For the benefit of anyone who temporarily left the planet in the last 24 hours, NY State rapper & producer duo Tone Chop and Frost Gamble released their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” yesterday through Miami label 22 Entertainment.

Whether your preferred format is physical CD, digital mp3 or streaming, it’s all covered from a wide range of stores including Amazon, iTunes & Spotify

Given the pair started out in the late 90’s, it’s unsurprising that their style draws from the core principles of that era while not being stuck in it – a focus on meaningful rhymes and flow skills, battle bars mixed with the art of storytelling. The polished production fuses classic and contemporary sounds with a sprinkling of turntablism which in itself is an almost forgotten artform.

It’s inaccurate to apply labels such as old or new school to the genre generally as that depends on context and perspective. For Millenials who have been largely force fed a diet of bland, superficial, commercialised mediocrity passing itself off as culturally progressive – backed by a mainstream media who’ll literally say & write everything and anything to stay ‘on message’ and retain a writing gig – then Chop & Frost’s style IS new school to that generation.

The same generation were the catalyst in the resurgence of 90’s culture in recent years as college kids picked up on the classics for the first time in specialist clubs, where of course it all began in the first place.

To progress and evolve for the better rather than just for the sake of change, history has to be understood – evolution with core guiding principles brings longevity, without them a slow death follows. As such, “Respect Is Earned Not Given” plays an essential educational role for today, acknowledged by the three most recent reviews :

READ THE REVIEW BY “TRIPLE OT” HERE

READ THE REVIEW BY “RHYME JUNKIE” HERE

READ THE REVIEW BY “DOPE CAUSE WE SAID” HERE

INCLUDING GUEST FEATURED ARTISTS KOOL G RAP, PLANET ASIA, BIGGA HAITIAN, DNA, WHITE RHINO, DJ WAXAMILLION & TRAGEDY KHADAFI, LISTEN TO THE ALBUM STREAM ON BANDCAMP

Chop & Tone will be in NYC mid October promoting the album and meeting with press, including a guest appearance on DJ Eclipse’s “Rap Is Outta Control” Sirius XM show October 16th

Connect with them on social media – they’ve very sociable! – via Twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble & over on their joint FB Page

All media, press & radio station enquiries regarding Tone Chop & Frost Gamble, including requests to interview the pair in NYC on Monday Oct 16 and Tuesday Oct 17, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information details are available HERE

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Eastcoast rapper / producer duo Tone Chop & Frost Gamble have released their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” through Miami label 22 Entertainment whose back catalogue includes Royce da 5’9″, DJ Premier, Fashawn, KXNG Crooked, Joe Budden and Bumpy Knuckles.

The follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed “Veteran” EP is again rammed full of rugged rhymes, battle bars and true life stories from Binghamton’s lyrical marksman aided and abetted by guest artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Canadian upcomer White Rhino, Tragedy Khadafi and rap battling phenomenon DNA.

Award winning producer Frost laces the album with high calibre beats fusing classic and contemporary sounds with a healthy dose of turntablism resulting in straight heat for the hip hop connoisseur. Look out for their guest appearance on DJ Eclipse’s Sirius XM Rap Is Outta Control Show, Monday October 16th.

Available on CD and digital formats now.

Listen to the album stream on Bandcamp

The album is also available on iTunes and Spotify

Two new reviews of the album have just been published.

First up is US online magazine The Pop Break affording the release a ringing endorsement with an 8/10 rating. Read what they had to say HERE

Secondly, from the other side of the world, Kenya’s Afro Way Magazine gives a similar assessment in acknowledgement of the quality of lyricism, rhymes, wordplay and production on display. Read their article in full HERE

Look out for much more international press & media coverage coming in the days and weeks ahead, and meanwhile keep up to date with the pair on social media via Twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and on their joint Facebook Page

All international media, press and radio station enquiries regarding Tone Chop, Frost Gamble and their new album can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are available HERE

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Binghamton rapper Tone Chop & producer Frost Gamble, now relocated to Winnipeg Canada, release their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” tomorrow, Friday September 29th through Miami label 22 Entertainment.

It’s the follow up to their “Veteran” EP released in November last year at which time the pair spoke with The Word Is Bond Rap Radio Show host Chase March about their careers to date and future plans.

With the new release imminent, they all caught up again earlier this week to discuss the album and the developments over the near past year which have brought them to this point. The “dynamic duo” speak about having featured artists such as Kool G Rap on the album, the poignant story behind the track “Bing Stories”, Chop’s view on current rap addressed in “It’s Hip Hop” and “Beat Knocking” and introducing classic hip hop artists, music and history to their children.

While outlining their future plans together, Frost goes on to speak about his other projects including the release of the album “Black Beach” with Detroit’s ZotheJerk in May, his new collaboration EP with Tragedy Khadafi “Rare Fabric” in October and a new solo project releasing early next year which includes guest artists KXNG Crooked, Rah Digga, Skyzoo, Ras Kass, Guilty Simpson and Ruste Juxx.

The full interview can be heard on Mixcloud, and listen out for Chase spinning a few exclusive first plays from the album

In addition to Kool G Rap, there are also guest appearances by Planet Asia, rap battling phenomenon DNA, Canadian upcomer White Rhino and Tragedy Khadafi

From tomorrow, you will be able to buy the album on digital and CD formats from various online stores including iTunes and Bandcamp

As mentioned during the interview, Chop & Frost will be in NYC October 16th & 17th promoting the album, including appearing as guests on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control Sirius XM Show. Any media & press interested in meeting the pair at that time can send their request to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is available HERE

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

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Eastcoast rapper / producer duo Tone Chop & Frost Gamble release their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” in exactly one week’s time, on Friday September 29th

The follow up to their critically acclaimed “Veteran” EP of last year includes guest featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Canadian upcomer White Rhino, Tragedy Khadafi and rap battling phenomenon DNA.

US online “Dope Cause We Said” have published a preview of the release which you can read HERE

Releasing through Miami label 22 Entertainment who have signed London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan for his new album “S.C.U.M.” ft Westside Gunn & Hus Kingpin, and whose back catalogue includes Royce da 5’9″, Bumpy Knuckles, Fashawn, DJ Premier, KXNG Crooked, J-Kwon and Joe Budden, “Respect Is Earned Not Given” will be available on CD and digital formats from most online stores including Amazon, iTunes and Bandcamp.

The pair will be appearing as guests live in the studio with DJ Eclipse on the Rap Is Outta Control Show [Sirius XM Hip Hop Nation] Monday October 16th as they hit NYC for a couple days promoting the new album. They have enjoyed worldwide radio support for the singles released to date, check out the streams :

“Walk the Walk” ft Kool G Rap

“Guillotine Chop” ft Planet Asia & White Rhino

“In the Streets” ft DNA

On October 20th, Frost will release his collaborative EP with Tragedy Khadafi “Rare Fabric” and is near completion of his new solo album “I Missed My Bus” featuring Ruste Juxx, Skyzoo, Guilty Simpson, Rah Digga, KXNG Crooked, Ras Kass and many more, due for release in early 2018.

Look out for international media coverage of the new album in the coming weeks with more news, reviews and interviews imminent, and keep up to date with the pair on social media via twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, on IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and over on their Joint Facebook Page

All international media & press enquiries regarding Tone Chop & Frost Gamble including requests to interview the pair in person during their visit to NYC and radio station DJ’s looking for full quality mp3s of their singles for airplay, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

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In the lead up to the release of his new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” on September 29th with long time sparring partner, NY State rapper Tone Chop, producer Frost Gamble spoke with Australia’s “Tone Mvmt”.

They were catching up again as the magazine had covered his previous “Veteran” EP release with Chop and “Black Beach” album with Detroit rapper ZotheJerk, but this time the discussion was focused more on the Winnipeg based beatmaker’s own story.

They take it back to what inspires him most as a producer, and the changes he’s witnessed over the years both within the music industry itself and also in terms of his own goals and approach. Signing with Miami label 22 Entertainment last year has proven pivotal in his rapid emergence as a name of note, and he speaks on the relationship there and the opportunities it has produced.

The pair talk about the progression on from the “Veteran” EP to the new album, and also the new future projects including the “Rare Fabric” EP with Tragedy Khadafi releasing in October and what could prove his masterpiece to date in the shape of the future “I Missed My Bus” solo album which includes features by Ras Kass, Skyzoo, Guilty Simpson, Rah Digga, Ruste Juxx, KXNG Crooked and many more.

He also takes time to give his views on the current Canadian hip hop scene and explains how being an ex professional poker player resulted in his artist name.

READ THE ARTICLE IN FULL HERE

“Respect Is Earned Not Given” which also features Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Canadian upcomer White Rhino, online rap battling phenomenon D.N.A. and Tragedy Khadafi can be pre-ordered on iTunes and Bandcamp

Check out the two singles, from the new album “Walk the Walk” ft Kool G Rap and from the Rare Fabric EP “That’s Street”

Connect with Frost Gamble on social media via Twitter, IG and Facebook and look out for more interviews and album coverage in the weeks ahead.

All media, press and radio station enquiries and requests regarding Frost Gamble and all of the album and EP releases can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is available HERE

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