2020 – a year few of us will have witnessed before or hopefully will in the future. Tragic in so many ways, and we offer our condolences to those who have lost friends or loved ones either directly or indirectly due to the Covid-19 virus, and offer our sympathies to those whose livelihoods have been adversely affected by the impact of multiple lockdowns and restrictive measures.

Tragic also in the sense that history will not judge this well. Nations were warned 4 years ago of the impending likelihood of such a global pandemic and the relatively simple measures which would be required to mitigate the worst impact. Few heeded these warnings, prioritizing economic considerations in assessment to risk, instead of carrying out their fundamental duty of care to their citizens.

Hopefully with the roll out of vaccines and the precedents set by countries such as South Korea in how to handle such an event and avoid a catastrophe, as we move forward into 2021 lessons will have been learned and people can finally look forward to a brighter future. We wish everyone well.

The first half of the year saw the bulk of our releases, beginning with “The Seymour Chronicles” EP by New Jersey rapper Tru Trilla, a high quality offering in its own right and the warm up for the explosive album “God of Barz” which followed soon after.

With production by Barcelona’s Sumerio Square, the UK’s Chat One, Chicago’s DNA Beatz and Jamal Nueve (NJ/LA), it’s all thrillers and no fillers. Rammed full of banging beats and turntablism, featured artists Prince Ak, Middy Murdock, Confucious and Fly Kwa all bring fierce rhymes and killer bars to the table. Literally a hip hop classic.

From the album, check out the snippets of “God’s Sympathy” and “Fake Views”

Both releases available to stream on all digital platforms including Spotify, Apple and Tidal. Also available to download at Bandcamp

The term “masterpiece” is often over used, but in the case of “Panacea” by London’s rapper and producer duo Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown, it’s no exaggeration. Nominated for “Best Independent Album” at this year’s AIM Awards, Husky’s rare blend of hip hop, r&b, soul, electronica, dub and funk provides the backdrop for a narrative which would prove uncannily prescient for 2020. Phoenix addresses mental health, racism, well being & spirituality, climate change, knife crime, aspiration, social justice and equal opportunities with the skills of a lyricist at the height of their game, all delivered with the refreshing underlying message of hope and reconciliation.

A quite phenomenal record which will stand the test of time for years to come. From it, a snippet of the single Cosmic Soul

“Panacea” is streaming on all digital platforms, and also available to download at Bandcamp

As we reached early summer, we had great pleasure in releasing the new album “Dopeliss” by New Jersey rapper and producer Az Izz, once of the legendary group The Outsidaz. His first official album for some considerable time after time taken out to pursue other production projects for tv & film, it was a welcome return to the fold.

Encompassing hip hop sounds through the ages from boom bap to high octane electronica, a number of his fellow group members including Pace Won, D.U. and the late Slang Ton also appeared as featured guests, with further production by DJ Profluent, DJ 3rd Rell and Quazmo. An album with a narrative that mixes beefs, street tales, social justice, aspirations and humour in equal measure, and as always reppin’ Brick City.

Add them to your Spotify playlists, and you can also download the album at Bandcamp

In the past few months we’ve been heavily involved in the developing of a new producer album featuring hip hop heavyweights from the USA, UK and Canada in what will be a unique and exceptional release. With the hardships everyone has shared worldwide in 2020, it’s just our own way of giving the global hip hop community something a little more positive and special to share in 2021. Expect an announcement in the not too distant future.

Meantime, as ever, we thank everyone for their continued support over the past year and wish everyone the best of health and success in 2021.

Team NDR

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To mark what has felt an incredibly quick, but also a busy and fulfilling first year back since re-launching, we got DJ Santoi to put together a special “Re:Generation” mix of singles and tracks we have released in the past 12 months

Included in the set are Underground Cartel, Tru Trilla, Belles in Monica, Az Izz, Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown and Krash Slaughta, artists from the USA, UK and Europe. Cool blend of hip hop beats, dope rhymes and turntablism….a little somethin’ to beat the lockdown blues.

The full track versions can be heard on the corresponding Spotify Playlist we set up here, but meantime give it a spin on Mixcloud…enjoy!

Stay the course and stay safe people

Team NDR

Pleased to announce the release today of the new single by Brick City’s rapper and producer Az Izz from legendary New Jersey hip hop group The Outsidaz.

