New Dawn Records are starting 2020 with a bang. Hot on the heels of signing New Jersey’s Tru Trilla for his new projects this year, the label have just announced they will be releasing the new album “Panacea” by London duo Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown on May 5th.

Taken from their official website this morning, the statement added “We are delighted to be working with such highly talented artists and their ground breaking album, another reflection of this label’s identity and future intentions.”

In what is a quite astounding and ground breaking debut partnership, Husky’s productions fuse hip hop, soul, electronica, dub, bass and r&b resulting in a dynamic and energetic soundtrack.

As expected from the Triple Darkness member, Phoenix uses all of his verbal artillery to address a number of highly relevant issues for these times covering the environment, mental health, racism, knife crime, disengagement and social decay.

The full press release can be read HERE

Singles “Cosmic Soul / Seasons of You”, “Dark Rainbow Light / Sins of Gaia” and “The Humans are Coming / Travelling Buddy” will be released during March and April. They include remixes by Soul Brother Juice, Kashmere and Chemo and expect to see accompanying videos.

The pair have also confirmed an album launch party will take place at Brixton Jamm on Friday May 8th in association with Hoochinoo Events with full details to follow shortly.

The label have just launched the video trailer for the album today

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The latest release from the newly relaunched hip hop label New Dawn Records, the third within the space of a month

The brainchild of producer Kruze, Underground Cartel is an international hip hop collaboration featuring artists from the USA, UK, Europe & Africa, celebrating the traditions of global hip hop culture and unity.

Taken from the “Sapientia EP” out May 17th, “Evolution” has London’s Creamo, Croatian rapper Magellano, Brandon J Atlas from the States and the late great Primo Brown from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno go head to head over a driving beat fuelled by heavy kicks and Dabke percussion, while the UK’s Rapstation host and MC Mr CRF trades bars with Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right on “Diggin’ Deeper”, a funked up banger laced with turntablism and classic soul.

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Hip Hop crew Belles in Monica released their new EP “Y’All in Meltdown” on Friday, the first time their classic singles “Y’All Under Surveillance” & “Meltdown” have been made available together in digital format, and includes all the celebrated remixes and turntablism by G-Sharp, Phi Life Cypher’s DJ Nappa, Krash Slaughta, DJ Mr Thing and Gripper.

Available to stream and download from all major online platforms including SPOTIFY ** SOUNDCLOUD ** APPLE ** BEATPORT ** DEEZER ** AMAZON

Their follow up is the new EP “Natsukashii” out on June 7th 2019 which includes re-worked and produced versions of original masters, instrumentals made available for the first time in any format and some exclusive brand new joints. The trailer video has just been launched on Youtube today

Releasing through the recently re-launched New Dawn Records, you can keep up to date with all the label’s news at their OFFICIAL WEBSITE and on social media via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

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New York State sparring partners Tone Chop & Frost Gamble follow last year’s critically acclaimed “Veteran” EP with the release of the new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” on September 29th 2017.

Rammed full of quality beats and bars, Frost’s production bridges the classic and contemporary eras combining sampling and original recording techniques infused with soul, r&b, funk, dub and electronica

Armed with a sharp wit, punchline bars and incisive metaphors, Chop’s notoriety as a lyrical marksman has been long established, and he is joined on the new album by featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Canadian upcomer White Rhino, the world’s most viewed online rap battler DNA and Tragedy Khadafi with whom Frost is currently recording a new album

Trag and the Beatnuts’ Juju just hollered at Frost’s phone last night !

ALBUM TRACKLIST

1 – The Return Intro
2 – Walk the Walk ft Kool G Rap
3 – Bing Stories
4 – Passion
5 – In The Streets ft DNA
6 – Get Beat Down
7 – It’s Hip Hop
8 – Guillotine Chop ft White Rhino & Planet Asia
9 – Slow Flow Remarkable ft DJ Waxamillion
10 – World Struggle ft Bigga Haitian
11 – Inspiration
12 – Beat Knocking
13 – Here I Go ft Tragedy Khadafi
14 – See You Again

Releasing through 22 Entertainment the album will be available in both digital and CD formats, distributed by The Orchard. Both formats are available to pre-order via the label’s Bandcamp

The first single “Walk the Walk” featuring Kool G Rap releases this Friday, June 30th

The duo’s previous single “Leave It Alone” taken from last year’s EP was a tribute to the late Sean P and featured Ruste Juxx and Nobi.

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Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble released their collaborative album “Black Beach” on Friday May 26th through 22 Entertainment.

The latest review comes from US online “Triple OT”, a site with a focus on music and basketball. The appraisal is in depth, an appreciation of the production styles which draw from the finest tradtions of J Dilla & Premo, the choice samples used and the soundscape this provides Zo’s impassioned rhymes.

There is an acknowledgement of the themes addressed, including issues which gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement, a sense of identity, the importance of family, aspiration and an undetered feeling of hope.

The review reflects the sense of purpose and musical approach well, and can be read in full HERE

Including guest featured artists KXNG Crooked (Slaughterhouse), Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Guilty Simpson (Random Axe), Boldy James, Tone Chop & Young Bleed, the album is available from a variety of digital stores including iTunes, Amazon & Spotify.

The special Deluxe edition including bonus cuts and free instrumentals is available from Bandcamp

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Expect to see more reviews of “Black Beach” and interviews with Zo & Frost shortly, with a special lyric video for the track “Keep Me Safe” releasing next week

Connect with Zo & Frost on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on Instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and on their joint Facebook Page

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Officially releasing tomorrow, Friday May 26th through 22 Entertainment, the new album “Black Beach” by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY State producer Frost Gamble, now resident in Winnipeg Canada, is now streaming on Soundcloud.

