VerbalSwardz-Wordplay

Wordplay Magazine is an online and physical publication dedicated to the various elements of hip hop culture covering Graffiti, Breakin, Fashion and reporting on the hottest releases from the UK and overseas.

They are the latest to run the rule over the new EP Verbal sWARdz by north London Emcee and producer Iron Braydz.

The article begins “If you’ve not been paying attention up until this point, now’s the time to start. ‘Verbal sWARdz’ is the first in a slew of releases coming out over the coming year, and if this is Braydz’ time to make a statement, he’s off to a strong start.” and you can read the rest of their findings HERE

The newest member of Triple Darkness is living up to his reputation as one of the finest lyricists to emerge from the UK in recent years, and the EP, which releases on 14th April, is the beginning of what will be a busy year ahead whether releasing solo material, or as a part of two separate groups, or even when appearing in a soon to be released independent film “Night Bus” directed by the award winning Simon Baker.

Check his latest video “Dredd”

Keep up to date with him on twitter @Braydz and the magazine over at @Wordplaymag The EP will be available from http://braydz.bandcamp.com

You will be reading a lot more about this release in the weeks ahead, and look out for a brand new video coming in early April. Any media and press requiring promotional copies of the EP to review, or to request an interview with Iron Braydz should address their enquiries 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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Iron Braydz releases his Verbal sWARdz EP on 14th April, and has just launched this new video for the self produced track “Dredd”

The EP, the first of a series of releases planned by the North London MC over the next year, includes features by several of his fellow Triple Darkness members in addition to Kyza, Skriblah, Organized Konfusion’s Prince Po and Sean Price

Also look out for Braydz appearing in a new independent film “Night Bus” later in the year, directed by Simon Baker who picked up several awards for his “Paralympic” series for Channel 4.

The EP will be available from http://braydz.bandcamp.com

You can also connect online with Iron Braydz via twitter @Braydz

Amy djs not already serviced with the full quality clean / radio edit mp3 can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE Similarly, any press & media interested in receiving a promotional copy of the EP for review, or to request an interview with Iron Braydz should get in touch with UrbanElite PR at the same point of contact.

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With the new album “Righteous Fury” about to release next week on 25th February, the UK online HHK Magazine which specializes in hip hop spoke with rapper Matt Maddox about “25 Facts” relating to the new release previously unknown.

It’s an interesting regular feature the magazine runs, and in this we get an insight to events surrounding the planning and recording of the album as well as other tour stories and a behind the scenes snapshot of life as an independent artist

Read it all HERE

Matt Maddox starts his tour with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib today and they will be performing a venues in Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North & South Carolina, Chicago & Wisconsin over the next couple of weeks. Here’s the full list :

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

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The album releases next week on Tuesday 25th February, and can be pre-ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/3ILt

The full tracklisting is

1. No Country For Old Men produced by Engineer
2. Interlude produced by Sultan Mir
3. Sick & Tired cuts by TMB produced by Sultan Mir
4. BARbarians ft Godilla, UG & Born Unique produced by Hellzwind
5. Work ft Mina Fedora produced by Skammadix
6. El Mariachi produced by Nemesis
7. The Get Back ft King Magnetic produced by Skammadix
8. Comedy Pt 1 produced by Skammadix
9. Murder Weapons ft Swann Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance
10. Spider Man ft Adlib & Reef The Lost Cauze produced by Vanderslice
11. Mjolnir ft Burke the Jurke Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance
12. King Killer produced by Sicknature
13. Olympus Has Fallen Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
14. Upon A Pale Horse ft Edd Bundy Cuts by TMB produced by Edd Bundy
15. Comedy Pt 2 produced by Skammadix
16. A Time To Kill Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
17. Street Art ft Tragedy Khadafi Cuts by TMB produced by Skammadix
18. Reality’s a Bitch produced by Skammadix
19. Show Must Go On produced by Nemesis

Look out for much more media coverage coming over the next few weeks from publications in the UK, Europe & United States, but any members of the press looking for promotional copies of the album to review, or wishing to request an interview with Matt Maddox or who would like to attend any of the listed shows, should contact UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile, keep up to date with what Matt’s going on via his official twitter account @MattMaddox82 You can also reach his label representatives on twitter @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music You can also check in with the magazine over at @HHKMag

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Long Beach rapper Matt Maddox, now based in Kansas in America’s midwest, releases his sophomore solo album “Righteous Fury” on 25th February via Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music.

