New single “Risk vs Reward” by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk featuring Brand Nubian’s Sadat-X released today on 22 Entertainment.
It’s the first to be taken from the album “Black Beach”, a collaboration between Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble and Zo who previously appeared in the film “8 Mile” and was signed by the late Proof of D12 to his Ironfist label. Now re-located to Ohio via Kansas, he received the title “Humanitarian of the Year” at the Kansas City Music Awards in 2014 for mentoring work in the community.
The album releasing on May 26th also features KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Guilty Simpson and Young Bleed
1 – Welcome To Black Beach
2 – America Made Me
3 – My Negus ft Guilty Simpson
4 – If ft Boldy James
5 – Drunk Roses ft Coko Buttaflie
6 – Blaxploitation ft Eveready & Young Bleed
7 – Loyal Victims ft Dustin Davie & Eveready
8 – Risk vs Reward ft Sadat-X
9 – Kill Everything Moving ft Tone Chop
10 – Mother Of My Child ft Dustin Davie
11 – Whispers In The Wind ft KXNG Crooked
12 – Etch A Sketch
13 – Keep Me Safe (co:produced by S.One)
All international press, media and radio station DJ inquiries regarding the album Black Beach including requests for promotional copies to review or to interview the artists can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is HERE
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 :
HORSESHOE GANG – ALBUM “ANTI-TRAP MUSIC” released April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Ent
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.
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.
TONE CHOP & FROST GAMBLE – EP “VETERAN” released November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Ent
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.
MELANIN 9 – VIDEO “POLAROID” ft Karl Sage launched through Red Snow Records
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
As with US / Canadian publication Nine5Four Magazine last week, another has featured two of the artists we work with this week, this time Italian online RapManiacz
Translators at the ready as obviously the articles are written in Italian, but they begin by reviewing the new album “Anti-Trap Music” by west coast rap group Horseshoe Gang which released on April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.
The group’s new single “Poor Swagg” is currently building up some airplay, with early support coming in from WHHL St Louis and WJTT Chattanooga. They are also putting together early plans for live performances through the summer and a later tour, while another new album is in the works.
The magazine also jumped on Skype recently to speak with MC M.I. of Constant Deviants who is himself of Italian descent, referred to in the theme of the new album “Omerta” out on June 28th where he assumes the role of Lucky Luciano.
The role playing aspect of the concept album is consistent with M.I.’s additional focus on film writing, acting and film production. His new movie “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee is set for a special screening at this year’s Hip Hop Film Festival, chaired by Ralph McDaniels, taking place the first week of August at NYC’s National Black Theater.
He has also been shooting scenes for another new movie “Can’t Live Without My Radio” in Baltimore, a comedy set in a radio station, likely to be released in 2017.
The duo of M.I. and DJ Cutt will be in NYC the last week of June meeting with press and appearing on various radio stations including Sirius XM, Beatminerz, Bodega Cold Kutz and Classic Storm. The album itself is also set to feature in the UK’s legendary MOJO Magazine around the time of release.
Check out their most recent bonus joint “Cutt for President”
All press & media enquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang and Constant Deviants, including requests for interviews or mp3s of their tracks for radio play can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact details are HERE
West coast rappers Horseshoe Gang jumped on Skype recently with UK journalist Thomas Schofield shortly after the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music”.
Interviewing the group for London’s On The Come Up TV, they spoke about the earliest days and the transformation from The Untouchable Gang to their present moniker and their establishment within the COB movement.
They spoke about issues they feel they sometimes face in networking with other artists, and how they view the modern day version of rap battles, especially in light of their own well documented response to Funk Volume’s $500,000 challenge last year.
The interview concludes with the theme of the album title and how the group want to help inform the younger generations of traditional hip hop values in a modern context, and use the best of the old and the new to help push the culture forward
The album “Anti-Trap Music” was released through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment on April 29th, and is available in digital and CD formats from iTunes and Amazon respectively.
The group are currently planning live shows with a possible tour being arranged, and a new album is also in the works. You can keep up to date with their news on Twitter @Horseshoegang and via their Facebook page HorseshoeGangCOB
CHECK OUT THEIR OFFICIAL “ANTI-TRAP MUSIC” ALBUM STREAM
All press, media and radio station enquiries and requests regarding Horseshoe Gang can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, all our contact information is HERE
Nine5Four Magazine operate in the Canadian and US marketplaces, publishing both a physical print and digital online version. Their specific focus is on talent operating in the independent sector, whether musicians, models, DJs, athletes, actors and small business owners.
They balance the coverage with those who have operated in the sector for some time while giving new emerging talent a platform.
In the new issue, they have featured two of the artists we are currently working with.
Adorning the front cover is west coast rap crew Horseshoe Gang who released their new album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th. The album sold out Amazon‘s initial CD stock, within a week charted Top 50 on iTunes in 15 different countries, and has had over 100,000 streams to date. The magazine carries an in depth two page interview with the group.
CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL “ANTI-TRAP MUSIC” ALBUM STREAM
Also featured in the new issue is east coast hip hop duo Constant Deviants.
They release their new album “Omerta” on their imprint Six2Six Records on June 28th.
Label co:owner MC M.I. has also made a significant move into the world of acting, film writing and film production, and developed the label subsidiary Six2Six Films. Having appeared in last year’s “Swiss Banks”, a collaboration with European affiliates SWC Records, he wrote, produced and features in a new movie “Six2Six”.
It co:stars Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee, and has been selected by Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival for screening in NYC at the beginning of August.
Constant Deviants will be in NYC in the last week of June meeting with press and appearing on various radio shows including Sirius XM, Beatminerz Radio, Bodega Cold Kutz and Classic Storm
Check out their single “So Underrated” and first of their Tre Volte Freestyle video series, Hard on these Streets
YOU CAN READ THE FEATURES WITH BOTH ARTISTS BY FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES IN NINE5FOUR’S DIGITAL EDITION HERE
Live hip hop tonight, Friday May 27th, in Santa Ana CA.
Should be a helluva show with this line up, half the Slaughterhouse crew in the building as Joe Budden hits town joined by KXNG Crooked (aka Crooked I) and his younger brothers Horseshoe Gang.
Venue is The Underground DTSA, 220 E 3rd Street, Santa Ana CA 92701. Doors open at 8pm PST with the show starting at 8.30pm. Admission is $20.00 and this is an 18 & over event. Tickets available from TICKETWEB
Horseshoe Gang are fire live, and you can expect to hear some tracks off their new album “Anti-Trap Music” which released on April 29th. In the first hour of release, Amazon had sold out their initial CD stock, within the first week the album was Top 50 on iTunes charts in 15 different countries and it has now had over 100,000 streams.
They recently sat down with Shanique Williams for US online Above Average Hip Hop to talk about their early influences, their growth as a group, the new album and their views on hip hop today. Read what they had to say HERE
With just under a month until the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, west coast crew Horseshoe Gang jumped on the phone with the UK’s Wordplay Magazine.
The magazine covers all things rooted in hip hop culture – music, fashion, graffiti – and produce a regular printed publication in addition to having their online platform.
Speaking with Ethan Everton, the group discuss the upcoming album release and the subject matter they touch upon and provide further insight as to why only their elder brother KXNG Crooked appears as a guest artist.
The feature which also doubles as a focus piece on the release also reports on Horseshoe Gang’s rap battle with Funk Volume last year, their previous EP release “Knockin on Rap’s Door” and the interview concludes with their thoughts on the level of unity between artists in the California scene.
In the past few weeks, the group have been busy speaking with local, national and international publications and have more ahead. Their most recent single release was “Shoe-icide Squad” addressing the issues surrounding police brutality and killings of young men in the black community. Check the stream of this contemporary G Funk banger
“Anti-Trap Music” can be pre-ordered on iTUNES and you can connect with Horseshoe Gang on social media, whether on TWITTER or FACEBOOK
All international media, press and radio station dj enquiries about Horseshoe Gang and the album “Anti-Trap Music” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE
Julius, Kenny, Dice and Demetrius – aka west coat hip hop group Horseshoe Gang – will be live in the studio as special guests of Bside Show TV this coming Monday, March 28th.
The show hosted by Rabbit and Susie Plascencia broadcasts live from 9pm PST (midnight EST) on uStream and can be viewed HERE
In the build up to the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, the younger brothers of KXNG Crooked have been busy speaking with international media and always make for interesting interviewees with their views on a whole range of subject matter.
Last year they appeared on Sway in the Morning at the time of the release of their EP “Knockin on Rap’s Door” and rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume. Check the freestyle they performed on his show
Last week they released the third single from the album “Shoe-icide Squad”, a G-Funk banger produced by Tabu. All their singles are available to buy now from iTunes where the album itself is available to pre-order. CD copies can be pre-ordered HERE
Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK and catch ’em live on tv this Monday !!
Look out for more news and media coverage of Horseshoe Gang and the album “Anti-Trap Music” in the weeks ahead. All media, press and radio station enquiries regarding the group can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE
West Coast hiphop crew Horseshoe Gang sat down with Scyren Joseph from online publication 7th Boro recently in the build up towards the release of their fourth studio album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th – available to pre-order on iTunes HERE
In another typically frank and in-depth interview, the group chopped it up about the new album and how it compares to their considerable back catalogue including mixatpes and EP’s, the automatic association of their name with their elder brother KXNG Crooked while being dubbed “The Left Coast Slaughterhouse”, and how with them being brothers, the family dynamic affects the creative process.
The discussion moves on to the underlying messages within the new album with much of it addressing current hip hop, before sedgewaying into the subject of the culture’s position within today’s mainstream society and whether independents feel they must compete against, or utilise a more populist approach.
All this & more can be read in the full feature HERE
Another article about the release just published is this new review by new US online “Sam the Author” run by freelance journalist and author Samuel Odunsi Jr who has written previously for titles such as Dead End Hip Hop.
Only up & running for a couple of months, Sam’s focus is on music and film reviews
Quoted from the review, “The album is relentless with lyricism and interesting production choices that range from the old school to the futuristic.“, you can read his full appraisal HERE
Just last week the group released their third official single from the album, “Shoe-icide Squad”, which addresses the familiar issues of #BlackLivesMatter with their trademark lyrical firepower backed by a bangin G Funk beat courtesy of Tabu (Kendrick Lamar, Aftermath). Check out the stream
Look out for much more press & media coverage of the group and the album in the weeks ahead, and meantime link with them on TWITTER and FACEBOOK
All media, press or radio station dj enquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE
East coast online publication The 9 Elements have been running their “Whole 9” series of interviews over the past couple of years, and most recently sat down with Julius, Kenny, Demetrius and Dice from Long Beach crew Horseshoe Gang.
With their fourth official album “Anti-Trap Music” due to release on April 29th, the group discussed a variety of subjects. They spoke about their well documented rap battle with Funk Volume last year and leading on from this, gave their thoughts on the current beef between Joey Bada$$ and Troy Ave.
They go deeper into the motivation behind the new album title while the discussion then moved to address their views about rappers who have talked about selling or apparently endorsing drugs in their rhymes. The interview is wrapped as the group outline the benefits of operating as an indie in today’s hip hop world and have their say on the US Presidential Election race
The CD version of the album including autographed copies and added merchandise is available to pre-order direct from the label Seven 13 Music & Entertainment HERE It will also be available to pre-order on iTunes very shortly, while a new single will be released soon – watch this space!
The group are currently recording new material, conducting interviews with the world’s media and are at the early stages of planning some tour dates. Keep up to date with them on TWITTER and FACEBOOK and check em out spittin some killer freestyle bars on Sway in the Morning
All press, media and radio station dj inquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang and the album “Anti-Trap Music” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details are HERE