Earlier this month, NY state producer Frost Gamble – now resident in Winnipeg Canada – hit NYC to finish recording his new “Rare Fabric” EP with Tragedy Khadafi which releases on October 20th. It is available to pre-order on Bandcamp

While there, he took the opportunity to meet with several members of the press including journalist Shamika Sykes who sat down with him for online “My Hip Hop Life“.

The interview was recorded for Shamika’s “Hangout Session” series of interviews and was published yesterday.

The pair began by discussing his earliest days in hip hop, and how “The Message” was the single that first reeled him in as a fan. He then explains his initial link up with rapper Tone Chop, first as friendly rap battle rivals before refocusing on beatmaking. The pair have the new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” releasing on September 29th featuring Kool G Rap, D.N.A., Tragedy Khadafi, Planet Asia and Canadian upcomer White Rhino. Available again to pre-order through 22 Entertainment in digital and CD formats HERE

Moving onto the subject of production more generally, Frost compares his original recording techniques through tape splicing and the MPC to the current technology used, explaining methods are of secondary importance to the result having “a soul”. Citing Diamond D, The Beatnuts, Pete Rock and Madlib as some of his influences, the conversation turns to Fat Joe’s recent comments that “boom bap’s not the wave anymore”.

Frost speaks on the over indulgence in labelling genres, stating “ultimately everyone is replicating what Kool Herc did” as an evolved extension of the turntable, with many contemporary styles having a comparatively shorter shelf life.

This leads him to outline his own longevity and how advice helped him adapt and work within the modern music industry which has resulted in his deal with 22 Entertainment.

Following his views on the current Canadian scene, he then discusses the development of his own stable of artists, his new work with Horseshoe Gang and Royce da 5’9″, the aforementioned albums and his new “I Missed My Bus” project which includes guest artists Skyzoo, Ras Kass, Ruste Juxx, KXNG Crooked, Rah Digga, Guilty Simpson and more.

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW IN FULL ON SOUNDCLOUD

FROM THE NEW ALBUM “RESPECT IS EARNED NOT GIVEN”, LATEST SINGLE “GUILLOTINE CHOP” ft WHITE RHINO & PLANET ASIA

Connect with Frost on social media via twitter @FrostGamble, IG @Frost.Gamble and FB FrostGamble

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Officially releasing tomorrow, Friday May 26th through 22 Entertainment, the new album “Black Beach” by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY State producer Frost Gamble, now resident in Winnipeg Canada, is now streaming on Soundcloud.

Zo’s powerful social commentary on the experience of today’s “Black America” is complimented by Frost’s production, infused with a mixture of soul, electronica and straight hip hop bangers to catch the mood swings.

A one time signee to the late Proof’s Ironfist label and recipient of a “Humanitarian of the Year Award” for work in the community, Zo has delivered a robust and intelligent narrative reinforced by the contributions of featured artists including Slaughterhouse frontman KXNG Crooked, Brand Nubian’s Sadat X, Boldy James and legendary Random Axe member Guilty Simpson.

TRACKLIST

1 – Welcome To Black Beach
2 – America Made Me
3 – My Negus ft Guilty Simpson
4 – If ft Boldy James
5 – Drunk Roses ft Coko Buttaflie
6 – Blaxploitation ft Eveready & Young Bleed
7 – Loyal Victims ft Dustin Davie & Eveready
8 – Risk vs Reward ft Sadat-X
9 – Kill Everything Moving ft Tone Chop
10 – Mother Of My Child ft Dustin Davie
11 – Whispers In The Wind ft KXNG Crooked
12 – Etch A Sketch
13 – Keep Me Safe (co:produced by S.One)

LISTEN TO THE STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Reviewed in the current issue (July 2017) of MOJO Magazine, from tomorrow the album will be available from digital stores including Spotify, iTunes & Amazon

The Deluxe edition including bonus cuts and free instrumentals available exclusively on Bandcamp

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Twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble @22Entertainmen
IG @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble
Joint Facebook Page

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Omerta-TheWordisBond

Broadcast originally last week on Canada’s CHRW 94.9FM and CFMU 93.3FM, you can now listen back to MC M.I.from Constant Deviants interview with Chase March for The Word is Bond Rap Radio Show…and the sound quality is top drawer !

In the interview, M.I. explains the thinking behind the new album title “Omerta” and the reasons for the theme running throughout. They speak on dumbing down lyrically, and how he experienced this during his time signed to Arista, but how his creative artistic instinct compelled him to return to the independent sector and set up Six2Six Records.

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Given the support the group’s enjoyed for years from radio djs, regularly topping the college radio charts, M.I. speaks openly about his appreciation he’s always had for the DJ and the role they continue to play in giving artists exposure. The discussion sedgeways onto the use of Serrato, and as Six2Six label co:owner with a policy of releasing on vinyl, he outlines the time and financial implications of continuing to do so.

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Now with a new significant move into the world of film making as an actor, writer and producer, he explains more about establishing Six2Six Films and his new film “Six2Six The Movie”. Starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee, it will be be screened at NYC’s The Hip Hop Film Festival in August.

On learning he is currently filming a new comedy movie “Can’t Live Without My Radio”, Chase takes the discussion onto the wider subject of hip hop films such as “Straight Outta Compton” and the increase in new independent films emerging.