“Gettin It” featuring East Orange’s local luminary Drift is the first to be taken from the album “Dopeliss” we release on July 3rd. The album itself is largely self produced with additional contributions by 3rdRell, Qua Z Mo and DJ Profluent. Together with Drift, guest featured artists include Pace Won, D.U. Rube the Difference, Nam, Equip and Jaja Kenyatta

“Gettin’ It” is available from Apple, Amazon, Tidal and Spotify, while the official video was launched today on Youtube

Connect with Az Izz on his socials, Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

All written media, press DJ inquiries regarding Az Izz and his new singles and album, including interview requests and DJ Packs can be sent to our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR. Their contact information is available HERE

Thanks once more for all the support received from the media and public through these difficult times we’re all enduring. Stay safe

TEAM NDR

Delighted to announce the release today of the new single “God’s Sympathy” by New Jersey rapper Tru Trilla, the second taken from his album “God of Barz” which we release on May 29th

Following on from “Word of God” which unsurprisingly enjoyed much radio airplay and online media coverage, the new single is another banger, in line with the entire album

Chicago producer DNA Beatz has laced the joint with a bass heavy electro beat which reaches inside and pulls out the soul, with all three Brick City verbal assassins taking it in turns to unleash ferocious lyrical firepower in an unrelenting salvo aimed at all contenders, laying down gauntlets all over the battlefield.

This is the real deal , set the dial high and prepare for the onslaught at APPLE, AMAZON, TIDAL, NAPSTER, DEEZER and also on Spotify & Soundcloud

You can connect with Tru on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Next week we will have new singles by Az Izz from the legendary New Jersey Crew The Outsidaz, and London’s rapper / producer duo Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown. All media inquiries about our releases can be directed to our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR whose contact details are HERE

NDR would like to take this opportunity to thank all media, DJs, the public and the artists themselves for the continuing support despite us all living through difficult times. There is light at the end of the tunnel and it grows a little brighter as each day passes. Stay strong.

TEAM NDR

A busy March concludes for us with the release of the new single “Word of God” by New Jersey rapper Tru Trilla, produced by Chicago’s DNA Beatz.

This is the first to be taken from the album “God of Barz” out on May 29th which of course follows hot on the heels of Tru’s “The Seymour Chronicles EP” which we released only a couple of weeks ago on March 17th.

The album also includes production by Clinton Place aka Jamal Nueve, a New Jersey native now resident in Los Angeles, Barcelona’s Sumerio Square and the UK’s Chat One. Fellow 050 Boyz group member Prince Ak is included in the Brick City contingent of featured artists alongside Middy Murdock, Fly Kwa and Confucious.

In line with the album, the new single is raw and uncompromising, packed with intense energy as Tru aims the gloves at state sponsored oppression and delivers multiple knock out blows

Available to stream & download from all major online platforms and digital stores including Apple, Amazon and Tidal. Also streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud

You can connect with Tru on Twitter @Egofree2_050 and Instagram @Trilla050

Media, press and radio station DJ inquiries regarding all of our releases and artists can be sent to our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR. Their contact details are available HERE

Thanks again to everyone for their support. Much more coming from us over the next few months.

TEAM NDR

New Dawn Records are very pleased to announce that we will be releasing the new album “Dopeliss” by rapper and producer Az Izz from the legendary New Jersey crew The Outsidaz on July 3rd 2020.

The group were particularly well known for collaborative work with The Fugees, Wu Tang and a new upcoming crew from Detroit, D12, a fact acknowledged by Eminem several times throughout his “Slim Shady” LP.

Members including Rah Digga and Pace Won went on to pursue solo careers, while Az Izz formed his own development imprint for young artists and producing soundtracks for various tv, film and sports networks. He returned to the hip hop fold 2012 with the release of his solo album “Born in Sin, Shaped in Iniquity” followed in 2018 by “Sir Aubrey King”, and most recently appeared on Shade 45 last year as a guest of DJ Eclipse.

Largely self produced with additional contributions by Qua Z Mo, 3rdRell and DJ Profluent, “Dopeliss” represents the evolving sound of the east coast, mixing the traditional with the contemporary knitted together like the fabric of hip hop itself. Featured artists include fellow Outsidaz D.U. and Pace Won with New Jersey further represented by Drift, Rube the Difference, Jaja Kenyatta and more.

