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A few weeks ago in the lead up to the release of their new album “Everything 050”, Newark hiphop group 050 Boyz jumped on the phone with long running UK online website British HipHop.

Their writer Ethan Everton spoke with them about how the group formed, and their own earliest memories of hip hop and the artists who inspired them the most to pic up the mic back in the Golden Era of the 90’s.

They moved on to discuss how the album was put together, from its initial concept through to the recording process, the subject matter addressed in their lyricism, and the representation of the New Jersey scene with so many local featured artists also appearing throughout the release.

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The topic of discussion then diversifies into their thoughts on how the Garden State’s hip hop profile has grown over the past few years, and the reaction and support of a new generation of fans to a sound that is derived from a classic age.

The group speak on their intent to help inspire and promote new local emerging artists, in line with their long standing approach from the days of their involvement with Treach & Fam’s Garden State Greats movement of 2004, before further outlining their feelings on what needs to develop for the greater good of hip hop and rap music more generally.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla, Prince AK and DJ Nugget performed at Beast of Brooklyn at the weekend as part of B Fest. Their reputation for producing highly energetic live shows has been growing for some time, and the group are currently working on putting together a more extensive series of dates throughout the Tri State area and beyond.

Any club & venue promoters looking to book the group can do so via their management team at Inkwell Entertainment, contact details via their WEBSITE You can also drop them a line via their FACEBOOK PAGE or enquire about availability via twitter @050_Boyz (@RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050)

As well as reading much more international press coverage on the group in the weeks ahead, they are also scheduled to appear on a number of radio shows, including meeting up again with DJ Eclipse on Sunday 30th August from 10pm EST, this time for his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM. They group were his guests last week on his WNYU show.

The album “Everything 050” is available now on iTunes. Check the album stream

All media & press enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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Been a busy time for Newark hip hop group 050 Boyz in the week following the release of their debut album “Everything 050” on 4th August. It’s available from iTUNES

Still conducting interviews with the world’s media, they travelled through to NYC on Wednesday night to appear as guests of DJ Eclipse on his Halftime Show on WNYU, and yesterday chopped it up with fellow New Jerseyan Michelle Locke for Goodfella Media’s Feature Friday series which currently has a particular focus on artists from the Garden State

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READ THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH THE GROUP IN GOODFELLA MEDIA HERE

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Earlier this week, “Everything 050” was featured in the monthly “Rapture & Verse” column in the UK’s Monolith Cocktail. Written by Matt Oliver, the column delivers a monthly round up of news regarding single, album and mixtape releases from both sides of the Atlantic, and this month’s includes updates on Kendrick Lamar, Public Enemy, L’Orange & Kool Keith, KRS-One, Apathy, Genesis Elijah, Quelle Chris, Kyza, Skepta and many more

READ THE WHOLE COLUMN IN MONOLITH COCKTAIL HERE

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DJ Eclipse’s Halftime Show on WNYU is filmed and streamed live every Wednesday from 10.30pm EST, and recorded simultaneously on UStream. Here is the stream of the full show with the Brick City trio making their appearance from 2 hours in.


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050 Boyz will be peforming live with DJ Nugget at this Sunday’s B Fest in Brooklyn. The event is held at Beast of Bourbon, 710 Myrtle Avenue, BedStuy. The event starts at 4pm, entry is $5 and open to all those aged 21 and over. There is more about the event and venue HERE

Look out for more international media coverage coming in the weeks ahead, and stay connected to 050 Boyz on social media via FACEBOOK and twitter @050_boyz (individually @RiqdaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 & @PrinceAK_050)

All press, media & PR enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE All booking enquiries can be sent to their management team at Inkwell Entertainment

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Newark trio Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK – aka 050 Boyz – released their album “Everything 050” last week.

The group have already received widespread international media coverage for their album and affiliated single and video releases, but they’re also renowned for their energetic live performances, as displayed recently at their hometown’s Lincoln Park Festival.

They have also built up quite a reputation among media for their lively and informed interviews, so it should prove highly entertaining as they appear live in the WNYU studio tomorrow night as guests of DJ Eclipse on The Halftime Show. The show broadcasts on 98.1FM from 10.30pm EST, and you can also listen online at www.wnyu.org

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If you’re in or around Brooklyn this coming Sunday, August 16th, then you can catch the group performing live at the annual B Fest which takes place at Beast of Bourbon, 710 Myrtle Avenue, BedStuy BK. The event begins at 4pm, $5.00 entry and open to all those aged 21 or over. There is more information about the event HERE

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050 Boyz have just been featured in the official online version of France’s Hip Hop Breath Magazine. Click HERE and flick through the pages to read the whole interview.