The interview includes some of M.I.’s solo tracks and a selection from previous album “Avant Garde” together with the new release “Omerta”

LISTEN BACK – THE INTERVIEW BEGINS AN HOUR INTO THE SHOW

Catch Constant Deviants performing live this Saturday, June 25th at Castaways Baltimore

They spend all of next week in NYC appearing as guests on a variety of radio shows – details coming shortly.

Keep up to date with their news on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook Page Meanwhile, check out their new single “DeLorean”

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STANDARDS

East coast duo Constant Deviants released their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” back in May to critical acclaim.

Since then, they have released the single “End All Be All” with a further remix courtesy of Da Beatminerz, emcee M.I. made his own solo project “Psychedelic 60s” available as a free download, and recently the group wrapped the filming of a new movie “Six2Six”.

The pair are now back in the lab working on a new album while also planning future tour dates, and have just launched “Standards”, the third official single taken from the album

CHECK THE AUDIO STREAM OF THE SINGLE

The album is available in CD and vinyl formats from various international online stores, and all formats are also available from SIX2SIX RECORDS directly

You can connect with Constant Deviants on social media, whether FACEBOOK or on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift

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New Jersey’s 050 Boyz released their debut album “Everything 050” on 4th August

The Newark emcees Riq da Kid, Prince AK and Tru Trilla called on long time associate Clinton Place to produce the entire album which also features many of the Garden State’s finest lyricists including Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, Tha Advocate, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Famiil, Ib the Druid and many more. There is also a little UK flavour courtesy of WiseRap

With neck breakin beats, raucous delivery and on point lyricism, this energetic release is a banger from start to finish which combines the best elements of the Golden Era with a contemporary twist for 2015.

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TRACKLIST

1 Hot Damn
2 Pay Them No Mind ft DoItAll & Tha Advocate
3 Concrete Combat – ft Dunn D, Big Stomp, Double O & Fly Kwa
4 DNA – ft Ib the Druid, Famiil & Treach
5 Already Knowing ft Young Fresh
6 Black Glory ft Trilly Trills
7 What Happened
8 Bang ft B Wells
9 We Gon’ Rock ft NJ Walker, Quil & Fly Kwa
10 Out Here For Nuthin’
11 Priest ft Lakim Shabazz, Drift & WiseRap
12 9th Inning
13 Let’s Talk About It
14 Get Back
15 Keep Calm

bonus tracks

16 Fuck ‘Em Up ft Treach, DoItAll, Famiil, Rahman Apollo, Double O & Fonto Leaf
17 On Our Way Out ft NJ Threat & Middy Murdock
18 Read A Book
19 Show Starter ft Drift & Lakim Shabazz
20 Your Mine ft Steeve Sam

HEAR THE FULL ALBUM STREAM

Out now on 050 Entertainment / Blakbyrd Entertainment / E One

AVAILABLE TO BUY ON ITUNES NOW HERE

050 Boyz on Facebook and on twitter @050_Boyz & Producer @ClintonPlace9 You can also connect with them individually @RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050

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Despite releasing their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May, it’s remained a busy time for veteran hiphop duo Constant Deviants

The have just wrapped the filming of their new movie “Six2Six” and Emcee M.I. released his solo project “Psychedelic 60’s”, available as a free download HERE

They also spoke with London’s Rough Online Magazine recently where they discussed a variety of issues including first of all the new album, then the changes in the hip hop industry they’ve witnessed over the years since they started out in the mid 90’s.

The interview moves on to Sadat X’s comments to Jack Thrilla about “grown man hip hop” and the perceived resurgence of hip hop which owes more to the Golden Era’s values, before they outline other musical genres which influence their production style

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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At the time of the album’s release, the pair were guests on Beatminerz Radio where M.I. hooked up with an old acquaintance in DJ Evil Dee. The net result being this brand new remix by Da Beatminerz released today of their earlier single “End All Be All”.

CHECK THE STREAM

Emcee M.I. and DJ Cutt are back in the lab recording a new album scheduled for release early next year. You can connect with them on social media on their FACEBOOK PAGE or on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift

The album Avant Garde is available in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats HERE

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050-WordIsBond

First broadcast on air last week on Canada’s CHRW 94.9FM, the full audio stream of New Jersey’s 050 Boyz interview with Chase March for The Word is Bond Rap Radio Show has now been uploaded onto the WIB website.

They talk about all things hip hop, the comparisons between commercial rap and the independent scene, lyrical content, local artists such as Queen Latifah and the Golden Era of the 90’s. They then move on to the multiple debates about “the greatest of all time” and how that can be defined, before discussing their new album “Everything 050”.

Here are the streams of Part 1 & 2 of their interview

PART 1

PART 2

Meantime another new video clip has emerged of DJ Eclipse tearin up an 050 Boyz joint on his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM. He was seen recently cuttin their most recent single “DNA”, this time it’s “Hot Damn”

050 Boyz will be guests of DJ Eclipse on his Half Time Show on WNYU, Wednesday 12th August

The album “Everything 050” releases in 3 weeks, on Tuesday 4th August. Production throughout is by Clinton Place and features many from the Garden State scene including Treach (Naughty by Nature), DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Tha Advocate, Lakim Shabazz, Ib the Druid and Famiil

Connect with 050 Boyz on social media via FACEBOOK and twitter @050_Boyz [individually @RiqDaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050 & producer @ClintonPlace9]

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