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

Connect with ZotheJerk on social media via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

All media & press enquiries regarding the artists and releases mentioned can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information details are available HERE

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

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.

All media, press and radio station DJ enquiries regarding Frost Gamble, Tone Chop & ZotheJerk, including requests to interview the pair in NYC, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are available HERE

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.

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

Hip Hop Breath is a quarterly magazine published on Issuu.

It is edited by Parisien DJ LSM who hosts the “Medicine Show” among others and also releases various mixtapes. With the focus very much placed on the more traditional elements of the culture and music, the magazine has been running for 5 years and featured artists of the calibre of Talib Kweli, KXNG Crooked, Pharoahe Monch, DJ Whoo Kid, Joell Ortiz, Jon Connor, Ras Kass and many more.

In the new issue just published today, they feature Detroit rapper ZotheJerk who released his new album “Black Beach” on May 26th with producer Frost Gamble. They speak with him about the concept behind the album, the origins of his working relationship with Frost, and the background to his receiving a Humanitarian of the Year award for services to the community

You can read the interview in full HERE

Also featured in the magazine are Classic Storm Radio’s DJ Toshi, 60 East, Juxx Diamondz and Napoleon da Legend.

Featuring KXNG Crooked, Sadat X, Guilty Simpson and Boldy James, “Black Beach” is available on iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify. Hear the full album stream on Soundcloud

You can connect with Zo & Frost on twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, IG @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and via their joint Facebook Page

Frost releases the new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” with NY State’s Tone Chop on September 29th.

It includes guest featured artists Planet Asia, Tragedy Khadafi, DNA, White Rhino and Kool G Rap who appears on the first single “Walk the Walk” released on Friday

All international media & press enquiries regarding ZotheJerk, Frost Gamble, Tone Chop and their respective albums can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is available HERE

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

Released 4 weeks ago today on May 26th through 22 Entertainment, the new album “Black Beach” by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and eastcoast producer Frost Gamble includes guest feature artists KXNG Crooked, Sadat X, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James and Tone Chop

Available worldwide from most digital stores including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Bandcamp.

The pair have enjoyed extensive international media coverage around the release over the past few months, a reflection of Zo’s conscious lyricism and meaningful social commentary combined with Frost’s superior production.

The latest review comes in video format on Youtube via CamQuotes for the US online “Behind the Rhyme”. Watch the visuals below

Listen to the full official album stream on Soundcloud

Frost has a new album with old NY State sparring partner Tone Chop releasing on September 29th.

“Respect Is Earned Not Given” includes guest feature artists Planet Asia, online rap battling sensation DNA, Tragedy Khadafi (with whom Frost is recording a new album), Canadian upcomer White Rhino, and on the first single “Walk the Walk” releasing June 30th, the legendary Kool G Rap.

The new album is the follow up to the pair’s critically acclaimed EP “Veteran” released in November 2016 which included the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to the late Sean P ft Ruste Juxx and Nobi.

Connect with Zo, Chop and Frost on social media :

Twitter @TheJerkNation @ToneChop @FrostGamble
IG @ZotheJerk @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
FB Zo & Frost Page / Tone & Frost Page

All press, media and radio enquiries regarding the albums “Black Beach” and “Respect Is Earned Not Given” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is available HERE

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

The latest review of the new album “Black Beach” by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and eastcoast producer Frost Gamble has just been published in French online magazine “Sagi Hip Hop”.

Featuring KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Sadat X, Boldy James, Young Bleed and Tone Chop, the album released on May 26th through 22 Entertainment and is available to buy in digital format from a variety of stores including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Bandcamp where there is an exclusive Deluxe edition on offer including bonus cuts and free instrumentals.

The review by Sagi which also includes the Spotify stream can be read HERE

From the album, the first single released was “Risk vs Reward” featuring Sadat X. Check it out on Soundcloud

Frost has recorded a new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” with his old NY state sparring partner Tone Chop.

Releasing on September 29th, it includes guest featured artists Planet Asia, rap battling internet sensation DNA, Kool G Rap, Tragedy Khadafi and Canadian upcomer White Rhino. The first single from the album, “Walk the Walk” featuring Kool G Rap will release on June 30th.

The album is the follow up to the pair’s critically acclaimed “Veteran” EP released in November last year from which was taken the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to the late Sean P featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi….give it a spin

You can connect with the artists mentioned on social media :

Twitter @FrostGamble @TheJerkNation @ToneChop
Instagram @Frost.Gamble @ZotheJerk @ToneChop
Facebook Zo & Frost Tone & Frost

All media, press and radio station enquiries regarding the albums “Black Beach” and “Respect Is Earned Not Given” can be addressed to us at UrbanElite PR, all our contact information is available HERE

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY State producer Frost Gamble, now relocated to Winnipeg, released their joint album “Black Beach” on May 26th through 22 Entertainment.

Having already received international press coverage from publications in the US, Europe, UK and Australia, the latest review of the album comes courtesy of Alex Shutti for British online Gigsoup which you can read HERE

Including features by KXNG Crooked, Sadat X, Guilty Simpson and Boldy James, “Black Beach” is available to buy in digital format from various stores including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Bandcamp

You can hear the full album stream on Soundcloud

Frost has entered what is probably one of his most creative and consistent periods of his professional career. He will be releasing a new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” with his old NY State sparring partner Tone Chop on September 29th.

The follow up to their critically acclaimed EP “Veteran” late last year, the new album includes guest featured artists Kool G Rap, Tragedy Khadafi, Planet Asia and rap battling internet sensation DNA. Look out for the first single “Walk the Walk” releasing on June 30th.

In addition, he has also just announced that he will begin recording a new album with Tragedy Khadafi in the next few weeks while continuing to work on another new solo project which will feature Skyzoo, Ras Kass and many of those who appear on “Black” Beach” and “Respect Is Earned Not Given”.

It’s not difficult to see how his reputation as one of the fastest emerging producers in hip hop has developed in the poast year and is sure to continue into 2018.

You can connect with the artists on social media, via twitter @FrostGamble & @TheJerkNation, on Instagram @Frost.Gamble & @ZotheJerk and over on their joint Facebook Page

All media, press and radio station inquiries regarding Frost Gamble, ZotheJerk and Tone Chop can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is available HERE

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

New lyric video released today by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble, taken from their album “Black Beach” which released on May 26th.

“Keep Me Safe” has struck a chord with many for its sentiment, a heartfelt dedication from a parent to his children to protect, inspire and offer encouragement while including a broader theme in the line “Fathers, father your sons, teach ’em to be men”. The track, co-produced by S.One, also marks the recording debuts of Zo and Frost’s kids as guest featured artists… !

Eastcoast beatmaker Frost, now resident in Winnipeg, will release a new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” with NY State rapper Tone Chop on September 29th. The follow up to last year’s “Veteran” EP, it includes featured artists Planet Asia, Kool G Rap, Tragedy Khadafi and DNA.

Watch the “Keep Me Safe” video on Youtube

Featuring KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Sadat X, Tone Chop, Boldy James and Young Bleed, “Black Beach” released through 22 Entertainment and is available to buy from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify & Bandcamp

Social Media

Twitter @TheJerkNation @FrostGamble @22Entertainmen
IG @ZotheJerk @Frost.Gamble
FB www.facebook.com/zothejerk.frostgamble

All media, press and radio station inquiries regarding the albums “Black Beach” and “Respect Is Earned Not Given” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is available HERE

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr