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North London rapper & producer Iron Braydz sat down with British multi genre online music magazine Subba Cultcha recently ahead of the release of his new “Verbal sWARdz” EP which is available now from his BANDCAMP

The magazine’s contributor Ben Bradford spoke with the Triple Darkness member about the origins of the EP’s title, discussed the reasons behind the Emcee’s earlier inclination to give up music and the factors which influenced his decision to continue, they talk through specific tracks on the EP and working with Prince Po, his time in the States and his plans for his future album scheduled to be released later in 2014.

Read the full article HERE

The Verbal sWARdz EP received widespread international media coverage and laid down a strong marker for what’s to come later in the year. Largely self produced, it features Prince Po, Sean Price, Phat Kat, Triple Darkness, Kyza, Skriblah and a guest appearance from Kiss FM’s DJ Shortee Blitz.

While only available to the public from Braydz’ Bandcamp linked above, here is the full audio stream on Soundcloud

One of the most respected British lyricists in the past few years, all hip hop heads who appreciate the superior proponents of the art form should keep an eye out for this guy over the coming months. You can connect with him on twitter @Braydz and on Facebook “HollaAtBraydz

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Shortly before releasing his new EP “Verbal sWARdz”, north London rapper & producer Iron Braydz sat down with British publication Flavour Magazine which is edited by ex Just Fabulous TV presenter Annika Allen.

He spoke with Delphina Scott about the new release and a variety of subjects including performing in London with RZA, his involvement with Triple Darkness, the hook up with Prince Po, his progression as an artist and expectations for the future, ethnic diversity, or lack of it in the Metropolitan Police Force, the event which led to him claiming “Hip Hop saved my life”, his acting role in the new film “Nightbus” and much more

It’s an interesting insight into Iron Braydz’ past, present & future which can be read HERE

The EP released on Unorthostract Records on 14th April, features Prince Po, Sean Price, Triple Darkness, Kyza, Phat Kat, Skriblah and Kiss FM’s DJ Shortee Blitz, and is available now from BANDCAMP

Iron Braydz has a particularly strong reputation as a live performer, and you can hear this to full effect on Saturday 10th May when he joins DJ Sammy Jay live in the studio of London’s Itch FM radio station from 8.30pm GMT / 3.30 EST which you can catch online at www.itch.fm

Keep up to date with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and meantime check out his track “Millennium” featuring Prince Po

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Latest to review the new EP “Verbal sWARdz” by north London rapper & producer Iron Braydz is US online Dead End Hip Hop

They have been a regular supporter of this release, publishing posts about video releases and the audio stream, and their contributor Samuel Odunsi Jr has a strong interest in hip hop with the classic elements of meaningful lyricism and superior wordplay combined with quality beats & production

Picking up on the major influence Wu Tang has had on the artist through the years, the review reflects the mic skills on display as well as Braydz own production style :

I am a growing fan of the hip hop scene in the UK, including the battle rap league Don’t Flop, but I am always held in awe at the speed at which these rappers spit their lyrics. Iron Braydz is no exception. But like any good lyricist, Braydz isn’t just spitting for the hell of it…..All the bars said on this project by Braydz and the respective artists featured does indeed make this a verbal war….If you are fan of quality lyrics and that grimy RZA-inspired production sound, you need to listen to Verbal sWARdz.

You can read the full in depth review HERE

Released on 14th April and featuring Triple Darkness, Sean Price, Prince Po, Kyza, Phat Kat, Skriblah and DJ Shortee Blitz, the 10 track Verbal sWARdz EP is available now from Iron Braydz’ BANDCAMP

Iron Braydz will be appearing live on London’s radio station Itch FM from 8.30pm GMT / 3.30pm EST on Saturday 10th May joining DJ Sammy Jay in the Xposure Show studio. Can check that out at www.itch.fm

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @Braydz and meantime check out the full audio stream of the EP

Any further press or media inquiries regarding Iron Braydz and the Verbal sWARdz EP, or DJ requests for full quality clean edits of the tracks Millennium, Dredd, Rambo & Firey Red, can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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London’s Melanin 9 is releasing his EP “High Fidelity” on 31st May on his own Red Snow label

This is in fact drawn from the Triple Darkness member’s 2007 mixtape of the same name, a limited edition of original tracks available for the first time in vinyl format with instrumentals, new artwork and a brand new bonus cut “Colours”.