Look out for more 050 Boyz news, media coverage and releases in the weeks ahead, and connect with them on Social Media on FACEBOOK and on twitter 050_Boyz [@RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050]

The album “Everything 050” produced by Clinton Place and featuring many Garden State Emcees including Treach, Lakim Shabazz, DoItAll and Famiil is out now on iTunes. Check the full album stream

All PR, media and press enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE All booking and management enquiries can be directed to Inkwell Entertainment

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Newark’s Riq da Kid, Prince AK and Tru Trilla, aka 050 Boyz, released their album “Everything 050” last week on August 4th.

Produced by Clinton Place, it also features many of New Jersey’s finest, including DoItAll, Lakim Shabazz, Treach, Ib the Druid, Fam, B Wells, Tha Advocate with a little taste of the UK provided by WiseRap. The album is available now for ITUNES

Speaking of the UK, British multi-genre online music publication God is in the TV Magazine are the latest to turn the spotlight on the group with this introductory feature written by Taytula Burke, who spoke with the three Emcees earlier in the summer, as part of their “Preaching from the Pews” series.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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In a couple days time, on Wednesday 12th August, 050 Boyz make the short trip from Brick City to NYC to appear live in the studio with DJ Eclipse as guests for his Halftime Show on WNYU.

The veteran dj has turned his show into something of an institution and has been a big supporter of a number of 050 Boyz releases in the past couple of months. The camera has been on hand to catch both him and most recently DJ Premier cuttin up their single “DNA” which features Ib the Druid, Fam and Treach

Be sure to tune in from 10.30pm EST this Wednesday either on the dial at 89.1FM, at WNYU.ORG or via Ustream Given some of their most recent interviews, it’s highly likely to be very lively !!!

Look out for more media coverage, news and releases from 050 Boyz in the weeks ahead, connect with them on FACEBOOK or on Twitter @050_Boyz (@RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050) and meantime check out the full album stream

All media and press enquiries regarding the group can be sent to us here at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE Management enquiries to Inkwell Entertainment

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Newark hip hop group 050 Boyz released their debut album “Everything 050” this week, produced by Clinton Place and featuring some of the finest lyricists from the New Jersey scene including Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), B Wells, Ib the Druid, Tha Advocate, Fam (Rottin Razkals), and there’s also a little UK flavour thrown into the mix courtesy of WiseRap.

Two reviews of the album by online magazines on both sides of the Atlantic have just been published. Swurv Radio (USA) and Hip Hop Reviews by Sagittarius (France) share an acknowledgement of the energetic nature of the album through the quality of production and firebrand lyrcism on display, hardcore flows deliverin’ knockout blows.

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READ THE REVIEW IN SWURV RADIO HERE

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READ THE REVIEW IN HIP HOP REVIEWS BY SAGITTARIUS HERE

The album is available to buy from iTunes The group will be live in the studio with DJ Eclipse this coming Wednesday 12th August from 10.30pm EST as guests of his Halftime Show on WNYU. Their live shows are always recommended, and they will be performing tonight, Friday 7th August, with DJ Nugget at Bogie’s Lounge in East Orange, NJ from 9.30pm.

Meantime, here’s the full album stream….crank it up!!!

Look out for more international media coverage and video releases in the weeks ahead, and connect with 050 Boyz on social media on FACEBOOK and on twitter @050_Boyz (@PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050 @RiqdaKid_050) and the album’s producer @ClintonPlace9

All media and press enquiries including requests to interview 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE Management and business enquiries can be sent to Inkwell Entertainment via their WEBSITE

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A couple of weeks ago in the lead up to the release of their debut album “Everything 050”, New Jersey hip hop group 050 Boyz jumped on the phone with London’s multi-genre publication Guestlist Network.

The publication is produced online and as a monthly newspaper covering music news, events, clubs, tours and fashion from a national and international perspective

The trio of Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK formed as a group in 2011, but have been involved in the Garden State’s hip hop scene since the Golden Era of the 1990’s discussed their early days and life in Newark before addressing their aims for the group and also for their individual endeavours.

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The interview moves on to the influence daily life in New Jersey has in their music and the subject matter they address, specifically within the new album, and how they differentiate traditional hip hop culture in comparison to that represented in the more mainstream commercial sector.

The interview concludes by the group explaining the approach to the production on the album, handled entirely by long time associate Clinton Place – aka DJ Jamal #9. One of the most in-depth interviews given by the group in recent times which you can read in full HERE

Earlier this week, the album which also features Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Ib the Druid, Tha Advocate, Fam (Rottin Razkals) and many more was released and is available from iTUNES

HERE IS THE ALBUM STREAM

They also released the video of their bonus cut “Pay The Bail” the day before release

050 Boyz – Pay The Bail (Official Music Video) from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Look out for more international press & media coverage on the group in the weeks ahead who will also be appearing as DJ Eclipse’s guests on his Halftime Show on WNYU next Wednesday 12th August from 10.30pm EST.

