2019 has been a landmark year for our overall operation.

Parent company & hip hop label New Dawn Records originally operated from 1996 – 2004 before lending all its resources to developing their in house promotions team UrbanElite PR to becoming one of the leading independent hip hop & rap publicists worldwide.

Now with this year’s label relaunch, UEP have reverted back to its original role.

With a vinyl back catalogue and having signed a digital distribution company with US company Ingrooves, New Dawn Records will look to release in both formats moving forward, and expect to announce some new roster additions in the weeks and months ahead.

To mark the relaunch, a series of specially commissioned EP’s have been released. Beginning with hip hop crew Belles in Monica’s “Y’All in Meltdown” on April 26th, it was followed by Underground Cartel’s “Sapientia” on May 17th, an international collaborative project featuring rappers from the USA, UK, France, Africa, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Germany & The Netherlands.

Belles in Monica’s second EP “Natsukashii” drops June 7th, and all are available to stream and download from Spotify, Apple, Deezer, Beatport, Soundcloud & Amazon.

This short video reflects the label’s past & present

This, UrbanElite PR’s website, has been redesigned and upgraded recently in line with recent developments and change in role.

This short video reflects the work with multiple Major and independent artists over the years securing international press coverage, arranging guest appearances on stations such as Sirius XM and BBC and providing tour press. The client list includes Souls of Mischief, D12, Ultramagentic MC’s, 050 Boyz, DJ Sarah Love, Kid Vishis, Constant Deviants, Horseshoe Gang Melanin 9, Rah Digga and Copywrite

We also have our popular Hip Hop Bangerz playlists on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud which showcases the music of the artists we’ve promoted, again represented within the visuals

To keep up to date with all of the label’s news, visit the new official website at www.newdawnrecs.com – all of their social media is linked on the hompage

We at UrbanElite PR handle all media related issues regarding New Dawn Records, and this site will publish examples of latest news and coverage. Points of contact for all forms of media inquiries can be found HERE and our Homepage includes all our social media links.

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The owner of recently relaunched label New Dawn Records, the parent company of in-house promotions and marketing division UrbanElite PR will be live on air Tuesday May 21st at 1pm PST / 4pm EST / 9pm GMT / 10pm CET giving an extremely rare interview to Harlem’s The Beef Stew Show which broadcasts on Blogtalk Radio.

You can listen in live HERE

If you miss the live broadcast it will be repeated on iHeart, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play and College Underground Radio.

Originally established in 1996, NDR operated until 2004 before putting all of their resources into developing UrbanElite PR as a stand alone company who would go on to be one of the leading promoters of independent hip hop worldwide. Campaigns included D12, Idris Elba, Souls of Mischief, TQ, Rah Digga, Bumpy Knuckles, Vast Aire, Copywrite, Verbal Kent, Horseshoe Gang, Kid Vishis, Melanin 9, Ultramagentic MC’s, Constant Deviants, 050 Boyz and many more

Since relaunching in April and reverting UrbanElite PR back to its original in-house role, the label have so far released two EP’s with more to come.

BELLES IN MONICA “Y’ALL IN MELTDOWN” released April 26th

UNDERGROUND CARTEL “SAPIENTIA” released May 17th

Distributed by Ingrooves, all the releases are also available to stream and download from Apple, Beatport, Amazon, Deezer and Soundcloud

Currently planning for the release of a second EP by Belles in Monica “Natsukashii” on June 7th while arranging roster additions, tune in to Blogtalk Radio to hear more about the label’s plans

You can keep up to date with NDR’s news at their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their new social media platforms on Twitter @newdawnrecs IG @realnewdawnrecs & FB @OfficialNewDawnRecords

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The past few years have proven to be an exceptionally busy and productive time for us, not least due to our various activities evolving beyond the original UK and European marketplaces.

This natural expansion developed over 5 years means we also now operate within the United States, Canada and Australia in addition to some further residual territories.

Simultaneously we streamlined some aspects of our promotional services which are now concentric around core products, typically EP’s and albums incorporating any affiliated singles or videos. In turn, this enabled us to provide further logistical support assistance for our clients which has regularly proven highly beneficial given we predominantly operate within the independent sector often working with new, emerging and developing artists and labels.

Handling publicity for an established artist is very different in nature to that of a new or emerging name, as are the promotional procedures.

