz’ Copywrite is in top form ably assisted by international features including Akala, Sonny Seeza, Genesis Elijah, Royce da 5 9, Iron Braydz, Crooked I, S.A.S., Sean Price, Mystro, Don Dru Blu Strapzy, Roc Marciano, Torae, Bigz Flygerian, Inspectah Deck, Killah Priest, Evidence, Context and many more.

Look out for much more media coverage going live in the UK over the coming weeks

Thanks also to Tab Taylor and Lisa Jenkins for their assistance

Connect with the guys on twitter @Copywrite @Guestlistdotnet & @LouisaLIVES

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