It’s been nearly 20 years since Bay Area’s Celly Cel released his debut album Heat 4 Yo Azz, but the west coast veteran has just brought some new heat in the shape of “Morphine” which dropped on 24th September.
The 18 track LP includes features from E-40, Beeda Weeda, Brotha Lynch Hung, Turf Talk, Daz Dillinger, Trae Tha Truth, Mistah Fab and they go in all the way for what’s a real modern day Cali classic out on Realside Records.
He has just launched the new video for “After This” featuring Suryil, a club banger already getting some serious time on the airwaves. Celly keeps ’em comin, so look out for more releases, live dates and news on the album which can be bought on iTunes now at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/morphine/id704948521
Check out the video
You can also hear the radio edit on Soundcloud
Any djs not already serviced with the full quality clean radio edit can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE
We have just added a new page to the site where you can see snapshot examples of press & magazine coverage of just some of the many artists we’ve worked with over the years. Those featured include Souls of Mischief, Bizarre / D12, Krate Krusaders & Genesis Elijah, Deeprooted, Copywrite, Fefe Dobson and Verbal Kent. We’ll add more soon.
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.
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
Ohio’s Copywrite continues to impress the UK’s media with his new album God Save The King (Proper English Version), this time via the renowned online SBTV.
Run by young media entrepreneur Jamal Edwards, it has established itself as a major player internationally, acting as the launch pad for many of the emerging UK urban artists’ careers who have gone on to enjoy chart success
Now a regular port of call for visiting Major international artists to London, reviewer Fiona Guest gives this release her full endorsement, again picking up on Copy’s own rhyme skills in conjunction with the trans Atlantic vibe with features from London’s S.A.S., Bigz Flygerian, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Context, Dru Blu, Akala, Mystro, Melanin 9 and Don Jaga. They stand alongside hip hop heavyweights from the States including Royce da 5 9, Sean Price, Crooked I, Inspectah Deck, Killah Priest, Roc Marciano, Evidence, Sonny Seeza and many more
The beats are top quality throughout courtesy of Jaguar Skills, Bronze Nazareth, Kount Fif, Stu Bangas, Vanderslice, Curtiss King, Marco Polo, Jason Rose & Surock
Read the full review HERE and get used to this, you’ll be seeing a lot more soon
Album releases on 13th June 2012 on Man Bites Dog Records
NEW ALBUM : COPYWRITE “GOD SAVE THE KING (PROPER ENGLISH VERSION)”
RELEASE DATE : 15TH MAY 2012
LABEL : MAN BITES DOG RECORDS
Been over a year in the making, but the long awaited release of the new album by Ohio’s Copywrite has finally arrived.
The Columbus based MC first came to the attention of the hip hop world as a founder member of the group Megahertz. His work with producers RJD2, J-Dilla, Cool & Dre, Illmind and early collaborations with Royce da 5 9, Killah Priest, Sean Price and Dilated Peoples soon established his position on the international scene through a series of releases including “The High Exhaulted”, “Ultrasound” and “The Life and Times of Peter Nelson”.
With a reputation as a battle – hardened MC with punchlines for days, and fresh from picking up the “Best Lyricist” title at The Ohio Hip Hop Awards in late 2011, Copywrite has delivered an exceptional album. The title is part inspired by the features on this record with some of the best that the UK and US have to offer standing shoulder to shoulder over 17 tracks.
Inspired by previous collaborations with UK artists Rhyme Asylum, Loudmouth Melvin, Skillit and Sam Khan, he began work on what he describes as “his best release to date” from February 2011. The monumental task of constructing an album truly representative of the Trans Atlantic hip hop community would of course take time to complete, but the result has been well worth the wait.
The release includes contributions from some of the most repescted MC’s in the UK game :
Context, Mystro, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, SAS, Bigz Flygerian, Dru Blu, Akala, Melanin 9 & Don Jaga all bring their “A – Game” to the table alongside US heavyweights Royce da 5 9, Killah Priest, Illogic, Crooked I, Sean Price, Casual, Evidence, Roc Marciano, Sonny Seeza, Inspectah Deck and Torae.
