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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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Patrick Griffin runs his own online blog, appropriately enough called “Patrick’s Music Blog”, where he writes about an eclectic range of new music releases of various genres.

The latest review published casts an eye over the new EP “Veteran” by NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble which released on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

Afforded an 8/10 rating with the summary “The respect and reverence for hip-hop is what I take away most from this EP” you can read the article in full HERE

Available to buy now on iTunes, check out the full official EP stream on Soundcloud

Look out for further international media coverage on the duo and their release shortly and keep up to date with them online :

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
FACEBOOK Official Joint Page
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
WEBSITES www.frostgamble.com www.seven13ent.com

All media,press and DJ inquiries regarding Tone Chop & Frost Gamble can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is HERE

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It’s just under a week since NY State rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble released their first official collaborative release on November 18th through the label Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

The “Veteran” EP is available on iTunes and the latest review comes courtesy of Stuart Sharpe for his personal blog “Sharpes Reviews”. The site publishes regular updates and in the past couple of months has included appraisals of releases by Danny Bown, Joe Budden, The Game and Termanology

Summarising “Both Tone Chop and Frost Gamble show a lot of skill as well as potential, and should continue to grow as individuals and a group.” the full review can be read HERE

Including the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to the late Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx, you can listen to the full Veteran EP stream on Soundcloud

Look out for more international media & press coverage of the release in the weeks ahead, and a further special bonus cut due for launch during December. All media and radio station DJ inquiries about Tone Chop & Frost Gamble can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is HERE

Meanwhile, connect with the duo and label online

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
FACEBOOK Official Joint Page
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
WEBSITES www.frostgamble.com www.seven13ent.com

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Latest review of the new EP “Veteran” by NY State rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble comes courtesy of US journalist and author Samuel Odunsi Jr.

Using his own online platform to publish critiques of the latest new music & film releases, the genres covered are broad and eclectic

The review of the new EP breaks down the tracks individually and acknowledges the context of the sound and approach given the duo’s first involvement in hip hop dating back to their friendly rivalry in NY State’s rap battle scene during the late 90’s. The classic authentic feel updated for 2016 is noted, with the recommedation given to all with an appreciation for the true essence “If you are a fan of the golden age and miss it like I do, I suggest you show your support and pick it up ASAP.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

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Released through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment on November 18th and available to buy on iTunes, the 7 track EP includes the tribute to Sean Price “Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi and is a warm up for a new album planned for 2017.

LISTEN TO THE FULL OFFICIAL EP STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Look out for further international media coverage and new bonus audio and video releases in the weeks ahead.

Connect with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble online

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
IG @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
FB Official Joint Page

All press, media and radio station DJ inquiries regarding the Veteran EP can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is HERE

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Binghamton NY rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Tone Chop release their debut collaboration EP “Veteran” on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

French online magazine “In The Mood” has just published a news feature on the release which can be read HERE

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Available to pre-order on ITUNES, the 7 tracks are the product of two artists who began as rap battle rivals in upstate NY before becoming partners in rhyme and tagging. Frost’s subsequent move to Canada saw the pair pursue solo careers, Chop releasing a whole series of mixtapes including collaborations with Tom Gist, St Laz and Jinx Da Juvy.

Now fully focused on beatmaking, Frost’s earlier productions saw him work with Sadat-X, Rakim’s son Tahmell and J-Ro. Earlier this year he contributed to Seven 13’s “God Bless Dope Rappers” compilation which also featured Royce da 5’9″, Horseshoe Gang, Kid Vishis and Crooked I.

The first single from the EP “Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx & Nobi is their tribute to the late Sean Price, while the recent bonus cut “Being A Boss” splices up the Jadakiss & Nate Dogg joint “Time’s Up” for the hook. Check them out

Look out for more international media coverage on the EP release and a new video releasing next week. Meantime keep up to date with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble on social media :

Twitter (@ToneChop & @FrostGamble)
Instagram (@ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble)
Joint Facebook Page

All media and press inquiries regarding the “Veteran” EP including requests for promotional copies to review, requests to interview the artists or DJ requests for mp3s can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is HERE

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NY State rapper & producer duo Tone Chop and Frost Gamble release their new EP on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

“Veteran” is appropriately named as the pair were originally rap battle rivals in the 90’s before developing a partnership in tagging and rhyming. Having subsequently moved to Canada, Frost continued to contribute to Chop’s various projects though both pursue solo careers that have seen them work with J-Ro, Tom Gist, Sadat-X, Tahmell and Jinx Da Juvy.

The new release represents their first official collaboration together and is a little early taster of what’s to come in 2017.

