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In the week of it’s release, British online multi genre music publication PopCulturez are the latest to review the new “Verbal sWARdz” EP by north London Emcee & producer Iron Braydz

The newest member of Triple Darkness has produced a mightily strong 10 track taster of things to come later in the year, with his own highly evolved wordplay & lyricism complimented by the contributions from Prince Po, Sean Price, Kyza, Skriblah, Phat Kat and several of his fellow TD members. Kiss FM’s DJ Shortee Blitz brings some quality turntablism on board in the track Dobermans

The review includes the summary “this release immediately has the sound of a Wu-Tang Clan affiliate project, and not just because of the samples used in the ‘Intro.’ Where many of today’s MCs are shifting their styles to suit commercial crowds, with dubstep, grime, or even dance-floor orientated club tracks providing the backing, Iron Braydz keeps things gully with a solid rap style that will please purists.

Read it in full HERE

Verbal sWARdz is available to the public now at http://braydz.bandcamp.com

You can hear the full audio stream of the EP on Soundcloud

Also check out the new video “Rambo” featuring Kyza and Skriblah, released earlier this week and shot in east London by Global Faction

Connect with Iron Braydz on social media, on twitter @Braydz and on Facebook “HollaAtBraydz

Look out for further international media coverage on this release over the next couple of weeks. Any press inquiries or dj requests for full quality radio edits of the singles “Firey Red ft Sean Price”, “Rambo ft Kyza & Skriblah”, “Millennium ft Prince Po” and “Dredd” can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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North London’s Iron Braydz is one of the UK’s most highly rated hip hop lyricists, and is set to launch a series of solo releases over the next 12 months, beginning with the new Verbal sWARdz EP on 14th April.

The Triple Darkness & FuFu Gang member sat down with the online publication “British Hip Hop” recently to discuss his early days, the development from his debut album Devil May Cry, the writing and production process of Verbal sWARdz and its underlying themes, and his future plans

Read the whole article written by Ethan Everton HERE

The EP, largely self produced and featuring Prince Po, Sean Price, Triple Darkness, Kyza & Skriblah, has been generating a lot of interest in the international media in the past few weeks, and expect to see much more coverage coming in the next few weeks.

Meantime, check out his track “Millennium” featuring Prince Po

Keep up to date with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and check in with the guys over at @BritishHipHop

All media inquiries regarding this release, whether requests for promotional copies of the Verbal sWARdz EP for review, or requests to interview Iron Braydz can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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British online multi genre music magazine Subba Cultcha took time out recently to speak with American rapper Matt Maddox who released his new album “Righteous Fury” on 25th February

The ex Guerilla War Tactix member, originally out of Long Beach California but now living in Kansas spoke on the recording process and transition from his debut album “Asylum Artistry”, the writing process and lyrical content, his influences and the publication also asked him about the specific motivation behind the tracks Work, Sick & Tired and No Country for Old Men.

The feature, written by Ben Bradford, opens with a snapshot review summarizing “It’s a 19 track album but boy does it whiz by. Admittedly at first it took me a few listens to realise the power and the cleverness of this album. But he manages to sound angry, hurt, sad, confused, clever, and insightful and often all at the same time.” and can be read in full HERE

The album is available through Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music internationally in digital and physical CD formats, from a wide range of online stores such as iTunes, Amazon, UGHH.com, CD Universe, Barnes & Noble and many more.

Check out the full official album stream. It includes production by Skammadix, C Lance, Sicknature, Sultan Mir, Nemesis, Vanderslice and also features Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic, Reef the Lost Cauze, Burke the Jurke, Adlib and turntablism by fellow Red Phone labelmate DJ TMB

Keep up to date with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82, his labels @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music and connect with the magazine over at @SubbaCultchaCom

Any further media inquiries regarding the release, or requests to interview Matt Maddox, or dj requests for full quality clean radio edits of the tracks launched to date can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Matt Maddox released his sophomore album “Righteous Fury” yesterday, 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music.

The west coast rapper, now resident in Kansas in America’s MidWest has picked up a wide spread of international media coverage on this release, and this continues with the latest review appearing in London’s Guestlist Network who had interviewed him only last month

Written for the magazine by Matt Watkins of Dark Side Newz, read the whole article HERE

Recent coverage has drawn comparisons to the classic west coast hip hop sound, mixed with an edge commonly associated with artists such as Army of the Pharaohs and La Coka Nostra. Of course the album features production Sicknature from the Snowgoons, Skammadix, Nemesis, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Vanderslice, Engineer and further verbal contributions from Battleaxe MC Adlib, King Magnetic, Reef the Lost Cauze, Tragedy Khadafi, Burke the Jurke, the UK’s Edd Bundy and much more. All rounded off with some expert turntablism by DJ TMB

There are many online stores worldwide selling the album in digital and physical CD formats including UGHH, Amazon, iTunes, CD Universe, and many within specific territories in the UK, Europe, Canada, United States, Australia and Japan.

