Word’s spreading in update New York. On the back of his recent feature in The Ithaca Voice, local tv station WENY sat down with rapper Anthony Kannon to discuss his musical background, his reinvigorated focus on hip hop having been the victim of a shooting during a family home break in, working with producer Frost Gamble on the new album “Cautionary Tales” and signing with label New Dawn Records for the release.
Out on October 20th, there is a video trailer of the new album available on Youtube with the first single “Pitfalls” releasing on June 6th.
Further information about the release is available at the label’s official website www.newdawnrecs.com
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Published this week in The Ithaca Voice newspaper, a new interview with award winning local rapper Anthony Kannon to discuss his forthcoming album “Cautionary Tales”, a collaborative project with producer Frost Gamble, himself originally of Binghamton NY State and now relocated to Canada.
The article covers how the pair’s writing relationship has developed over recent years, the construction of the new album and his thoughts on signing with independent label New Dawn Records for the release on October 20th 2023.
Since the label announced the news on Friday, it has been fantastic to see the response from the local community and media in support of one of their own, and it’s very much merited. The first single “Pitfalls” releases on June 6th with more to follow throughout the summer.
All international media and radio DJ enquiries about the release can be sent to ourselves, the label’s in house promotional division. Our contact details are HERE and the full album press release is HERE
New Dawn Records have announced another addition to the label roster today by way of NY State rapper Anthony Kannon and producer Frost Gamble with the release of their new album “Cautionary Tales” on October 20th 2023.
Recipient of the title “Best Rapper” at the Ithaca Music Awards in 2019, the young lyricist draws on his own real life battles and traumatic episodes, conveying a wide range of subject matter represented throughout the aptly titled release. It is a remarkable journey encapsulated in a series of biographical depictions, all with an underlying theme of survival, escape, progression and transformation.
Authentically powerful, this is Storyville of a life less ordinary with a narrative packed full of dope rhymes and skilful wordplay set to the highest caliber soundtrack provided by Frost, originally from Binghamton NY and now resident in Canada.
Particularly well known for his extensive catalogue with long time sparring partner Tone Chop, the prolific beatmaker has released further projects with Tragedy Khadafi, KXNG Crooked, Horseshoe Gang and Craig G while producing his “Sixteens” series of instrumentals. Some of his earliest collaborative projects included productions for Young Bleed, Sadat X, J-Ro, Doc Ice and Tahmell, son of the legendary Rakim, while in 2013 he contributed to Fresh I.E.’s “Red Letterz 13” which duly won “Album of the Year” at the Canadian Gospel Music Awards.
A series of singles will precede the album release beginning on June 6th with “Pitfalls”. All will be available to download and stream from major digital platforms including Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, Tidal and Amazon. Videos for all tracks will appear on the label’s official Youtube channel @newdawnrecords where you can now watch the video trailer.
Album engineered by David Brown of D Brown Sounds
All international written media and DJ enquiries regarding the album can be addressed to ourselves, the label’s in house promotional division. Our contact details are HERE while the full album press release can be read HERE
Music to soothe the soul and help focus with work and study in equal measure, Edinburgh producer Brelstaff has today released his new album “Urban Testimony [The Instrumentals]” through New Dawn Records.
Ten titles fusing chilled, soulful lofi hip hop with downtempo jazz and ambient electronica in an ethereal soundtrack that rests easy on the senses.
Originally operating under his born name Daryl Donald, his reputation as one of the most respected emerging beatmakers in this genre grew from 2017 through a series of projects which generated over a million streams on Spotify, and since adopting the new pseudonym has continued to flourish, most notably earlier this year with the single “Cursive” featuring renowned west coast rapper Fashawn.
The instrumental album is the pre-cursor to the full vocal version which will release later in the year. A collaborative project with Brooklyn rapper Justo the MC which acts as a narrative documenting his curtailed and turbulent time at Clark Atlanta University, including a fascinating insight and depiction of the trials and tribulations of student life he witnessed there which ultimately led to the crossroads of his life.
Fresh out the blocks today, the new single “Stay True” by London based producer Ramson Badbonez, the first to be taken from his album “Lead by Example” releasing through New Dawn Records on August 27th.
Rarely has a tracklist seen such a line up of hip hop heavyweights from both sides of the Atlantic share equal billing, and this joint sets the agenda early. Neck muscles get a serious work out with a beat savagely torn to pieces by east coast warriors Reks, Ruste Juxx and Blacastan with all their renowned verbal artillery in full effect. “Rawer than the booger suga”, it’s formidable business, prize fighters trading fierce bars and pulling no punches in a lyrical onslaught which leaves contenders on the floor. Hip hop addicts, crank this all the way up for the ultimate fix.
New Dawn Records have today announced details of the phenomenal new album “Lead by Example” by Ramson Badbonez set to release on August 27th 2021.
Long established as a cornerstone of the UK hip hop scene, the prolific rapper swaps the mic for the mixing desk for the first time in one of the most impressive production debuts witnessed for many years. Unique in its nature, heavyweights from the USA, Canada and the UK share equal billing in a stellar line up of guest featured artists delivering a showcase of the highest calibre lyricism, compelling rhymes and slick wordplay.
