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Latest signings to one of the USA’s fasting growing labels Seven 13 Entertainment, North Carolina duo Verbatim & D. White, aka OSPO Black recently released their new EP “The Paradox”.

The 6 track EP is the follow up to their “Paradox Introduction” mixtape released in the autumn which received an exceptional response generated largely by word of mouth resulting in over 150,000 plays in total on their Soundcloud page alone.

Taken from the new EP, the single “Get Down” was originally released in November but reached #9 in the Indie Urban Radio Charts during the first week of March 2015.

Check the original EP version stream of Get Down

The Paradox EP Tracklist

Get Down
Life of Mi (Thank God)
Kotch
Goodness Gracious
Story About How
Ong Sohung

Available to buy from iTunes HERE

You can reach OSPO Black and the label Seven 13 Entertainment on twitter @OSPO06 & @Seven13Music

The DJ Pack including full quality mp3’s of Get Down can be requested from UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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Matt Maddox released his sophomore album “Righteous Fury” today, 25th February 2014.

Out on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music, it is available in physical CD & digital format worldwide : UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan. Just do a quick search on the internet and you’ll find whichever one suits you best. Couple examples would be the CD at UGHH.com HERE and you can buy digitally via iTunes HERE but there are many more in every territory.

It would also be an idea to follow the labels on twitter @RedPhoneRecords and @Seven13Music as they will regularly highlight the various stores in different territories who are selling, and of course you can always send them a message about any particular country – they’ll be sure to let you know!!

There has been a steady build up of international media coverage on this release in the past few weeks with much more to come. Latest is by the UK’s online Bearded Magazine via their “Introductory” series. Check it out HERE

Matt Maddox is midway through a series of tour dates with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib, and it kicks off again from Friday in South Carolina :

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

The store links above include the full tracklisting. Check the album trailer video which uses “The Get Back” featuring King Magnetic in the soundtrack

Follow Matt on his journeys on twitter @MattMaddox82 and the magazine @BeardedMagazine

All media & press inquiries regarding the release can be forwarded to UrbanElite PR HERE

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British Hip Hop has been one of the UK’s premier online magazines for many years, covering the authentic, traditional sound of the genre with a primary focus of course on homegrown artists, but also featuring a range of international artists

Contributor Ethan Everton spoke recently with Kansas based MC Matt Maddox ahead of the release of his sophomore album Righteous Fury on the 25th February

In one of his most in depth interviews to date, they discuss his origins in Long Beach southern California and his involvement with the international hip hop scene since his days as part of Guerilla War Tactix. They also cover a wide range of subjects including the album itself, the impact of the internet in promoting artists compared to more traditional methods, his collaborations with other artists, tour plans, new artist recommendations and much more

Read it all HERE

With a tour of Canada and the west coast of America to be announced shortly, people in the east coast and MidWest can catch him shortly with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib at the following venues:

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

With production and features on the album of the caliber of Nemesis, Skammadix, C Lance, Sicknature, Vanderslice, Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic, Edd Bundy, Reef The Lost Cauze, and some choice turntablist cuttin & scratchin courtesy of DJ TMB, it’s not hard to see why the international media has shown such an interest. It’s bang on the money for all those hip hop heads who appreciate the real deal

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Righteous Fury can be pre-ordered either in physical CD format, or digitally on iTunes:

Physical CD format HERE

Digitally via iTunes HERE

You can keep up to date with all of Matt’s news on twitter @MattMaddox82 and connect with the guys at BHH over at @britishhiphop

Check out his single Street Art featuring Tragdey Khadafi

All members of the media & press interested in receiving a promotional copy of the album for review, or who would like to interview Matt Maddox can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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Greensboro NC rapper ethemadassassin, now based in LA, released his critically acclaimed solo album “Soul on Fire” in September, and featured in Hip Hop DX’s “Hollywood Freestyle” series at the turn of the year

As one half of the group Veteran Assassins, he is now preparing for the release of their new album with the launch of the final video taken from his own solo album. “Elements” sees E in trademark, no holds barred mood, spittin’ lyrics like verbal bullets over a hard edged rock tinged production by Gav Beats

Look out for E pickin’ up where he left off in the new year with more true life street tales delivered in that raw, aggressive flow.

You can follow him on twitter @ethemadassassin & producer Gav Beats @TheRealGavBeats

FEATURE ON HIPHOP DX www.hiphopdx.com/index/videos/id.15165/title.hollywood-freestyle-ethemadassassin

The album Soul on Fire received widespread media coverage from both sides of the Atlantic. Contains some real classics such as “80’s & 90’s”, “Tiger Blade”, “Can’t Get Enough” and many more. Quality mix of hard hittin hip hop beats with E pullin no punches in the rhymes and wordplay. It can be bought on iTunes HERE

Any djs looking for the full quality (320) clean radio edit mp3 of this track can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

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These are singles released by some of the artists we’ve worked with from the UK and United States in 2013

Some are well known names in the world of hip hop, others are a lil newer out the blocks….but all of ’em are dope!

If you’re feelin these joints, there’s various ways you can support these artists :

You can buy their music – most are usually available on iTunes, Bandcamp or some other online store. Many of these audio streams are the clean edits, so if you want the originals…..

