Hip Hop Breath is a quarterly magazine published on Issuu.

It is edited by Parisien DJ LSM who hosts the “Medicine Show” among others and also releases various mixtapes. With the focus very much placed on the more traditional elements of the culture and music, the magazine has been running for 5 years and featured artists of the calibre of Talib Kweli, KXNG Crooked, Pharoahe Monch, DJ Whoo Kid, Joell Ortiz, Jon Connor, Ras Kass and many more.

In the new issue just published today, they feature Detroit rapper ZotheJerk who released his new album “Black Beach” on May 26th with producer Frost Gamble. They speak with him about the concept behind the album, the origins of his working relationship with Frost, and the background to his receiving a Humanitarian of the Year award for services to the community

You can read the interview in full HERE

Also featured in the magazine are Classic Storm Radio’s DJ Toshi, 60 East, Juxx Diamondz and Napoleon da Legend.

Featuring KXNG Crooked, Sadat X, Guilty Simpson and Boldy James, “Black Beach” is available on iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify. Hear the full album stream on Soundcloud

You can connect with Zo & Frost on twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, IG @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and via their joint Facebook Page

Frost releases the new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” with NY State’s Tone Chop on September 29th.

It includes guest featured artists Planet Asia, Tragedy Khadafi, DNA, White Rhino and Kool G Rap who appears on the first single “Walk the Walk” released on Friday

All international media & press enquiries regarding ZotheJerk, Frost Gamble, Tone Chop and their respective albums can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is available HERE

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Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka returned to Atlanta for the second year running to perform with Talib Kweli at the A3C Festival 2014.

He documented his visit on film in this re-cap video which features appearances by Donte from MOOD, Kid Capri, Jay Electronica, Karen Civil, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Cyhi the Prynce, Losa and many others.

The backing track used is Electric Eel in a Pool of Catfish featuring Tanya Morgan, taken from his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which releases on 10th December 2014. The album features many local Cincinnati producers and artists as well as recognized names such as MOOD, Chuck Inglish, Jake One and !llmind.

Here is the full tracklisting

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1. Scattered Thoughts Intro (produced by Sal Dali)
2. My$tery (produced by Sal Dali)
3. Against Me ft Aida Chakra (produced by !llmind)
4. Bad Habits (produced by Hop Trax)
5. Until The End ft. MOOD & Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by !llmind)
6. Phantom of The Opera ft Chuck Inglish (produced by Kill Will)
7. Angel of Death ft Piakhan (produced by Hop Trax)
8. Moments Slowed Down (produced by Alister Johnson)
9. Rapture ft Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by !llmind)
10. Religiously ft Donte from MOOD (produced by Hop Trax)
11. Royalty interlude (produced by !llmind)
12. Rolling Stone (produced by !llmind)
13. My Everything ft Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by Yon L.i.)
14. Thirsty ft Donte from MOOD & Ianigma (produced by Jake One)
15. OuterXSpaceXLove ft Pappadon (produced by Swiff D)
16. Celebration For Us ft Moxy Monster (produced by Rusko)
17. Electric Eel in a Pool of Catfish ft Tanya Morgan (produced by Beats McGreevy)
18. Skates (produced by Sal Dali)
19. Time Machine (shine) ft Aida Chakra (produced by Hop Trax)

You can keep in touch with Cincinnati Entertainment Awards’ current hip hop artist of the year online at www.buggstharocka.com on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook BuggsThaRockaMusic

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Latest review of the new EP “Verbal sWARdz” by north London Emcee & producer Iron Braydz, this time by the long running online devoted to British hip hop UKHH.com

The high regard with which his lyricism has been held in the UK for the past few years is summarized

Regardless of the flavour, Iron Braydz always serves up rhymes that are of the strictly highest order. With the exception of a select few, including a couple of whom from his own clique, nobody comes close to his pure rhyming prowess at this point in time. One can only assume that the projects over the coming months will explore different terrain but, for now, it is pretty exhilarating to hear this guy back spitting full stop.

