In May this year, ZotheJerk released his album “Black Beach” through 22 Entertainment, a collaboration with producer Frost Gamble which included guest featured artists Sadat X, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James and KXNG Crooked.

Orginally from Detroit where among other things he appeared in the film “8 Mile” and developed a working relationship with the late Proof of D12, he subsequently moved to Kansas where he recived a “Humanitarian of the Year” award for work in the community before currently settling in Ohio.

Known for a conscious rhyming approach encompassing all aspects of life, injected with passion and humour in equal measure, he described the concept of “Black Beach” as “the voice of a people who are tired and demand more, who ask what’s next, it’s the music of the current era

He sat down recently with US online magazine Rhymebeat to discuss his earliest influences and the creative inspirations in his writing, he spoke of his time on the come up at Detroit’s renowned “Hip Hop Shop” and discussed in more detail his move to Kansas and his thoughts on the wider Midwest rap scene.

THE INTERVIEW WAS PUBLISHED YESTERDAY WHICH YOU CAN READ IN FULL HERE

“Black Beach” is available in digital formats from Amazon, Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify

From it was the single “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat X and the lyric video “Keep Me Safe”, a message from a father dedicated to his children.

He also appears on the first single to be taken from Frost Gamble’s new solo producer album “I Missed My Bus” due out in 2018. “Effin Great” is available now from Bandcamp and also features Ras Kass

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Two more reviews of the new album “Black Beach” by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and east coast producer Frost Gamble have just been published, this time from onlines based on either side of the Atlantic.

First up is The Dynamic JAB’s assessment for US online OK-Tho Magazine where he selects several of the album’s tracks for special attention, providing a breakdown of their themes which are often political in nature with a broader social commentary running throughout.

Summarizing with “It was great to hear and cover a Frost Gamble project again, while being introduced to Zo for the first time. Quality project, good for Hip-Hop.” the review can be read in full HERE

The next appraisal is by the UK’s Stuart Sharpe, editor of “Sharpe’s Reviews”. The article provides a more overall view of the nature of the release, subject matter, delivery style and approach to production.

With a final analysis “this is a very enjoyable album with some poignant messages as well as some more entertaining songs that will appeal to a wide audience.” you can read their review in full HERE

Featuring KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Sadat X, Tone Chop, Young Bleed and Guilty Simpson, “Black Beach” released on Friday May 26th through 22 Entertainment and is available to buy on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, with the special Deluxe edition available on Bandcamp

Hear the full album stream on Soundcloud

Look out for a lyric video for the track “Keep Me Safe” being launched next week together with further media coverage of “Black Beach” in the weeks ahead.

Meantime connect with Zo and Frost on social media, on twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on IG @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and on their joint Facebook Page

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The latest review of the new album “Black Beach” by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble has been published in the UK’s Blacksheep Magazine.

Written by regular contributor Andrew Kay, the article first of all acknowledges the creative nature of the album with both artists given equal billing, in a similar vein to Premo and Royce da 5’9″s PRhyme project.

A track by track summary follows reflecting the contrasts in mood swings reflected in the style of production and subject matter which has at its core a stream of social commentary, a personal perspective on the experience of today’s “Black America“.

READ THE REVIEW IN FULL HERE

Releasing next week through 22 Entertainment on Friday May 26th, “Black Beach” includes guest feature artists KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Tone Chop, Sadat X, Young Bleed and Boldy James.

It will be available from all digital stores including Spotify & iTunes, while a special Deluxe edition including bonus cuts and instrumentals will be available exclusively from Bandcamp.

Two singles have already been released, “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat X and “My Negus” ft Guilty Simpson. Hear the audio streams on Soundcloud

Look out for more reviews of “Black Beach” by international media in the weeks ahead, including in the next issue of renowned print publication MOJO Magazine, with further interviews of Zo and Frost appearing shortly.

Meantime, keep up to date with their news on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, Instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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NY State rapper and producer combo, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble, go all the way back to their days as rap battle rivals during the late 90’s before Frost re-located to Winnpeg, Canada and focused solely on beatmaking.

They released their first official collaborative project on November 18th last year, the “Veteran” EP being a warm up for their plans in 2017.

Binghamton’s DJ Gee Swift has just produced this banging remix of the entire EP and uploaded it to Mixcloud in the past couple of days. Check it out

The original version of the “Veteran” EP is available on iTunes and included the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to the late Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi. Here is the full tracklist

1 – Dedication
2 – Back in the Days
3 – Other Shit ft Awful P
4 – Better with Time ft DJ Waxamillion & S.One
5 – One Two
6 – Leave it Alone ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi
7 – Step Up

The pair will be releasing a new album “Respect is Earned Not Given” on September 1st and includes featured artists Tragedy Khadafi, Kool G Rap, Planet Asia and the current most viewed online rap battler, D.N.A.

