Rare FM is the student run radio station of University College London, and their affiliated magazine is Under City Lights.

They are the latest to give closer inspection to the new album “Righteous Fury” by hip hop MC Matt Maddox. His sophomore solo release following Asylum Artistry (2010), the ex Guerilla War Tactix member brings the classic west coast hip hop values to the table, unsurprisingly given his origins in Long Beach California. Now based in Kansas in the heart of America’s MidWest, the rapper calls on some choice production skills from Nemesis, Vanderslice, C Lance, Sicknature & Skammadix over which he lays down some serious lyricism and rhyme skills.

Joined on the mic on feature duties by such notables as Tragedy Khadafi, Reef The Lost Cauze, Adlib, Edd Bundy and King Magnetic, the album is also laced with quality turntablism with the scratches & cuts courtesy of the UK’s DJ TMB.

UCL’s Josh Williams may have been new to the name but explains why he’s a convert to the cause HERE

There will be much more review and feature coverage in the international media over the coming weeks, but those in NYC, New Jersey, Chicago, Virginia, North & South Carolina and Wisconsin will have the opportunity to see him perform live very shortly with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib at the following venues:

Feb 20th- Allentown, PA Pitchers Lounge
Feb 21st- Quakertown, PA The Eagle
Feb 22nd- Staten Island, NY The Full Cup
Feb 23rd- Atlantic City, NJ Gran Fromage
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

An announcement on a further series of dates taking in Canada and the west coast of America will be made soon.


You can pre order Righteous Fury in physical format HERE or if you prefer the digital version, the international iTunes pre-order link is HERE

You can keep up to date with everything he’s got going on via his official twitter account @MattMaddox82 and you can also drop by the magazine over at @UCL_zine

Meanwhile, check out his video “No Country For Old Men” paying tribute to the legendary hip hop soldiers :

All members of the media & press interested in receiving a promotional copy of the album for review, or who would like to interview Matt Maddox can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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British online magazine DataTransmission reports on many genres of dance music, reviews, features, reports of live events, and is the latest to feature the new album “Righteous Fury” by the Long Beach MC Matt Maddox, which releases on 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music

Currently based in America’s MidWest, the rapper has a long history reaching to the international hip hop community, first represented by his Guerilla War Tactix crew which included members from Sweden & Germany, then from tours to the UK and Europe. There is needless to say international representation on the album including production from Danish beatsmith Sicknature from Germany’s Snowgoons and the UK’s Edd Bundy, as well as quality turntablism from DJ TMB.

With the traditional sound of hip hop still having an impact around the world, it’s little surprise global media have picked up on this release, and you can read the latest verdict, with a release rating of 8/10, HERE


The album can be pre-ordered in two ways :

In physical CD format HERE

In digital format via the international iTunes link HERE

Check out his track King Killer produced by Sicknature

You can keep up to date with Matt’s news on the release and also his tour dates taking in NYC, Atlantic City, Chicago, VA, NC, SC & WI on twitter @MattMaddox82 Also look out for news on his upcoming tour of Canada and the west coast being announced shortly. You can connect with the magazine on twitter @d8atransmission

All media & press inquiries for copy albums to review or for interview requests can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

UrbanElite PR
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