As a label we are always delighted to be working with artists of the highest caliber, and in this case with a history not dissimilar to our own. There is a further coincidence given our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR have previously worked with Rah Digga and D12.

Singles “Gettin’ It”, “Nunya” and “Ghetto” b/w “Crazy” will be released over April, May and June. We have just published the audio teaser and video trailer for the album on Soundcloud and Youtube

Connect with Az Izz on his socials Twitter @TheRealAzizz Instagram @RealAzizz and Facebook Azizz

All international press, media and DJ inquiries regarding the album and affiliated singles can be sent to our in house promotional team UrbanElite PR. Their contact details are available HERE

TEAM NDR

New Dawn Records are very pleased to announce that we will be releasing the new album “God of Barz” by New Jersey rapper Tru Trilla on May 29th 2020.

This of course is the follow up to “The Seymour Chronicles EP” which dropped only last week, and is available from all major online streaming platforms and digital stores. Distributed by Ingrooves / Universal.

Production on the album is courtesy of Newark native now resident in Los Angeles Clinton Place, Chicago’s DNA Beatz, Barcelona’s Sumerio Square and the UK’s Chat One. Fellow 050 Boyz group member Prince Ak is included in the Brick City contingent of featured artists together with Middy Murdock, Fly Kwa and Confucious.

This one’s for the true hip hop heads, the real deal. Get ready to crank it all the way up and give those neck muscles a serious workout !!

Singles “Word of God”, “God’s Sympathy” and God’s Mercy” will release over March, April and May. Meantime, we’ve just released an audio teaser and video trailer of the album on Soundcloud and Youtube for a little early flavour

Connect with Tru Trilla on his socials, Twitter @Egofree2_050 Instagram @Trilla050 and his official Facebook Page

As ever, all international media and Dj inquiries regarding the album and affiliated singles can be sent to our in house promotional team UrbanElite PR. Their contact details are available HERE

Again, we thank all the public and media who have supported us since our re-launch just over a year ago.

We also understand these have been testing times for all our friends around the world, with the COVID-19 outbreak disrupting life and plans. Stay calm, stay focused, adapt and apply common sense to your circumstances. You already know what to do. In the short term this will be frustrating but it will be over in the fullness of time. Continue to live your lives & our best wishes to all of you and yours.

Team NDR

We are delighted to announce the release of this new EP today by New Jersey rapper Tru Trilla.

“The Seymour Chronicles” is entirely produced by another Newark native Joey Loax and features Tru’s fellow 050 Boyz members Prince Ak and RIQ together with long time affiliate Fly Kwa.

Singles “Warzone” and “20 to Life” have enjoyed heavy airplay rotation worldwide over the past month, a reflection of the hard bars and quality rhymes all four lyrical marksmen deliver over classic east coast gritty productions.

Available from all major online streaming platforms and stores including APPLE, AMAZON, DEEZER, NAPSTER and TIDAL Also on Spotify and Soundcloud

The EP is the prequel to Tru’s bangin’ new album “God of Barz” out on May 29th which includes production by local luminary Clinton Place, Chicago’s DNA Beatz, Barcelona’s Sumerio Square and Chat One from the UK. Rammed full of killer joints, it’s one to mark in the diary for all hip hop connoisseurs. More news on that to be announced shortly.

You can connect with Tru on social media via twitter @EgoFree2_050 and Instagram @Trilla050

New single released today, the second taken from Newark rapper Tru Trilla’s “The Seymour Chronicles EP” out on March 17th.

On “20 to Life” he is joined by fellow 050 Boyz member Prince Ak as they load up the verbal barrels and take aim at wack rappers with more dresses in their locker than rhymes ! Fierce bars over the classic eastcoast sound produced by another New Jersey native Joey Loax.

The EP is the warm up to Tru’s incredible new album “God of Barz” we release in May, more news about that shortly.

Distributed by Ingrooves / Universal, the single is available to stream and download from all major platforms and stores worldwide including APPLE, AMAZON, DEEZER, & NAPSTER. Also on Spotify & Soundcloud

Tru’s singles have been picking up heavy international airplay already, but any DJ’s not already serviced with a full quality original or clean mp3 should contact our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR HERE

You can connect with Tru Trilla on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Thanks again to everyone for their support. We have another single releasing next week by London’s Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown marking the first anniversary of our re-launch, so stay tuned !

TEAM NDR