Having worked with both categories for over a decade, and with a more re-alligned focus on the latter, our experience means we understand the multiple factors which media will consider in their decision making processes.

Consequently the additional guidance, assistance and support we regularly provide has proven pivotal in consistently securing a high turnover of coverage and airplay internationally, irrespective of an artist’s original perceived standing.

Our re-structure also means that while hip hop and rap music has diversified and become in itself multi-genre, by specializing in defined niche markets we ensure your music is provided to the most appropriate targets.

While our main site page is updated primarily with news of ongoing campaigns such as new published coverage, reviews, interviews and general release information, the pages provide all the details you would require to gain a clear understanding of all the services we provide, and the marketplace within which we operate. They are linked below as follows :

PREVIOUS MEDIA CAMPAIGNS

Recommended for those wishing to understand the full range of services we provide, this section includes summaries of the activity we undertook for select cases with a particular focus on campaigns involving new and independent emerging artists, the logistical assistance provided and resultant media coverage.

SINGLES PROMOTED

Now always affiliated to an ongoing EP or album campaign, this section has music content as a guide to the style we most commonly promote. Similarly the ARTIST VIDEOS : MUSIC & INTERVIEWS section has a mix of official music videos together with media and radio interviews we arranged.

MAGAZINES & PRESS

This section contains snapshots of media coverage secured for select campaigns. Most of the artists we’ve worked with are listed HERE

These pages have been designed to answer the questions we are most commonly asked, however if you would require any more information, our contact details are available HERE

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Buggs-WordplayMag

The UK’s Wordplay Magazine covers the full spectrum of hip hop culture, fashion, graffiti, music, breakin and much more. They produce a quarterly physical print version distributed around stores and of course have a regular online platform.

They have today featured the new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” by award winning Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka, providing a full review written by Sam Bennett combined with the exclusive full album audio stream

The review which summarizes “Buggs Tha Rocka has delivered a quality offering here, with dope rhymes, dope beats and a unique approach. After listening through to the 19 tracks on display here, it’s no wonder a shock that legends like Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek are throwing their weight behind the Cincinnati MC, and his knack for spitting well structured bars over a selection of pretty chilled instrumentals will definitely stand him in good stead…One thing is for sure though; this kid can definitely rap.” can be read in full HERE

The album includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Sal Dali & Kill Will, and features Chuck Inglish, Tanya Morgan, MOOD, Piakhan, Phoenix Aphrodite & Aida Chakra. It will be available as a free download on Wednesday 10th December from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the My Mixtapez App available for all mobile devices. (More at MyMixtapez.com) Tracklisting on the back cover :

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Check out the album stream on Wordplay’s Soundcloud

Look out for a lot more international press & media coverage of this release over the coming days & weeks ahead, and further official video launches strecthing into the new year. You can keep up to date with Buggs on twitter also @BuggsThaRocka

All further press & media enquiries reegarding Buggs tha Rocka, requests to interview the artist or DJ requests for full quality mp3s of the full quality (320) radio edits, can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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2014 has been a landmark year for Detroit’s Kid Vishis with the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything”

Released on 22nd July through Seven 13 Entertainment and produced by Shady’s Mr Porter, Chase Moore of Hippie Sabotage, New Jersey’s Nemisis and Canadian Nick Zervos, the younger brother of Royce da 5’9″ has enjoyed extensive worldwide press & media coverage on the release

The MC has conducted a series of interviews throughout the summer with publications in the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe and New Zealand, the latest of which were with Stateside online Arena Magazine and Spain’s Hip Hop Life Magazine

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Kid Vishis jumped on the phone with Philly based journalist Jay Balfour for Arena Magazine, and they chopped it up about his early days when he first picked up the mic, the writing process involved with the new album, his thoughts on mainstream hip hop and the Detroit scene, and his future touring and recording plans, plus much more

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

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Some time earlier he sat down with Jaime Valero from Spain’s Hip Hop Life Magazine. In this interview they discuss why now appeared to be the right time to release his first studio album and the messages he’s conveying in the tracks, the influences which first played a part in him picking up the mic, the comparisons made between himself and his older brother, life & hip hop in Detroit, and as a boxing fan, how he’d compare the sport to the approach taken as an artist

