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. 

Tracklist

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

Connect with Tru Trilla and the label on Twitter @Egofree2_050 @NewDawnRecs and Instagram @Trilla050 @RealNewDawnRecs

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NY State rapper Tone Chop & producer Frost Gamble released their album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” on September 29th through Miami label 22 Entertainment.

Featuring Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, rap battler DNA, Canadian upcomer Whito Rhino and Tragedy Khadafi, it’s rammed full of punchline bars, street stories, rugged rhymes and superior beats, with a welcome helping of turntablism thrown into the mix for good measure.

There’s been extensive worldwide media coverage of the release, and the latest review comes courtesy of Dynamic JAB writing for OK Tho Magazine. Read his appraisal HERE

The pair are now returning from a short stay in New York City where they were meeting with press and appeared as guests on DJ Eclipse’s “Rap Is Outta Control Show” and Guerrilla Grooves Radio in The Bronx.

Frost also releases his new collaborative EP with Tragedy Khadafi “Rare Fabric” this Friday, October 20th, and is busy on remix and new music projects with Horseshoe Gang and Royce da 5’9″ while putting the finishing touches to his solo album “I Missed My Bus”.

Scheduled for a 2018 release, it will include guest featured artists Skyzoo, Ras Kass, Conway, Rah Digga, Crooked I, Guilty Simpson, Ruste Juxx and many more.

All his releases can be bought direct from 22 Entertainment’s BANDCAMP with the album also available on physical and digital formats from Amazon, iTunes and Spotify

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Connect with Chop & Frost on social media via twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble & via their Joint Facebook Page

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For the benefit of anyone who temporarily left the planet in the last 24 hours, NY State rapper & producer duo Tone Chop and Frost Gamble released their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” yesterday through Miami label 22 Entertainment.

Whether your preferred format is physical CD, digital mp3 or streaming, it’s all covered from a wide range of stores including Amazon, iTunes & Spotify

Given the pair started out in the late 90’s, it’s unsurprising that their style draws from the core principles of that era while not being stuck in it – a focus on meaningful rhymes and flow skills, battle bars mixed with the art of storytelling. The polished production fuses classic and contemporary sounds with a sprinkling of turntablism which in itself is an almost forgotten artform.

It’s inaccurate to apply labels such as old or new school to the genre generally as that depends on context and perspective. For Millenials who have been largely force fed a diet of bland, superficial, commercialised mediocrity passing itself off as culturally progressive – backed by a mainstream media who’ll literally say & write everything and anything to stay ‘on message’ and retain a writing gig – then Chop & Frost’s style IS new school to that generation.

The same generation were the catalyst in the resurgence of 90’s culture in recent years as college kids picked up on the classics for the first time in specialist clubs, where of course it all began in the first place.

To progress and evolve for the better rather than just for the sake of change, history has to be understood – evolution with core guiding principles brings longevity, without them a slow death follows. As such, “Respect Is Earned Not Given” plays an essential educational role for today, acknowledged by the three most recent reviews :

READ THE REVIEW BY “TRIPLE OT” HERE

READ THE REVIEW BY “RHYME JUNKIE” HERE

READ THE REVIEW BY “DOPE CAUSE WE SAID” HERE

INCLUDING GUEST FEATURED ARTISTS KOOL G RAP, PLANET ASIA, BIGGA HAITIAN, DNA, WHITE RHINO, DJ WAXAMILLION & TRAGEDY KHADAFI, LISTEN TO THE ALBUM STREAM ON BANDCAMP

Chop & Tone will be in NYC mid October promoting the album and meeting with press, including a guest appearance on DJ Eclipse’s “Rap Is Outta Control” Sirius XM show October 16th

Connect with them on social media – they’ve very sociable! – via Twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble & over on their joint FB Page

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Their fifth official studio album, Constant Deviants released “Omerta” last week, June 28th

French online In The Mood TV have just featured it today, picking up specifically on the themed concept which runs throughout. There were various contributory factors to this approach. M.I. and DJ Cutt drew on their respective Italian and Russian heritage and adopted the roles of Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky due to the cultural parallels. It is entirely metaphorical in nature presenting contrasting lifestyles in a series of sonic screenplays.

