New Dawn Records have announced details of the explosive new album “Lead by Example” set to release on August 27th.
Long established as a cornerstone of the UK hip-hop scene, the prolific rapper has switched attention to 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 grade lyricism, compelling rhymes and slick wordplay.
Beats influenced by funk, soul, rare groove and jazz are woven into a soundtrack which fuse the classic and modern eras laced with additional scratch sorcery, each track precision cut as a backdrop for the gamut of verbal artistry to unleash their full artillery. Rarely, if ever, has such an array of trans-Atlantic luminaries appeared together on the one record. Benchmark standards are set high in Ramson’s new career progression while still allowing occasional room for his own continued lyrical prowess. An essential hip-hop collector’s item with few comparisons, a landmark release.
Lead by Example Tracklist
1 On Your Mark (Intro) ft DJ Miracle
2 Stay True ft Reks, Ruste Juxx & Blacastan
3 Rap to the Future ft Dizzy Dustin, Mr Hooper & Moka Only (cuts by Kompoze)
4 Nonchalant ft Mark Fear
5 Bismillah ft Justo the MC, Johaz & Sleep Sinatra
6 Wolves ft Phoenix da Icefire & Cyclonious
7 Equality for Every ft Chima Anya
8 Lame Duck ft Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa & Prince Ak
10 Reservoir Dogs ft Az Izz, Cymarshall Law, Speed Walton & Quip
11 Black Hole Cypher ft Kashmere, Truemendous, MysDiggi, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, Gee Bag, Confucius, Jehst & Phoenix da Icefire
12 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.