New Jersey trio Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK – aka 050 Boyz – release their first official album “Everything 050” on 4th August.

Between them they have many years in the local hip hop scene, whether with previous groups or solo projects, and were heavily involved with the Garden State Greats movement of 2004, a concept devised by Treach (Naughty by Nature) & Fam (Rottin Razkals) The vision of unifying new emerging artists and established names in the area was re-generated by the trio with the assistance of DoItAll (Lords of the Underground) in 2011 when the group was formed.

The album represents this ethos and their history. Entirely produced by Clinton Place, a long time associate of Prince AK from their days of touring with Flavor Unit’s Supreme C, it also includes guest features by some of the hottest Emcees from Jersey’s underground. In addition to appearances by Treach and DoItAll there is also a little international flavour brought to the table by the UK’s WiseRap

UK online Rawroots has just published a review feature on the album which you can read HERE

Last week, 050 Boyz released the official video for their new bangin single “Hot Damn”. The energy created here is reproduced throughout the album fron start to finish

050 Boyz – Hot Damn (Official Music Video – produced by Clinton Place) from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Look out for extensive international media coverage together with more audio and video releases throughout the summer. You can connect with them on social media, whether on their Facebook Page or on twitter. Their group twitter account is @050_Boyz, and their individual accounts @RiqDaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 & @EgoFree2_050

All international media & press enquiries regarding 050 Boyz, including requests for a promotional copy of the album to review and requests to interview the group, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

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Southern rapper & producer releases his debut Ep “Ocean$ – Extended Play” on 19th May.

Now operating out of both Atlanta and Alabama, he’s had a highly productive first few months of 2015 since focusing on his own solo career after producing Londn Blue’s “False Hope” EP last year. His debut track releases such as “50 Centences”, “$77.43” and the first official single from the EP “MoneyorFriendz” have been featured prominently in The Source, MTV and VH-1 with the second single “OLDJAYZVIDEOS” premiering on JackThriller.com.

Signing to Seven 13 Entertainment coincided with the completion of recording his new EP, and two UK onlines have featured the release




The release was also included in Matt Oliver’s monthly round up of all the hottest hip hop & rap releases, news and events in his “Rapture & Verse” column in Monolith Cocktail. READ IT HERE

Ande is busy conducting interviews for international media in the run up to the release. Look out for more single and video releases in the weeks ahead, keep up to date with him on twitter @Ande_Bishop, and meantime check out the audio stream of “OLDJAYZVIDEOS” which has so far attracted over 20,000 plays in one week on his Soundcloud page, and was shared by among others, Rick Ross.

All media, press & radio station DJ enquiries regarding Ande Bishop can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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Veteran hip hop duo Constant Deviants release their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May 2015. Via their own Six2Six Records imprint, it will be made avaialble internationally on vinyl, CD & digital formats.

Now back in the independent sector, the pair had worked previously with Major labels Arista in the case of Emcee M.I., and Roc-A-Fella where DJ Cutt engineered several albums for their roster. Having just celebrated the 5th anniversary of their own label, their focus on the traditional authentic aspects of hip hop have seen them build beyond the States with many links to overseas territories including Germany, Switzerland and Australia.

News of the album release has been featured in the UK’s online hip hop magazine Rawroots, which you can read HERE

The second official video taken from the album was released recently. Here’s the visuals for “Breathin” which was filmed throughout Baltimore….check the lil kid stealin the show!!!

We’ve already had a high volume of international media inquiries regarding the release, the results of which you will see over the coming months. All members of the press & media who would like a promotional copy of the album to review, or who would like to arrange an interview with Constant Deviants can send their requests to us at UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

Meanwhile you can keep up to date with them online, via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift, on Facebook “ConstantDeviantsMusic” and their main site ConstantDeviants.com

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British online Rawroots has reported on homegrown and international hip hop for a number of years now, and have featured the new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” by Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka, due for release on 10th December 2014.

The article combines a short interview with a review and can be read HERE

The 19 strong tracklist includes features by Piakhan, Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite and production from Hop Trax, Sal Dali, Jake One and !llmind.

He performed at the A3C festival in Atlanta recently with Talib Kweli for the second year running, followed by shows with Bone Thungs n Harmony and the Reflection Eternal reunion event at Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery. Check his re-cap video which uses the backing track Electric Eel in a Pool of Catfish” featuring Tanya Morgan

Buggs tha Rocka – A3C Festival 2014 Re-Cap from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Watch for extensive international press & media coverage on this release over the coming months and connect with him online via twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic

All press inquiries and requests to interview Buggs tha Rocka or receive a promotional copy of the album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” to review can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

The full press release with the album cover, tracklisting and more performance and official videos are available HERE

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North London Emcee Iron Braydz releases his new EP “Verbal sWARdz” on 14th April, the first since his “Holla @ Braydz” mixtape in 2012, and will be the first in a series of releases expected over the next year.

The newest member of Triple Darkness, soon to appear in an independent film “Night Bus” directed by Simon Baker, sat down with British online Rawroots to discuss his latest release and future plans

Read it all HERE

Braydz launched his new video “Dredd” earlier this week

Look out for international media coverage coming on this release in the weeks ahead. Any members of the press requiring promotional copies of the EP or who would like to interview Iron Braydz, or DJ’s who would like the full quality radio edit of Dredd, should contact UrbanElite PR HERE

Meantime you can keep up to date with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz or on Facebook “HollaAtBraydz

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Matt Maddox took some time out recently to speak with two online publications recently, American magazine Soundparlor and British hip hop specialist Rawroots.

