The new “Rapture & Verse” hip hop column written by Matt Oliver for ‘Monolith Cocktail’ has just been published.

It’s a monthly bite size round up of all hip hop news items, events, and releases to look out for whether singles, EP’s or albums.

Among the many artists covered in the latest edition are Datkid, Onoe Capone, Ill Bill & Stu Bangas, Guilty Simpson, Madlib, Nottz, Black Milk, Westside Gunn, Conway, Apollo Brown, Quelle Chris.

There is also news of the new Belles in Monica EP “Natsukashii” which releases through New Dawn records on June 7th

READ THE COLUMN IN FULL HERE

Watch the trailer video for the “Natsukashii EP” on Youtube

The first single from the EP, “Smoke Filled Rooms” releases on May 24th

Having just re-launched after a 15 year hiatus, New Dawn Records released the Belles in Monica EP “Y’All in Meltdown” on April 26th and the new Underground Cartel single “Evolution” b/w “Diggin Deeper” on Friday, taken from the “Sapientia EP” out on May 17th

Underground Cartel are an international hip hop collaborative project involving artists from all over the USA, UK, Europe and Africa including Madrid’s El Meswy, Beni Blanco from French crew ‘Originaire du Sud’, Long Beach’s Swiss Precise, Virginia’s Black Market, the UK’s Rapstation host Mr CRF, Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right, the late, great Primo from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno and many more.

All the releases to date can be heard at New Dawn Records’ Spotify Page

Currently adding to their roster, you can keep up to date with all the label’s news at their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts

All media & radio station / club DJ enquiries regarding the label and their roster can be addressed to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are available HERE

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Kansas based emcee Matt Maddox teams up with Canadian producer Engineer (Ras Kass, Immortal Technique, Sean Price, Termanology) on this new single “No Country For Old Men” delivering a raucous tribute to legends in the game while taking aim at the portrayal of the culture today.

The official video has just been launched, the second taken from his new album “Righteous Fury” following on from the recent release of BARbarians

2014 looks set to be a busy year for the ex Guerilla War Tactix member with the album due out via the partnership of Red Phone Records and Seven 13 Music on February 25th, and tours of Europe and Australia due in early Spring.

With features and production from Tragedy Khadafi, Stu Bangas, C-Lance (Jedi Mind Tricks), SickNature (Snowgoons) and King Magnetic, the album is set to throw down a strong early marker for the year ahead

“Righteous Fury” is available to pre-order now HERE

You can connect with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82, Engineer @Producer_Eng and the labels @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music

Check the video out on Youtube

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Former Guerilla War Tactix member Matt Maddox releases his new solo album “Righteous Fury” on 25th February, the long awaited follow up to his debut solo release for Red Phone Records “Asylum Artistry” in 2010

The Kansas based emcee comes hard out the blocks on this single BARbarians produced by Hellzwind, where he’s also joined on the mic by Godilla, UG and Born Unique. All go in hard on this raucous banger and sets down a marker for the album which also includes contributions from Tragedy Khadafi, Stu Bangas, C-Lance (Jedi Mind Tricks), SickNature (Snowgoons) and King Magnetic

Tours of Europe and Australia are in the works for the Spring of 2014 as well as an appearance at SXSW on 16th March

The single is available now on iTunes HERE

You can connect with them on twitter :

Matt Maddox @MattMaddox82
Godilla @humanzoogodilla
UG @therealug
Born Unique @bornpesci
HellzWind @HellzWindProd

More information from the label www.redphonerecords.net / twitter @redphonerecords

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Latest UK magazine to cover what has been one of the biggest global independent hip hop albums of 2012, Copywrite’s “God Save The King (Proper English Version)”

Regarded by the artist himself as probably his best solo album to date, he’s on top form throughout assisted by a unique gathering of UK and American featured artists, all of whom who have earned the highest respect from the worldwide community

With production from Bronze Nazareth, Jaguar Skills, Kount Fif, Curtiss King, Stu Bangas, Marco Polo and many more, the feature list is like a Who’s Who of real hip hop emcees, all standing shoulder to shoulder to give the album a truly international flavour.

They include Royce da 5 9, Genesis Elijah, Killah Priest, Crooked I, Iron Braydz, Sean Price, Mystro, S.A.S., Inspectah Deck, Bigz Flygerian, Roc Marciano, Evidence, Akala, Sonny Seeza, Torae, Melanin 9, Context, Dru Blu, Casual and more.

The album was released in early August and is available via iTunes.

Wordplay is a quality UK magazine covering UK and international artists, reviews, features, hip hop fashion, graffiti, and breakin. Available free from selected stores around the country on average every 3 months, this month’s edition includes features on Kool G Rap, Necro, Fliptrix, Jam Baxter, GZA and the Copywrite’s, conducted by Lisa Anne Jenkins

Copywrite is due to drop the new Megahertz album “Megacy” in the coming months and look out for an announcement on European and UK dates early in 2013. Keep up to date on that at www.copywritesworld.com

Follow them on twitter @Copywrite @LisaAnneJenkins & @Wordplaymag and check their online version at www.wordplaymagazine.com

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Copywrite’s new album God Save The King (Proper English Version) is recognized in the new issue of one of the UK’s leading publications Q Magazine.

Included in Paul McGee’s Hip Hop Round Up for the month, it’s featured along with the new releases by Big K.R.I.T. and Aesop Rock.

