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It’s been, yet again, our pleasure to work with more quality lyricists and beatmakers from the USA and UK this year.

For over a decade we have promoted albums and EP’s to worldwide media, some by established names, others from new emerging artists, but all who have the common denominator of being highly skilled at their craft. More details are HERE

We focus on MC’s and producers who draw from the authentic values of hip hop while adapting them for a modern era, securing press coverage and airplay for them throughout the specialist marketplaces in USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia. 2016 has been no different as demonstrated by the following releases :

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HORSESHOE GANG – ALBUM “ANTI-TRAP MUSIC” released April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Ent

Available to buy on iTunes HERE

The Long Beach crew and younger brothers of Crooked I returned with their fourth official studio album although they have a multitude of EP and mixtape releases under their belt over the past decade. Most notable was their “Monthly Mixtape” series which saw them drop a tape every month for a full year between 2013 and 2014.

Last year they hit the headlines due to their rap battle with Hopsin’s now defunct “Funk Volume” and they summed up the ethos behind the new album title by stating “If you’re tired of hearing your kids singing songs around the house that’s talking about pushing crack, then get our new album !

Including the tracks “Intro” featuring Crooked I and “Shoe-icide Squad” which addresses the issues reltaing to the Black Lives Matter movement, check the full album stream on Soundcloud

Typical of their industrious nature, they then released a further album “4 Brothers” as an acknowledgement of the support received from their extensive international fanbase.

Available on iTunes HERE take a listen

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CONSTANT DEVIANTS – ALBUM “OMERTA” released June 28th through Six2Six Records

Available to buy on Bandcamp HERE

Legendary eastcoast duo MC M.I. and DJ Cutt followed up 2015’s “Avant Garde” with “Omerta”, a concept album where the pair drew on their respective Italian and Russian heritages to adopt the roles of Luciano and Lansky.

The imagery was used purely metaphorically to address a variety of subject matters, consistent with M.I.’s current level of creativity as he embarks upon a movie making and acting career which saw his new film “Six2Six” featuring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee premiered at Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC this year.

Returning to their harder, edgier sound, “Omerta” was considered by many to be their strongest album to date. Including the singles “So Underrated” and “DeLorean”, this is a classic “no fillers” release and fans of superior rhymes, beats and turntablism will have this stream on repeat.

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TONE CHOP & FROST GAMBLE – EP “VETERAN” released November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Ent

Available to buy on iTunes HERE

Originally rivals in NY State’s rap battle scene in the 90’s, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble became partners in rhyme and tagging.

Due to Frost’s subsequent relocation to Winnipeg, Canada to pursue a career in production which has seen him work with Sadat-X, J-Ro and Rakim’s son Tahmell, Chop continued as a member of the group Binghamton’s Most Wanted while releasing a string of solo mixtapes in the dual capacity of rapper and producer. His “This is NY” includes the track “Momma” by Tom Gist produced by Chop.

Having contributed to Seven 13’s “God Bless Dope Rappers” compilation earlier this deal, Frost inked a deal with the label and the pair re-united for their first official EP release. “Veteran” is a warm up to an album planned for 2017, and includes the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi.

Bars, beats and turntablism for days, this is for the hip hop connoisseurs.

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MELANIN 9 – VIDEO “POLAROID” ft Karl Sage launched through Red Snow Records

Melanin 9 product available from Bandcamp HERE

November saw the welcome return of north London’s Melanin 9 with a new video “Polaroid” featuring upcoming UK artist Karl Sage.

The track was produced by the west coast native American duo Walterwarm and Cowode and is the first to be released from a new album “Old Pictures” due out around the Spring of 2017.

Whether as a member of the group Triple Darkness or due to his solo work, Melanin 9 has long been regarded as one of the UK’s most gifted lyricists, and in the new video which he also directed and edited, it’s not hard to see why.

All international press and DJ enquiries regarding any of these releases can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, all our contact information is available HERE

UrbanElite PR thanks everyone for their support this year and we wish you all the best for 2017

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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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Any DJ’s not already serviced with the full quality MP3 (original & clean) of “Polaroid” can request it from us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is HERE

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Earlier this year, London MC and producer Iron Braydz released his Verbal sWARdz EP. Critically acclaimed by international media, the EP featured several of his fellow Triple Darkness members together with Prince Po, Sean Price, Kyza and Skriblah

He has spent the rest of the year working on a new full length album scheduled for release in 2015, and will be dropping into London’s Westside FM station this Thursday 13th November on the I Am Hip Hop Magazine’s radio show from 11pm UK GMT (6pm EST / 3pm PST)

Expect to hear an exclusive freestyle as part of the interview which you can catch live online at www.thisiswestside.com or on 89.6Fm in the Acton area.

The EP is available from http://braydz.bandcamp.com You can keep up to date with him on twitter @braydz

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VIDEO : RAMBO ft Kyza & Skriblah

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London MC & producer Apex Zero has just released his new video today for “Obtain Bearing”, a self produced track taken from his debut album Reality Provoking Liberation released late last year

Filmed in west London, Nottingham and Grenada, the visuals represent his roots while his rhymes reflect the conscientious lyricism endorsed by international publications such as MOJO, Blues & Soul, Rap Reviews and The Word is Bond

Working on a new mixtape due for release later in the year, the First and Last crew member was also seen interviewing Dead Prez for the UK’s I Am Hip Hop Magazine.

The album is available from www.firstandlastpride.co.uk & you can reach him on twitter @ApexZero00

There is a version of this track edited for radio. Check it out on the audio stream below and any djs not already serviced with a full quality mp3 can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

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International Hip Hop is a magazine published in France in print / physical format, usually on a quarterly basis and is distributed throughout France, Europe, Canada and Africa. You can get more details of their availability from their website www.ihh.cc

They have just published their new June 2014 issue which carries news of artists from all around the world, and included is a review of London MC & producer Iron Braydz’ EP “Verbal sWARdz”. Here is a copy of the review rated 9/10

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It’s definitely well worth getting a hold of the magazine, and of course the EP which includes features from Sean Price, Prince Po, Triple Darkness, Phat Kat, Skriblah and Kyza. Take a listen to the official audio stream of the EP, some classic bangers on there then cop that at http://braydz.bandcamp.com

Follow Iron Braydz on twitter @braydz and look out for more releases coming from him soon

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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

All media & press inquiries regarding Iron Braydz and the Verbal sWARdz EP, or DJ requests for full quality clean edit MP3s of any of these tracks, should contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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North London Emcee & producer released his Verbal sWARdz EP on 14th April, and has received a phenomenal response from the media and public in the UK, Europe & United States.

Long regarded as one of the country’s finest lyricists, the 10 track EP also features Prince Po, Sean Price, Kyza, Skriblah, Phat Kat, DJ Shortee Blitz and several of his fellow Triple Darkness members. He’s set down an impressive marker of what’s to come over the next year, with several releases in the pipeline whether solo or as part of Triple Darkness and FuFu Gang.

He also enjoys a reputation as one of the finest live performers on the scene, whether headlining shows or on hosting duties for the likes of DJ Premier, Joell Ortiz, Immortal Technique, M1 and many more. For those who have not yet witnessed the man in action, you will have the opportunity to this coming Saturday, 10th May, when he’s live in London’s Itch FM radio station with DJ Sammy Jay between 8pm – 10pm GMT (3pm – 5pm EST).

Hip Hop Heads worldwide can hear a mix of tracks from his EP together with an interview and exclusive freestyle session live & direct at www.itch.fm/live so make sure you’re locked in from 8pm in the UK, 3pm EST, 9pm Central European Time.

The Verbal sWARdz EP is available now at http://braydz.bandcamp.com and you can keep up to date with him on twitter @Braydz and Facebook “HollaAtBraydz

Meanwhile, check out the title track from his EP Verbal sWARdz featuring Cyrus Malachi

All media & press inquiries regarding Iron Braydz and the Verbal sWARdz EP can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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