TimingIsEverything-Backspin

One of Germany’s leading hip hop & rap publications Backspin Magazine run a feature series “Hi, My Name is…” where they interview international artists on an introductory basis.

The feature is designed to provide information on the artists’ background, home city, artists who have influenced them, previous & current releases, what makes them different from the rest of the game, their aims in the industry and plans for the future….and also how they got their stage name.

Their most recent feature has just been published, this time with Detroit’s Kid Vishis who has just released his debut album “Timing is Everything” on Seven 13 Entertainemnt.

The whole feature written in German can be read HERE

The album is available worldwide on iTunes & Amazon while CD’s can be bought from the label direct at www.seven13ent.com

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NEW FREESTYLE VIDEO SHOT IN THE STUDIO IN DETROIT

Still busy conducting interviews with international media, Kid Vishis is also at the early stages of arranging international tours and working on new releases including his sophomore album. Expect to see new videos shortly. You can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis

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Long Beach rapper (currently resident in Kansas) Matt Maddox sat down with American online publication Face 2 Face Magazine recently to discuss his early days, starting out in Long Beach and then moving to Hawaii and the reasons behind that where he speaks openly about a number of family issues

As an artist who first picked up the pen at only 10 years old, he discusses the influences west coast and east coast hip hop artists have had on him, whether Dre, Snoop & NWA, or Nas and Wu Tang, and how a fusion of styles has led to him developing what he describes as a mix of “hardcore street rap & underground”

He discusses the transition of the politically focused content of his first album Asylum Artistry to a more personal perspective in the current release “Righteous Fury” and his desire to “empower people – not just be another number”

Interesting insight to the man, and you can read the interview HERE

He released the aforementioned “Righteous Fury” through Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music on 25th February, and it is available from a wide selection of international online stores in both digital and physical CD formats

It boasts production from Skammadix, Nemesis, Sultan Mir, Engineer, C Lance, Sicknature & Vanderslice, turntablism throughout by fellow Red Phone labelmate DJ TMB, and features Tragedy Khadafi, Adlib, Reef the Lost Cauze, King Magnetic, Burke the Jurke and many more, including British Emcee Edd Bundy.

Check out the full audio stream for it

Currently working on new projects and planning various tours including a visit to Europe due in the autumn, look out for him launching his new video for “Work” any day now. Keep up to date with his progress on twitter @MattMaddox82

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West coast Emcee Matt Maddox, now based in America’s Mid West, released his sophomore album “Righteous Fury” on 25th February, and took time out recently to speak with British online publication Flavour Magazine.

Contributor Delphina Scott spoke with him about the new album and the recording process in the studio, his thoughts on artists’ growth and development, his views on the recent debate on whether “Hip Hop is degrading society” and the clear definition between the specific genre and others, self sufficiency in the human condition, the public’s backing of buying artist releases and what factors within hip hop he would change today.

Read the whole feature HERE

Look out for Matt hitting Europe in the early autumn at various clubs and festivals. The album which includes features from Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic, Adlib, Burke the Jurke and Reef the Lost Cauze, and production by Sicknature of The Snowgoons, Vanderslice, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Nemesis, Skammadix, Sultan Mir, Engineer and the UK’s Edd Bundy is available from international online stores in digital and CD format.

These include iTunes, Amazon, UGHH.com, CD Universe, Barnes & Noble, HMV and many more

Released through the partnership of Red Phone Records & Seven 13 Music, here is his track “Street Art” featuring Tragedy Khadafi

Keep up to date with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82, the magazine @Flavourmag and Delphina over at @RawBlueCheese

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Chase March, contributor to the renowned international hip hop online platform The Word is Bond, broadcasts a weekly Rap Radio Hour, and spoke recently to MidWest rapper Matt Maddox about his new album Righteous Fury which released on 25th February

There’s been extensive international media coverage over the past couple of months for the ex Guerilla War Tactix member’s sophomore album, his first in 4 years following the release of Asylum Artistry. He has taken his time putting the latest release together which he describes as his “most personal to date”, and called in the production skills of Skammadix, Nemesis, Sultan Mir, Jedi Mind Tricks’ C Lance, Vanderslice, Engineer, The Snowgoons’ Sicknature and the UK’s Edd Bundy. Throughout the album there is turntablism of the highest caliber courtesy of his Red Phone labelmate DJ TMB.

