In this exclusive video interview, his first for two years, north west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan reveals all about his artistic change of direction, his new album and his close relationship with the late Sean Price.

While discussing the themes and recording process of his recently released “S.C.U.M.” LP, he explains the transition from the artist formerly known as Iron Braydz to his current persona, a move in part inspired by actor Ray Winstone and the former Boot Camp Clik frontman who he describes as “one of the biggest influences on my life”.

Documenting the reason for his “Sean Price” tribute track, DFH proceeds to give an extensive in depth account of how their relationship grew through the years. He recounts their first meeting backstage in London and subsequent recording session evolving into a personal bond which would ultimately see the Brooklyn legend credit the young MC for his conversion to Islam.

In a series of very poignant recollections, their shared humour, respect and friendship is discernible culminating in rare video footage of the great man performing to his “little brother” on the Jazz Cafe stage. Following a further personal tribute to Bernadette Price, Harlesden’s finest outlines his release plans for 2018.

Director of Photography The ‘Ol Cyruss
Sound Mixer Stefan Foster
Edited & produced by Kieran McFarlane

Da Flyy Hooligan performs live at Arch Space, London this Friday, November 17th – Details at www.hhbitd.com

“S.C.U.M.” released on October 27th through 22 Entertainment.

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Recently, NY state rapper Tone Chop and Frost Gamble jumped on the three-way with Chicago based journalist Sherron Shabazz, editor of online publication “The Real Hip-Hop”.

The interview has just been published in full today, in essence a transcript of their discussion which comes over with the vibe of three regular fellas choppin it up.

The speak about the new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” which was released on September 29th, in particular the writing process which reflects a long standing close bond between the pair, and Chop divulges the very personal nature of tracks such as “Inspiration” and “See You Again”.

The album follows the release of their “Veteran” EP, very solid in its own right, but many have acknowledged the step up in level again of lyrical content and production this time around, and the duo discuss their drive for progression while explaining how they linked with featured artists Kool G Rap and Tragedy Khadafi.

With all three on the line sharing similar experience and knowledge of hip hop through the years, the conversation turns to Jay-Z’s latest album, Tupac’s body of work and contemporary mainstream rap compared with the independent scene past and present.

Finally they describe how their signing with Miami label 22 Entertainment has been both the result of persistence and longevity within the industry, and the catalyst for their significant emergence the past year.

Makes for an excellent read which you can do so HERE

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

In addition to Kool G Rap and Tragedy Khadafi, the album also features Planet Asia, rap battler DNA, Canadian White Rhino, Bigga Haitian and DJ Waxamillion and can be purchased in CD and digital formats from Amazon, iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify.

Chop & Frost will be in NYC October 16th & 17th meeting press and media, including appearing as guests on DJ Eclipse’s Sirius XM Radio “Rap Is Outta Control”

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Connect with Chop & Frost on social media – they’ll hit you back for sure – on twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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Earlier this year, Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY state producer Frost Gamble, now resident in Winnipeg, released their album “Black Beach” [available on Bandcamp] which included featured artists KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Sadat X and Boldy James.

In August the pair travelled to NYC to wrap up a new recording project with Tragedy Khadafi – the Rare Fabric EP drops October 20th – and while there they chopped it up with Rapstation’s Tim Einenkel for his “The Library” series of interviews

In what resulted in a very in depth and far reaching interview, the pair discussed their early introductions to hip hop reaching back to the 80’s & 90’s. Frost divulges how the early breakdancing craze was his first step, and introduced him to the music of Whodini and UTFO, and how Rakim and Juice Crew first influenced his decision to pick up the mic, performing cyphers and battling at street corners which is where he first met long time compadre Tone Chop.

He explains the reason for the switch to production, learning from near neighbour DJ Spinna, and the impact “By All Means Necessary” and “It Takes A Nation of Millions” had on his approach, while citing Diamond D as his initial yardstick.

Meanwhile, Zo goes all the way back to first hearing The Rappin’ Duke, Dana Dane, Slick Rick, NWA and Big Daddy Kane, and how hip hop was his escape from the harsh realities around him – poverty, crack sold in elementary school and violence – it was more of an education in his self development.

He recalls watching what would become members of D12 first performing in battles and groups, and the lessons learned on how to progress as an artist from role models such as J Dilla and Proof.

Bringing it to the present, the pair disucss how they first met in 2014, their recording methods and how their track “Honey” was the catalyst for their career defining moment in signing with Miami label 22 Entertainment.

On the theme of “Black Beach”, Zo explains how it was designed as the snapshot of “the black experience” in America today, though there are more expansive themes addressed such as the loss of his grandmother addressed in “Risk vs Reward”. The rapper wears his heart on his sleeve laying out his vulnerabilities, aspirations and anger in equal measure, in effect a cathartic experience that will resonate with most people.

The pair then discuss their future recording plans, including the comparative pressure on artists today to constantly release new music, before the conversation switches to Frost’s work with Tone Chop.

With their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” having released just yesterday, Tim asks about their track “Leave It Alone” from their “Veteran” EP of last year, a dedication to the late Sean Price. The producer gives the background to how the track was put together with Ruste Juxx and Nobi, and also gives the reasons why he held the man in such high regard.

The interview not only serves as a fascinating look behind the scenes at Zo and Frost, but also as a vignette of hip hop history through the eras.

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW IN FULL HERE

ZotheJerk x Frost Gamble “RISK VS REWARD” ft Sadat X

Tone Chop x Frost Gamble LEAVE IT ALONE ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi

Frost returns to NYC mid October, this time with Tone Chop, to promote their new album and will be guests on DJ Eclipse’s Sirius XM “Rap Is Outta Control”, Monday 16th Oct.

