Iron Braydz (@braydz) ‘Verbal sWARdz’

Raised in Har­les­den north west Lon­don, Iron Bray­dz has long been con­sidered one of the UK’s most skilled hip hop MC’s with a deliv­ery & flow that demon­strates a super­i­or level of word­play and lyr­i­cism

Draw­ing on his influ­ences of Wu Tang, Immor­tal Tech­nique, dead prez, Pub­lic Enemy & Nas, many of whom he has sub­sequently per­formed with either in the stu­dio or on stage, he has also estab­lished a foothold in the inter­na­tion­al arena. Wheth­er as part of DJ Ronin’s All Ele­ments clik, receiv­ing endorse­ments from legends such as DJ Mar­ley Marl, or work­ing with Sav Killz, Has­an Salaam, M1,Guilty Simpson and Sean Price, Bray­dz has earned his repu­ta­tion as one of the most gif­ted lyr­i­cists to emerge from Brit­ish shores.

His impact with­in the Brit­ish & European inde­pend­ent hip hop com­munity has grown from largely self pro­duced releases Dev­il May Cry (2010) and Hol­la @ Bray­dz (2012), though then, just as now, he also brought dif­fer­ent fla­vours into the mix cour­tesy of pro­du­cers such as Lewis Park­er, Chemo and a range of new beat­s­miths “on the up”.

Recently he has become a recog­nized face on the live cir­cuit, wheth­er per­form­ing or as event Host,  and joined up with old spar­ring part­ners Melan­in 9, Cyr­us Malachi and Phoenix da Ice­fire to become the latest mem­ber of Triple Dark­ness. He also fea­tured with Mys­tro and Gen­es­is Eli­jah in Ohio rap­per Copywrite’s video “Roy­al Flush” and is set to make a cameo appear­ance in the upcom­ing inde­pend­ent film “Night Bus”.  Dir­ect­or Simon Baker, who picked up sev­er­al awards at Can­nes for his Para­lympic series and also pro­duced the doc­u­ment­ary “All­stars”, sug­ges­ted the role hav­ing heard the track “Grey Skies” taken from the Hol­la @ Bray­dz Mix­tape.

The new 10 track EP “Verbal sWARdz” has been a while in the mak­ing but is planned as the first of a series of releases tak­ing place over the next year. Again largely self pro­duced with fur­ther con­tri­bu­tions from Ringz of Sat­urn, Agor and Daniel Taylor, Bray­dz’ rhyme skills through­out are of the highest caliber. Meta­phors, word­play, verbal dex­ter­ity, they’re all there in abund­ance ably assisted on occa­sion by fea­tures from Prince Po (Organ­ised Kon­fu­sion), Kyza, Skrib­lah, Sean Price (Boot Camp Clik), Detroit rap vet­er­an Phat Kat and Triple Dark­ness’ Ray Ven­detta, Cyr­us Malachi and Sol­ar Black (aka Phoenix da Ice­fire). Worthy of note also is the spe­cial appear­ance from Kiss FM’s DJ Shortee Blitz

An artist equally at home in Brent or Brook­lyn, the EP rep­res­ents a snap­shot of Iron Bray­dz now and of things to come while hav­ing his exten­ded inter­na­tion­al fam­ily rub shoulders over 10 prime cuts rep­res­ent­ing the best ele­ments of hip hop music.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.

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