The edgier production compared to previous release “Avant Garde” sets the tone and was in itself inspired by the energy generated at a show they performed with Sean P in Switzerland.

You can read the feature and also hear the album stream over on In The Mood HERE

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Look out for more media coverage on the release, which has already received a 4 star rating in the internationally renowned MOJO Magazine, in the coming weeks.

It is available to buy as a digital download from Six2Six Records’ Bandcamp while CD and vinyl formats are being distributed worldwide via Fatbeats from July 15th.

They will also be releasing the third in their “Tre Volte” freestyle series very shortly, check out the first two episodes

Keep up to date with Constant Deviants on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts, the label @Six2SixShift and connect with them on their Facebook Page

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West coast rap group Horseshoe Gang released their fourth studio album “Anti-Trap Music” today through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment, and made an immediate and impressive impact.

Available on iTunes HERE the online digital store made the album one of their select few featured album releases for 29th April. Within hours it reached #46 in the US charts, and #54 in the UK. It has subsequently risen again in the past few hours

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Meanwhile, we can officially confirm that Amazon’s considerable initial CD stock of the album sold out in the first hour of its release but is being replenished now.

It’s a testament to Horseshoe Gang’s extensive army of international fans, and both the group and their label are highly appreciative of this tremendous level of support.

This is the real deal, hip hop with an edge and meaning. Real lyricists spittin fiery gritty bars over bangin beats. If you prefer dinner party music, other releases are available…..check the stream

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See them in action live at their official album release party this Monday, May 2nd when they’ll be joined by DJ Sauce the Boss and their older brother KXNG Crooked.

Venue is G/S Bar, 5630 W Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045. 8pm – 2am PST, free entry all night. These guys are beasts live, if you’re in the area, you can’t miss it.

Keep up to date with Horsehsoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

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A year after the critically acclaimed “Avant Garde”, legendary east coast duo Constant Deviants return with a new concept album “Omerta” releasing on June 28th.

Their ever expanding Six2Six label have now incorporated film production as part of their creative enterprises and MC M.I. will appear with Treach (Naughty by Nature), Selena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee in a new movie set for release later in the year.

The group released the single “So Underrated” recently, and due to the reception of last year’s “3Stylez” video series, have filmed a further set of live freestyles for the new “Tre Volte” trilogy. The first episode “Hard on these Streets” was launched yesterday and premiered by Respect Magazine.

Constant Deviants – Tre Volte Freestyle Series – Episode 1 – Hard on these Streets from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Keep up to date with Constant Deviants on Social Media, twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on Facebook ConstantDeviantsMusic

Look out for further episodes from the series and special bonus cuts and singles being released in the weeks ahead.

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British online music publication Shout 4 Music covers most genres of contemporary styles with a range of reviews, interviews and special features.

They have just published a “Super Feature” on New Jersey hip hop group 050 Boyz, combining an introductory piece, a “Picture Interview” and an exclusive video for their Shout Sessions series.

In the video, Tru Trilla, Riq da Kid and Prince AK perform “What Happened” live, a track taken from their album “Everything 050” which releases on 4th August. As with all the tracks throughout the album, it is produced by Clinton Place

READ THE FULL FEATURE AT SHOUT FOR MUSIC HERE

WATCH THE GROUP PERFORMING “WHAT HAPPENED” LIVE

050 Boyz – Exclusive Shout 4 Music Session – What Happened (Live Performance Video) from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Veterans in the Garden State scene, they are joined on the album by long time associates Treach (Naughty by Nature), Tha Advocate, Ib The Druid, Lakim Shabazz, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Famiil and more. The energy’s high from start to finish, bangin beats with real gritty lyricism and wordplay, just what you’d expect from Emcees who came up through the Golden Era of the 90’s.

As another taster, check out the stream of their most recent single “DNA” seen recently getting the treatment by DJ Eclipse on Sirius XM’s Rap Is Outta Control Show. The group will be guests of DJ Eclipse on his WNYU Halftime Show on Wednesday 12th August

Look out for much more international media coverage on 050 Boyz and the album “Everything 050” in the weeks ahead together with more special track and video releases shortly. You can connect with them on FACEBOOK and on twitter @050_Boyz ( @PrinceAK_050 @RiqDaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 & producer @ClintonPlace9 )

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Having already endorsed his new album “Timing is Everything” in an earlier review, the UK’s online magazine The Music Spot sat down with Detroit MC Kid Vishis to get a better understanding of the man behind the music.

