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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One thing you can guarantee about Detroit rapper ZotheJerk, he makes for one helluva interviewee !

In this latest filmed interview with westcoast online Streets Connect TV, he talks in great detail about various aspects of his past, present and future.

Of particular interest, he explains how he came to appear in the film “8 Mile” and how this led to a subsequent working relationship with the late Big Proof of D12. In this section, he also provides his own perspective of Proof’s humerous nature including anecdotes from direct experience, and the devastating effect his passing had on the wider community.

He also addresses a variety of topics including the ability to balance family life with career, offers advice on how to break the “dead beat job cycle”, and of course gives an insight into the political and social issues tackled in his new album “Black Beach” which released on Friday May 26th produced entirely by Frost Gamble.

The interview makes for fascinating viewing and you can watch it all on Youtube

Featuring KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Young Bleed, Tone Chop, Sadat X and Boldy James, “Black Beach” is available through 22 Entertainment from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Bandcamp The instrumentals used in the interview are made available for free when you purchase the album on Bandcamp

Listen to the full album stream on Soundcloud

The duo will release their new lyric video for “Keep Me Safe” next Tuesday, June 5th. Look out for further international media coverage of this release in the weeks ahead, and meantime connect with Zo & Frost on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on IG @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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A couple weeks back, Detroit rapper ZotheJerk met up with the journalist Sinseer in his home city ahead of the release of his new album “Black Beach” which released on Friday May 26th.

In an in depth interview published over the weekend, the pair discuss Zo’s life growing up in the D, his appearance in the film “8 Mile” and how this led to him developing a working relationship with the late Big Proof of D12.

More recently, Zo relocated to Kansas and subsequently Ohio, and he explains the reasons for the move and the basis on which he received the title “Humanitarian of the Year” at the Kansas City Music Awards in 2014.

They then discuss the new album itself, his working relationship with the sole producer Frost Gamble, the involvement of featured artists Boldy James, Guilty Simpson, Sadat X and KXNG Crooked, and the inspiration behind the themes addressed.

READ THE INTERVIEW IN FULL HERE

Released through 22 Entertainment, “Black Beach” is available to buy from iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

The special Deluxed edition including bonus cuts and free instrumentals is available exclsuively from Bandcamp

HEAR THE FULL ALBUM STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Look out for more interviews and reviews of “Black Beach” shortly together with new videos releasing from the album. Meantime, connect with Zo and Frost on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on Instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page.

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Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY State producer Frost Gamble who is now based in Winnipeg Canada released their new video “Axe Somebody” last week.

A bonus cut, it follows last month’s official single “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat-X taken from their forthcoming album “Black Beach” out on May 26th. On “Axe Somebody”, Frost takes it all the way back on the beat, the renowned booming funky drummer break underpinning Zo’s high octane delivery with Big L sampled on the hook.

They have today made the joint available as a free mp3 download direct from the new audio stream – check the video and stream below.

“AXE SOMEBODY” ON YOUTUBE

DOWNLOAD THE “AXE SOMEBODY” MP3 DIRECT FROM THE STREAM

Zo was also a guest on last week’s Rainbow Exotic Music podcast, a show based in Connecticut with an eclectic set list of hip hop, funk, soul and rock. You can learn more about them via their site HERE

Listen back to the show on the player

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“Black Beach”, which will be featured in the legendary UK publication MOJO Magazine next month, includes guest artists KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James, Sadat-X, Tone Chop and Young Bleed, and can be pre-order now on Itunes

Zo & Frost are currently conducting interviews with publications in the US, Europe and UK, and you can keep up to date with their news on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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US online The ReUp Spot has just published a new interview feature with Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble ahead of the release of their album “Blach Beach” on May 26th.

The article takes a wider in-depth view of Detroit’s historic music scene and how it became a breeding ground for some exceptional artists in the worlds of jazz, blues, rock, Motown, techno and of course hip hop. It digs deeper into the influence the city’s industrial background and mindset had on artists and their unique approach and identity within various musical forms.

Zo discusses the legacies provided by past and present local artists, from J-Dilla to Danny Brown, while addressing the suggestion that Detroit’s success still relies ultimately on being signed by labels in NYC or LA.

Both Frost and Zo have relocated from their original hometowns on several occasions and they talk about how this helped broaden their horizons, and the rapper explains how the general theme of the album reflecting the current experience for “Black America” crosses State boundaries.

The article concludes with the pair discussing the recording process, the inclusion of featured artists such as Guilty Simpson, KXNG Crooked, Sadat-X and Boldy James….and they also reveal their preference between “Good Times” & “Rappers Delight” !!

READ THE FEATURE IN FULL HERE

In the past month, ZotheJerk and Frost Gamble have released the official single “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat-X and a brand new video for the bonus cut “Axe Somebody”.

The album “Black Beach”, which will be reviewed by the UK’s globally renowned MOJO Magazine next month, is available to pre-order on iTunes

Keep up to date with the artists on twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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Last week, Detroit rapper ZotheJerk jumped on Skype to speak with Australian online magazine Tone MVMT ahead of the release of his new album “Black Beach” on May 26th which is produced entirely by Frost Gamble and also features KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Sadat-X, Guilty Simpson, Young Bleed and many more.

Much of the subject matter of the album reflects the current everday experience of “Black America”, and the interview addresses these issues and the motivations behind the lyrical content. The conversation then moves on to the dynamics of working with a producer while separated by different locations, and Zo then goes on to speak about his experience of re-locating first of all from Michigan to Kansas, and subsequently to Ohio.

The feature wraps up as they discuss his switch of creativity to a style he has dubbed “Hip Hop Soul Music”, before concluding with is thoughts on his pinnacle moment of his jounrey through hip hop

READ THE ARTICLE IN FULL HERE

Look out for a new video “Axe Somebody” being launched by the pair soon, following on from the release of their first single “Risk vs Reward” featuring Sadat-X.

Zo and Frost are currently conducting interviews with international press, and all media and radio DJ inquiries regarding the album “Black Beach” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are available HERE

Meanwhile, keep up to date with Zo and Frost’s news on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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

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British online HHK Magazine (aka Hip-Hop Kings) run a regular series “25 Facts” where artists discuss their upcoming albums providing a behind the scenes look at the writing and recording processes, and adding further little known or unusual facts about the release and themselves.

Latest to be published relates to “Black Beach”, the new album by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble who while now based in Winnipeg Canada, is originally from upstate New York.

The album, out on May 26th through 22 Entertainment, was recorded in Kansas, Ohio and also in Detroit at Mr Porter’s original home studio and features KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Guilty Simpson, Sadat-X, Young Bleed, Tone Chop and many more. Having appeared in the film “8 Mile”, Zo also received a “Humanitarian of the Year” award for work in the local community and was originally signed to the late Proof of D12’s Ironfist label.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

The first single to be released from “Black Beach” which can be pre-order now on iTunes was “Risk vs Reward” ft Brand Nubian’s Sadat-X

Currently conducting interviews with international press, Zo and Frost are preparing to launch a new video for their track “Axe Somebody” in the next few days. You can keep up to date with their news on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble or over on their joint Facebook Page

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