As Soundparlor’s featured artist in their “10” series, he spoke on his background in Southern California, the early musical influences, life as an independent artist and future plans.

You can read that in full HERE


He spoke with UK hip hop online Rawroots about his new album Righteous Fury, his desire to work in future with Immortal Technique, Chuck D & Damian Marley, his love of underground hip hop from Philly and New Jersey, and his immediate tour plans

The full interview is HERE

As well as a scheduled appearance at SXSW and a tour with Slaughterhouse, he has recently announced a series of dates in the States with Reef the Lost Cauze & Adlib taking in New York, New Jersey, the DMV, Chicago and the mid west. Here is 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

Further dates in Canada are due to be announced shortly

The album Righteous Fury releases on 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music, and includes production from C Lance (Jedi Mind Tricks), Sicknature (Snowgoons), Nemesis, Skammadix, Vanderslice, cuts by DJ TMB, and features from Tragedy Khadafi, the UK’s Edd Bundy, Reef the Lost Cauze, Swann, King Magnetic and many more.

19 hip hop bangers with a running time of 57 minutes which can be pre-ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/3ILt

Look out for much more press coverage on this release in the weeks ahead. Any media requiring promotional copies of the album for review, or who wish to interview Matt Maddox, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile, check out the two singles released from the album recently:

Street Art ft Tragedy Khadafi

King Killer produced by Sicknature from the Snowgoons

You can connect with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82 and the magazines @_Soundparlor_ & @Rawroots

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Originally from Long Beach California, and currently based in Kansas, rapper Matt Maddox follows up the release of his debut solo album “Asylum Artistry” in 2010 with the long awaited sophomore “Righteous Fury”

Due out on 25th February via the partnership of Red Phone Records and Seven 13 Music, the 19 track hip hop banger – which comes in at just under an hour in running time – has been previewed at the UK’s online platform Rawroots, long time established for covering homegrown and international artists with news, features, videos and releases.

See what they had to say HERE

Look out for a lot more news on this release in the next couple of months as the Emcee prepares for scheduled appearances at SXSW followed by a tour with Slaughterhouse

The tracklist is as follows

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 (of Jedi Mind Tricks)
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 (of Jedi Mind Tricks)
12. King Killer produced by Sicknature (of Germany’s Snowgoons)
13. Olympus Has Fallen Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
14. Upon A Pale Horse ft Edd Bundy Cuts by TMB produced by the UK’s 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

The international iTunes pre-order link is http://georiot.co/3ILt

You can connect with Matt Maddox on twitter @MattMaddox82, the online @RawRoots and the label partnership @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music

Copies of the album are now available to media for review. Any press & magazines requiring a copy, or with requests for interviewing Matt Maddox can contact UrbanElite PR HERE You can read the full press release HERE

Meanwhile, check the new single “Street Art” featuring Tragedy Khadafi launched late last week

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Having released his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October, west London rapper & producer Apex Zero has been busy in rehearsals with his live band preparing for his album launch party on Saturday 7th December upstairs at The Vibe Bar in London’s Brick Lane.

The event runs from 8pm – 1am and he will also be joined by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, Itch FM’s DJ A.Gee and host Peaches. At £5.00 on the door, it’s going to be real value for money to see some of the city’s top hip hop talent on display and should be a great “blow out” in the lead up to the Xmas holiday period. You can see more about the venue and the night at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

There has been a fantastic media response to the release over the past few months, culminating in a 4 star review in the current issue of MOJO Magazine, and the young emcee has also been conducting further interviews since the release of the album. One of them was with British online Rawroots, a platform which has run for many years now with a specific interest in UK and international hip hop & rap music.

He took time out to speak with the site’s Boulent about his album, the inspirations behind it and plans for the future as part of the duo First and Last. Read the full interview HERE

He also released a brand new video for the single Absolute Zero last week

Look out for further media coverage hitting the internet shortly, and meantime the album can be bought in digital and CD format direct from http://firstandlast.bandcamp.com

Any further press or media enquiries about the album or event can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

You can follow Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and the website @Rawroots

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A couple of weeks ago, Melanin 9 chopped it up with the UK’s online Rawroots to speak on the release of his debut album Magna Carta which can be bought now on iTunes.

He talks about his early days of deejaying, comin up in London and the early crews he worked with, working with producers Chemo, Beat Butcha, Jehst and Bronze Nazareth and plans on working with them in the future, the eclectic production on Magna Carta and his approach to the art of emceeing and lyricism.

Check it out (as featured on www.rawroots.com)

As well as iTunes, you can buy the physical CD format of his album via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Link with them on twitter @Melanin_9 and @Rawroots

Any further media & press enquiries can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Ahead of the release of his new album God Save The King (Proper English Version) on 13th June, Ohio’s Copywrite gave an exclusive video interview to the UK’s online hip hop magazine Rawroots to talk about the new record

It features artists from both the UK and United States including Akala, S.A.S., Genesis Elijah, Dru Blu, Context, Mystro, Don Jaga, Bigz, Royce da 5 9, Roc Marciano, Killah Priest, Evidence, Sean Price, Torae and many more

More info at www.rawroots.com & www.copywritesworld.com

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