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Ahead of the release of his new EP “Verbal sWARdz” on 14th April, Iron Braydz gives one of his most in depth interviews to date to British online publication NIJI Magazine.

He speaks on his move from Nigeria to Kilburn in north London at a young age, the early influence of hip hop in his life and what inspired him to become an artist, his earliest live shows & hosting events for DJ Premier, Joell Ortiz and RZA, working with UK producers Lewis Parker and Chemo and Stateside artists Sean Price, DJ Ronin and Sav Killz, his growing support in Europe, becoming the newest member of Triple Darkness, his role in a new independent film “Night Bus” and the recording process in putting the new EP together

It’s a real insight into the history of one of the UK’s most highly regarded hip hop artists which you can read in full HERE

The new release is largely self produced, but includes features from Triple Darkness, Kyza, Skriblah, Sean Price and Organized Konfusion’s Prince Po

The track Fiery Red featuring Sean Price was originally released to the internet a couple of years ago. Check it out

It’s set to be one of the hottest UK hip hop releases in the first half of 2014, and only the beginning of a series of releases whether as solo projects or via his involvement with Triple Darkness and FuFu Gang

Keep up to date with him on twitter @Braydz on his Facebook “HollaAtBraydz” and check in with the publication over at @NijiMagazine

All international press & media enquiries, requests for promotional copies of the EP for review, or requests to interview Iron Braydz can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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British online publication NIJI Magazine have provided a particular focus on new upcoming artists over the past few years in the field of Fashion, Art & Music.

They are the latest to review the debut solo album by London rapper & producer Apex Zero, “Reality Provoking Liberation”, which releases on Monday 28th October. It’s shaping up as one of the top UK hip hop album releases of 2013 gaining plaudits for the range of political & social issues addressed in the emcee’s lyricism.

The trademark energetic delivery developed as one half the First and Last duo and Pantheonz of Zenn-La crew is in full effect throughout, with his own production and that of OMeziah providing the ideal backdrop with some driving beats and a powerful soundscape.

The review which opens “The West London rapper does not mince his words with his lyricism, and tells the tale of living in London in the 21st Century well.” can be read HERE

You can hear Apex live in the Itch FM studio tonight from 8.30pm GMT (3.30pm EST) with DJ Sammy Jay and Dynamic Jen on their Xposure Show www.itch.fm He will then be live in the Bang Radio 103.6 FM studio with Mr 13 this coming Tuesday from 10pm GMT www.wearebang.com

Further ahead, as well as looking out for more media coverage and new video and single releases, Apex has his album launch event upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 7th December from 8pm – 1am. He will be performing with a full live band, and there will also be performances by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and hosted by Peaches. Entry is £5 on the door, nearest tube station is Aldgate East. Check the venue details at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @ApexZero00 and also check for news on his website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk Also connect with NIJI on twitter @NIJIMagazine

Check out a couple of his single releases from the album, Spray The Roof ft OMeza Omniscient & Invincible Armour, and A Meeting of the Continents ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz


Any further requests for interviews, copy albums for review or djs looking for full quality radio edit mp3s of any singles taken from the album can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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Los Angeles’ ethemadassassin releases his solo album “Soul on Fire” on 17th September 2013.

It’s his first solo album since 2008’s “Tomorrow Never Comes” since when he’s moved from Greensboro NC to team up once again with Veteran Eye where they also record and tour as the duo Veteran Assassins.

Having come up through NC’s rap battle scene in the 80’s & 90’s, E still draws a lot of his influence from the Golden Era, but the current album has a contemporary feel to it. The production includes rock, soul & reggae samples mashed with original straight head noddin beats, providing the ideal backdrop for E’s trademark firebrand flow and lyricism.

The UK’s online magazine NIJI has just reviewed Soul on Fire courtesy of Brandon Schiafone

Offered a 9/10 rating, snapshots of the review include:

The album’s production is excellently done, and the mixing and mastering gives Soul On Fire the sound quality as if it’s straight from a major record label. The beats are well chosen and match ethemadassassin’s tonality and subject matter amazingly.

there is no doubt that ethemadassassin is a powerful lyricist and a brilliant rapper who has the ability to be diverse with his music

Read the whole review HERE

The first official single “Tiger Blade” was launched on 4th July


Look out for the launch of the new video for “Can’t Get Enough” coming very soon

You can get more background information via www.veteranassassins.com & follow on twitter @ethemadassassin You can also connect with the magazine on twitter via @NIJIMagazine

Any further press, media, radio station or dj publicity enquiries about this release can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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The second UK date of Ultramagnetic MCs’ Critical Beatdown 25th anniversary tour took them to the south coast of England on Saturday 6th July to play Brighton’s Concorde 2.

The Gods must be smiling on them as theyve coincided their long awaited visit to these isles with a week long heatwave…yes, something resembling summer has arrived!

Based on the south coast, editor of UK online publication NIJI Magazine, Mike Cox, went along to check it out. Read what he has to say about it HERE

There’s not too many shows left for UK and European fans to get the rare opportunity to see the group in action. The remaining dates are :

Tonight – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Wednesday 10th July Glasgow o2 ABC 2
Thursday 11th July Manchester Band on the Wall
Friday 12th July Dublin Sugar Club
Saturday 13th July Liverpool Haus
Wednesday 17th July Koln Club Banhof
Saturday 20th Belgium Dour Music Festival

Unsurprisingly, there’s been a huge amount of interest in this tour. Any media or press enquiries can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE Any enquiries regarding the shows should be addressed to the various venues or local promoters.

You can connect with Ultramagentic MCs on twitter via the group’s official accounts @MCsUltra and Kool Keith is at @ultraman7000 Niji Magazine support many new artists whether from the UK or overseas, so worth connecting with them whether via their site or on twitter @NijiMagazine

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Perhaps one of the most meaningful albums to reach my ears” opens Canada’s Brandon Schiafone aka DJ Mafia House in his review of the Melanin 9’s debut LP “Magna Carta”

Writing for the UK’s Niji Magazine, a publication with a long history of supporting new and emerging talent and artists, the piece touches upon the Emcee’s ability with superior lyricism and wordplay to speak on the subjects of racism, social conditions, spirituality, love and politics

It’s an in depth review, critical in places but done with positive intentions, but ending with :

As he continues to grow and develop his music, I feel as if Melanin 9 could develop into an iconic figure in the world of conscious hip hop……if you are a lover of conscious rap music, however, this album is definitely worth your attention

Read the whole review HERE

Releasing on 3rd December, pre-orders of the album in CD format can be made via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com and will be delivered a week before general release as an appreciation of the support

Also be sure to look out for the album launch party at The Vibe Bar, brick Lane, London on Friday 23rd November where he’ll be joined by DJ 279, Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Cyrus Malachi, Iron Braydz, Phoenix da Icefire, Logic and Skriblah

8pm – 1am £5 on the door. Big night!

You can follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine @NijiMagazine

All media & press enquiries regarding this release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Already with well over 30 separate UK magazines covering the release, next up for Copywrite and his new album “God Save The King (Proper English Version)” is a review by Vanessa Ryan for the UK’s Niji Magazine

Based in the south of England, the online has been on the go now for a couple of years with the focus on supporting new emerging talent in music, fashion, art and covering a variety of events

They also actively look to encourage and support new young upcoming writers and journalists providing them with the platform to develop their skills and cover a variety of subjects. They’re a progressive publication with the emphasis on focusing on the positive of what’s happening with new emerging artists.

Unsurprisingly, the nature of Copywrite’s new album which also represents the UK and USA via features from the likes of Akala, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, S.A.S., Melanin 9, Mystro, Dru Blu, Royce da 5 9, Crooked I, Sean Price, Roc Marciano, Torae, Evidence, Killah Priest and many more sat well with them given the international co-operation between hip hop scenes.

Read the whole review HERE

The album is out now via Man Bites Dog Records and as predicted is one of the biggest independent international hip hop releases of 2012. Copywrite is currently in the studio recording the new Megahertz album “Megacy”.

Connect with them on twitter @Copywrite and @NijiMagazine and get more information from www.copywritesworld.com

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In September 2011, UK hiphop artists Mystro, Genesis Elijah and Iron Braydz were in west London filming scenes for a new video to be released for a posse cut which will also feature artists from Oakland’s legendary Hiero Imperium.

The full video will be completed in the next couple of months.

While together, UK’s online Niji Magazine caught up with them to see what was happening behind the scenes, find out what they had coming up in their own right, and also interviewed the video cameraman Despa from the Birmingham based Stay Fresh label and the video director from Dirty Media London

Follow these guys on twitter @GenesisElijah @Braydz @Mystrogen @DespaStayFresh @DirtyMediaLDN @NijiMagazine

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Over 3 days, 14th, 15th & 16th September, we arranged 5 video shoots with UK artists linked to future releases from Stateside artists Copywrite & Double AB.

On the first day, we were with Mystro, Genesis Elijah and Iron Braydz in Ladbroke Grove to film 3 of these. Mystro appears on Copywrite’s track Pick Up Stix, also featuring Sean Price, Iron Braydz appears on a track from Double AB “London’s Calling”, and all 3 appear on a new posse cut with Copywrite. Copywrite’s album “God Save The King” is due for release in the first quarter of 2012.

A number of media also dropped by to check out what was happening, including Soulculture, The Grime Report, BSomebody TV, Niji Magazine, Code Emphasis, Lime, and The Hip Hop Chronicle. Mystro, Gen & Braydz gave an impromptu “Big Man Ting” interview for The Hip Hop Chronicle (see below)

Pics from day 1

MYSTRO – PICK UP STIX

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Mystro, Genesis Elijah & Iron Braydz

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The next day we were in Lewisham, South London linkin up with Dru Blu (AKA Don Strapzy) to film a sequence for the track God Save The King. Good fellas and Dru been gettin a lot of exposure recently in the specialist UK media

Dru Blu

don strapzy

On the final day we were over at Hammersmith to meet up with Context MC who had already appeared on a remix for Copywrite’s labelmate Vast Aire, on the track “Cannon on Samus”. The sequence was shot for a track “Ghost in the Machine” down at the Thames. Special mention to the woman who told us she could “arrange” for a variety of birds to appear in the video & offered a feather as proof. You have a sponsorship deal with Thunderbird in the making there sweetheart…..!

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context mc video shoot

The full versions of these videos are now due to be edited and the results will be seen in the near future. Mention also to John at Dirty Media and Despa at Stay Fresh on the video duties

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BIG MAN TING ft Mystro, Genesis Elijah & Iron Braydz filmed by The Hip Hop Chronicle