Also look out for a special rare appearance by the UK’s “1st Lady of Hip Hop”, DJ Sarah Love.
Copywrite himself is on top of his game throughout with his unique flow, rhyme skills and metaphors complimented by top production from Kount Fif, Stu Bangas, Marco Polo, Jason Rose, Vanderslice, Bronze Nazareth, Curtiss King, Jaguar Skills and Poetiq Beetz.
This is an album for fans of the real deal – lyricists and MC’s of the highest calibre ripping apart hard slamming beats. Copywrite reinforces his position as one of the most gifted wordsmiths around today while producing a record which showcases the true essence of international hip hop music.
Year of The Gun ft Killah Priest, Inspectah Deck & Bigz Flygerian prod by Bronze Nazareth Crooked Coppers ft Crooked I & Iron Braydz prod by Surock Love from Sarah (PSA) ft DJ Sarah Love Troop Jackets ft Sean Price & SAS prod by Kount Fif Ghost in the Machine ft Context prod by Jason Rose Overdose ft Royce da 5 9 & Genesis Elijah prod Curtiss King J.O.Y. ft Torae & Jason Rose prod Jason Rose Got Myself ft Gillie The Kid & Sinista Daniro prod by Jason Rose More Sorrow ft Illogic & Don Jaga prod by Stu Bangas Yo! MTV Raps! (Money for Nothin’) ft Jason Rose prod by Jason Rose Golden State (of Mind) ft Casual, Evidence, & Roc Marciano prod by Vanderslice Opium Prodigies ft Illogic prod by Marco Polo Arachnaphobia ft Killah Priest, Lord Basis & Melanin 9 prod by Jaguar Skills Starter Hats ft Sonny Seeza (Onyx) & Akala prod by Kount Fif G$K ft Dru Blu & Jason Rose prod by Stu Bangas Still Pickin ft Sean Price, Mystro & Dom prod by Kount Fif A Talk with Jesus prod by Poetiq Beetz
In addition, a special bonus track “Royal Flush” was recorded featuring Genesis Elijah, Mystro and Iron Braydz. The track produced by New York’s Dub Sonata has an affiliated video which will be released shortly.
Two tracks have already been released to the UK marketplace from the album. G$K ft Lewisham’s Dru Blu (Strapzy) and Golden State (of Mind) ft Casual, Evidence and Roc Marciano
Check the video and audio below
Urbanelite PR are servicing all forms of media in relation to the release of this specific album, and an initial mailout to a selection of written press was issued today, 5th April 2012.
A further mailout will be issued shortly and a single release schedule is currently being arranged. Meantime any press, online platform or dj enquiries regarding possible reviews or interviews should be addressed to urbanelitepr at gmail dot com
Meanwhile, the full tracklisting for the UK release has just been announced :
1. Post-Apocalyptic Request Box prod by Jason Rose
2.Year of the Gun ft Killah Priest, Inspectah Deck & Bigz Flygerian
3.Crooked Coppers ft Crooked I & Iron Braydz prod by Surock
4.A Public Service Announcement from DJ Sarah Love
5.Keep Troopin’ ft Sean Price & SAS prod Kount Fif
6.Ghost in the Machine ft Context prod by Jason Rose
7.OverDose ft Royce 5’9″ & Genesis Elijah prod by Curtiss King
8.J.O.Y. ft Torae & Jason Rose prod by Jason Rose
9.Got Myself ft Gillie the Kid & Sinista Daniro prod by Jason Rose
10.More Sorrow ft Illogic & Don Jaga prod by Stu Bangas
11.Blue Ribbon prod by Bronze Nazareth
12.Yo! Mtv Raps! (Money for Nothin’) ft Jason Rose prod by Jason Rose
13.Synesthesia prod by RJD2
14.Golden State (of Mind) ft Casual, Evidence & Roc Marciano prod by Vanderslice
15.a Lil’ Logic from Illogic
16.Opium Prodigies ft Illogic prod by Marco Polo
17.Arachnaphobia ft Killah Priest, Lord Basis & Melanin 9 prod by Jaguar Skills
18.Starter Hats ft Sonny Seeza (Onyx) & Akala prod by Kount Fif
19.G$k ft Dru Blu & Jason Rose prod by Stu Bangas
20.Still Pickin’ Up ft Sean P,Mystro & Dom prod by Kount Fif
21.Got to Make it ft Tage Future (MHz) prod by Stu Bangas
22.A Talk with Jesus prod by Poetiq Beetz
Look out for news on US and European tour dates coming over the next few months.
