New AA side single released today through New Dawn Records, the third to be taken from London producer Ramson Badbonez’ new album “Lead by Example” out on August 27th.
“Black Hole Cypher” is an outstanding posse cut featuring a “Who’s Who” of the UK scene. Relentless business from King Kashmere, Truemendous, MysDiggi, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, Gee Bag, Confucius, Jehst, Phoenix da Icefire and Ramson himself all piling in with fierce bars over a high octane beat.
Switching gears, “Rap to the Future” resonates to a classic west coast beat as Dizzy Dustin (Ugly Duckling / Blown Celeb), Cali’s Mr Hooper and Canada’s Moka Only evoke the sights and sounds of hip hop back in the day, with exquisite cuts provided by last year’s IDA scratch champion Kompoze.
New Dawn Records have today announced details of the phenomenal new album “Lead by Example” by Ramson Badbonez set to release on August 27th 2021.
Long established as a cornerstone of the UK hip hop scene, the prolific rapper swaps the mic for the mixing desk for the first time in one of the most impressive production debuts witnessed for many years. Unique in its nature, heavyweights from the USA, Canada and the UK share equal billing in a stellar line up of guest featured artists delivering a showcase of the highest calibre lyricism, compelling rhymes and slick wordplay.
Beats influenced by original funk, soul, rare groove and jazz are woven into a soundtrack which fuse the classic and modern eras laced with additional scratch sorcery courtesy of truntablists Kompoze, DJ Jazz T and DJ Miracle, each track precision cut as a backdrop for the gamut of verbal artistry to unleash their full artillery.
Many months in the making, rarely, if ever, has such an array of trans-Atlantic talent appeared together on the one record. Coast to coast, Reks, Skyzoo, Blacastan, Recognize Ali, Moka Only, Ruste Juxx, Dizzy Dustin, Johaz (Dag Savage), Sleep Sinatra, Tru Trilla, Juxx Diamondz and Justo the MC are just some of those standing shoulder to shoulder with British luminaries Jehst, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, MysDiggi, Cyclonious, Phoenix da Icefire, King Kashmere and many more.
Benchmark standards are set high in Ramson’s new career progression while still allowing occasional room for his own continued lyrical prowess. This is an essential hip hop collector’s item with few comparisons, a landmark release.
On Your Mark (Intro) ft DJ Miracle
Stay True ft Reks, Ruste Juxx & Blacastan
Rap to the Future ft Dizzy Dustin, Mr Hooper & Moka Only (cuts by Kompoze)
Nonchalant ft Mark Fear
Bismillah ft Justo the MC, Johaz & Sleep Sinatra
Wolves ft Phoenix da Icefire & Cyclonious
Equality for Every ft Chima Anya
Lame Duck ft Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa & Prince Ak
Reservoir Dogs ft Az Izz, Cymarshall Law, Speed Walton & Quip
Black Hole Cypher ft Kashmere, Truemendous, MysDiggi, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, Gee Bag, Confucius, Jehst & Phoenix da Icefire
Lead by Example ft Recognize Ali, Skyzoo & Juxx Diamondz (cuts by DJ Jazz T)
A series of singles will be released over the Spring and Summer, beginning with “Stay True” on April 27th.
Released today through New Dawn Records, the explosive new album “God of Barz” by Brick City’s lyrical marksman Tru Trilla.
Planting a flag for both the Garden State and the classic east coast sound, the veteran rapper and Lords of the Underground affiliate has concocted an immense piece of work, rammed full of passionate bars, skillful wordplay and intelligent rhymes. Championing the cause of the underdog, the disengaged and the traditional values of hip hop itself while tackling political tensions of racial profiling, corruption and deprivation, knockout lines are delivered with the ferocity of a prize fighter. Newark natives Middy Murdock, Fly Kwa, Confucious and fellow 050 Boyz member Prince Ak are the featured artists, intensifying the energy with their own gritty lyricism.
The production brings extra layers and dynamics courtesy of Chicago’s DNA Beatz, Barcelona’s Sumerio Square, the UK’s Chat One and award winning Clinton Place (aka Jamal Nueve), originally of New Jersey and now resident in Los Angeles. Rugged, raw and hardwired into the psyche of the street, this one’s for the heads.
1 God’s Partical ft Middy Murdock (produced by Clinton Place)
2 Word of God (produced by DNA Beatz)
3 Real Rap ft Prince Ak (produced by Sumerio Square)
4 God’s Mercy (produced by DNA Beatz)
5 Fake Views (produced by Chat One)
6 God’s Sympathy ft Fly Kwa & Confucious (produced by DNA Beatz)
7 In and Out (produced by Chat One)
8 Real Right (produced by Clinton Place)
9 Get It Going ft Prince Ak (produced by Sumerio Square)
10 God of Barz (produced by DNA Beatz)
11 The Rebel (produced by Clinton Place)
Available to stream and download from all major digital platforms and stores including Spotify and Soundcloud
Earlier this year, relaunched hip hop label New Dawn Records released a series of digital EP’s marking their return after a 15 year hiatus.
Beginning with “Y’All in Meltdown” by legendary crew Belles in Monica, the first time their classic singles “Y’All Under Surveillance” & “Meltdown” were available together in this format and included remixes by Phi Life Cypher producer DJ Nappa, G-Sharp, Scratch Perverts’ DJ Mr Thing and DMC finalist DJ Krash Slaughta.
This was followed by their “Natsukashii EP”, a mix of re-worked originals and some brand new material. Between the two, the label released Underground Cartel’s “Sapientia EP”, an international project featuring artists from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa.
