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New Jersey trio, Prince AK, Tru Trilla and Riq tha Kid, aka 050 Boyz, travelled a long and diverse road to form as a group in 2011.

With individual histories spanning back a couple of decades, the story of 050 Boyz who take their name from the NJ district code is one of careers intertwining at various stages throughout the years. Most notably as part of the Garden State Greats movement inspired by Treach (Naughty by Nature) & Fam (Rottin Razcals) in 2004, a concept which was re-generated by Lords of the Underground front man DoItAll some years later.

Added to the mix are tv & film acting careers, ongoing solo careers and now a banging new hip hop album produced entirely by Clinton Place (Yukmouth, Kurupt, DoItAll and Gillahouse’s Runt Dawg)

The full story is explained in the press release HERE but they also took time out recently to speak with local online tv channel Smash Block TV accompanied by Treach & DoItAll to explain more about the back story

They have already released the first video from the album for the joint “Get Back”

Look out for many new audio & video releases in the months ahead.

All international press, media and radio station Dj enquiries regarding this release can be sent to UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

Meanwhile you can connect with 050 Boyz on social media, whether on their FACEBOOK PAGE or via twitter – Group @050_Boyz and individual accounts @PrinceAK_050 @RiqDaKid_050 & @EgoFree2_050

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ALBUM COVER

Constant Deviants have confirmed the release date of their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” as 12th May 2015 which will be available on their own label Six2Six Records.

As the name suggests, the new 15 track album takes the true essence of a past era and applies a contemporary twist for today. Since the release of their debut 12″ single ‘Competition Catch Speed Knots’ in 1996, these hip hop veterans worked with major labels Arista and Roc-A-Fella on various projects before returning to the independent sector with the formation of their label.

Their debut album ‘Concrete Utopia’ in 2010 was followed by ‘Amongst Friends’ (2011) and ‘Diamond’ (2012) and now with Avant Garde, two decades of experience shine through. M.I.’s lyricism is perfectly complimented by DJ Cutt’s production and turntablism, resulting in a release with a sophisticated maturity by a duo at ease with their craft.

They have just launched the official album trailer video on Vimeo

CONSTANT DEVIANTS OFFICIAL AVANT GARDE ALBUM TEASER – SIX2SIX RECORDS 2015 from Durraive Production on Vimeo.

Late in 2014, they released the first official video taken from the album for the track “The Right Moment”

UrbanElite PR are handling all international media & press inquiries regarding Constant Deviants and the album “Avant Garde”. The full press release can be read HERE Any members of the media and press wishing a promotional copy of the album to review, or who would like to interview Constant Deviants can send us their requests via our CONTACT SECTION

Constant Deviants will be releasing a series of official videos over the months ahead, and you can keep up to date with them via their various online platforms :

OFFICIAL ARTIST SITE HERE
OFFICIAL LABEL SITE HERE

ON TWITTER @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift

ON FACEBOOK CONSTANT DEVIANTS & SIX2SIXRECORDS

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Buggs-Rawroots

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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AlbumCoversmall

Riding in on the back of St Jude’s Storm which hit the southern UK this morning, the 28th October arrived and with it the release date of the debut solo album by west London’s rapper & producer Apex Zero.

Having released his mixtape The Pulse of the Awakening almost exactly a year ago, the new album “Reality Provoking Liberation” is 15 tracks of hard spittin, conscientious lyricism and raw energy which has received plaudits for the range of political and social issues addressed in the rhymes

Having been influenced by artists such as Wu Tang, dead prez, Immortal Technique, Phi Life Cypher, Blak Twang, Skinnyman and Klashnekoff, comparisons have been made by the media to UK hip hop contemporaries such as Lowkey, Akala & Triple Darkness for the manner in which he tears into the subject matter and brings meaning to the tracks in the best traditions of the culture.

Already reviewed and interviewed by a wide range of publications, including Flavour, Clash, Wordplay, Bearded, The Skinny, In-Spirels, The Word is Bond, Whatculture, MOJO, Subba Cultcha, AAA Music, Sampleface, Blacksheep and much more….with much more to come….it has been as anticipated a highly impressive debut from the emcee who remains a member of the city’s First and Last duo.

Released today independently on his own Design Chaos label, it is available to buy digitally or in physical format via mail order. BUY IT HERE

He has in fact added 3 bonus cuts recently to the original 12 track version, and the full tracklist is :

Head vs Heart (Intro) 02:12
Shackled by the Pound 04:26
Absolute Zero 03:40
Power Source (War at Night) 03:31
Our Times feat. OMeza Omniscient and Kyra 04:27
Walk on Water feat. Seapa and OMeza Omniscient 03:11
Don’t Follow the Image feat. OMeza Omniscient and Amy True 04:04
Three Children (Us and We) 06:37
Obtain Bearing 05:13
Everything Must Change 02:20
Chaotic Revolt 03:58
A Meeting of the Continents feat. Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz 03:44
Spray the Roof feat. OMeza Omniscient and Invincible Armour 04:10
Apex Zero, Growth, Slay the Basilisk, First and Last, Reality Provoking Liberation – Growth (Slay the Basilisk) 07:04
Reality Provoking Liberation feat. OMeza Omniscient 05:21

There’s no question, this has been one of British hip hop’s albums of the year, and one all heads and fans of the traditional tru skool style will appreciate.

Check out his videos for Power Source and Chaotic Revolt

Be on the lookout for more press coverage in the weeks ahead, and a new video for Absolute Zero being launched on Monday 4th November. He will also be live on air with Mr 13 on Bang Radio tomorrow from 10pm GMT (5pm EST)

His official album launch party takes place on Saturday 7th December upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Doors open at 8pm with entry £5.00. He will be appearing with a live band and there will also be performances from Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and hosted by Peaches. Venue details are at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

All news and information can be found at his official site www.firstandlastpride.co.uk and you can connect with him on twitter @ApexZero00

Any further media or press inquiries requesting interviews or copies of the album to review, or djs looking for full quality radio edit mp3s of any of the singles from the album can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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London’s K-Mag, once under the guise of Knowledge, has long covered various genres from hip hop to soul, dubstep to dance, r&b to rap.

The magazine’s Aaron Jackson took time out recently to speak with Melanin 9 ahead of the release of his album “Magna Carta” out on the 3rd December

They discuss his earliest memory of hip hop culture from both the United States and Britain, the inspiration behind the new album and the writing process, his work with Triple Darkness and the development since releasing High Fidelity, 144,000 and Orion’s Stencil

Read the full interview HERE

Look out for many more magazine features and reviews, new track launches and special filmed footage in the weeks and months ahead, including interviews and performances with The Hip Hop Chronicle, SBTV and Blatantly Blunt among others

The official album launch event will take place at The Vibe Bar in London on Friday 23td November, full line up to be announced shortly. CD versions of the album are available via pre-order and will be delivered by 25th November as a mark of appreciation by Melanin 9 for his loyal fanbase in the UK and overseas. Anyone wishing to order the CD should visit his site HERE

Any media enquiries about this release should be addressed to UrbanElite Promotions via the official website URBANELITEPR CONTACT

On twitter, connect with the artists & magazine via @Melanin_9 and @Kmag_Colin

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South Africa’s Hype Magazine carries a monthly column At Street Level written by London based journalist Semper Aziz Harris

In the October issue, the column features news on Murs & Fashawn, Snoop, Wu D-Bloc and London’s Melanin 9

Melanin 9 releases his new album “Magna Carta” on 3rd December, his first official album release following on from highly rated mixtapes such as 144,000. Renowned for his lyricism and mic skills, he’s built up a highly respected reputation as one of the UK’s leading wordsmiths which has also seen him build a fanbase on mainland Europe and in the United States

The feature in Hype includes news of the release together with video footage of him performing for the BBC’s Charlie Sloth “Fire in the Booth”, his “Manorlogz Cipher”, and official videos Strange Fruit and Organised Democracy

You can read the whole feature HERE http://www.hypemagazine.co.za/columns/atstreetlevel-5/

Look out for much more UK media coverage around this release in the weeks and months ahead, plus exclusive new footage coming soon where he performs for the new SBTV series SkooledBy, a video interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle and live radio appearances

You can follow the magazine and artist on twitter @HypeMagazineSA @AtStreetLevel1 and @Melanin_9

Cds of the album can be pre-ordered from Melanin 9 direct via http://www.m9ether.bandcamp.com These will be sent to the public by the 25th November, a week ahead of the official release to the general public on 3rd December.

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London’s Melanin 9 releases his debut album “Magna Carta” on 3rd December 2012 digitally to the public, although CD copies can be pre-ordered via his Bandcamp HERE

All pre-ordered CD’s will be delivered by 25th November as an appreciation to his UK and international based supporters and fans.

UrbanElite Promotions are handling all media promotional activity regarding the release and we have already had a strong response from key magazines, onlines and djs after only a couple of weeks. Choice FM’s legendary DJ 279 has co:signed the overall release and you can hear the single Organised Democracy on his Saturday Night Flavas show from midnight.

iLikeMusic.com have already included the title track in their playlist and you will be seeing extensive coverage from the UK and overseas over the coming months.

There will also be several single releases over the coming weeks together with new official videos, and videos of exclusive performances and interviews.

The full tracklist with production credit has just been announced as follows:

1) Gene of Isis (prod by Anatomy)
2) Magna Carta (prod by Anatomy)
3) Landslide (prod by Anatomy – scratches by Evil Ed)
4) The 7 Blues (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by Hey!Zues)
5) Cosmos (prod by Parental – scratches by DJ LOD)
6) 11:08 (prod by Option Command)
7) Love’s Stencil (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by OhBliv)
8) Heartless Island (ft Triple Darkness) (prod by Jehst)
9) White Russian (ft Roc Marciano) (prod by Anatomy)
10) Red Snow (prod by Anatomy)
11) Organised Democracy (prod by Tony Mahoney – scratches by DJ Madhandz)

12) No Man’s Land (ft Triple Darkness) (prod by 7th Dan)
13) Colour Blind (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by Anatomy)
14) Marble (prod by Tony Mahoney)

Any requests & enquiries from press, magazines, blogs, radio & club djs to review the album, interview the artist or receive clean edits of tracks should be addresses to UrbanElite Promotions via the CONTACT page of the official site http://www.urbanelitepr.com HERE

Melanin 9 is also planning an album launch party in London late November, so you can keep up to date with him vua Twitter @Melanin_9 for more information

Meanwhile, check the videos released so far from the album, “The 7 Blues” and “Organised Democracy”

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