Click HERE for international iTunes

CD’s of Righteous Fury can be bought from UGHH.com

Check the video trailer for the album which uses the track “The Get Back” featuring King Magnetic, produced by Skammadix

Currently on tour with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib, you can catch them live at the following venues

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

Keep in touch with him on twitter @MattMaddox82 and the guys at the magazine @Guestlistdotnet & @DarksideNewz

All media & press inquiries regarding Matt Maddox and the album Righteous Fury can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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The new album Righteous Fury by Kansas based MC Matt Maddox releases a fortnight today on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music

Originally from Long Beach in southern California, the ex Guerilla War Tactix has been a busy man in the lead up to his sophomore LP dropping on 25th February, with series of media interviews on both sides of the Atlantic and preparing for a run of dates with Reef The Lost Cauze and Adlib starting on 20th February.

There has been a growing appreciation for this album within media circles for its authentic & contemporary hip hop sound, packed full of superior lyricism and wordplay, high quality production and turntablism

Latest to run the rule over it is Stateside online Rap Essence, and they give a track by track assessment HERE

His upcoming run of dates is as follows:

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 iTunes HERE

Check out his video BARbarians ft Godilla, UG and Born Unique

You can follow Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82 and the magazine @Rap_Essence and all media & press inquiries regarding the album or series of dates can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Matt Maddox took some time out recently to speak with two online publications recently, American magazine Soundparlor and British hip hop specialist Rawroots.

As Soundparlor’s featured artist in their “10” series, he spoke on his background in Southern California, the early musical influences, life as an independent artist and future plans.

You can read that in full HERE

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He spoke with UK hip hop online Rawroots about his new album Righteous Fury, his desire to work in future with Immortal Technique, Chuck D & Damian Marley, his love of underground hip hop from Philly and New Jersey, and his immediate tour plans

The full interview is HERE

As well as a scheduled appearance at SXSW and a tour with Slaughterhouse, he has recently announced a series of dates in the States with Reef the Lost Cauze & Adlib taking in New York, New Jersey, the DMV, Chicago and the mid west. Here is the full list :

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

Further dates in Canada are due to be announced shortly

The album Righteous Fury releases on 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music, and includes production from C Lance (Jedi Mind Tricks), Sicknature (Snowgoons), Nemesis, Skammadix, Vanderslice, cuts by DJ TMB, and features from Tragedy Khadafi, the UK’s Edd Bundy, Reef the Lost Cauze, Swann, King Magnetic and many more.

19 hip hop bangers with a running time of 57 minutes which can be pre-ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/3ILt

Look out for much more press coverage on this release in the weeks ahead. Any media requiring promotional copies of the album for review, or who wish to interview Matt Maddox, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile, check out the two singles released from the album recently:

Street Art ft Tragedy Khadafi

King Killer produced by Sicknature from the Snowgoons

You can connect with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82 and the magazines @_Soundparlor_ & @Rawroots

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West London’s Apex Zero releases his first solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October, following on from the 2012 mixtape “The Pulse of the Awakening”

Known in the city as part of the First and Last duo, a past regular at the End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner events and also as a member of the group Pantheonz of Zenn-La, he’s built up a rep for his energetic live shows and powerful lyrical delivery style, covering a range of political and social issues.

The self defined neo-hardcore tru skool hip hop Emcee also produced most of the album alongside his First and Last partner OMeziah, and while drawing from his eclectic range of musical influences for a new contemporary sound, the heart of the album draws from the true essence of hip hop within his rhymes

Andy Fletcher gave the album a run out and has provided this new review for long standing online magazine British Hip Hop. he opens :

As artists resolve to release their art without the backing of major labels they have become more willing to discuss subjects that seemed missing before. Apex Zero follows in this tradition, bringing content that might be familiar to fans of artists like Immortal Technique, with a flow that tends to be fast-almost agitated-over atmospheric instrumentals imbued with darkness and subtlety.

An in depth look at the lyricism, production and subject matter follows, concluding that “This album is a time capsule, like the rawer, younger cousin of Lowkey’s Soundtrack to the Struggle, and as such the areas which are less polished should remain so.” and that the intensity with which Apex Zero pours his heart & soul into this records means “it is far too provocative for a casual listen.

It’s, as usual for British Hip Hop, an intelligent and analytical review which you can read HERE

Watch out for much more coverage, reviews, interviews and releases in the weeks ahead, and also put a note in the diary that his album launch party takes place Upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 2nd November from 8pm – 1am. Also performing will be Caxton Press & Iron Braydz, with DJ A.Gee from Itch Fm and host Peaches. Entry is £5.00 on the door. Check www.vibe-bar.co.uk for more details

You can watch videos for Power Source, Chaotic Revolt and Our Times at the British Hip Hop review, and meantime check out his single on Soundcloud “A Meeting of the Continents” ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz

You can connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and the magazine @BritishHipHop

Any djs who require full quality clean radio edits of any of Apex Zero’s singles, or media & press with further inquiries about the album or launch event, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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