Released on Friday June 7th, the “Natsukashii EP” by veteran hip hop crew Belles in Monica was the third in a series of specially commissioned recordings to mark this year’s relaunch of label New Dawn Records.

The follow up to April’s “Y’All In Meltdown EP”, the new EP includes re-worked and re-produced originals only previously available on vinyl, together with never before available instrumentals and exclusive new recordings, their first in 15 years.

There have already been a couple of reviews published of the new release, one by UK magazine “The Wee Review” and the other by US online “TripleOT” – click the links to read their appraisals.

News items covering the group’s single and EP releases over the past couple of months have also appeared in a number of other online published from both sides of the Atlantic

The fourth and final EP in this special series will be released a little later in the year and consist of a number of remixes legendary turntablist DJ Krash Slaughta produced with the group

The label meanwhile are expected to announce some new roster additions over the summer. Get the news first at their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their new official social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Both Belles in Monica EPs are available to download and stream from all major platforms and stores, as is the “Sapientia EP” by Underground Cartel, an international hip hop project spearheaded by producer Kruze featuring rappers from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa

These include Meswy from Madrid, now based in NYC, the late great Primo Brown from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno, Zimbabwean Dumi Right, UK Rapstation host & MC Mr CRF, Beni Blanco from French group Originaire du Sud, Swiss Precise from Long Beach’s KBH crew, Boston’s Yukonn MC, Virginia’s Black Market and many more.

All are for the hip hop connoisseur : dope rhymes, bangin beats & superior turntablism. Check them out on Spotify

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Released today by New Dawn Records, Underground Cartel’s “Sapientia EP” is the definition of international hip hop.

Produced by Kruze as a showcase for independent male and female artists from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa, the concept is represented in its truest form as all perform in their native tongues. 

Stateside there’s coast to coast representation courtesy of Swiss Precise (KBH crew Long Beach), Sacramento’s Crazy Ballhead, Midwest rapper Brandon J Atlas, Boston’s Yukonn MC, Black Market from Virginia, Tone Rome of Baltimore’s Raw Dialect crew and Brooklyn’s female MC Lockness. 

London’s Creamo and UK Rapstation host Mr CRF are joined by Zimbabwean Dumi Right, with a heavy European contingent in the form of Madrid’s El Meswy, Beni Blanco from French crew “Originaire du Sud”, German rapper Grizu, Croatia’s Magellano and Dutchman Bleek Wonder.  The Italian scene has double representation in the shape of female lyricist Marya and the late, great Primo Brown from legendary crew Cor Veleno.   

All stand shoulder to shoulder trading bars which move seamlessly through each track and territory.  The result is a fresh, eclectic and extremely rare mix of rhymes, beats and turntablism, essential listening for the global hip hop connoisseur.

Available to stream and download from Apple, Amazon, Beatport, Deezer, & Soundcloud Also streaming on Spotify

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There are a few Youtube channels set up as review platforms for hip hop & rap albums, some providing more detailed coverage than others. The Underground Vault based in Canada is one which does go more in depth with their reviews, having clearly taken their time to listen through an album on more than one occasion and then provide a very well explained formed opinion, usually lasting 10 – 15 minutes

Such a review was published last night for the new Matt Maddox album “Righteous Fury” which releases tomorrow, 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music.

It’s a well rounded and thoughtful appraisal, check it out


The album will be available in both CD and digital format. There are already many international stores which you can search online, including UGHH.COM, iTunes, CD Universe and Amazon, who will provide whichever format you prefer

Here is the full album tracklist

1. No Country For Old Men produced by Engineer
2. Interlude produced by Sultan Mir
3. Sick & Tired cuts by TMB produced by Sultan Mir
4. BARbarians ft Godilla, UG & Born Unique produced by Hellzwind
5. Work ft Mina Fedora produced by Skammadix
6. El Mariachi produced by Nemesis
7. The Get Back ft King Magnetic produced by Skammadix
8. Comedy Pt 1 produced by Skammadix
9. Murder Weapons ft Swann Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance
10. Spider Man ft Adlib & Reef The Lost Cauze produced by Vanderslice
11. Mjolnir ft Burke the Jurke Cuts by TMB produced by C Lance
12. King Killer produced by Sicknature
13. Olympus Has Fallen Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
14. Upon A Pale Horse ft Edd Bundy Cuts by TMB produced by Edd Bundy
15. Comedy Pt 2 produced by Skammadix
16. A Time To Kill Cuts by TMB produced by Hellzwind
17. Street Art ft Tragedy Khadafi Cuts by TMB produced by Skammadix
18. Reality’s a Bitch produced by Skammadix
19. Show Must Go On produced by Nemesis

Check out the audio for the track “King Killer” produced by The Snowgoons’ Sicknature, selected by Underground Vault as their favourite from the album

Look out for much more coverage coming from international media in the next few weeks, as well as a new joint launching this Thursday, 27th February. Matt Maddox is currently on tour with Reef the Lost Cauze & Adlib, and has shows coming up in North & South Carolina, Virginia, Chicago and Wisconsin. Keep up to date with him on twitter @MattMaddox82

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Rare FM is the student run radio station of University College London, and their affiliated magazine is Under City Lights.