They discussed the origins of his stage name, how he first started recording and which hip hop artists had the most profound influence in the way he developed his own style. Kid Vishis then explains the turning point in his career which ultimately led him to record the debut album, and outlines the writing process and the concepts behind the tracks.

The interview then ends with a focus on the future, both in terms of the immediate year ahead with international tours and further releases, and his aims longer term.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

The album released on 22nd July 2014 on Seven 13 Entertainment and is available worldwide from various digital online stores including iTunes & Amazon, and can also be bought in physical CD format durect from the label at www.seven13ent.com

As you’d expect from the younger brother of Slaughterhouse veteran Royce da 5’9″, Kid Vishis pulls no punches in his lyricism and reinforces his reputation as one of the most talented emerging MC’s in the game today.

It’s set to be a busy year ahead as he plans international tours and is currently back in the lab recording tracks for a new EP and sophomore album. Keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis and check out the official album stream on Soundcloud

We have arranged press & media coverage regarding this release with a wide range of physical & online publications in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Australasia throughout the summer, with still more to come in the weeks ahead.

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Based in New York and run by executive editor Sunez, online publication Premiere Hip Hop are well known to cover hip hop with a focus on conscientious lyricism, superior rhyme skillz and wordplay and on point production – the key elements whether drawing from a traditional or more contemporary overall sound.

With a long time appreciation of UK crew Triple Darkness, they have run the rule over their latest member Iron Braydz’ new EP “Verbal sWARdz” which released on his Unorthostract label on 14th April 2014 – available at http://braydz.bandcamp.com

The review reflects Sunez’ own passion for the artform, setting the background scene in an introduction which ends

Now across borders and over waters there are the UK Triple Darkness crew of countercultural lyricists that ignite with insight. Their newest member, Iron Braydz strips it all down, keeps the collected fam enlisted as soldiers in verse trenches and gives an EP of concentrated explosions.

The review works through the 10 tracks produced by Iron Braydz, Ringz of Saturn, Agor & Daniel Taylor and featuring Sean Price, Prince Po, Triple Darkness, Kyza, Skriblah, Phat Kat & DJ Shortee Blitz, and summarizes :

As part of one of the great crews of importance, sharing lyrics of relevance and fiery inspiration worldwide, Triple Darkness’ Iron Braydz is a war chief cutting heads off devils with no limitation and the deeper understanding the more you listen….With Verbal Swardz, we at least know the real brothers out in the UK are thriving in their own league.

Read the full in depth review HERE

Keep up to date with Iron Braydz on social media, whether on twitter @Braydz or on Facebook “HollaAtBraydz” and check out the full audio stream of the EP at Soundcloud

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As north London rapper & producer Iron Braydz prepares to release his “Verbal sWARdz” EP on 14th April, he took time out to speak with two British magazines recently.

The London Word is a general lifestyle publication focused on the people of London, representing all aspects of the experience of living in the city. They run a series called “My London” and in the latest edition Iron Braydz speaks on his favourite area of London, most vivid memory of the city and ideal day & nights out, what aspects he feels makes London unique, the Londoner who has impressed him the most, his greatest inspiration in life and much more

Read the full article HERE

Wordplay Magazine is a well known publication representing various aspects of hip hop culture, and recently reviewed the new EP. As part of their ongoing “10 Questions” series, they spoke with Braydz about lyrics by other artists which have stood out, 3 joints he wish he’d been involved with, 3 MCs he’d want to work with and his most played album

Read it all HERE

Largely self produced, the new EP includes features by several of his fellow Triple Darkness members, Kyze, Skriblah, Prince Po, Sean Price and Phat Kat, and will be the first of a series of releases in the next year for one of the most respected hip hop lyricists in the UK today. Also look out for him appearing in a new film “Night Bus” later in the year shot by award winning director Simon Baker, responsible for Channel 4’s Paralympic series.

Check his joint “Millennium” featuring Prince Po

Keep up to date with him on twitter @Braydz and look out for a lot more international coverage coming on this release in the next few weeks

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