Zo’s powerful social commentary on the experience of today’s “Black America” is complimented by Frost’s production, infused with a mixture of soul, electronica and straight hip hop bangers to catch the mood swings.

A one time signee to the late Proof’s Ironfist label and recipient of a “Humanitarian of the Year Award” for work in the community, Zo has delivered a robust and intelligent narrative reinforced by the contributions of featured artists including Slaughterhouse frontman KXNG Crooked, Brand Nubian’s Sadat X, Boldy James and legendary Random Axe member Guilty Simpson.

TRACKLIST

1 – Welcome To Black Beach
2 – America Made Me
3 – My Negus ft Guilty Simpson
4 – If ft Boldy James
5 – Drunk Roses ft Coko Buttaflie
6 – Blaxploitation ft Eveready & Young Bleed
7 – Loyal Victims ft Dustin Davie & Eveready
8 – Risk vs Reward ft Sadat-X
9 – Kill Everything Moving ft Tone Chop
10 – Mother Of My Child ft Dustin Davie
11 – Whispers In The Wind ft KXNG Crooked
12 – Etch A Sketch
13 – Keep Me Safe (co:produced by S.One)

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Reviewed in the current issue (July 2017) of MOJO Magazine, from tomorrow the album will be available from digital stores including Spotify, iTunes & Amazon

The Deluxe edition including bonus cuts and free instrumentals available exclusively on Bandcamp

Connect with Zo, Frost and the label on social media

Twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble @22Entertainmen
IG @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble
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One of the leading names in the UK hip hop scene for the past several years, north London’s Melanin 9 is set to release a new solo album “Old Pictures” in the Spring of 2017.

A member of the highly rated Triple Darkness crew, his position as one of the country’s most gifted lyricists is well established and he brings all of his verbal dexterity to the table in this new joint “Polaroid”. Produced by Californian duo Walterwarm and Cowode, it is the first single to be taken from the new album and features British upcomer Karl Sage.

The accompanying video has been released today, filmed and edited by Melanin 9 himself. Check it out on Youtube

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A very rare opportunity to witness jazz drummer and hip hop producer Karriem Riggins perform in London in what is his first ever solo show in London.

With production credits for work with a whole range of well known hip hop artists including Talib Kweli, Slum Village, The Roots, Common and J Dilla under his belt, the jazz drummer has also performed with Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson and Donald Byrd to mention but a few.

He has also turned his hand to a bit of turntablism, and brings his DJ set to England for the show he calls Blend, so called as he mashes together his favourite jazz, soul, funk and hip hop sounds for a unique experience. It’ll get lively…..!!!!

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Joining him will be the UK’s First Lady of Hip Hop, ex MTV and BBC 1Xtra presenter DJ Sarah Love. A major player in UK hip hop’s progression since her days at London’s renowned Deal Real and Kung Fu sessions, she now regularly tours overseas to Europe and Australia.

You can catch Karriem, Sarah and Ben Grymm performing on Thursday 17th September at Trapeze Basement (formerly East Village), 89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HX. The venue is a 5 minute walk east of Old Street Tube Station.

The night starts at 9.30pm running to 2am, and tickets in advance cost £10 and can be bought HERE Door price will be more, so it’s advised to buy early for what’s sure to be a busy night. This is an event for those aged 18 and over so it’s advised to carry Photo ID

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Here’s Karriem performing “Play Your Cards Right” live with Common, taken from the Smokin’ Aces Sountrack

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A rapid rise to prominence from a new wave of emerging Southern urban artists has seen rapper and producer Ande Bishop make serious moves since his first solo track release “50 Centences” in only January of this year

A further string of single and buzz track launches leading into the Spring culminated in his own American Roulette enterprise signing a partnership deal with expanding US label Seven 13 Entertainment, marked by the release of his introductory EP “Ocean$” on 19th May.

It’s been a remarkable few months for the young artist, and recently journalist Ethan Everton spoke with him for the UK’s multi genre online magazine DataTransmission.

In this feature, the pair discuss that first release “50 Centences” premiered by The Source and the impact it made, including with G Unit themselves. He then speaks about the tie up with Seven 13 Entertainment, how that came about and his production work with stablemate Londn Blue last year on his EP “False Hope”.

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They then turn their attention to the new EP, and the reasons behind why he didn’t handle any of the production himself, preferring to hand over to others on the American Roulette roster together with Taylor $upreme, and the influence The Game had in some of the concepts.

While also touching upon his approach to production, the feature concludes by outlining his plans for the next 12 months and the obstacles he’s overcome to achieve his level of progress.

Probably one of the most in depth insights into Ande Bishop’s world to date which you can read HERE

The Ocean$ EP is available now on iTunes

Here is the stream for the track 50 Centences which has acted as the catalyst for a highly impressive first half of 2015

Currently writing new material for an album scheduled to be released later in the year, you can connect with Ande on twitter @2AndeBishop

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Young up & coming rapper and producer Ande Bishop continues to make a big impression since switching focus to his solo career at the turn of 2015.

It’s not hard to see why he’s being hotly tipped as the one to watch from the new wave of urban music artists emerging from Atlanta and the surrounding Southern States.

A string of single releases and buzz tracks since January have been featured in a broad spectrum of leading online titles in the States, and with the release of his debut “Ocean$ EP” on 19th May, he has started to pick up some international attention. The partnership between his own American Roulette organization and the rapidly expanding Seven 13 Entertainment looks set to be the catalyst for some big moves over the next couple of years

French online magazine “Hip Hop Reviews by Sagittarius” are the latest to give their full endorsement with this newly published 4 Star review of the EP which you can read HERE

The Ocean$ Ep is available from iTunes Watch his video for “Old Jay-Z Videos”, publicly co:signed by Rick Ross a few weeks ago

Keep up to date with Ande on twitter @2AndeBishop

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