They are the latest to give closer inspection to the new album “Righteous Fury” by hip hop MC Matt Maddox. His sophomore solo release following Asylum Artistry (2010), the ex Guerilla War Tactix member brings the classic west coast hip hop values to the table, unsurprisingly given his origins in Long Beach California. Now based in Kansas in the heart of America’s MidWest, the rapper calls on some choice production skills from Nemesis, Vanderslice, C Lance, Sicknature & Skammadix over which he lays down some serious lyricism and rhyme skills.

Joined on the mic on feature duties by such notables as Tragedy Khadafi, Reef The Lost Cauze, Adlib, Edd Bundy and King Magnetic, the album is also laced with quality turntablism with the scratches & cuts courtesy of the UK’s DJ TMB.

UCL’s Josh Williams may have been new to the name but explains why he’s a convert to the cause HERE

There will be much more review and feature coverage in the international media over the coming weeks, but those in NYC, New Jersey, Chicago, Virginia, North & South Carolina and Wisconsin will have the opportunity to see him perform live very shortly with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib at the following venues:

Feb 20th- Allentown, PA Pitchers Lounge
Feb 21st- Quakertown, PA The Eagle
Feb 22nd- Staten Island, NY The Full Cup
Feb 23rd- Atlantic City, NJ Gran Fromage
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

An announcement on a further series of dates taking in Canada and the west coast of America will be made soon.

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You can pre order Righteous Fury in physical format HERE or if you prefer the digital version, the international iTunes pre-order link is HERE

You can keep up to date with everything he’s got going on via his official twitter account @MattMaddox82 and you can also drop by the magazine over at @UCL_zine

Meanwhile, check out his video “No Country For Old Men” paying tribute to the legendary hip hop soldiers :

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British Hip Hop has been one of the UK’s premier online magazines for many years, covering the authentic, traditional sound of the genre with a primary focus of course on homegrown artists, but also featuring a range of international artists

Contributor Ethan Everton spoke recently with Kansas based MC Matt Maddox ahead of the release of his sophomore album Righteous Fury on the 25th February

In one of his most in depth interviews to date, they discuss his origins in Long Beach southern California and his involvement with the international hip hop scene since his days as part of Guerilla War Tactix. They also cover a wide range of subjects including the album itself, the impact of the internet in promoting artists compared to more traditional methods, his collaborations with other artists, tour plans, new artist recommendations and much more

Read it all HERE

With a tour of Canada and the west coast of America to be announced shortly, people in the east coast and MidWest can catch him shortly with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib at the following venues:

Feb 20th- Allentown, PA Pitchers Lounge
Feb 21st- Quakertown, PA The Eagle
Feb 22nd- Staten Island, NY The Full Cup
Feb 23rd- Atlantic City, NJ Gran Fromage
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

With production and features on the album of the caliber of Nemesis, Skammadix, C Lance, Sicknature, Vanderslice, Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic, Edd Bundy, Reef The Lost Cauze, and some choice turntablist cuttin & scratchin courtesy of DJ TMB, it’s not hard to see why the international media has shown such an interest. It’s bang on the money for all those hip hop heads who appreciate the real deal

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Righteous Fury can be pre-ordered either in physical CD format, or digitally on iTunes:

Physical CD format HERE

Digitally via iTunes HERE

You can keep up to date with all of Matt’s news on twitter @MattMaddox82 and connect with the guys at BHH over at @britishhiphop

Check out his single Street Art featuring Tragdey Khadafi

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Long Beach MC Matt Maddox, now based in America’s Mid West, sat down recently with UK online hip hop magazine HHK Mag to discuss his forthcoming album Righteous Fury which releases 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music

He speaks on the process of putting it together, working with producers C Lance, Nemesis, Skammadix, Vanderslice & Sicknature, as well as arranging features by Reef the Lost Cauze, Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic and the UK’s Edd Bundy, and his touring plans for the year ahead

Read the whole interview HERE

He also launched his new joint King Killer, taken from the album with beats by Germany’s “The Snowgoons” Danish producer Sicknature.

Check it out on Soundcloud

He also chose today to announce his new US tour dates with Reef The Lost Cauze & Adlib

Feb 20th- Allentown, PA Pitchers Lounge
Feb 21st- Quakertown, PA The Eagle
Feb 22nd- Staten Island, NY The Full Cup
Feb 23rd- Atlantic City, NJ Gran Fromage
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

An announcement confirming a further series of dates in Canada will be made shortly

The album is available on pre-order from the international iTunes link http://georiot.co/3ILt

Look out for much more international media coverage coming in the weeks ahead. Press & magazines requiring promotional copies of the album for review or requesting interviews with Matt Maddox should contact UrbanElite PR HERE

Similarly, any djs not already serviced with the full quality clean radio edit of King Killer can request the mp3 from the same point of contact

You can keep up to date with Matt Maddox on twitter @MattMaddox82 and also keep up to date with news via his labels @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music Beats by @Sicknature and interview by @HHKMag

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Representing Washington DC & the DMV, Barking Caucasians celebrate the release of their new album “General Freshness” with the launch of their new single “Crack The Silence”

The duo, known for their upbeat style mixing social commentary and witty lyricism over a mash up of rock and rap joints, reached out to Italian producer DJ Myke for this new remix chopped up with dope cuts over a tight head noddin beat.

A good ol’ slice of international hip hop to see out the old year and welcome in the new from the guys who also produce The Porch Show podcast.

Check it out on Soundcloud

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Taken from the 15 track album released on 17th December which is available from iTunes HERE

More information is available from www.barkingcaucasians.com and they can be reached on twitter @BCfan2 with DJ Myke over at @Mykemon

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