Read the full review written by Jonathan Rimmer HERE

Released on his own Unorthostract label, the 10 track EP featuring Prince Po, Triple Darkness, Sean Price, Kyza, Phat Kat, Skriblah & DJ Shortee Blitz is available now at http://braydz.bandcamp.com

Keep up to date with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and check out his most recent video “Rambo” featuring Kyza & Skriblah released to the internet on 14th April

Look out for further international media coverage on this release shortly. Any further press inquiries regarding Iron Braydz & the Verbal sWARdz EP, or DJ requests for full quality clean edits of the tracks “Millennium ft Prince Po”, “Firey Red ft Sean Price”, “Dredd” & “Rambo ft Kyza & Skriblah” can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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British online music publication God is in the TV took time out recently to meet up with hip hop Emcee & producer Iron Braydz in London’s China Town ahead of the release of his new EP “Verbal sWARdz” which releases to the public on 14th April on his Unorthostract label.

Their writer Taytula Burke spoke with the rapper about the new release and his earliest days including his meeting with Wu Tang’s RZA, and reflects on the current UK and global hip hop scene

Read the whole interview HERE

Iron Braydz launched the official audio stream of the entire EP to the internet today. Largely self produced, it represents his involvement within his own and Stateside marketplace over the years with some top features on board. Here’s the tracklist :

1 – Intro
2 – Scorpion Sting ft Kyza (produced by Iron Braydz)
3 – Crowbar Head Topper with Solar Black & Ray Vendetta (produced by Ringz of Saturn)
4 – Millennium ft Prince Po (produced by Daniel Taylor)
5 – Dredd (produced by Iron Braydz)
6 – Rambo ft Kyza & Skriblah (produced by Iron Braydz)
7 – Firey Red ft Sean Price (produced by Iron Braydz)
8 – Dobermans ft Phat Kat & DJ Shortee Blitz (produced by Agor)
9 – Rambo Relapse ft Kyza, Skriblah, Black Cripton & Solar Black (produced by Iron Braydz)
10 – Verbal sWARdz ft Cyrus Malachi (produced by Iron Braydz)

Check out the stream on Soundcloud

The EP will be available to the public from http://braydz.bandcamp.com Keep up to date with him on twitter @Braydz and check in with the publication at @GodIsInTheTV and Taytula at @Taykeova

All media inquiries about Iron Braydz and the Verbal sWARdz EP can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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With just over 2 weeks to go until the release of London Emcee & producer Iron Braydz’ EP “Verbal sWARdz”, US online Vann Digital are the latest to publish a review.

Releasing on 14th April via the artist’s own Unorthostract label, the largely self produced tracks include features by several of his fellow Triple Darkness members, Random Axe’s Sean Price, Organized Konfusion veteran Prince Po, Phat Kat and further British input from Kyza and Skriblah

With an opening salvo the review begins “Braydz immediately goes off with the record “Dredd” really showcasing his ability to write strong. He gives his listeners stone cold bars with a flow that is unique to Braydz himself. Verbal sWARdz and Scorpion Sting fits the same structure, relaying a specific message the streets can appreciate

Read the whole article HERE

Look out for more media coverage on this release in the next few weeks from the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and further afield. Been a real appreciation for the lyrical skillz and production on this one around the world.

Meantime, keep up to date with him on twitter @Braydz, the publication @VannDigital and check out his latest video “Dredd” (and also look out for a new video coming very soon)

All international media inquiries, requests for promotional copies of Verbal sWARdz to review or requests to interview Iron Braydz can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Once again, Matt Oliver has delivered his monthly round up of news and releases from the world of hip hop in his Rapture & Verse column which appears in the long established British physical and online publication Clash Magazine.

In what is always an information packed look back at the month just passed, the current edition includes The Stonesthrow Documentary launch in Brixton, and further upcoming UK visits by Talib Kweli, Jazzy Jeff, Blu & Exile, Bishop Nehru & De La Soul.

Among the releases covered are those by Chuck English, Freddie Gibbs, Willie the Kid, Pharoahe Monch, Blanco & The Jacka, J Cole and the new EP by north London’s Iron Braydz “Verbal sWARdz” which releases on 14th April

The piece reads “The robust scriptures of Iron Braydz map out the path from Shaolin to North London and flip soul samples and voodoo fumes into street-spattered brain matter on ‘Verbal sWARdz’. The Triple Darkness delegate has his bare knuckle dawn raids viewing reality wide-eyed supported by an impressive pack of Phoenix Da Icefire, Prince Po, Kyza, Sean Price and Phat Kat. Bruising.

The column is always a good read, and worth checking it out HERE

Accompanying the article was also the latest video from Iron Braydz “Dredd”. Check it out :

There’s been a high level of international media interest in this release already, so look out for much more coverage in the weeks ahead. Meanwhile keep up to date with Iron Braydz via twitter @Braydz and on Facebook “HollaAtBraydz” You can also reach the magazine via @Clash_Music

All press & media enquiries about Iron Braydz EP “Verbal sWARdz”, requests for promotional copies to review or requests to interview Iron Braydz, can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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It’s been a couple of years since his last official release, but one of the UK’s most respected hip hop lyricists Iron Braydz has been putting in the work and is back with a vengeance.

2013 saw the north London MC join old sparring partners Melanin 9, Cyrus Malachi and Phoenix da Icefire as the most recent addition to the Triple Darkness crew while remaining a regular feature on the city’s live circuit. It was also a year which saw him on set appearing in a new upcoming Simon Baker film and spend many hours in the lab recording a series of releases for the year ahead.

The first of these is his new Verbal sWARdz EP which releases on 14th April. Mainly self produced, the 10 tracks include features by Sean Price, Kyza, Skriblah, Triple Darkness and on this new Daniel Taylor produced joint Millennium, there’s a welcome appearance by Organized Konfusion’s Prince Po.

You can connect with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and also Prince Po over at @PrincePo

International media will be serviced with the EP very shortly. Any press or magazines who wish a promotional copy to review, or to arrange an interview with Braydz should send their request to UrbanElite PR HERE

Similarly any dj’s not already serviced with this track looking for the full quality clean radio edit mp3 of Millennium…and given the feedback we’ve had, this one’s gettin rinsed!….again just get in touch and we’ll get it through for you

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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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Two of the UK’s heavyweights in the hiphop scene met up recently in London to produce this new video just gone live tonight

Sumit from The Hip Hop Chronicle has established himself as the premier online blog for hiphop news from the UK and overseas over the years with content featured on BET, MTV and shared widely on the internet by all the top online media outlets in the United States.

DJ Sarah Love established her position as the “1st Lady of Hiphop” from her early days performing sets at London’s famous Kung Fu events, to helping set up MTV Africa, smashing sets for MTV Europe parties, presenting for MTV UK’s The Lick and spearheading the only hiphop show on BBC’s Radio 1Xtra up until 2010, which drew an un-equalled international audience.

Most recently she was the offical tour dj for Aloe Blacc’s series of dates in the UK during December 2011, and has just returned from a month long tour of Australia where she supported Pete Rock and Immortal Technique

They sat down in London to discuss Sarah’s early days, her rated albums and artists over the years, and also her thoughts on the hiphop scene in the UK today. Look out for Australian producer M-Phazes in the background who also has an interview coming soon on The Hip Hop Chronicle.

DJ Sarah Love is a regular on the international hiphop club circuit, but UK heads can next expect to see her perform in London on 30th March along with another ex BBC 1Xtra stalwart DJ Excalibah at Rich Mix on Bethnal Green Road….although check back here for possible earlier dates….

Both The Hip Hop Chronicle and DJ Sarah Love will be at the launch of a brand new club night launching in London on the 27th April which will be the only one to celebrate and fully represent the traditional 4 elements of hiphop. Details to follow

You can keep in touch with both at www.djsarahlove.com www.thehiphopchronicle.com or via twitter @DJSarahLove and @HipHopChronicle

Enjoy

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December 2011 8 Tracks Mix

Its that time of year again, Xmas and the holiday season

And that can mean only one thing – truly woeful tv scheduling, family dramas & gifts which were clearly designed to be a thinly veiled insult !

So if…and lets face it you will…reach the point of total pyschosis, hopefully this 8 Track Classic hip hop mix will help soothe the nerves & bring you back into the land of the living. Some tasty treats from the UK & USA spanning several decades

All at Urbanelite PR (UK) wish you the best for 2012

Tracklisting

Kingpin – North West Riders
Proof of D12 (prod by J Dilla) – Fizzo
Verbal Kent – Barcode
Cyclonious ft Utopia – Warriors
Public Enemy – Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
Pharoahe Monch – Fuck You
Redman – Let’s Get Dirty
Flipmode Squad – Set It On Fire

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