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West coast online magazine Streets Connect sat down with New Jersey hiphop group 050 Boyz recently in the wake of the release of their album “Everything 050” and their subsequent appearances on the Rap is Outta Control Show with DJ Eclipse and LFHQ Show with DJ Premier.

In what is a wide ranging interview, the trio of Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK discuss many aspects regarding their careers. They address their history with Treach from Naughty by Nature and DoItAll from Lords of the Underground, their involvement with the Garden State Greats movement and how this proactive representation of New Jersey remains a core principle today.

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They then speak about the recording process of the album and how their sound, which has roots in the Golden era of the 90’s, is enjoying something of a revival and developing a new generation of fans.

Their thoughts on how the traditional hip hop culture is represented today are addressed before moving on to subjects such as their renowned live performances, the current scene in New Jersey and their future plans for their label 050 Entertainment.

READ THE WHOLE IN DEPTH FEATURE HERE

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The album is available to hear & buy direct from the label HERE

Produced by Clinton Place, it includes features by Treach, DoItAll, Double O, Tha Advocate, Lakim Shabazz, Fam (Rottin Razkals) and many more from New Jersey’s scene

Several singles & videos were released over the summer receiving widespread international DJ support, including “DNA” featuring Treach, IB the Druid & Fam, and “Pay Them No Mind” featuring DoItAll & Tha Advocate. Some real bangin beats and gritty lyricism for the hip hop connoisseur. Check em out.

Connect with 050 Boyz on FACEBOOK and twitter @050_Boyz (Individually @RiqdaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 @PrinceAK_050)

Any booking enquiries for 050 Boyz can be sent directly to the group via their social media, or to ourselves at UrbanElite PR together with any further media, press or DJ requests. Contact details HERE

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New Jersey’s Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK – aka the 050 Boyz – connected with Marissa Savino from Writters Block Concerts recently to discuss their debut album “Everything 050” which released on 4th August and is available to buy direct HERE

The trio who have links with Brick City Newark, Illtown, East Orange and the wider Essex Country area also discussed their history and how the group formed, their connections with Treach of Naughty by Nature and DoItAll of Lords of the Underground, and their future plans including scheduled solo and group releases.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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In addition to preparing new releases, the group are also at the early stages of arranging dates throughout the east coast and beyond. Their high octane energetic live performances are legendary as witnessed at several festivals over the summer.

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Anyone looking to book the group for a show can contact them direct via their OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE, or via twitter @050_Boyz (@RiqDaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050)

Alternatively you can drop us a line (contact details linked below) and we’ll pass the message on for you

They have released a number of singles and videos over the summer, including “DNA” featuring Treach, IB the Druid & Fam, “Pay The Bail” featuring DoItAll & Tha Advocate, “Hot Damn” and most recently this week a lil loosie bonus cut “Hip Hop Back (Jerzee3 Mix)”

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

AUDIO “HIP HOP BACK (JERZEE3 MIX)”

All media, press, radio station DJ or booking enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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Just over two weeks ago, New Jersey’s Tru Trilla, Prince AK and Riq da Kid – aka 050 Boyz – made the short journey over to NYC to be guests on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM.

With them was long time associate Treach from Naughty by Nature who worked with them at the time of his Garden State Greats movement of 2004. Prince AK has also been working with Treach and KayGee more recently as part of the newly formed Naughty Nation

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The group released their album “Everything 050” in August (AVAILABLE HERE) which includes features from Treach, DoItAll, Lakim Shabazz, Double O, Famiil (Rottin Razkals), Tha Advocate and many others representing Brick City Newark, East Orange and Essex County.

The album’s sole producer Clinton Place is another connection from back in the day when as DJ Jamal #9 he performed with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit signing Supreme C with Prince AK.

Lat week, footage shot by The Beeshine emerged of 050 Boyz in a freestyle cypher with Boston’s N.B.S. on the show, and this week the interview segment with the group & Treach hit the internet. Check it out

The group are still conducting interviews with international press publications, and are special guests of DJ Premier on his LFHQ Show on Sirius XM on Friday 25th September. They will also be guests on the Bodega Cold Kutz show shortly, re-arranged from last week when the show had to be cancelled unfortunately due to technical difficulties

Currently planning a series of shows in the months ahead, having just performed at Newark’s “24 Hours of Peace” headlined by Rakim, DJ Marley Marl, DAS EFX and Smif n Wessun, connect with them on FACEBOOK, or on twitter @050_Boyz (@PrinceAK_050 @RiqdaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050) and check out their single “DNA” which has been getting a huge amount of airtime in the past couple of months

All press, media, radio and dj enquiries about 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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Brick City’s 050 Boyz released their album “Everything 050” on 4th August

Produced entirely by Clinton Place, it also features many Emcees from the New Jersey hip hop scene including DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, B Wells, Ib the Druid, Famiil (Rottin Razkals), Tha Advocate and Double O, with a little UK flavour provided by WiseRap.

The energy is intense from the moment the racous opener “Hot Damn” cranks up the adrenalin levels, all the way through the 20 tracks laced with bangin beats and powerful verbal deliveries. It’s hip hop in the classic vein but brought up to date for a modern age.

The latest endorsement of the release comes in this new review written by Riley Wallace for Above Average Hip Hop. READ IT HERE

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Still conducting interviews with international media, the Newark group make the short journey over to Princeton this Sunday 23rd to be guests on the Side B Radio Show on WPRB. Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK are always good value when it comes to putting over their views about a whole range of subject matter, so tune into 103.3FM or listen online at www.wprb.com from 5pm EST. It’s guaranteed to be entertaining !

They will also be guests on Break London Radio shortly as well as linking up once again with DJ Eclipse on his Sirius XM “Rap Is Outta Control Show” from 10pm on Sunday 30th August. Look out for further press coverage of the group and album over the next few weeks

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Keep up to date with the guys on FACEBOOK, on twitter @050_Boyz (@RiqdaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 @PrinceAK_050) and buy the album from iTunes. You’ll want to own it, it’s the real deal. Here’s the stream

All media, press and radio station enquiries regarding 050 Boyz, including requests to interview the group can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

They are exceptional live, so if you are a club or venue promoter interested in booking 050 Boyz, either contact them via the Facebook page quoted above or drop a line to their management team at Inkwell Entertainment via their WEBSITE

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A few weeks ago in the lead up to the release of their new album “Everything 050”, Newark hiphop group 050 Boyz jumped on the phone with long running UK online website British HipHop.

Their writer Ethan Everton spoke with them about how the group formed, and their own earliest memories of hip hop and the artists who inspired them the most to pic up the mic back in the Golden Era of the 90’s.

They moved on to discuss how the album was put together, from its initial concept through to the recording process, the subject matter addressed in their lyricism, and the representation of the New Jersey scene with so many local featured artists also appearing throughout the release.

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The topic of discussion then diversifies into their thoughts on how the Garden State’s hip hop profile has grown over the past few years, and the reaction and support of a new generation of fans to a sound that is derived from a classic age.

The group speak on their intent to help inspire and promote new local emerging artists, in line with their long standing approach from the days of their involvement with Treach & Fam’s Garden State Greats movement of 2004, before further outlining their feelings on what needs to develop for the greater good of hip hop and rap music more generally.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla, Prince AK and DJ Nugget performed at Beast of Brooklyn at the weekend as part of B Fest. Their reputation for producing highly energetic live shows has been growing for some time, and the group are currently working on putting together a more extensive series of dates throughout the Tri State area and beyond.

Any club & venue promoters looking to book the group can do so via their management team at Inkwell Entertainment, contact details via their WEBSITE You can also drop them a line via their FACEBOOK PAGE or enquire about availability via twitter @050_Boyz (@RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050)

As well as reading much more international press coverage on the group in the weeks ahead, they are also scheduled to appear on a number of radio shows, including meeting up again with DJ Eclipse on Sunday 30th August from 10pm EST, this time for his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM. They group were his guests last week on his WNYU show.

The album “Everything 050” is available now on iTunes. Check the album stream

All media & press enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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Been a couple of months since east coast duo M.I. and DJ Cutt released their fourth album “Avant Garde”, a release which received extensive international media coverage earlier in the year.

Just published yesterday is the latest review from US online Premiere Hip Hop, and you know that Sunez and the guys over there only rate artists with the true essence of hip hop at the heart of their music.

TAKE A READ AT THE REVIEW HERE

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M.I. and DJ Cutt don’t let the grass grow under their feet. They have just completed filming of a new movie named after their self owned record label “Six 2 Six”, though the storyline has a different twist, and M.I. has just made his solo project “Psychedlic 60’s” available as a free download HERE

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The duo are also spending time back in the lab preparing a new album which they hope to release next year to coincide with some European tour dates they are currently planning.

Any club owners or promoters interested in booking Constant Deviants for shows can contact us HERE or the group directly via their FACEBOOK PAGE. You can also connect with them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift

“Avant Garde” is available in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats HERE

Check out the video for the single “Breathin” which reached Number 1 in the college radio charts in the Spring.

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The monthly round up of international hip hop news, videos and releases that is Matt Oliver’s “Rapture & Verse” column has a new home in the UK’s online Monolith Cocktail

In his column for March 2015 just published today, there is news on UK dates in April and May for Marley Marl, The Beatnuts & Jeru the Damaja, Phryme, Mobb Deep, Flying Lotus and Shabazz Palaces.

There is also an extensive breakdown of a range of single, EP, album and mixtape releases, including the new album “Avant Garde” by Baltimore / New Jersey duo Constant Deviants.

It’s always a column stashed with information for any fan of hip hop, and can be read HERE

The column also features the latest video by Constant Deviants “Breathin” which was shot in and around Baltimore

Avant Garde releases worldwide on vinyl, CD and digital formats through Six2Six Records on 12th May 2015. The duo have just finished filming a trilogy of live freestyle performances, and the first video in this “3Stylez Series” will be launched soon. Look out for those and widespread international media & press coverage appearing online in the weeks and months ahead

M.I. will also be appearing on the new Rapping with Leiberman video show in two weeks’ time on Wednesday 8th April. The new show hosted by Sirius FM’s Jon Leiberman streams on Youtube, Google Hangouts and EasyJoe.com every Wednesday at 7pm EST and this week his guests include Bishop Lamont.

Connect with Constant Deviants on social media via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on Facebook “ConstantDeviantsMusic

All international press & media inquiries regarding Constant Deviants, requests for promotional copies of the album Avant Garde to review, or requests to interview the group, can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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