The project includes contributions from El Meswy (Madrid/Brooklyn), Beni Blanco from French crew Originaire du Sud, the UK’s Rapstation Radio show host Mr CRF, Swiss Precise from Long Beach’s KBH Crew / Blown Celeb, Boston’s Yukonn MC, the DMV’s Black Market, Zimbabwean Dumi Right, Dutch rapper Bleek, Germany’s MC and turntablist DJ Grizu, Croatian Magellano and the late, great, Primo Brown from Italian crew Cor Veleno….plus many more
All were made available to stream and download from the usual online platforms and stores, and the label have just made them available to stream on their official Youtube channel
The final in the “re-launch series” releases on December 6th. Krash Slaughta vs B.I.M. ” ’18 Showdown ” includes all the remixes produced by the turntablist DJ for the crew, and will again be available to download and stream from all major online locations including the label’s Youtube channel where they have this video trailer.
A number of the tracks mentioned were originally released on vinyl and are still available from New Dawn Records directly via their OFFICIAL STORE
The label will also be announcing new signings for 2020 over the next couple of months. To keep updated on their news, visit their official WEBSITE or via their social media on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook
All media and radio station DJ enquiries regarding the label and their roster can be addressed to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is available HERE
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 atwww.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 Homepageincludes all our social media links.
In addition to our “Hip Hop Bangerz” playlists on Soundcloud & Spotify, we have now created a video version on Youtube.
These are all artists we’ve worked with and tracks, or in this case videos, we’ve promoted over many years up to the present day
Included in the 18 videos are Souls of Mischief, Verbal Kent, Horseshoe
Gang, Constant Deviants, Deeprooted (Mr Brady, Brea, DJ Artistic and
Johaz of Dag Savage), Melanin 9, Iron Braydz, Vast Aire, Matt Maddox,
050 Boyz, Gangalee, ethemadassassin and a couple by Copywrite featuring
Royce da 5’9″, Genesis Elijah, Sean Price & S.A.S.
There are also the video trailers for the new Belles in Monica EP’s “Y’All in Meltdown” and “Natsukashii” as well as the Underground Cartel EP “Sapientia” featuring artists from the USA, UK, Europe & Africa including Swiss Precise, Yukonn MC & Black Market from the States, Madrid’s El Meswy, Beni Blanco from French crew “Originaire du Sud”, Croatian rapper Magellano, Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right, the UK’s Rapstation host & MC Mr CRF and the late great Primo from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno.
A quality mix of flows, styles and productions for all those who appreciate dope rhymes, beats and turntablism. Check it out
Out today on the newly relaunched New Dawn Records, “Y’All in Meltdown –
Lazarus EP Vol 1” by hip hop crew Belles in Monica is a re-issue of
their classic singles “Y’All Under Surveillance” and “Meltdown”
available together for the first time on digital formats.
The original vinyl releases were regulars on multiple stations including BBC Radio 1 and featured in a variety of printed publications including Billboard, Hip Hop Connection and Blues & Soul, while extensive club support led to high entries in DJ Magazine’s specialist charts.
The new EP includes the celebrated and some previously unreleased
versions of the remixes by G-Sharp, Phi Life Cypher producer DJ Nappa,
turntablist supreme DJ Mr Thing and legendary DMC finalist Krash
Slaughta, and also features brand new exclusive re-worked productions of
the originals. Dope rhymes, banging beats and formidable turntablism
all served up for the hip hop connoisseurs.
Y’All Under Surveillance (G-Sharp Rmx) Y’All Under Surveillance (DJ Nappa Rmx) Y’All Under Surveillance (DJ Nappa Rmx instrumental) Y’All Under Surveillance (’18 Edit) Meltdown (’18 Edit) Meltdown (DJ Nappa Rmx ft cuts by Mr Thing) Meltdown (Mr Krash Slaughta Massive Meltdown Rmx) Meltdown (Gripper Rmx)
Now streaming on Spotify
Distributed by Ingrooves, also available to stream & download at the following :
Due to the popularity of the “Hip Hop Bangerz” playlist on our Soundcloud account, we have just uploaded a more extended version to Spotify.
These are joints by dope artists we’ve worked with and promoted over the years, the real deal in rhymes, lyricism, beats and turntablism. A mix of official singles and buzz tracks by and featuring Souls of Mischief, Rah Digga, Skyzoo, Horseshoe Gang, Copywrite, Melanin 9, Vast Aire, Wu Tang’s Cappadonna, Talib Kweli, Genesis Elijah, Royce da 5’9″, Verbal Kent, Deeprooted (Johaz & Mr Brady), Matt Maddox, Tragedy Khadafi, Bumpy Knuckles, Constant Deviants and more.
21 gun salute running to around 80 minutes – check it out by clicking on the link > HIP HOP BANGERZ
US online Da-What run a series called “Five Finger Discount” where artists pick five of their more recent tracks and discuss why they are of particular importance to them adding some further background information with regards to their concepts and creation.
Latest in this series is west coast hiphop crew Horseshoe Gang who have chosen tracks from their “Knockin on Rap’s Door” Ep released last year, and new album “Anti-Trap Music” which releases next Friday, April 29th (available from iTunes HERE)
FIND OUT WHICH TRACKS THEY PICKED AND WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY HERE
Been a busy time for the group and younger brothers of KXNG Crooked, having conducted interviews with many publications and radio stations in the States, UK and Europe in the past couple of months, and are continuing to do so.
They have released four singles from the album, currently available to buy from the iTunes store linked above, one of which being “Shoe-icide Squad” where they address police brutality and all the issues which led to the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Produced by Tabu who has credits with Kendrick Lamar and Aftermath
Look out for album reviews, written, audio and video interviews and further news about the group and album release in the weeks ahead, and connect with them on TWITTER and FACEBOOK
All media, press, radio & tv station enquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE