Out today on New Dawn Records, the specially commissioned remix by label affiliate Qadir, “Bismillah” originally appeared on the 2021 album ‘Lead by Example’ by London’s Ramson Badbonez, his debut as a producer.
This re-work is a rare concoction of cool groove funk & soulful beats fused together with a blend of deep bass, guitar licks, brass stabs and Arabian strings. The compelling soundtrack fuels rhymes flowing coast to coast like buttah on toast, the jewels delivered by Brooklyn’s seasoned campaigner Justo the MC, San Diego’s Johaz from Dag Savage and prolific Nebraskan Sleep Sinatra.
A prime cut laced with slick lyricism and beats, levels cranking the heat dial up to maximum.
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Released in May 2020, “Panacea” by London rapper Phoenix da Icefire and producer Husky Brown was nominated for “Best Independent Album” at last year’s AIM Awards. Postponed due to the pandemic, the rescheduled launch event takes place at Brixton Jamm on Friday November 12th as a joint headline with fellow London rapper and producer Ramson Badbonez who will be showcasing tracks from his recently released album “Lead by Example”, both out on New Dawn Records.
This new AA side single by the duo has been released today to mark the event. The Schifrin-esque soundtrack of “Shake Things Up” fuels a barrage of high octane bars unleashed from a fully loaded verbal armoury, while a sublime blend of choice beats and turntablism laces the specially commissioned remix of “Dark Rainbow Light” courtesy of prolific US producer and DJ Tone Spliff whose multiple credits include work with Recognize Ali, King Magnetic, Ruste Juxx, Melly-Mel, Vic Monroe and many more.
Originally established in 1996 and relaunched in 2019, hip hop label New Dawn Records have packed a lot into the past 12 months.
The most recent development announced today is the launch of their new Bandcamp platform where, to begin with, their entire digital catalogue has just been made available to download.
Included are “Panacea” by London’s Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown, nominated for “Best Independent Album” at this year’s AIM Awards, “God of Barz” & “The Seymour Chronicles” by New Jersey’s lyrical marksman Tru Trilla with production by Spain’s Sumerio Square, the UK’s Chat One, Chicago’s DNA Beatz and LA’s Clinton Place aka Jamal Nueve, and “Dopeliss” by rapper / producer Az Izz of legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz featuring Pacewon, D.U. and Drift.
Some of the label’s classic original releases made available in digital format for the first time more recently can also now be downloaded including joints “Y’All Under Surveillance”, “Meltdown” and “Skitzophonetic” by hip hop crew Belles in Monica, together with DMC finalist and turntablist supreme DJ Krash Slaughta’s remixes of the groups tracks via the “18 Showdown EP”
In addition, the extremely rare and unique international project “Sapientia” by Underground Cartel has been made available. A collaboration of artists from around the world including El Meswy (Spain), Swiss Precise (KBH, Blown Celeb, Long Beach), the late Primo Brown of Cor Veleno (Italy), Rapstation presenter Mr CRF (UK), Beni Blanco of French crew Originaire du Sud, Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right, Bleek Wonder (Holland), female rappers MC’s Marya (Italy) and Lockness (NYC) plus many more came together to represent the four corners of the hip hop world on the one record.
Old to new flavas, it’s a veritable feast of rhymes, beats and turntablism you can check out in fullHERE
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Rapper and producer Az Izz, formerly of legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz, returns with the self produced AA side single “Ghetto” b/w “Crazy” out today, the third from his new album “Dopeliss” releasing through New Dawn Records on July 3rd.
Together with Pacewon, Young Zee, Rah Digga and D.U., the Brick City crew were noted for their work with The Fugees, Wu Tang and a new emerging force from Detroit at the time, D12. More recently pursuing a career in tv, film and sports music production, Az marks his arrival back with a first major solo offering in several years which blends the sounds of hip hop through the ages.
On “Ghetto”, the classic sound of the east coast prevails through guitar hooks and blaring brass on journeys to the gritty underbelly of the city, bars portraying street tales from the hood in the daily battle between survival and aspiration. Meanwhile on “Crazy”, aptly named for these times, heavy kicks and electronica fuel the adrenaline of a chaotic Brick City ride accompanied by fellow group member D.U.
Brick City rapper Tru Trilla released his much anticipated new album “God of Barz” through New Dawn Records on Friday May 29th 2020.
Rammed full of gritty rhymes, punchline bars and raucous lyricism, it is reminiscent of hip hop’s halcyon era, aided and abetted by guest featured artists Fly Kwa, Confucious, Middy Murdock and fellow 050 Boyz group member Prince Ak.
The album also benefits from the different production styles provided by Chicago’s DNA Beatz, the UK’s Chat One, Barcelona’s Sumerio Square and award winning Clinton Place (aka Jamal Nueve) originally of New Jersey and now based in Los Angeles. The sum parts contributing to the greater whole, pure energy being the common denominator.
A couple of in depth reviews have just been published by SoFlo Sound and Triple OT which articulate and reflect the overall concept and acknowledge the quality on offer.
Tru Trilla Brings Back East Coast Aggression on ‘God of Barz’
Brick City rapper and producer Az Izz of the legendary Outsidaz crew is on the comeback trail with his new album “Dopeliss” releasing through New Dawn Records on July 3rd.
Following on from last month’s “Gettin’ It”, new single “Nunya” has been released today. Produced by another Newark native Qua Z Mo, it’s a fuel injected electro banger powered by heavy 808 kicks with Az on the front foot from the outset. Packing the verbal artillery, targets are placed in the sights and gauntlets thrown down through a series of combative rhymes and punchline bars “Ya whole career is a publicity stunt, how you black, ain’t kick a rap about your history once“. Stoking the fires, pure heat for the streets.
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It’s a welcome return to the hip hop fold for rapper and producer Az Izz from the legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz, known for their early work with Wu Tang, The Fugees and D12 and who counted Pace Won and Rah Digga among their numbers. His new album “Dopeliss” is out July 3rd through New Dawn Records, and the first single taken from it released today.
The self produced “Gettin’ It” features East Orange luminary Drift, and over the funked up percussive beat the pair trade claims for what’s theirs while also bringing a little extra traditional rap beef to the table, in this case a historic tussle with Royce da 5’9″. The accompanying video was also released today, shot in the back yards of Brick City.
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Just before the turn of the year, the UK’s online tv channel OnTrax visited New York and New Jersey to conduct a series of filmed interviews.
They sat down for 5 minutes with Brick City rapper Tru Trilla in the studios owned by local legends Lords of the Underground, and chopped it up about his earliest influences which naturally included the Lords, Naughty by Nature, Lakim Shabazz and Queen Latifah, and his journey starting out in hip hop.
He reveals his own original move from poetry to writing lyrics, and the passion felt in the creative process transferred to the listener, describing music as “art in motion and medicine to the soul” citing the track “I Remember” from his recently released EP “The Seymour Chronicles” as an example of the importance of writing from the heart.
Just published, watch the full interview on Youtube.
Released through New Dawn Records on March 17th, you can stream “The Seymour Chronicles EP” in full on Spotify
Tru will also be releasing his banging new album “God of Barz” through New Dawn Records on May 29th which includes production by Clinton Place (NJ/LA), DNA Beatz (Chicago), Sumerio Square (Barcelona) and the UK’s Chat One. The first single “Word of God” released on March 30th, again available to stream on Spotify
London rapper Phoenix da Icefire and producer Husky Brown release their new album “Panacea” through New Dawn Records on May 5th, and recently took time out to speak with US online Illuminati2g.
In the new article, the pair discuss how they first met and began working together, they give some background into the subject matter and production approach of recent single “Cosmic Soul” b/w “Seasons of You” and the underlying concept of the album itself and provide details of their upcoming shows which includes the Panacea Album Launch Party
The Panacea Album Launch Party has been confirmed by Hoochinoo Events as taking place at London’s “Brixton Jamm” on Friday May 8th which coincides with the bank holiday weekend. Hosted by Curoc and A. Gee, support will be provided by King Kashmere, Strange Neighbour, Gee Bag, Black Chronical and Prospects
Details and early bird tickets are available through Skiddle HERE All inquiries about the event can be addressed to Hoochinoo via their Facebook Page
The duo’s new single “Dark Rainbow Light” b/w “Sins of Gaia” releases on March 27th, and you can hear their previous single streaming now on Spotify
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London duo Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown release their new album “Panacea” through New Dawn Records on May 5th, distributed by Ingrooves / Universal.
As a member of Triple Darkness, Phoenix has long been regarded as one of the most gifted lyricists from the UK. In the new album he addresses some of the most pressing current issues covering the environment, mental health, racism, knife crime and aspiration in a highly creative and skilled narrative. Husky’s productions are a rare and fresh fusion of contemporary hip hop, electronica, dub, bass, r&b and soul, resulting in a dynamic and highly impressive soundtrack.
First single released today is a double A side already enjoying heavy international airplay. “Cosmic Soul” has the South London rapper on a shamanic journey over a hard hip hop beat, while “Seasons of You” is a soulful r&b floor filler featuring Natalie May (as heard on Rudimental’s “Sexy Sexy”), remix courtesy of Soul Brother Juice. Available to stream and download from APPLE, AMAZON, DEEZER, NAPSTER, TIDAL and also streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud