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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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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New single “My Negus” released today by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk featuring legendary Random Axe frontman Guilty Simpson.

It’s the second to be taken from his new album “Black Beach” produced entirely by Frost Gamble, a prolific beatmaker originally from NY State but now based in Winnipeg, and follows “Risk vs Reward” featuring Sadat X.

Out on May 26th, the album also features KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Young Bleed and Tone Chop. Politically charged, the themes are Zo’s perspective on today’s “Black America”, an MC in receipt of a “Humanitarian of the Year” award for mentoring work in the community. The quality is not lost on internationally renowned print publication MOJO Magazine who will feature “Black Beach” in their June issue.

Available to buy on iTunes

RISK vs REWARD ft Sadat X

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Nine 5 Four Magazine is an online digital publication covering Canada and the United States.

They sat down recently with Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY State producer Frost Gamble (now resident in Winnipeg) ahead of the release of their new album “Black Beach” on May 26th.

In the resulting feature just published, Zo speaks on the traditional links between the music scenes in Detroit, Michigan and Canada while Frost compares the appreciation of true essence hip hop “north of the border” to that in Europe.

Frost’s approach to production is steeped in the traditions of crate digging channeled through an Akai MPC, and he speaks on the construct via sampling while they both go on to discuss their working chemistry and the logistics involved despite being based distances apart.

Zo too has led a nomadic lifestyle, moving from the D to Kansas and then Hudson, Ohio. The pair discuss the decision to return to Detroit for part of the recording process which took place at Mr Porter’s original home studio, and also how travelling has helped shape their overall approaches to music and life.

The feature concludes with Zo explaining the hook up with the album’s featured artists Boldy James, Guilty Simpson, Sadat X and KXNG Crooked

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

Currently conducting interviews with media in the States, UK, Europe and Australia, the pair are set to release a new single “My Negus” on Monday May 1st. Featuring Guilty Simpson, it follows the previous single “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat-X and the bonus cut video “Axe Somebody” which is available as a free download HERE

Keep up to date with Zo and Frost on social media via IG @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble, Twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble and over on their Joint Facebook Page.

“Black Beach is available to pre-order now on iTunes

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