“High Fidelity” EP tracklist

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A – SIDE

1. 4 Souls [Produced By Beat Butcha]
2. Silent Weaponz featuring Triple Darkness [Produced By Chemo]
3. Cold featuring Skriblah Dan Gogh [Produced By Chemo]
4. Colours Bonus* [Produced By Loop Holes]

B – SIDE

Instrumentals

He has just launched his new video for “Colours” today which also features a cameo appearance by fellow Triple Darkness member Iron Braydz who of course released his on Verbal sWARdz EP recently. Shot on location in east London recently, Melanin 9 also edited the video. Check it out on Youtube

The EP will be available from http://redsnowrecords.squarespace.com and you can also connect with him on twitter @Melanin_9

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With the release of the debut solo album by London’s hip hop producer & rapper Apex Zero, “Reality Provoking Liberation”, an example of the impressive diversity of media interest is displayed in two reviews over the past 24 hours

Online magazine PopCulturez is a multi genre publication covering news, reviews, features by rock, country, pop and hip hop artists. Their review includes the opening salvo “From the outset, it is clear that Apex Zero is taking his music to an uncompromising place, with political rhymes coming at an unrelenting pace.“, the article then continuing to note “while many rappers are caught up in the streets or tales of club-hopping, this young MC looks further due to his studies of socialist philosophy, politics, and African history….and has also taken inspiration from a number of other British MCs, with strong hints of names like Terra Firma, Lowkey, and Kashmere seeping through his styles.

Summarizing “Apex Zero comes off like Britain’s answer to Killah Priest to show that real, hardcore hip-hop with a political mindset still exists in 2013” you can read the entire review HERE

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Meanwhile, UndergroundHH, a website dedicated to UK hip hop and championing both new and more established independent artists on the scene featured the album, again drawing comparisons to British & international artists such as Immortal Technique, Wu Tang, Dead Prez, Skinnyman and Klashnekoff, and comments “Apex delivers stone cold pen game fighting back at the system, the roots of population control and the endless routine of a 9 to 5.” and then featuring his videos for Power Source, Chaotic Revolt and Our Times.

Read the whole feature HERE

Gearing up for his official launch party with a live band upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 7th December, he will also be joined on the night by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and host Peaches. Entry is £5.00 on the door, 8pm – 1am and nearest tube is Aldgate East.

Also look out for a brand new video for his new single Absolute Zero being released to the internet on Monday 4th November as well as further media coverage, reviews and interviews.

You can buy the album in digital and CD formats from his Bandcamp and keep up to date with him via his official site www.firstandlastpride.co.uk and on twitter @ApexZero00 You can connect with the magazines on twitter @PopCulturez and @Underground_HH

Meantime, you can listen back to his interview with Tarek on Reprezent Radio from 23rd October where he was live in the studio for the Revolution Hip Hop Show.

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As the name suggests, BritishHipHop.Com have been one of the long standing supporters of UK hip hop, but have also covered a wide variety of international artists.

Andy Fletcher from the magazine sat down with London’s Melanin 9 recently ahead of the release of his new album “Magna Carta”, due out on 3rd December.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the talented emcee, freestyle performances for SBTV being featured on The Source in the United States, the launch of his single & video this week for “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano, premiered by Nah Right and covered by many top international onlines including Hip Hop DX and 2 Dope Boys, and the preparation for his launch event tonight, Friday 23rd November upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 (8pm – 1am, entry £5) where he’ll be joined by DJ 279, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Rewd Adams, Cyrus Malachi, Phoenix da Icefire, Skriblah Dangogh and Logic.

The interview covers the early days, starting out working with Terra Firma’s Skriblah Dangogh, the meaning behind his new album Magna Carta and the emphasis on relevant subject matter playing a pivotal role in his overall approach, thoughts on the world of hip hop and the various sources and artists from which he draws inspiration, and his overall reflection on the past 6 years

Its one of the most in depth interviews he’s given for some time and can be read HERE

British Hip Hop are also the latest to give their full backing to the release in their review of the record, which can be read HERE

Although now near the year’s end, Magna Carta has become one of the biggest UK hip hop albums of 2012 making an unprecedented international impact. Look out for much more coverage in the weeks ahead, and for Melanin 9 to be making even bigger moves in 2013

CD versions of the album can be ordered via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and also the guys over at @BritishHipHop

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London’s Melanin 9 ( AKA M9) releases his debut album “Magna Carta” on 3rd December 2012

He’s built up a reputation as one of the country’s most gifted emcees since working with producers Beat Butcha and Chemo on his first Mixtape “High Fidelity” in 2007, and again in 2008 when he launched “144,000” with contributions from Bronze Nazareth, Jon Phonics, Jehst and his group Triple Darkness.

While rippin the mic at events such as “End of the Weak” or opening for international artists Styles-P, Immortal Technique and Wu Tang, he released the highly rated “Orion’s Stencil” in 2010 and featured on tracks by Killah Priest, Rewd Adams, Terra Firma, Copywrite and Logic.

The new 14 track album drops on Red Snow Records and has been a long time in the making, but is rammed full of slammin’ beats and hard hittin’ rhymes. It includes features from Triple Darkness and Flipmode veteran Roc Marciano with production by Jehst, Anatomy, Parental, Tony Mahoney & Ohbliv.

The second video release “Organised Democracy” launched today via Global Faction. Look out for a string of special single releases and bonus cuts droppin over the coming months

All media enquiries regarding the album release and dj requests for full quality clean mp3s to be sent to UrbanElite Promotions via the CONTACT page on this website

Check the shortened radio edit on SOUNDLCOUD

Keep up to date with this release at www.melanin9.com and follow him on twitter @melanin_9

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