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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New Dawn Records are starting 2020 with a bang. Hot on the heels of signing New Jersey’s Tru Trilla for his new projects this year, the label have just announced they will be releasing the new album “Panacea” by London duo Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown on May 5th.
Taken from their official website this morning, the statement added “We are delighted to be working with such highly talented artists and their ground breaking album, another reflection of this label’s identity and future intentions.”
In what is a quite astounding and ground breaking debut partnership, Husky’s productions fuse hip hop, soul, electronica, dub, bass and r&b resulting in a dynamic and energetic soundtrack.
As expected from the Triple Darkness member, Phoenix uses all of his verbal artillery to address a number of highly relevant issues for these times covering the environment, mental health, racism, knife crime, disengagement and social decay.
Singles “Cosmic Soul / Seasons of You”, “Dark Rainbow Light / Sins of Gaia” and “The Humans are Coming / Travelling Buddy” will be released during March and April. They include remixes by Soul Brother Juice, Kashmere and Chemo and expect to see accompanying videos.
The pair have also confirmed an album launch party will take place at Brixton Jamm on Friday May 8th in association with Hoochinoo Events with full details to follow shortly.
The label have just launched the video trailer for the album today
Due to the popularity of the “Hip Hop Bangerz” playlist on our Soundcloud account, we have just uploaded a more extended version to Spotify.
These are joints by dope artists we’ve worked with and promoted over the years, the real deal in rhymes, lyricism, beats and turntablism. A mix of official singles and buzz tracks by and featuring Souls of Mischief, Rah Digga, Skyzoo, Horseshoe Gang, Copywrite, Melanin 9, Vast Aire, Wu Tang’s Cappadonna, Talib Kweli, Genesis Elijah, Royce da 5’9″, Verbal Kent, Deeprooted (Johaz & Mr Brady), Matt Maddox, Tragedy Khadafi, Bumpy Knuckles, Constant Deviants and more.
21 gun salute running to around 80 minutes – check it out by clicking on the link > HIP HOP BANGERZ
North west London’s Da Flyy Hooligan has long been regarded as one of the most talented and creative rappers to emerge from the UK hip hop scene over the past few years.
He is also one of the most consistent and productive artists around at the moment to the point where if he’s not in the studio recording, he’s outside waiting to get in !
2017 was another busy year for him, beginning with the release of his EP “F.Y.L.P.M” on various formats leading up to the summer followed in October with his new album “S.C.U.M.” featuring Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin.
He also became a regular in the renowned British monthly publication DJ Magazine’s hip hop singles reviews page written by Neil Kulkarni, which is produced in both physical print and online formats.
Most recently was the review of his single “Velvet Cake” in the December issue – which can be read HERE
Watch the official video for the single on Youtube
“S.C.U.M.” is also available in CD formats from a variety of online stores worldwide, including Bandcamp
Da Flyy Hooligan is, as per the norm, working on various new projects including the follow up album “S.C.U.M. II”. He will also be performing live Upstairs at the Ritzy Picture House in Brixton, London on Thursday, January 25th. More details about the venue and show available HERE