You can connect with them on FACEBOOK and on twitter @050_Boyz [ @RiqDaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 @PrinceAK_050 ]

All press, media and radio DJ enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE Management and business enquiries can be sent to Inkwell Entertainment NYC via their WEBSITE

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With less than a week until the release of their debut album “Everything 050” on 4th August, and having just stepped off stage at the Lincoln Park Music Festival at the weekend where they absolutely tore it down, Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK – aka 050 Boyz – took time out to chop it up with US online REUP Spot.

They spoke about their performance at the festival, their years in the game and the camaraderie which exists among them. They then to move on to discuss the recording process of the new album and how they feel their sound and approach is in sync with and represents New Jersey, as they further explain the involvement of so many other local featured artists from the Garden State on the album.

READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE

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Taking their name from the local area code, and given their previous involvement with Treach’s Garden State Greats of 2004, current involvement in local youth programmes and determination to shine a light on others from the scene, their committment to their home State is clear. As it is to progressing the sound of hip hop they grew up with and began performing when it was at its prime.

The album is straight bangers from start to finish, thanks in no small part to the production of Clinton Place, the group’s own raucous lyrcism and the quality of contributions from the likes of Treach, Lakim Shabazz, B Wells, Famiil, IB the Druid, DoItAll and Tha Advocate

Check out the audio stream for “DNA” ft Treach, Ib and Famiil, and the mini movie video for the neck breaker “Hot Damn”

Look out for extensive international media coverage continuing in the weeks ahead together with further audio and video releases. You can hit them up on FACEBOOK or on twitter @050_Boyz (@PrinceAK_050 @RiqDaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050)

The group will be guests of DJ Eclipse on WNYU’s Halftime Show on Wednesday 12th August, and again on his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM on Sunday 30th August. All media, press and radio show enquiries, including requests to interview 050 Boyz, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Contact details are HERE

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With just over a week to go until the release of their official debut album “Everything 050” on 4th August, Newark trio Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK – aka 050 Boyz – sat down with Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Stranga the Great to chop it up about their history, the album and the New Jersey scene

In this new “On The Rise” feature, the group who all first picked up the mic during the Golden Era discuss the history of hip hop in the Garden State and their own connection to Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit, the sound that defines them and their own influences coming up, their immediate plans with the album and finish by addressing recent high profile racial issues affecting the USA including the removal of the confederate flag, attacks on black churches and police brutality

READ EVERYTHING THEY HAD TO SAY HERE

Yesterday they launched a new joint “Watch That (Bricks Mix)”, a remix from their back catalogue which is already getting a lot of air time. Check out the stream on Soundcloud

Expect to see a lot more international media coverage in the weeks ahead together with more audio and video releases. The group will also be DJ Eclipse’s guests twice next month. First on Wednesday 12th August on The Halftime Show on WNYU and then later in the month on Sunday 30th August for his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM.

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You will also be able to catch 050 Boyz perfoming live at Newark’s Lincoln Park Festival this Sunday, 26th July. Their live shows are always big on energy and definitely worth seeing if you’re in the area. Expect a fuel injected version of what’s represented in their “Hot Damn” video!

The album is true to its name, 0-50 being the area code for New Jersey, with many features from local artists including Treach, DoItAll, Ib the Druid, Famiil, Lakim Shabazz, B Wells & Tha Advocate. Production is by Clinton Place (DJ Jamal#9), Prince AK’s long time associate from the days where the pair performed live with Supreme C.

You can connect with 050 Boyz on Social Media on their group’s FACEBOOK PAGE and on twitter. The group twitter account is @050_Boyz and individually they’re @PrinceAK_050 @RiqdaKid_050 and @EgoFree2_050

All international press, media and DJ enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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Newark hiphop group 050 Boyz release their new album “Everything 050” on 4th August, and in the run up, the trio of Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince Ak took time out to speak with French online magazine Hip Hop Breath.

In this interview they discuss how the group was formed, the concept and inspiration behind the group and the album and explain their long time association with the album’s sole producer Clinton Place. They then speak on the actual recording process and the involvement of so many other featured artists from the Garden State scene before each Emcee describes the highlight of their considerable careers to date

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

They have also just launched “Watch That (Bricks Mix)”, a new official remix of an earlier joint from their back catalogue.

The three Emcees display all of their trademark lyrical energy in this fuel injected banger, a combination of powerful rhymes and beats prevelant throughout the album which also includes features by Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, B Wells, Trilly Trills, Tha Advocate, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Famiil and IB the Druid.

CHECK THE AUDIO STREAM FOR “WATCH THAT (BRICKS MIX)” ON SOUNDCLOUD

Expect to see extensive media coverage in the weeks ahead regarding the group and the release. International media & press enquiries regarding 050 Boyz, and DJ requests for a full quality mp3 of the new joint can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

Meanwhile, you can connect with 050 Boyz on social media, via their FACEBOOK PAGE or on Twitter @050_Boyz [ @PrinceAK_050 @RiqdaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 ]

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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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