Meanwhile, Frost’s album “Black Beach” with Detroit rapper ZotheJerk is set to release soon on May 26th. Featuring Guilty Simpson, KXNG Crooked, Sadat X and Boldy James, it will be available from most digital stores including Spotify & iTunes, while a Deluxe edition including bonus cuts and instrumentals will release exclusively on Bandcamp

Stay connected with the artists on social media, via twitter @FrostGamble @ToneChop @TheJerkNation and over on the joint Facebook pages, Tone & Frost and Zo & Frost

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The album “Black Beach” is Detroit rapper ZotheJerk’s social commentary on the existence for many in today’s Black America written from his own experiences and cataloguing those of others.

Issues of police brutality, oppression and injustices are laid out like an open wound while balanced by the acceptance of the responsibility a positive paternal role model must shoulder to break the cycle of self inflicted urban decay. He offers messages of hope and aspiration, and walks the walk having received a “Humanitarian of the Year” award for mentoring work in the community.

Lyrically intense, the musical backdrop is provided by one of the fastest emerging producers in hip hop, NYC State’s Frost Gamble who is now resident in Winnipeg, Canada. The crate digger fuses jazz, soul, r&b and electronica for a contemporary take on traditional techniques, with some turntablism thrown into the mix.

US online “The Balcony Life Blog” have just published a review of the album which reflects these different ingredients, and acknowledging the pivotal role they play. Read what they have to say HERE

Meanwhile, Irish journalist Stephen Dorney has included the album in his Weekly Capsule Reviews series. Read his summary HERE

Releasing through 22 Entertainment on May 26th, and available to pre-order on iTunes, the album includes featured guest artists KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James, Sadat X, Tone Chop & Young Bleed.

Two singles have been released, “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat X and more recently “My Negus” ft Guilty Simpson. Check the audio streams on Soundcloud

Look out for more reviews and interviews relating to this release in international media in the weeks ahead, including a feature of the album in renowned print publication MOJO Magazine, and meantime connect with Zo & Frost on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and over on their Facebook Page

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US online “Da What” run a “Five Finger Discount” series where artists highlight five of their tracks for special mention, providing insight into how they were recorded, the concept behind them and why they were of particular importance to their careers.

The latest in the series to be published focuses on Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY state producer Frost Gamble (now relocated to Winnipeg) who are set to release their new album “Black Beach” on May 26th

The feature provides the audio streams and videos of the tracks discussed, and in this article the pair include recent singles “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat X, “My Negus” ft Guilty Simpson, and also the first track they ever recorded together, “Think Like a Man Too”.

Check out the sounds and what they had to say HERE

Meantime, Zo also took a little time out to perform an accapella frestyle for US online Apex Hip Hop’s “Freestyle Fridays” series last week. It has just been uploaded to Youtube.

Black Beach includes featured artists Sadat X, KXNG Crooked, Tone Chop, Boldy James, Guilty Simpson & Young Bleed, and is available to pre-order on iTunes

Look out for further interviews and reviews by international press in the weeks ahead, including the album being featured in the renowned print publication MOJO Magazine’s June issue out at the end of this month

Keep up to date with Zo & Frost on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on Instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and via their joint Facebook Page

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Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY State producer Frost Gamble, now resident in Winnipeg, are set to release their new album “Black Beach” on May 26th. Featuring KXNG Crooked, Sadat X, Guilty Simpson and Boldy James it is a poltically charged take on today’s “Black America” by a lyricist in receipt of a “Humanitarian of the Year” award for mentoring work in his community.

The pair sat down recently to speak on camera to US online “The Underground Hip Hop”.

They discuss their earliest days in music and the artists which influenced them the most, and the circumstances by which they first met. On the album itself, they explain their writing process together and the subject matters addressed before moving on to discuss today’s world of hip hop and rap music more generally.

The interview concludes with the duo outlining their plans for the future

The feature was published on The Underground Hip Hop and you can watch the full interview below on Youtube

“Black Beach” releases on 22 Entertainment and is available to pre-order now on iTunes. It will be featured in the June issue of internationally renowned print publication MOJO Magazine, and you will see more interviews and reviews from international titles in the weeks ahead.

Keep up to date with Zo and Frost on social media, via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on Instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and on their joint Facebook Page

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