Oakland’s hip hop legends Souls of Mischief return to the UK and Europe for the first time in 2 years since their “Montezuma’s Revenge” tour.
It’s almost 20 years since the release of the classic ’93 Til Infinity’, but the group members, as part of the Hieroglyphics Crew, have remained one of the most prolific artists on the scene with numerous solo and group releases on Hiero Imperium Records. They still tour regularly all over the United States and Canada, and are due to perform at SXSW on their return from Europe
2012 starts with three solo albums being released in quick succession.
Tajai has already released his new collaboration with Sleeprockers “Machine Language”
Opio is set to release his new album “Vultures Wisdom Volume 2” on 28 February
Phesto’s new album “Background Check” drops on 13 March. Taken from Background Check is the bangin single “Every Detail” with a drivin beat courtesy of the ever dependable Lalo Schifrin. Check out the video below
The European tour takes in Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Germany and Belgium, while UK fans can expect to hear a mix of new material and the old classics on the following dates
March 5th Norwich Arts Centre
March 6th Ipswich The Swan
March 7th Manchester Roadhouse
March 9th Penzance Sound
March 10th Cardiff The Moon
March 11th London Jazz Cafe
March 12th Leeds Sedgwick Avenue
March 13th Edinburgh The Electric Circus
March 14th Glasgow Classic Grand
Expect to hear some more new exclusive releases over the coming months.
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
Urbanelite Promotions are now fully authorized to accept booking enquiries for London’s 1st Lady of Hiphop, DJ Sarah Love.
Sarah’s reputation grew from her early days deejaying at various Kung Fu events and on local London underground radio stations, and was soon presenting shows for specialist stations in the US, Europe, Australia and Africa.
This soon led to her receiving bookings from around the world, and cemented her position as one of the leading hiphop international club djs, noteworthy given the male dominance that still exists to this day.
In August 2007, Sarah joined the BBC’s urban music specialist station 1Xtra and presented the Friday night Hip Hop Mix Show. In 2008 she also presented the station’s weekend Breakfast show. The internet platform & prestige of being the BBC’s main hiphop dj established her name globally, and the station enjoyed a larger international audience as a result.
She was also instrumental in the launch of MTV Base in Africa as an official soundsystem DJ, and played live at many of MTV Europe’s official events. MTV then appointed her official VJ for the UK’s Base programme, appearing on Trevor Nelson’s “The Lick – Spanking New Music” & had her own monthly feature on the station’s “Good Look”. This was broadcast to the UK and 60 other countries.
In 2009, she was nominated in the “Best DJ” category at the MOBO’s, the only female to have ever received such recognition.
Sarah left BBC 1Xtra and MTV in 2010.
She has had subsequent online tv shows with Spine TV, Squeeze Radio, and still regularly features in many of the urban music specialist magazines.
In the past year she has played clubs in Africa, US, Australia, Europe and the UK and can count names such as Souls of Mischief, The Roots, Wu Tang, KRS-1 and many more as those with whom she has shared the stage.
The “One Woman Wrecking Machine” has a large social media presence, with nearly 5000 friends on FACEBOOK nearly 6000 followers on Twitter and updates these plus her blog via the official site at www.djsarahlove.com with all key events.
She is the official UK tour dj for Aloe Blacc in December 2011, and tours Australia in January 2012.
We are accepting enquiries from anywhere in the world for dates in November 2011 and from February 2012 onwards. There are some dates in December free at the moment, those being Tuesday 6th, Saturday 10th, Wednesday 14th and from Saturday 17th onwards
All enquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and we guarantee a reply within 24 hours.