Beats influenced by original funk, soul, rare groove and jazz are woven into a soundtrack which fuse the classic and modern eras laced with additional scratch sorcery courtesy of truntablists Kompoze, DJ Jazz T and DJ Miracle, each track precision cut as a backdrop for the gamut of verbal artistry to unleash their full artillery.
Many months in the making, rarely, if ever, has such an array of trans-Atlantic talent appeared together on the one record. Coast to coast, Reks, Skyzoo, Blacastan, Recognize Ali, Moka Only, Ruste Juxx, Dizzy Dustin, Johaz (Dag Savage), Sleep Sinatra, Tru Trilla, Juxx Diamondz and Justo the MC are just some of those standing shoulder to shoulder with British luminaries Jehst, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, MysDiggi, Cyclonious, Phoenix da Icefire, King Kashmere and many more.
Benchmark standards are set high in Ramson’s new career progression while still allowing occasional room for his own continued lyrical prowess. This is an essential hip hop collector’s item with few comparisons, a landmark release.
On Your Mark (Intro) ft DJ Miracle
Stay True ft Reks, Ruste Juxx & Blacastan
Rap to the Future ft Dizzy Dustin, Mr Hooper & Moka Only (cuts by Kompoze)
Nonchalant ft Mark Fear
Bismillah ft Justo the MC, Johaz & Sleep Sinatra
Wolves ft Phoenix da Icefire & Cyclonious
Equality for Every ft Chima Anya
Lame Duck ft Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa & Prince Ak
Reservoir Dogs ft Az Izz, Cymarshall Law, Speed Walton & Quip
Black Hole Cypher ft Kashmere, Truemendous, MysDiggi, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, Gee Bag, Confucius, Jehst & Phoenix da Icefire
Lead by Example ft Recognize Ali, Skyzoo & Juxx Diamondz (cuts by DJ Jazz T)
A series of singles will be released over the Spring and Summer, beginning with “Stay True” on April 27th.
Brick City rapper and producer Az Izz, formerly of the legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz who at one time counted Pace Won, Young Zee, D.U. and Rah Digga among their numbers, released his solo album “Dopeliss” through New Dawn Records on July 3rd 2020.
Having spent several years in tv, film and sports productions together with artist development ventures, the album is his first major release in some time marking the return to the hip hop fold.
Largely self produced with additional contributions by Qua Z Mo, DJ Profluent and DJ 3rd Rell, a number of his fellow former group members appear as guest featured artists with a further contingent of Newark natives in the form of Drift, Nam, Jaja Kenyatta and Rube the Difference.
Online publication So Flo Sound have just published an in depth review of the album which reflects the key essence of the themes and sounds reflected throughout the ten tracks. Read the article in full HERE
From the album is the official video “Gettin’ It” featuring Drift
“Dopeliss” is available to stream and download from all major digital platforms and stores worldwide including APPLE,TIDAL, AMAZON and Spotify
With some new upcoming independent projects in the pipeline this year, keep up to date with Az on social media via twitter @TheRealAzizz and Instagram @RealAzizz
For more information on this and all of New Dawn records’ releases, visit their official website www.newdawnrecs.com
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London rapper Phoenix da Icefire & producer Husky Brown drop their incredible new album “Panacea” on May 5th
The themes covered by The Triple Darkness member address the environment, mental health, knife crime, racism, well being and aspiration. The narrative is delivered with the highest caliber of lyricism and figurative wordplay over a soundtrack provided by Husky which skillfully blends a fresh fusion of hip hop, soul, r&b, electronica, dub and bass.
The second single from the album “Dark Rainbow Light” b/w “Sins of Gaia” released through New Dawn Records today. Husky laces “Dark Rainbow Light” with some soulful traditional hip hop flavours as Phoenix reflects on the challenges of inner city life while searching a better path, with the lo fi beats of Sins of Gaia paints the backdrop for an attack on institutional racism with the remix provided by Kashmere (YNR Productions, Tru Thoughts, High Focus).
Released today through New Dawn Records, digitally distributed by Ingrooves / Universal and available to stream and download at APPLE, TIDAL & AMAZON Also on Spotify & Soundcloud
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
New single released today by Newark’s Tru Trilla, “20 to Life” features fellow 050 Boyz member Prince Ak who also has a new joint “Have Nots” currently doing the rounds featuring Ice-T.
Produced by another New Jersey native Joey Loax, the pair take it in turn to aim their sights and pull the verbal trigger on wack rappers with more dresses in their locker than rhymes. Fierce trademark bars delivered over a classic east coast beat, a street heater taken from “The Seymour Chronicles EP” out on New Dawn Records March 17th, the warm up to his “God of Barz” album dropping in May.
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The label will mark the first anniversary of their re-launch next week with the release of the new single Cosmic Soul b/w Seasons of You by London’s Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown which has already enjoyed extensive international airplay. Keep up to date with New Dawn Records’ news at their Official Website and on their socials – Twitter, Instagram & Facebook
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