The Ohio MC’s album was released on 7th August 2012 on Man Bites Dog Records and is available now on iTunes. Includes production contributions from Bronze Nazareth, Marco Polo, Stu Bangas, Jaguar Skillz, Curtiss King, Kount Fif and Surock.

The MC’s featuring from the USA and UK include S.A.S., Bigz Flygerian, Akala, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Melanin 9, Mystro, Context, Dru Blu, Royce da 5 9, Evidence, Roc Marciano, Torae, Crooked I, Killah Priest, Casual, Sean Price, Inspectah Deck, Sonny Seeza and many more.

However, as the article suggests, “The guestlist’s impressive throughout, but Copywrite’s characteristic self-assurance never lets you forget it’s his album”

Q Magazine Issue 315 is on sale in all UK stores now.

More information at www.qthemusic.com & www.copywritesworld.com

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London’s Brainer Magazine is a relatively new online launched in 2009 to focus on music and art that has a passion behind it.

Their reviews are always well considered and thought provoking, with contributions supplied by a variety of journalists, writers, photographers and designers. There’s always been a good representation of hip hop coverage, and they are the latest to review Ohio’s Copywrite with his new album “God Save The King (Proper English Version)” which is out now on Man Bites Dog Records

Read what Leo Bennett has to say about it HERE

You can buy the album from iTunes HERE

Here’s a snippet version of the album

With a new video for the single “Ghost in the Machine” featuring the UK’s Context due to hit the internet and UK satellite tv stations very shortly, here is the full album tracklisting :

Year of The Gun ft Killah Priest Inspectah Deck Bigz Flygerian prod Bronze Nazareth
Crooked Coppers ft Crooked I & Iron Braydz prod by Surock
Love from Sarah (PSA) ft DJ Sarah Love
Troop Jackets ft Sean Price & SAS prod by Kount Fif
Ghost in the Machine ft Context prod by Jason Rose
Overdose ft Royce da 5 9 & Genesis Elijah prod Curtiss King
J.O.Y. ft Torae & Jason Rose prod Jason Rose
Got Myself ft Gillie The Kid & Sinista Daniro prod by Jason Rose
More Sorrow ft Illogic & Don Jaga prod by Stu Bangas
Yo! MTV Raps! (Money for Nothin’) ft Jason Rose prod by Jason Rose
Golden State (of Mind) ft Casual, Evidence, & Roc Marciano prod by Vanderslice
Opium Prodigies ft Illogic prod by Marco Polo
Arachnaphobia ft Killah Priest, Lord Basis & Melanin 9 prod by Jaguar Skills
Starter Hats ft Sonny Seeza (Onyx) & Akala prod by Kount Fif
G$K ft Dru Blu & Jason Rose prod by Stu Bangas
Still Pickin ft Sean Price, Mystro & Dom prod by Kount Fif
A Talk with Jesus prod by Poetiq Beetz

Copywrite is busy in the studio with Jakki da Motamouth & his other Megahertz fam putting together the new “Megacy” album which will be available over the coming months

Connect with them all on twitter @Copywrite @the_Brainer @leobennettart

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Ohio’s Copywrite has released his new album “God Save the King (Proper English Version)” which is available now from iTunes

Packed full of the best hip hop beats and rhymes, the release has caused a huge amount of media and public interest over the past few months on both sides of the Atlantic.

Production comes courtesy of Marco Polo, Stu Bangas & Eric Vanderslice, Bronze Nazareth, Jaguar Skills, Surock, Curtiss King, Kount Fif, Poetiq Beatz and Jason Rose

Currently working on the new Megahertz album “Megacy”, Copy is at the peak of his form throughout complimented by features from some of the most skilled MC’s in the game from the UK and United States. Check the tracklist below to see why this has been one of the most talked about independent releases of 2012.

Year of The Gun ft Killah Priest Inspectah Deck Bigz Flygerian prod Bronze Nazareth
Crooked Coppers ft Crooked I & Iron Braydz prod by Surock
Love from Sarah (PSA) ft DJ Sarah Love
Troop Jackets ft Sean Price & SAS prod by Kount Fif
Ghost in the Machine ft Context prod by Jason Rose
Overdose ft Royce da 5 9 & Genesis Elijah prod Curtiss King
J.O.Y. ft Torae & Jason Rose prod Jason Rose
Got Myself ft Gillie The Kid & Sinista Daniro prod by Jason Rose
More Sorrow ft Illogic & Don Jaga prod by Stu Bangas
Yo! MTV Raps! (Money for Nothin’) ft Jason Rose prod by Jason Rose
Golden State (of Mind) ft Casual, Evidence, & Roc Marciano prod by Vanderslice
Opium Prodigies ft Illogic prod by Marco Polo
Arachnaphobia ft Killah Priest, Lord Basis & Melanin 9 prod by Jaguar Skills
Starter Hats ft Sonny Seeza (Onyx) & Akala prod by Kount Fif
G$K ft Dru Blu & Jason Rose prod by Stu Bangas
Still Pickin ft Sean Price, Mystro & Dom prod by Kount Fif
A Talk with Jesus prod by Poetiq Beetz

Buy the album online here

Here is a snippet version of the album to check out all of the tracks

Look out for a new video for “Ghost in the Machine” featuring Context coming very shortly

Keep up to date with Copy on twitter @Copywrite

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