We’ve highlighted their twitter accounts so you can check their official sites on their profiles, or check to see when they’ll next be performing in your town, or you can just drop ’em a line & show your appreciation

All these artists will likely release new music in 2014, so if you’re feelin ’em & think your peeps will too, tell a friend to tell a friend

We know how much they value the public’s support, so check ’em out

BUMPY KNUCKLES “Somn’Wrong” on twitter @BumpyKnuckles

Skyzoo ft Talib Kweli “Spike Lee Was My Hero” on twitter @Skyzoo

Apex Zero ft Hasaan Salam & Iron Braydz “A Meeting of the Continents” on twitter @ApexZero00

Kid Vishis “Heaven” on twitter @KidVishis

ethemadassassin “80’s & 90’s” on twitter @ethemadassassin

Rah Digga ft Rapsody “Another One (RMX)” on twitter @TheRealRahDigga

Matt Maddox “No Country For Old Men” on twitter @MattMaddox82

Ultramagnetic MC’s “Let The Bars Go” on twitter @MCsUltra & @Ultraman7000

Constant Deviants “It’s OK” on twitter @Six2Sixshift

Butta da Prince ft Crooked I “Dolla Bills (RMX) on twitter @ButtaDaPrince

We’d also like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation to the international media who have supported these artists over the past year

If any djs require the full quality clean radio edits of any of these tracks, they can be requested from us HERE

We’ll be back soon with more new music, artists, albums, joints & jams.

From everyone involved with UrbanElite PR, enjoy the holidays and good luck for 2014

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SoulonFire-Guestlist

Guestlist are an online and physical publication based in London who cover many different genres including house, techno, r&b, hip hop, drum & bass, dubstep, reggae, indie and more.

They cover music releases with reviews and interviews, but are also heavily involved with events, clubs, shows & festivals in the UK and in Europe, reporting on the hotspots to visit for people who want to experience the nightlife of various cities throughout the continent….or as they put it “The Ultimate Guide To Going Out and Having Fun!”

Most recent interviews in their “R&B and Hip Hop” section include Tinchy Stryder, Jazzy Jeff, Eve, Wu Tang Clan, Ruff Diamondz and Example, and the latest is with ethemadassassin who released his third solo album “Soul on Fire” on 17th September

The Los Angeles based rapper, most associated with North Carolina where he started performing and recording during the Golden Era of the 90’s speaks with journalist Janine Francois about his new album, the musical progression from his previous albums, lyricism, beat selection, and his favourite track off the album and the reason for his choice

Read the full interview HERE

The album Soul on Fire can be bought online at iTunes HERE

There are some classic cuts on that album, whether “80’s & 90’s” produced by Edinburgh’s Sci Fi Stu & “Can’t Get Enough” with that more soulful sound of the 90’s, or the rockier hardcore sound in joints like “Elements”, “Fight Music”, “Tiger Blade”, “What It’s Supposed To Be” produced by Kyo Itachi….and the bonus track released recently H.T.G. ft Sole-R

Check em out

Look out for more releases from E soon, and his new album with sparring partner Veteran Eye as part of the group Veteran Assassins is also in the pipeline for 2014.

You can reach E on twitter @ethemadassassin and the magazine @GuestlistDotNet with Janine over at @GrrlsClub

Any djs requiring full quality clean radio edit mp3s of any of these tracks, or media & press with further inquiries about the album can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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British online magazine DataTransmission is well known for its coverage of all type of dance music, from techno, house, dubstep and all other genres in between, reporting from all around the UK and hotspots such as Ibiza, Aiya Napa and various other European resorts & cities.

They also like their rap and hip hop music, and have just reviewed the new album Soul on Fire by rapper ethemadassassin, currently based in Los Angeles but most associated with his native North Carolina where he started out performing in the 90’s.

One half of Veteran Assassins, this is E’s third solo album which released on 17th September, and Janine Francois cast an eye over his most recent offering

ethemadassasin, lives up to regal standards as set by his previous releases such as, ‘Proverbs’ and ‘ Tomorrow Never Comes’ both dealing with the chaotic lifestyle lived by this Golden Era emcee” is how the review opens which notes his lyrcism, wit, humour, sarcasm and “hard cold truths” in what is an audio biopic of his life from his early days to the “latest scene in the movie of his life today”.

The album has received much credit for its open & honest approach, owning up to past mistakes, acknowledging struggles and successes, and also having a healthy dose of retrospective flava for those who remember or are fans of the sights, sounds and fashions of the 90’s.

The review summarizes “ethemadassasin does himself justice and for hardcore fans you will not be disappointed, as he lyrically delivers the goods. For those new to this ageless rapper, it is recommended you reference previous works to gain some context on ‘Soul on Fire.’ The album does just that, bares his soul for us to hear.

Read the full analysis HERE

The album is available to buy on iTunes now HERE

From the album, check out the single “80’s & 90’s” produced by Edinburgh’s Sci Fi Stu and the video for Can’t Get Enough

Follow E on twitter @ethemadassassin and the magazine @d8atransmission You can also reach Janine on twitter @GrrlsClub

Any djs who require the full quality clean edit mp3s of any tracks from this album, or media & press with further inquiries about the release should contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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