He follows in the international theme of his original Guerilla War Tactix crew with features and production from both sides of the Atlantic, including C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Vanderslice, the UK’s Edd Bundy & turntablist DJ TMB, Tragedy Khadafi, Reef the Lost Cauze, Sicknature of the Snowgoons, Nemesis, Skammadix, King Magnetic and many more.

UK online publication Blacksheep Magazine have reported on authentic hip hop with superior beats and lyricism for many years, and their writer Andrew Kay gave “Righteous Fury” a test drive to see how it delivered

A 4 star review which dissects the production, lyrical content & flow, particularly his comparison of the legacy left by the true greats to some contemporary representation of the genre in “No Country For Old Men” is summarized “Maddox might come from the Mid-West, but don’t let that judge it or fool you- he’s the real deal: a post recession MC that says something, keeps your head rocking, your brain ticking and giving rap some injection of purpose. Not a moment too soon!

Read the whole review HERE

Matt Maddox hits the road soon with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib for a mini tour of the States, with subsequent dates being scheduled for Canada, the UK & Europe and Australia, as well as a performance at SXSW

You can catch him at any of the following:

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

There have been some official releases from the album, including his single with Tragedy Khadafi “Street Art” and the video for No Country for Old Men. Check em out

You can follow Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82 the magazine @Blacksheepmag and the labels @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/3ILt

Look out for much more reviews and features coming in the weeks ahead. Any media requests for promotional copies of the album to review, for interviews, or to attend the shows mentioned above can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Long Beach MC Matt Maddox, now based in America’s Mid West, sat down recently with UK online hip hop magazine HHK Mag to discuss his forthcoming album Righteous Fury which releases 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music

He speaks on the process of putting it together, working with producers C Lance, Nemesis, Skammadix, Vanderslice & Sicknature, as well as arranging features by Reef the Lost Cauze, Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic and the UK’s Edd Bundy, and his touring plans for the year ahead

Read the whole interview HERE

He also launched his new joint King Killer, taken from the album with beats by Germany’s “The Snowgoons” Danish producer Sicknature.

Check it out on Soundcloud

He also chose today to announce his new US tour dates with Reef The Lost Cauze & Adlib

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 confirming a further series of dates in Canada will be made shortly

The album is available on pre-order from the international iTunes link http://georiot.co/3ILt

Look out for much more international media coverage coming in the weeks ahead. Press & magazines requiring promotional copies of the album for review or requesting interviews with Matt Maddox should contact UrbanElite PR HERE

Similarly, any djs not already serviced with the full quality clean radio edit of King Killer can request the mp3 from the same point of contact

You can keep up to date with Matt Maddox on twitter @MattMaddox82 and also keep up to date with news via his labels @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music Beats by @Sicknature and interview by @HHKMag

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RighteousFury-Musiceyz

Long Beach rapper Matt Maddox, currently based in Kansas in America’s mid west, releases his second solo album Righteous Fury on 25th February, four years after his solo debut “Asylum Artistry”

Been some time in the making, however he’s been on the heavy grind recently, releasing two official videos and a single in quick succession and putting together a live performance schedule for the year including an appearance at SXSW, a tour with Slaughterhouse and dates in the UK, Europe and Australia.

The ex Guerilla War Tactix member is recognized for his trademark raw & raucous delivery style, a verbal onslaught of wordplay and lyricism while working with a range of quality international producers. UK online multi genre magazine Musiceyz took a listen through Righteous Fury and found it to represent the key hip hop musical elements to the max.

Read what they had to say HERE

The album which releases via Red Phone Records & Seven 13 Music includes features by Tragedy Khadafi, Reef The Lost Cauze, King Magnetic, the UK’s Edd Bundy, Swann and cuts throughout by DJ TMB, while production comes courtesy of The Snowgoons’ Sicknature, Skammadix, Jedi Mind Tricks’ C Lance, Vanderslice, Nemesis, Hellzwind, Engineer and Sultan Mir. Although 19 tracks long, it still comes in at under an hour in running time – a no nonsense, good ol’ fashioned hip hop banger from start to finish

The international iTunes pre order link is http://georiot.co/3ILt and expect to read much more about the release in the weeks ahead. Meantime, check out his single “Street Art” featuring Tragedy Khadafi, produced by Skammadix with cuts from DJ TMB

All press, magazine and media enquiries, including requests for promo copies of the album for review or artist interviews can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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