The feature was published in the October print edition of the magazine currently available throughout Spain, and you can check their online platform at www.hiphoplifemag.es

The album is available internationally on iTunes Kid Vishis is now working on new material scheduled to be released in 2015 as well as developing ongoing plans to tour the USA, Canada and Europe. You can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis

He released a brand new track “Just Rap” featuring Trick Trick & produced by Nemisis recently. It doesn’t appear on the album, however was made available as a free download from Soundcloud. Check it out

All international press & media inquiries regarding Kid Vishis can be sent by email to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Voted “Best Hip Hop Artist of 2014” by the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, one of the hottest emerging lyricists out of Ohio releases his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on 10th December 2014.

Since 2009, his brand of conscious rhymes, intelligent wordplay & creative flow has been displayed on mixtapes with DJ Clockwork (Mac Miller), and on countless stages. A protege of Cincinnati’s Donte (MOOD) and Reflection Eternal’s Hi Tek, he’s also been brought on stages around the United States by none other than Talib Kweli himself.

Here they are performing together at the A3C Festival in 2013

They will be appearing together at this year’s A3C festival on Sunday 12th October and at CMJ in New York between 22nd – 25th October, before a Refelction Eternal reunion event at Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery on 30th October where they’ll be joined by DJ Clockwork, MOOD & many others

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The album tracklist has been announced. It includes a heavy representation of the Cincinnati scene with features by Tanya Morgan, Phoenix Aphrodite & MOOD with local producers Sal Dali and Hop Trax weighing in heavily with the beats

There is also production by !llmind, Jake One and many other featured artists including Chicago’s Poppadon and Chuck Inglish from the Cool Kids. You can read the official press release HERE

UrbanElite PR are handling all US & international press & media inquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka. Requests for a copy of the album to review, or requests to interview the artist whether in person at any of the shows in Atlanta, NYC or Cincinnati, or by the other usual means can be sent by email to us via the CONTACT SECTION

Meantime, check the video teaser of the album & tracklist below, and keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

Scattered Thoughts: Teaser X from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

SCATTERED THOUGHTS OF AN AMERICAN POET – TRACKLIST

1. Scattered Thoughts Intro (produced by Sal Dali)
2. My$tery (produced by Sal Dali)
3. Against Me ft Aida Chakra (produced by !llmind)
4. Bad Habits (produced by Hop Trax)
5. Until The End ft. MOOD & Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by !llmind)
6. Phantom of The Opera ft Chuck Inglish (produced by Kill Will)
7. Angel of Death ft Piakhan (produced by Hop Trax)
8. Moments Slowed Down (produced by Alister Johnson)
9. Rapture ft Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by !llmind)
10. Religiously ft Donte from MOOD (produced by Hop Trax)
11. Royalty interlude (produced by !llmind)
12. Rolling Stone (produced by !llmind)
13. My Everything ft Phoenix Aphrodite (produced by Yon L.i.)
14. Thirsty ft Donte from MOOD & Ianigma (produced by Jake One)
15. OuterXSpaceXLove ft Pappadon (produced by Swiff D)
16. Celebration For Us ft Moxy Monster (produced by Rusko)
17. Electric Eel in a Pool of Catfish ft Tanya Morgan (produced by Beats McGreevy)
18. Skates (produced by Sal Dali)
19. Time Machine (shine) ft Aida Chakra (produced by Hop Trax)

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TimingIsEverything-SURL

French Magazine SURL sat down with Detroit MC Kid Vishis recently in the baftermath of the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything” which released on Seven 13 Entertainment on 22nd July.

Their writer Laura Aronica discussed with him the style of hip hop which he represents, the inspirations for writing and the influential roles played by his older brothers (including Royce da 5’9″) over the years, and his vision for the future both in terms of his own career and the hip hop scene generally.

The whole feature published of course in French can be read HERE

The album is available worldwide from digital stores such as iTunes and Amazon, and in CD format direct from the label at www.seven13ent.com Look out for further media coverage in international magazines very shortly as well as the release of a brand new track not included on the album in the next few days. You can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis

The full album stream is included in SURL’s feature. Check the freestyle video Kid Vishis produced recently, premiered by another French publication Hip Hop 4 Life :

All international press & media inquiries regarding Kid Vishis can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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