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In the lead up to the release of their new EP “Veteran”, NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble spoke with Chicago based journalist Sherron Shabazz, the editor of US online ‘The Real Hip Hop’.

The pair first met as rivals in Binghamton’s rap battle scene during the 90’s before eventually teaming up, however due to Frost’s re-location they then pursued solo careers while keeping in touch with the occasional collaboration. The EP represents the duo’s first official extended release, a warm up to an album scheduled for 2017.

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The interview addresses the recording process of the EP and how they came to the decision to finally work on a more extensive project. The subject matters then broaden as they give their thoughts on the new wave of “drug rappers” and the effect on today’s youth, the issue of emcees using writers, educating the next generation of rappers about the pioneers, the benefit to the scene of contemporary artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J Cole and much more

It’s an interesting perspective on today’s hip hop by two artists who have put in the hard yards, and you can read the entire feature HERE

The EP was released on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment and includes the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx which is also discussed during the interview.

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Latest review of the new EP “Veteran” by NY State rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble comes courtesy of US journalist and author Samuel Odunsi Jr.

Using his own online platform to publish critiques of the latest new music & film releases, the genres covered are broad and eclectic

The review of the new EP breaks down the tracks individually and acknowledges the context of the sound and approach given the duo’s first involvement in hip hop dating back to their friendly rivalry in NY State’s rap battle scene during the late 90’s. The classic authentic feel updated for 2016 is noted, with the recommedation given to all with an appreciation for the true essence “If you are a fan of the golden age and miss it like I do, I suggest you show your support and pick it up ASAP.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

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Released through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment on November 18th and available to buy on iTunes, the 7 track EP includes the tribute to Sean Price “Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi and is a warm up for a new album planned for 2017.

LISTEN TO THE FULL OFFICIAL EP STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Look out for further international media coverage and new bonus audio and video releases in the weeks ahead.

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Nine5Four Magazine is a bi-monthly publishing in physical and digital print formats with bases in the US and Canada.

With extensive subscriber numbers worldwide they focus on emerging talent in music, acting, modelling, sport and general entertainment.

Their November 2016 issue has just been published, including a two page feature on NY State rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble who have just released their new EP “Veteran” through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment. Available to buy from iTunes

The feature headlined “Soldiers in Arms” traces their history together, dating back to their original rivalry in NY State’s rap battle scene during the 90’s to their becoming partners in rhyme and tagging around the local area. The pair discuss their solo careers and the reasons behind the decision to finally release an official collaborative project after all these years.

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They also speak on the wider hip hop culture, the changes and evolution that has taken place over the past two decades and the importance they place on acknowledging the part played by the pioneers. Addressing the comparisons between commercial and underground or “traditional” hip hop, there is an acceptance of inevitable divergence while still maintaining the importance of upholding those traditions.

In effect, to educate a younger generation that there is more to hip hop than the imagery and representation typically served as the daily diet by mainstream media. Frost also discusses the role sample clearance issues played on the emergence of various sub-genres, before ending the interview on an optimistic note for hip hop’s future given the apparent upturn in interest and passion by a new generation for the classic sound and traditional elements.

READ THE ARTICLE IN FULL HERE

LISTEN TO THE FULL OFFICIAL VETERAN EP STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

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Upstate NY rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer released their new EP “Veteran” yesterday through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment. Available to buy from iTunes

Despite the distance apart, they’ve been long time allies dating back to an original rap battle rivalry during the 90’s which would then develop into a working partnership. While focusing on solo careers over the past decade, the pair occasionally collaborated on one off projects, however “Veteran” marks their first official release together, a warm up for an album due in 2017.

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Online publication Above Average Hip Hop ran the rule over the new EP in the review written by Riley Wallace published yesterday.

With a clear appreciation of their style, concept and authenticity, the review even goes as far to say that “Tone has easily become one of my top rhymers to watch” and notes the EP’s “timeless appeal“.

READ THEIR FULL APPRAISAL IN THE ARTICLE PUBLISHED HERE

Check out the full official EP stream on Soundcloud

Look out for much more media coverage and the weeks ahead plus further special bonus audio and video releases from the duo.

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US online ‘Da-What’ runs a series called Da Five Finger Discount where artists discuss five tracks they’ve released which have significant meaning to them and the reasons for their importance.

In the main they will relate to tracks from a new EP or album, but can include others from their careers which they felt were of particular note.

The latest in the series just published features NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble. The duo have known each other since the 90’s when originally rap battle rivals turned partners in rhyme and tagging in upstate NY.

However due to Frost’s subsequent re-location they pursued solo careers until re-uniting this year for their first official collaborative release, the EP “Veteran” out this Friday, November 18th, a taster for an album due out in 2017.

