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With only a couple of days to go until the release of the sophomore album by Kansas base MC Matt Maddox, renowned Stateside online magazine Dead End Hip Hop are the latest to run the rule over “Righteous Fury”

Their contributor Samuel Odunsi Jr pays tribute to the essence of the album which is “hearkening back to the earlier days of hip hop that boasted raw lyricism over everything else” and concludes If you miss that raw, old-school hip hop sound I strongly recommend you give this 19-track project a listen. It’ll leave you more than satisfied You can read the entire article HERE

Artists such as Matt Maddox have retained a global market over the years as while many of us remember the sound of decades gone by, new generations not as readily exposed to it on the network channels have discovered the classics in clubs and the internet. For them, it’s “new”, and has qualities not as prevalent elsewhere. Hip Hop and rap music has developed and diversified over the years as happens with every genre. Those who draw from the elements of the Golden Era are not themselves stuck in the 90’s. They have developed that style to the contemporary version they produce today. Everything comes from somewhere, there are differences, one thing is not another, but neither is one thing necessarily “better”than another – the public pays its money & takes its choice.

It’s thanks to artists such as Matt Maddox and many more the world over that a younger generation realize they have a choice

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Releasing Tuesday 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music, here is the video trailer for the album which uses the track “The Get Back” featuring King Magnetic. Righteous Fury can be pre-ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/3ILt

Here is the album tracklist

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

Currently on tour with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib, and about to hit venues in Atlantic City, Chicago, Virginia, North & South Carolina and Wisconsin, you can keep up to date with him on twitter @MattMaddox82 and check in with the guys at the magazine @DeadEndHipHop

Any further press & media inquiries regarding Matt Maddox can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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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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The UK’s Clash Magazine which covers most forms of music have just published their Rapture & Verse monthly column, a summary of the key news and releases in the world of hip hop.

Written by Matt Oliver, it includes news on The Doppelgangaz, Verbal Kent, Pete Cannon & Dr Syntax, Benji Boko, Livin Proof, Brownstudy, Q Tip & Busta Rhymes and many more, including news on the new Matt Maddox album Righteous Fury” which releases on 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music.

The news piece summarizes “Matt Maddox grits his gnashers and strikes down with ‘Righteous Fury’, blood vessels busting over street sweeping fanfares, tear-blotted/folk-fuelled beats and hook ups with Tragedy Khadafi, Sicknature, Vanderslice and Reef The Lost Cauze going against one another in some sort of thugged out gym.

The column is always a good read and can be viewed in full HERE

The Kansas based MC, originally out of Long Beach south California, gets set to take to the road next week in a series of dates taking in NYC, Atlantic City, Chicago, North & South Carolina, Wisconsin, Philadelphia and Virginia. Here’s the full list where he’ll be performing with Reef The Lost Cauze and 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

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The album can be pre-ordered on international iTunes HERE

Look out for much more media coverage on this release shortly. Any requests for promotional copies to review, or requests for interview can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

You can keep up to date with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82 and meantime check out his video for No Country For Old Men

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One of Germany’s premiere hip hop & rap music magazines Backspin published their regular roundup of upcoming releases, and included in it was the new album “Righteous Fury” by Long beach MC Matt Maddox, now based in Kansas.

The regular feature opens (approximate translation)

Once again we have found some goodness in our old vinyl crate of albums and EPs that we want to share with you. Included are SlipxKid, Stylez Tyson, Matt Maddox, Fränk because TÆNK, RockRainer, Frankie and Jizz Fizz. Have fun browsing!

Of Righteous Fury itself, again approximate translation

Righteous Fury is the result of a collaboration between Red Phone Records and 13 Seven Music. With productions by C Lance, Vanderslice, Sicknature, Edd Bundy, Skammadix, Nemesis and Hellzwind this record stands out in the record box. This is a powerful album which will be appreciated by all friends of independent hip-hop.

Those with a more in depth knowledge of the German language can see the feature HERE

The rapper has had a busy schedule recently, conducting interviews with magazines on both sides of the Atlantic with more to come, the results of which you’ll see shortly, as well as preparing for his upcoming tour with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib. You can catch them at the following venue:

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

The album itself can be pre-ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/3ILt

You can connect with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82 or via his Facebook page “OfficialMattMaddox

Speaking of Germany, he launched the single “King Killer” recently produced by Danish based producer Sicknature of the German crew The Snowgoons. Check it out

Any media, press or magazine inquiries about the album or tour dates, or requests for interviews can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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