Rapper and producer Az Izz of the legendary New Jersey hip hop crew has announced today that he has signed with New Dawn Records for the release of his new album “Dopeliss” on July 3rd 2020.

With medals long earned locally, the group became known more widely for their work with The Fugees, Wu Tang and D12 and sparked the solo careers of several members including Pace Won and Rah Digga of Flipmode Squad.

The new album marks a long overdue return for Az Izz

Largely self produced with additional contributions by Fleet DJs affiliate DJ Profluent, Qua Z Mo and 3rdRell, guest featured artists include fellow Outsidaz D.U. and Pace Won together with some of the Garden State’s hardest spitters Drift, Jaja Kenyatta, Nam, Rube the Difference and Equip. The album reflects the evolution of the eastcoast sound with a fusion of the traditional and contemporary resulting in essential listening for all hip hop heads.

Singles “Gettin’ It”, “Nunya” and double A side “Ghetto” b/w” “Crazy” will be released over April, May & June

The label have just published an audio teaser and video trailer for the album on Soundcloud and Youtube respectively

More information about this and all of New Dawn Records’ releases is available from their official website www.newdawnrecs.com

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In the January edition of DJ Magazine in UK stores now, the Hip Hop Singles Reviews page places Melanin 9’s “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano as their “Money Shot Single of the Month”

Written by the magazine’s Neil Kulkarni :

So pleased M9 is finally making the leap from mixtapes (if you ain’t heard High Fidelity or 144,000 you ain’t been reading this page enough!) to actually releasing an official album : this is the first single from “Magna Carta” and is just astonishing. A slow burning groove over which RM drapes some engrossing rhymes, crepuscular keys and smoky cymbals riding the groove deep intro your cortex. Essential

The rating’s all the more impressive when considering the company it keeps on the page, including 9th Wonder & Buckshot, Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson, Craig G, Edward Scissortongue, Piff Gang, Pacewon & Neek the Exotic ft Bumpy Knuckles. Check the video for it

Meanwhile, US online Premiere Hip Hop are the latest to give the album Magna Carta their full endorsement

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The review by their editor in chief, Sunez Allah, is extremely in depth looking into the subject matter behind the tracks.

Summarizing “Magna Carta ultimately is a fulfilled debut that like melanin, an infinite measure of our supremacy, cannot be merely gauged by the mere shade of the Black, Brown or Yellow skin, the country, city or ghetto of the MC or the cover of an album. It must be heard and understood by engaging in its depth and seeing the life of Hip Hop expressed by our people.

You can read the whole review HERE

Magna Carta is available now on iTunes and in CD / physical format by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

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