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In the feature, the pair include two singles from the EP. “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to Sean Price, features Ruste Juxx and Nobi while “Step Up” coincided with the launch of their first official music video last week.

Frost also highlights a previous project with Rakim’s son Tahmell, whiile in his dual role as a producer, Chop discusses his collaboration with Tom Gist.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

Releasing through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment, the EP will be available to buy from iTunes HERE

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“Leave It Alone” has enjoyed extensive international radio airplay since its release in September. Check out the stream

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Once rivals in Binghamton NY’s rap battle scene during the 90’s, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble subsequently became partners in rhyme and tagging.

On relocating to Winnipeg, Frost focused solely on production, working with J-Ro, Sadat-X, and Rakim’s son Tahmell. Earlier this year his joint “Honey” with ZotheJerk appeared on Seven 13’s “God Bless Dope Rappers” compilation which also featured Royce da 5’9″, Horseshoe Gang, Crooked I & Kid Vishis

Meanwhile back in upstate NY, rapper and producer Chop released an extensive series of mixtapes whether solo or as part of the group Binghamton’s Most Wanted. He also supplied the beat for Tom Gist’s “Momma”

The pair decided to re-unite for their first official collaborative release with the resultant EP “Veteran” dropping November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Ent (available on iTunes)

Contributor Angelo Gingerello has just run the rule over it for online magazine Pop Break, and you can read his in-depth review which affords the EP an 8/10 rating HERE

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From the EP, they have already released two singles. “Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi is a tribute to the late Sean Price, while only this week they launched their first official video for “Step Up”. Check them out

LEAVE IT ALONE (STREAM)

STEP UP (VIDEO)

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Official video of the new single “Step Up” by NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble, filmed and directed by Big Drew Grafix.

It’s the second to be taken from the ex rap battle rivals’ EP “Veteran” out on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Ent, and follows their tribute to Sean Price “Leave It Alone” which featured Ruste Juxx and Nobi.

With a little help from The A Team’s Mr T in the hook, Frost’s atmospheric production provides Chop with the backdrop to throw down challenges to all-comers through punchline filled verses.

WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

The single is available to buy now on iTunes

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NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble release their first collaborative EP “Veteran” through Seven 13 Music & Ent on November 18th. Available on pre-order via iTunes

Originally rivals in upstate NY’s rap battle scene during the 90’s, they became partners in rhyme, tagging and production. Already on record as crediting the wider hip hop culture and elements as being the catalyst for them to pick up the mic, US online The ReUp Spot sat down with them recently for their perspective on the evolution of hip hop over the past two decades.

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The feature is an insightful historical record, as the pair discuss their own involvement in music, graffiti and breakdancing at a time when by comparison to today, the elements had a more prominent and influential role in the wider culture.

Subjects addressed act as a historical snapshot of the changes which have taken place. The switch from vinyl to Serato, the elevation of hip hop music, fashions and art elevated from the underground to the broader commercial world, and the emergence of the various sub genres which now exist.

Focusing on the new release, they discuss the reasons for collaborating officially for the first time after all these years, their previous solo releases and the impact of signing with Seven 13.

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The article will likely be of extra interest to a younger generation, typically fed a very narrow representation by today’s media. There is more to it than that – go to the source, adapt and progress. “If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go” James Baldwin

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

The first single from the EP released was “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi. Check out the stream

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US online hip hop magazine The 9 Elements have run their interview series “The Whole 9” for some time now where they get a snapshot of the artist’s mindset and the concept behind their upcoming release.

The latest focus is on NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble, long term associates and originally rap battle rivals who have collaborated for their first official release via the “Veteran” EP, out November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

The interview discusses the new project and in particular the first single to be released “Leave It Alone” which features Ruste Juxx and is a tribute to the late Sean Price. Frost’s move to Canada and switch away from the mic to concentrate solely on beatmaking is also addressed as is the duo’s thoughts on the influence of the 90’s sound in many contemporary releases.

READ ALL THIS AND MORE IN THE ARTICLE PUBLISHED HERE

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Check out the single “Leave It Alone” ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi on Soundcloud

The single is available to buy now from the EP’s pre-order account on iTunes

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Some new heat from Tone Chop & Frost Gamble, this time in the shape of the bonus cut “Being A Boss”.

The NY State rapper and Winnipeg producer release their new EP “Veteran” on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment, a prelude to a new album coming in 2017.

The booming bass heavy beat provided by crate digger Frost slices up Jada’s “Time’s Up” for the hooks between his old rap battle rival’s punchline bars. Made available as a free download today direct from the audio stream on Soundcloud below

Look out for more audio & video releases shortly together with international press coverage of the EP.

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