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West coast Emcee Matt Maddox, now based in America’s Mid West, released his sophomore album “Righteous Fury” on 25th February, and took time out recently to speak with British online publication Flavour Magazine.

Contributor Delphina Scott spoke with him about the new album and the recording process in the studio, his thoughts on artists’ growth and development, his views on the recent debate on whether “Hip Hop is degrading society” and the clear definition between the specific genre and others, self sufficiency in the human condition, the public’s backing of buying artist releases and what factors within hip hop he would change today.

Read the whole feature HERE

Look out for Matt hitting Europe in the early autumn at various clubs and festivals. The album which includes features from Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic, Adlib, Burke the Jurke and Reef the Lost Cauze, and production by Sicknature of The Snowgoons, Vanderslice, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Nemesis, Skammadix, Sultan Mir, Engineer and the UK’s Edd Bundy is available from international online stores in digital and CD format.

These include iTunes, Amazon, UGHH.com, CD Universe, Barnes & Noble, HMV and many more

Released through the partnership of Red Phone Records & Seven 13 Music, here is his track “Street Art” featuring Tragedy Khadafi

Keep up to date with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82, the magazine @Flavourmag and Delphina over at @RawBlueCheese

All further media inquiries, including requests for the album to review, requests to interview Matt Maddox or DJ requests for full quality radio edit mp3s of any of the tracks can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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In the week of the release of his new album Righteous Fury, two more online British publications, I Am Hip Hop Magazine and AH 25/8 Entertainment took time out to speak with west coast rapper Matt Maddox to discuss the release, the recording process, his international tours and working with artists from the States, UK and Europe

Read the full features at

I AM HIPHOP MAGAZINE HERE

AH 25/8 ENT HERE

Matt is currently on tour with Battleaxe Warrior Adlib and Reef the Lost Cauze, and they just launched a new joint produced by Vanderslice “Spider Man”

You can catch them at the following venues

Feb 28th – Spartanburg, SC Mirrors Gentlemens Club
March 1st- Ashville, NC Haywood Lounge
March 2nd- Norfolk, VA The Iguana
March 5th- Chicago, IL Sub T lounge
March 6th- Madison, WI
March 7th- Milwaukee, WI The Stone Fly
March 9th- Appleton, WI Capital Centre

The album released on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music on Tuesday 25th February and is available in digital mp3 and physical CD format from a wide range of online stores in the United States, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia and Japan.

The international iTunes link is HERE

Among many other stores, the CD version can be ordered from UGHH.com HERE

As is inevitable these days, we’re aware that some free download torrents have appeared on the internet. While piracy is a sad fact of life these days we would take this opportunity to warn the public that our I.T. consultants checked those which have appeared to date. They found that the mp3 files had been corrupted and that the links also contained malicious software, or Malware viruses, so please consider carefully before downloading from such sources. Only files available from official stores are of full quality and free of any “bugs”

Anyone who would like to know their most local retail outlet can drop a line to the labels via twitter at @RedPhoneRecords and @Seven13Music and they’ll be happy to provide you with the information. You can also keep up to date with Matt on twitter over at @MattMaddox82

You will see much more international media coverage about this release in the coming weeks, and any members of the press who would still like to receive a promotional copy of the album to review, or request an interview with Matt Maddox can email UrbanElite PR HERE

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RPL-Blacksheep

British publication Blacksheep Magazine has a long history of reporting on international hip hop & rap music news, events, releases & features.

Their regular contributor Andrew Kay took several listens through the new album by London’s Apex Zero. Out on 28th October, “Reality Provoking Liberation” is his debut solo album, although has released a previous mixtape in 2012 “The Pulse of the Awakening” and was previously known as part of the duo First and Last (still going strong) and the group The Pantheonz of Zenn-La.

Coming up through London events such as End of the Weak & Speaker’s Corner, and as part of these groups, he became known for his lyricism covering a wide range of political and social issues combined with a fiery delivery style. The review touches upon this in “The anger and the passion command every verse enabled by some wonderfully fluid production“, the production in the large part also courtesy of Apex Zero with further contributions from First and Last’s OMeziah

With comparisons of the “social commentary” made with artists such as Public Enemy, Immortal Technique and Brother Ali with a “rich London and UK centric vibe to it” the review then proceeds through a track by track breakdown, summarized as a whole with the description “an album of reportage, a war report from the tower blocks of a stark, cold Big Smoke, where social injustice and human enslavement are commented upon with the fist pumping ire of a frustrated humanist.

Read the full review HERE

Check out examples of the album via the single “A Meeting of the Continents” featuring Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz, and the video Chaotic Revolt

The date for the re-arranged album launch event in London will be announced very shortly. You will hear about it here, or you can read about it by following Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 or checking on his official website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk You can also follow the magazine on twitter @Blacksheepmag

Any magazines, press or other media inquiries about the album or individual singles can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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SoulonFire-WordplayMag

British Publication Wordplay Magazine exists in both online and printed formats, and cover hip hop news, reviews & features, as well as articles on Graffiti, Fashions, Breakin’, Reggae and generally represent hip hop culture across the board.

Their contributor Delphina Scott spoke with ethemadassassin recently, the rapper based out of Los Angeles but most associated with North Carolina having begun performing and recording there since the 90’s. Now one half of the Veteran Assassins duo, he has just released his 3rd solo album “Soul on Fire” on his own R Steel imprint.

In the interview he speaks on the making of Soul on Fire, his own history in hip hop and his views on how his new album fits within the current climate of a switch back of focus to artists with a more traditional sense of lyricism and production.

Read the whole interview HERE

The album does have elements which are a throwback to the Golden Era, but that fits with the tracks where he is reflecting on his life and the sights & sounds of the time in joints such as 80’s & 90’s & Can’t Get Enough. This is mixed with more contemporary production on tracks such as Elements, Tiger Blade and Fight Music, as the album acts as a biographical document, a journey from then til now

Check out some tasters

80’s & 90’s produced by Sci Fi Stu

What It’s Supposed To Be produced by Kyo Itachi

Bonus Cut H.T.G. ft Sole-R

Can’t Get Enough

You can buy the album from iTunes HERE

Follow E on twitter @ethemadassassin and the magazine @Wordplaymag You can connect with Delphina on twitter @RawBlueCheese

And dj’s requiring full quality radio / clean edit mp3s of these tracks, or any press & media with further inquiries about the release can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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