In addition to his own trademark raucous delivery, the album also benefits from contributions by Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic, Reef the Lost Cauze, Adlib, Burke the Jurke and many more

Broadcast originally on Sunday 16th March, the audio stream of the interview was uploaded to The Word of Bond which you can hear HERE

The album is available in digital and CD formats from a variety of international online stores, released through Red Phone Records & Seven 13 Music

The international iTunes link is HERE

Among many other stores, the CD version can be ordered from UGHH.com HERE

One of the most commonly mentioned tracks has been “No Country For Old men”, a tribute to the legends in hip hop and for the traditional values of hip hop itself. Check out the video

Keep up to date with Matt and his labels on twitter @MattMaddox82 @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music and check by the guys over at @TheWordIsBond

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RighteousFury-SubbaCultcha

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

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RighteousFury-HipHopDependency

Ex Guerilla War Tactix member Matt Maddox, originally out of Long Beach California but now based in Kansas, released his sophomore album Righteous Fury on 25th February through Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music.

The follow up to Asylum Artistry was a long time in the making and described by Maddox as his most personal to date. It also boasts features from Tragedy Khadafi, Adlib, Burke the Jurke, Reef the Lost Cauze and King Magnetic, with quality production courtesy of The Snowgoons’ Sicknature, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Nemesis, Skammadix, Vanderslice, Hellzwind, Engineer, Sultan Mir and the UK’s Edd Bundy. There is also turntablism throughout courtesy of fellow Red Phone labelmate DJ TMB.

The release has received an extensive level of coverage from publications around the world, the latest review published by Hip Hop Dependency in the United States

A full endorsement of the lyricism, rhymes & beats on display opens with “From the instant you hear the first cut. you are both engaged and threatened by what you hear….He has thrown ‘today’s hip hop’ on it’s head and as a listener you can not remove the headphones” as the review goes into the finer points behind the key elements of the release, before summarizing “Each thump of the snare and each phrase uttered is a constant reminder of what hip hop should be in this day and age. Righteous Fury is an album that serves a matter of retribution for anyone who has devalued what hip hop is today.

Read the article in full HERE

Over the past few months, many have cited his track “No Country For Old Men” as a commentary on the representation of hip hop today, a point of view with which they can relate. Check the video out :

The album is available in digital mp3 and physical CD formats from any number of online stores internationally, including iTunes, Amazon, UGHH.com, CD Universe, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and many more. Search online and take your pick

He also launched the official album stream of Righteous Fury on Soundcloud in the past few days, check it out with the tracklisting quoted on the CD’s back cover

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Keep up to date with Matt Maddox on twitter @MattMaddox82 and his labels @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music and you can also reach Hip Hop Dependency at @ThatHipHopGuy

There will still be more media coverage coming for this release in the next few weeks. Any other members of the press who would like a promotional copy of the album to review or to interview Matt Maddox, or any Djs requiring the full quality clean radio edits of the singles released, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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RighteousFury-SagittariusHH

Sagittarius HH are a hip hop site based in France, and the latest to endorse the new album “Righteous Fury” by Matt Maddox which released worldwide on 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music

Their rating system put it on a par with the current Prince Po & Oh No “Animal Serum” release, and you can read the whole review HERE

There has already been a wide spread of international media coverage on the album, reviews & interviews in publications coast to coast in the USA, UK a Europe. The official album stream was also launched today, and premiered on The Rap Up :

Full tracklist as printed on the CD’s back cover

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Currently on tour with Reef the Lost Cauze & Adlib, you can catch him at shows in Norfolk VA, Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee shortly – follow him on twitter @MattMaddox82 to keep up to date with news of the tour and release, and check in with the website on twitter @SagittariusHH

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RighteousFury-Soundcrave

American online music publication Soundcrave Magazine cover album reviews, interviews, news and tour reviews and information.

They sat down recently with west coast MC Matt Maddox on the eve of the release of his new album Righteous Fury to discuss the follow up to his debut Asylum Artistry, his history of working with European artists and those of the caliber of Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic, The Snowgoons, C LAnce of Jedi Mind Tricks, Skammadix & Vanderslice on the current project, his tour with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib and his thoughts on “commercial rap” in relation to the traditional elements of hip hop.

Read the whole feature HERE

He also launched the official audio stream of the album today, premiered by The Rap Up. Check the tracklisting and the stream on Soundcloud :

1. No Country For Old Men produced by Engineer
2. Interlude produced by Sultan Mir
3. Sick & Tired cuts by TMB produced by Sultan Mir
4. BARbarians ft Godilla, UG & Born Unique produced by Hellzwind
5. Work ft Mina Fedora produced by Skammadix
6. El Mariachi produced by Nemesis
7. The Get Back ft King Magnetic produced by Skammadix
8. Comedy Pt 1 produced by Skammadix
9. Murder Weapons ft Swann Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance
10. Spider Man ft Adlib & Reef The Lost Cauze produced by Vanderslice
11. Mjolnir ft Burke the Jurke Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance
12. King Killer produced by Sicknature
13. Olympus Has Fallen Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
14. Upon A Pale Horse ft Edd Bundy Cuts by TMB produced by Edd Bundy
15. Comedy Pt 2 produced by Skammadix
16. A Time To Kill Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
17. Street Art ft Tragedy Khadafi Cuts by TMB produced by Skammadix
18. Reality’s a Bitch produced by Skammadix
19. Show Must Go On produced by Nemesis

Righteous Fury is available in digital and physical CD format from a wide selection of online stores around the world, including iTunes, Amazon, CD Universe, UGHH.com, Barnes & Noble, and many more. Just do a simple internet search and you’ll find your preferred store in the United States, Canada, UK, Europe, Japan and Australia.

Still on tour with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib, and about to hit Chicago and Wisconsin, keep in touch with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82 and connect with the magazine at @SoundCraveMag

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In the week of the release of his new album Righteous Fury, two more online British publications, I Am Hip Hop Magazine and AH 25/8 Entertainment took time out to speak with west coast rapper Matt Maddox to discuss the release, the recording process, his international tours and working with artists from the States, UK and Europe

Read the full features at

I AM HIPHOP MAGAZINE HERE

AH 25/8 ENT HERE

Matt is currently on tour with Battleaxe Warrior Adlib and Reef the Lost Cauze, and they just launched a new joint produced by Vanderslice “Spider Man”

You can catch them 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

The album released on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music on Tuesday 25th February and is available in digital mp3 and physical CD format from a wide range of online stores in the United States, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia and Japan.

The international iTunes link is HERE

Among many other stores, the CD version can be ordered from UGHH.com HERE

As is inevitable these days, we’re aware that some free download torrents have appeared on the internet. While piracy is a sad fact of life these days we would take this opportunity to warn the public that our I.T. consultants checked those which have appeared to date. They found that the mp3 files had been corrupted and that the links also contained malicious software, or Malware viruses, so please consider carefully before downloading from such sources. Only files available from official stores are of full quality and free of any “bugs”

Anyone who would like to know their most local retail outlet can drop a line to the labels via twitter at @RedPhoneRecords and @Seven13Music and they’ll be happy to provide you with the information. You can also keep up to date with Matt on twitter over at @MattMaddox82

You will see much more international media coverage about this release in the coming weeks, and any members of the press who would still like to receive a promotional copy of the album to review, or request an interview with Matt Maddox can email UrbanElite PR HERE

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London’s Brainer Magazine is a relatively new online launched in 2009 to focus on music and art that has a passion behind it.

Their reviews are always well considered and thought provoking, with contributions supplied by a variety of journalists, writers, photographers and designers. There’s always been a good representation of hip hop coverage, and they are the latest to review Ohio’s Copywrite with his new album “God Save The King (Proper English Version)” which is out now on Man Bites Dog Records

Read what Leo Bennett has to say about it HERE

You can buy the album from iTunes HERE

Here’s a snippet version of the album

With a new video for the single “Ghost in the Machine” featuring the UK’s Context due to hit the internet and UK satellite tv stations very shortly, here is the full album tracklisting :

Year of The Gun ft Killah Priest Inspectah Deck Bigz Flygerian prod 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

Copywrite is busy in the studio with Jakki da Motamouth & his other Megahertz fam putting together the new “Megacy” album which will be available over the coming months

Connect with them all on twitter @Copywrite @the_Brainer @leobennettart

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