The first review of the EP comes courtesy of the UK’s renowned long running publication Blues & Soul Magazine. READ THE ARTICLE ONLINE HERE

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The first single taken from the 7 track EP was released recently, “Leave It Alone” being a tribute to the late Sean Price and featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi. Available to buy on iTunes, check the stream

Look out for more bonus cuts, singles and videos coming in the weeks ahead together with new features and reviews appearing in international press. Meantime keep up to date with them on twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble and via their new joint Facebook Page

All international media, press and radio DJ inquiries regarding Tone Chop & Frost Gamble can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, all our contact information is HERE

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New York State rapper & producer duo, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble, release their new EP “Veteran” on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

The collaboration is born of a rap battle rivalry dating back to the 90’s, but the pair have re-united with Frost now relocated to Canada and focused solely on beatmaking. Among his production credits there is work with Sadat-X, J-Ro, Rakim’s son Tahmell, and contributions to this year’s “God Bless Dope Rappers” compilation featuring Royce da 5’9″, Crooked I, Horsehose Gang and many more.

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The first single released is “Leave It Alone”, a dedication to the late Sean Price and featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi. It is now available to buy on iTUNES where the EP can also be pre-ordered

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO STREAM FOR “LEAVE IT ALONE” ON SOUNDCLOUD

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“VETERN EP” TRACKLIST

1 – Dedication
2 – Back in the Days
3 – Other Shit ft Awful P
4 – Better with Time ft DJ Waxamillion & S.One
5 – One Two
6 – Leave it Alone ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi
7 – Step Up

You can read the full press release and story behind Tone Chop, Frost Gamble and the new Veteran EP HERE

Further audio and video releases coming in the weeks and months ahead. All international press, media & radio station DJ enquiries about the EP including requests to interview the duo & for an MP3 of “Leave It Alone” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

Connect with the pair on twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, on instagram @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and at their Official Facebook Page

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Now based in Kansas, Cali rapper and ex Guerilla War Tactix member Matt Maddox is hitting the ground running in 2014

With his first solo album in 4 years “Righteous Fury” due to release on February 25th, he will also be busy on the road. Scheduled to appear at SXSW, tour with Slaughterhouse and further plans to tour the UK and Europe all by the late Spring, he’s kicking the year off with the release of the new single “Street Art”.

Produced by Skammadix with quality turntablism courtesy of fellow Red Phone labelmate TMB, Maddox is joined on the mic by Queensborough veteran Tragedy Khadafi, as they take it in turns to verbally tear into the beat like knives through butter.

The album also includes features from King Magnetic, Reef The Lost Cauze, Swann and the UK’s Edd Bundy, with further production supplied by a host of names including Snowgoons’ Sicknature, C Lance (Jedi Mind Tricks), Vanderslice, Nemesis and many more. Releases through Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music. Definitely a name to watch this year.

You can reach them all on twitter @MattMaddox82 @TragedyKhadafi @Skammadix & @DJTMB

Check out the audio stream on Soundcloud

Any djs not already serviced with the full quality clean radio edit mp3 can request it from UrbanElite PR HERE

The album is available on pre-order which will also come with signed t-shirts, posters & stickers all for free shipping. You can find out more HERE

You can read the full album press release HERE We have just begun servicing media with copies of the album for review, so any press or magazine enquiries regarding the release, or requests for interviews, can again be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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British online magazine DataTransmission is well known for its coverage of all type of dance music, from techno, house, dubstep and all other genres in between, reporting from all around the UK and hotspots such as Ibiza, Aiya Napa and various other European resorts & cities.

They also like their rap and hip hop music, and have just reviewed the new album Soul on Fire by rapper ethemadassassin, currently based in Los Angeles but most associated with his native North Carolina where he started out performing in the 90’s.

One half of Veteran Assassins, this is E’s third solo album which released on 17th September, and Janine Francois cast an eye over his most recent offering

ethemadassasin, lives up to regal standards as set by his previous releases such as, ‘Proverbs’ and ‘ Tomorrow Never Comes’ both dealing with the chaotic lifestyle lived by this Golden Era emcee” is how the review opens which notes his lyrcism, wit, humour, sarcasm and “hard cold truths” in what is an audio biopic of his life from his early days to the “latest scene in the movie of his life today”.

The album has received much credit for its open & honest approach, owning up to past mistakes, acknowledging struggles and successes, and also having a healthy dose of retrospective flava for those who remember or are fans of the sights, sounds and fashions of the 90’s.

The review summarizes “ethemadassasin does himself justice and for hardcore fans you will not be disappointed, as he lyrically delivers the goods. For those new to this ageless rapper, it is recommended you reference previous works to gain some context on ‘Soul on Fire.’ The album does just that, bares his soul for us to hear.

Read the full analysis HERE

The album is available to buy on iTunes now HERE

From the album, check out the single “80’s & 90’s” produced by Edinburgh’s Sci Fi Stu and the video for Can’t Get Enough

Follow E on twitter @ethemadassassin and the magazine @d8atransmission You can also reach Janine on twitter @GrrlsClub

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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

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