New Dawn Records are delighted to announce the release today of the incredible new album “Lead by Example” by London’s Ramson Badbonez
As a rapper, Ramson has been long established as a cornerstone of the UK hip hop scene, and the new album marks an additional chapter in his career with this being his first time behind the boards in what is one of the most impressive production debuts witnessed for many years.
Coincidentally, it is almost exactly one year ago to the day when the first conversation took place which cultivated an idea and defined the concept for what would become one of the most unique albums of its kind, based originally on a selection of ready made beats.
Rarely if ever has such a high quality line up of hip hop artists from the US, UK and Canada featured together on the one record, all specifically hand picked to suit beats mixing original funk, soul, rare groove, jazz and traditional boom bap. The result is an eclectic soundtrack which fuses the classic and modern eras, with Ramson himself dropping some additional jewels on selected tracks and a helping of turntablism thrown in for good measure.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the artists involved for their co-operation in assisting us along this journey, to Mark Fear who also features on the record for his mixing and mastering services over the 2020 festive period, to our in house promotional and production team UrbanElite for the logistical assistance in making this possible and to the media and public who have supported the release to date with the affiliated singles. It’s very much appreciated.
One of the motivations on embarking upon this project was to give hip hop fans something a little exceptional and distinctive in light of the past 18 months everyone has had to endure with the Covid pandemic. We hope you enjoy what we feel sure will stand the test of time for years to come.This is how we used to do it back in the day, and the reason we came back.
We are pleased to announce the release of the new single “Lame Duck” today, the fourth taken from the album “Lead By Example” by London’s Ramson Badbonez, his debut as a producer which drops August 27th 2021.
Rarely has such a line up of hip hop heavyweights from both sides of the Atlantic featured together on the one LP, resulting in a showcase of the highest quality rhymes, beats and turntablism.
It’s doubly satisfying for us that on this latest joint we were able to bring artists we work with together, namely New Jersey’s Tru Trilla whose EP “The Seymour Chronicles” and album “God of Barz” we released last year. Together with fellow featured artists Fly Kwa and Prince Ak, trademark raw and uncompromising punchlines deliver knockout blows to all comers, the energy intensified by the potent bass and kicks combinations for a concoction of bars and beats that go the full distance.
In additional news, we are hopeful of announcing a joint showcase event in London sometime in the autumn for the album “Panacea” by Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown we released last year and which was previously postponed due to the pandemic, and Ramson’s album “Lead by Example”.
Those in England may be aware that on the day the announcement was made confirming all restrictions had been lifted for entry to bars and clubs and the leisure industry more widely, an additional restriction was simultaneously added at the last minute meaning that from late September, evidence of a double Covid vaccination would become necessary to gain entry to clubs and venues.
While logic would determine that this has little to do with science and more to do with coercing a specific age group into receiving both vaccinations over a set period, it has of course added further uncertainty and considerations for venues and clubs up and down the country in terms of logistics, resources and feasibility.
However the situation is still developing, and we will provide further details whenever in a position to confirm.
Meantime, all media, press and radio enquiries about our releases can be directed to our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR whose details are HERE, and we thank everyone once again for all the support.
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.
New Dawn Records are proud to present the new official music video “Real Rap” by Brick City rapper Tru Trilla.
Filmed in Newark, New Jersey towards the end of 2019, the track taken from the album “God of Barz” was produced by Barcelona’s Sumerio Square and features fellow 050 Boyz group member Prince Ak.
Released on Youtube for the first time today
The album dropped on May 29th 2020 and has further production by Chicago’s DNA Beatz, the UK’s Chat One and award winning Clinton Place, aka Jamal Nueve originally of NJ and now resident in LA.
New Jersey natives Middy Murdock, Fly Kwa and Middy Murdock are the additional guest featured artists.
Previous singles have received extensive online media coverage and worldwide radio airplay including Chuck D’s Rapstation and both DJ Eclipse and DJ Premier on Shade 45, not to mention many more spread throughout Europe, the UK, USA and Canada.
We truly appreciate everyone’s support, especially given these testing timesexperienced by all.
The album is available on all digital platforms including Apple, Amazon, Tidal and here on Spotify
Any DJ’s who would like any of the tracks sent to them for airplay can request them from our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR, their contact details are HERESimilarly any other general press & media enquiries regarding Tru Trilla and the album can also be directed to UEP, and they will be happy to assist.
New Dawn Records are very proud to present the explosive new album by Brick City rapper Tru Trilla, available on all major streaming platforms and digital stores today.
Together with his “Seymour Chronicles EP” we released in March, both products were over a year in the making, but the wait has been definitely worth it.
Just as with the Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown album “Panacea” we released earlier this month, it is music of this caliber that played a major role in our decision to re-launch the label last year, and in Tru’s case not only does he plant a flag for the Garden State but also for the classic sound of eastcoast hip hop.
Unsurprisingly, his singles “Word of God”, “God’s Sympathy” and “God’s Mercy” enjoyed a fantastic reception by onlines and radio DJ’s worldwide, appreciative of the quality of lyricism and production on offer, a throwback to the days when hip hop really did bring the noise and had something to say.
On the album, Newark natives Middy Murdock, Fly Kwa, Confucious and fellow 050 Boyz group member Prince Ak intensify the energy with their own gritty rhymes.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.
This one really is for the heads, the hip hop connoisseurs. It’s not designed to be faux stylistic background music, it’s there to give your neck muscles one helluva workout and consume your soul. This is the real deal, set the dial to full volume and enjoy the ride.
You can connect with Tru Trilla on Twitter @Egofree2_050 and Instagram @Trilla050All media, press and DJ enquiries about the release can be sent to our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR, their contact details are available HERE
We thank everyone again for their support of everything we’ve done over the past year, we hope you are all safe and well in these troubled times andthat you enjoy the album.
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 singleis 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The new single “Warzone” by Brick City’s lyrical assassin Tru Trilla features long term affiliate Fly Kwa and fellow 050 Boyz member RIQ, produced by another New Jersey native Joey Loax.
Taken from “The Seymour Chronicles EP” out on March 17th, the prequel to his album “God of Barz” we release on May 29th, as expected all go high on the verbal ballistics scale, with Joey’s production delivering the classic hip hop sound of the east coast.
Distributed by Ingrooves / Universal, it’s available to stream and download from multiple digital platforms and stores worldwide including APPLE, AMAZON, DEEZER, NAPSTERAlso on Spotify & Soundcloud
Any DJs not already serviced with full quality mp3s (original & cleans) for airplay can request those from our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR. Their contact details are HERE