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You can connect with the guys on social media via twitter @FrostGamble @TheJerkNation @ToneChop and there are also two joint Facebook Pages – Zo and Frost Tone & Frost They’re cool guys, holla at ’em.

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Long time eastcoast sparring partners Tone Chop and Frost Gamble release their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” through 22 Entertainment on September 29th.

Rapper Chop’s experienced mastery of the mic combines the art of storytelling with fierce lyrical salvos, his trademark delivery unleashed through a series of powerful verses and snappy hooks. Guest featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Tragedy Khadafi, Canadian upcomer White Rhino and the States’ most viewed online rap battler D.N.A. deliver front and centre with fire in the bars as expected, hard rhymes and sharp wordplay for the hip hop connoisseur.

Regarded as one of the fastest emerging producer names on the scene, Frost Gamble’s beats are infused with soul, r&b, funk, dub and electronica. Mashing up samples, loops, turntablism and original recordings, the spirit’s traditional, the result’s contemporary.

UK online HHK Magazine spoke with the pair as part of their “25 Facts” series which takes a behind the scenes look at the making of the album and offers previously unknown information about the artists.

READ THE EXCLUSIVE FEATURE PUBLISHED TODAY HERE

Frost, now a Canadian citizen but originally from upstate NY, is back in NYC this weekend finishing off a new album with Tragedy Khadafi and meeting with members of the media. He is also near completion of another new solo project which includes features by Ras Kass, Skyzoo, KXNG Crooked, Rah Digga, Ruste Juxx, Guilty Simpson and many more.

Meanwhile, Chop & Frost are preparing to release the second single from the album “Guillotine Chop” ft Planet Asia and White Rhino next Friday, August 11th. The first to be released was “Walk the Walk” ft Kool G Rap.

“Respect Is Earned Not Given” is available to pre-order in both digital & CD formats from Bandcamp It is also being distributed worldwide by The Orchard.

Connect with Chop & Frost on social media via twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and via their joint Facebook Page

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One thing you can guarantee about Detroit rapper ZotheJerk, he makes for one helluva interviewee !

In this latest filmed interview with westcoast online Streets Connect TV, he talks in great detail about various aspects of his past, present and future.

Of particular interest, he explains how he came to appear in the film “8 Mile” and how this led to a subsequent working relationship with the late Big Proof of D12. In this section, he also provides his own perspective of Proof’s humerous nature including anecdotes from direct experience, and the devastating effect his passing had on the wider community.

He also addresses a variety of topics including the ability to balance family life with career, offers advice on how to break the “dead beat job cycle”, and of course gives an insight into the political and social issues tackled in his new album “Black Beach” which released on Friday May 26th produced entirely by Frost Gamble.

The interview makes for fascinating viewing and you can watch it all on Youtube

Featuring KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Young Bleed, Tone Chop, Sadat X and Boldy James, “Black Beach” is available through 22 Entertainment from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Bandcamp The instrumentals used in the interview are made available for free when you purchase the album on Bandcamp

Listen to the full album stream on Soundcloud

The duo will release their new lyric video for “Keep Me Safe” next Tuesday, June 5th. Look out for further international media coverage of this release in the weeks ahead, and meantime connect with Zo & Frost on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on IG @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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British online HHK Magazine (aka Hip-Hop Kings) run a regular series “25 Facts” where artists discuss their upcoming albums providing a behind the scenes look at the writing and recording processes, and adding further little known or unusual facts about the release and themselves.

Latest to be published relates to “Black Beach”, the new album by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble who while now based in Winnipeg Canada, is originally from upstate New York.

The album, out on May 26th through 22 Entertainment, was recorded in Kansas, Ohio and also in Detroit at Mr Porter’s original home studio and features KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Guilty Simpson, Sadat-X, Young Bleed, Tone Chop and many more. Having appeared in the film “8 Mile”, Zo also received a “Humanitarian of the Year” award for work in the local community and was originally signed to the late Proof of D12’s Ironfist label.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

The first single to be released from “Black Beach” which can be pre-order now on iTunes was “Risk vs Reward” ft Brand Nubian’s Sadat-X

Currently conducting interviews with international press, Zo and Frost are preparing to launch a new video for their track “Axe Somebody” in the next few days. You can keep up to date with their news on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble or over on their joint Facebook Page

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UK online publication HHK Magazine have been running their “25 Facts” series for a few years now, a behind the scenes look at artists and their latest releases. Designed to provide some lesser known or even unusual information about the concepts or events which took place during the recording process combined with a rare insight into the artist themselves.

Latest to be focused in this series is Long Beach’s Horseshoe Gang and their new album “Anti-Trap Music” which releases on April 29th 2016.

Read the full feature HERE where among other things you’ll learn about the films, actors and entertainers they rate the most, they explain why they’ve evidently inherited some of their mother’s talents and how they started to rap from the age of 3, and speak on the Jason Vorhees v Freddy Krueger beef….!

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Horeshoe Gang will be performing live on Friday February 26th with their elder brother KXNG Crooked at Los Globos, 3040 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90026. Also on the bill are Smart Asses, The Black Kinideez, Omega Nova and Bullet. Doors open 8pm, show starts 8.30pm. Admission is $15 and tickets can be bought HERE

CD versions of the album can be pre-ordered from Seven 13 Music & Entertainment. There are various options, including signed copies with additional merchandise. Check availability HERE Released from the album so far are the singles Poverty Slogans and Crooked I Robot

Look out for widespread media coverage of this release over the months ahead together with more news and releases. You can follow the group on TWITTER and connect with them on FACEBOOK

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