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London’s Melanin 9 is releasing his EP “High Fidelity” on 31st May on his own Red Snow label

This is in fact drawn from the Triple Darkness member’s 2007 mixtape of the same name, a limited edition of original tracks available for the first time in vinyl format with instrumentals, new artwork and a brand new bonus cut “Colours”.

“High Fidelity” EP tracklist

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A – SIDE

1. 4 Souls [Produced By Beat Butcha]
2. Silent Weaponz featuring Triple Darkness [Produced By Chemo]
3. Cold featuring Skriblah Dan Gogh [Produced By Chemo]
4. Colours Bonus* [Produced By Loop Holes]

B – SIDE

Instrumentals

He has just launched his new video for “Colours” today which also features a cameo appearance by fellow Triple Darkness member Iron Braydz who of course released his on Verbal sWARdz EP recently. Shot on location in east London recently, Melanin 9 also edited the video. Check it out on Youtube

The EP will be available from http://redsnowrecords.squarespace.com and you can also connect with him on twitter @Melanin_9

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Ex Guerilla War Tactix member Matt Maddox, originally out of Long Beach California but now based in Kansas, released his sophomore album Righteous Fury on 25th February through Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music.

The follow up to Asylum Artistry was a long time in the making and described by Maddox as his most personal to date. It also boasts features from Tragedy Khadafi, Adlib, Burke the Jurke, Reef the Lost Cauze and King Magnetic, with quality production courtesy of The Snowgoons’ Sicknature, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Nemesis, Skammadix, Vanderslice, Hellzwind, Engineer, Sultan Mir and the UK’s Edd Bundy. There is also turntablism throughout courtesy of fellow Red Phone labelmate DJ TMB.

The release has received an extensive level of coverage from publications around the world, the latest review published by Hip Hop Dependency in the United States

A full endorsement of the lyricism, rhymes & beats on display opens with “From the instant you hear the first cut. you are both engaged and threatened by what you hear….He has thrown ‘today’s hip hop’ on it’s head and as a listener you can not remove the headphones” as the review goes into the finer points behind the key elements of the release, before summarizing “Each thump of the snare and each phrase uttered is a constant reminder of what hip hop should be in this day and age. Righteous Fury is an album that serves a matter of retribution for anyone who has devalued what hip hop is today.

Read the article in full HERE

Over the past few months, many have cited his track “No Country For Old Men” as a commentary on the representation of hip hop today, a point of view with which they can relate. Check the video out :

The album is available in digital mp3 and physical CD formats from any number of online stores internationally, including iTunes, Amazon, UGHH.com, CD Universe, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and many more. Search online and take your pick

He also launched the official album stream of Righteous Fury on Soundcloud in the past few days, check it out with the tracklisting quoted on the CD’s back cover

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Keep up to date with Matt Maddox on twitter @MattMaddox82 and his labels @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music and you can also reach Hip Hop Dependency at @ThatHipHopGuy

There will still be more media coverage coming for this release in the next few weeks. Any other members of the press who would like a promotional copy of the album to review or to interview Matt Maddox, or any Djs requiring the full quality clean radio edits of the singles released, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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Kuniva from D12 has just launched his new Mixtape “Midwest Marauders 2”

Working on a number of new projects for 2013, the new mixtape features Monica Blaire, P.L., Fatt Father, Famo, MJ Robinson, Chacity, Seven the General and more, mixed and mastered by D12 touring partner Shaphan “Maestro” Williams

There are a number of real hip hop bangers in there, and taken from the release is the new track Gut Shots 3, with bonus cuts Thief’s Theme and Ruby Red Emerald

You can download the whole mixtape HERE

Check out the tracks Gut Shots 3 & Thief’s Theme on Soundcloud

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Aloe Blacc returns to the UK for an extended tour starting on Saturday 3rd December at HMV Institute in Birmingham

The Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme Tour takes in most major towns & cities throughout the country including Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow, Bristol & London.

Support on all of the dates comes from the UK’s “1st Lady of Hiphop” DJ Sarah Love, a massive name on the UK hiphop scene from her days mashin up sets in the Kung Fu club nights all the way through to her helping set up MTV Africa, presenting for MTV Base UK and BBC 1Xtra radio.

A regular on the international hiphop club tour circuit, Sarah supports California’s singer, rapper and musician Aloe Blacc. The Stones Throw artist was in the UK earlier in the year appearing on mainstream television programmes such as The Graham Norton Show, having already blessed Later With Jools Holland with a bangin set in support of the highly successful Good Things album.

Expect to hear classic tracks from Shine Through and Good Things as well as some huge hiphop sets courtesy of Ms Love, and further support from Maya Jupiter and The Grand Scheme

Follow them on twitter @AloeBlacc and @DJSarahLove

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