Hip hop crew Belles in Monica have today released their new EP “Natsukashii”, the second in their ‘Lazarus’ series and follow up to April’s “Y’All in Meltdown”.

Out on New Dawn Records who relaunched this year after a 15 year hiatus, journeys are taken to the dark underbelly of inner city drug squalor in “Smoke Filled Rooms”, industry machinations are exposed in “That All U Got?” while the booming production of “Skitzophentic” provides the backdrop for a tirade against generic conformity.

“Venom” attacks multimedia’s clandestine misinformation schemes while the mood is switched in “Hip Hop”, a funked up, sample laden ode to the culture. A soundtrack incorporating tight eclectic beats, turntablism and filmic themes concludes as the final credits roll with “Resistance is Futile”, a bonfire of the vanities in a metaphorical dystopia.

TRACKLIST
Smoke Filled Rooms (’18 Edit}
Smoke Filled Rooms (’18 Edit instrumental)
Skitzophonetic (’18 Edit)
Skitzophonetic (’18 Edit instrumental)
That All U Got? (’18 Edit)
Timebomb (’18 Edit)
Hip Hop (’18 Edit)
Venom
Hell’s Gain ft Scheer
Resistance is Futile (’18 Edit)

“Natsukashii” available to download and stream from the following

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The new “Rapture & Verse” hip hop column written by Matt Oliver for ‘Monolith Cocktail’ has just been published.

It’s a monthly bite size round up of all hip hop news items, events, and releases to look out for whether singles, EP’s or albums.

Among the many artists covered in the latest edition are Datkid, Onoe Capone, Ill Bill & Stu Bangas, Guilty Simpson, Madlib, Nottz, Black Milk, Westside Gunn, Conway, Apollo Brown, Quelle Chris.

There is also news of the new Belles in Monica EP “Natsukashii” which releases through New Dawn records on June 7th

READ THE COLUMN IN FULL HERE

Watch the trailer video for the “Natsukashii EP” on Youtube

The first single from the EP, “Smoke Filled Rooms” releases on May 24th

Having just re-launched after a 15 year hiatus, New Dawn Records released the Belles in Monica EP “Y’All in Meltdown” on April 26th and the new Underground Cartel single “Evolution” b/w “Diggin Deeper” on Friday, taken from the “Sapientia EP” out on May 17th

Underground Cartel are an international hip hop collaborative project involving artists from all over the USA, UK, Europe and Africa including Madrid’s El Meswy, Beni Blanco from French crew ‘Originaire du Sud’, Long Beach’s Swiss Precise, Virginia’s Black Market, the UK’s Rapstation host Mr CRF, Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right, the late, great Primo from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno and many more.

All the releases to date can be heard at New Dawn Records’ Spotify Page

Currently adding to their roster, you can keep up to date with all the label’s news at their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts

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Out today on the newly relaunched New Dawn Records, “Y’All in Meltdown – Lazarus EP Vol 1” by hip hop crew Belles in Monica is a re-issue of their classic singles “Y’All Under Surveillance” and “Meltdown” available together for the first time on digital formats.

The original vinyl releases were regulars on multiple stations including BBC Radio 1 and featured in a variety of printed publications including Billboard, Hip Hop Connection and Blues & Soul, while extensive club support led to high entries in DJ Magazine’s specialist charts.

The new EP includes the celebrated and some previously unreleased versions of the remixes by G-Sharp, Phi Life Cypher producer DJ Nappa, turntablist supreme DJ Mr Thing and legendary DMC finalist Krash Slaughta, and also features brand new exclusive re-worked productions of the originals. Dope rhymes, banging beats and formidable turntablism all served up for the hip hop connoisseurs.

TRACKLIST

Y’All Under Surveillance (G-Sharp Rmx)
Y’All Under Surveillance (DJ Nappa Rmx)
Y’All Under Surveillance (DJ Nappa Rmx instrumental)
Y’All Under Surveillance (’18 Edit)
Meltdown (’18 Edit)
Meltdown (DJ Nappa Rmx ft cuts by Mr Thing)
Meltdown (Mr Krash Slaughta Massive Meltdown Rmx)
Meltdown (Gripper Rmx)

Now streaming on Spotify

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Been quite a 12 months for hip hop producer Frost Gamble, originally from NY State but now resident in Canada.

Having signed with Miami’s 22 Entertainment, whose back catalogue includes Royce da 5’9″, Fashawn, Joe Budden, J-Kwon and KXNG Crooked, his first release on his new deal was the “Veteran” EP with long time sparring partner, east coast rapper Tone Chop, in November ’16.

This was followed quickly by the album “Black Beach” with another of his Nostalgia Clic stable of artists, Detroit rapper ZotheJerk. Release in May this year and featuring KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James and Sadat X, it received worldwide media coverage including a review in the renowned MOJO Magazine.

As we enter the latter half of 2017, he has two more releases on the immediate horizon. September 29th is the date for the new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” again with Tone Chop and featuring Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Tragedy Khadafi and rap battling phenomenon D.N.A.

This will be followed on October 20th with the “Rare Fabric” EP, a joint venture with Tragedy Khadafi. Meantime, he’s been recording new music with Horseshoe Gang, Royce da 5’9″ and is also near completion of a solo producer album “I Missed My Bus” which includes guest feature artists Ruste Juxx, Ras Kass, Skyzoo, Rah Digga, Guilty Simpson, KXNG Crooked and many more.

Midwest journalist Sinseer took time out recently to speak with Frost about his earliest days in production, his influences and style, the historical relationship with Tone Chop and Zo, his tie up with the label and of course all of his past and future projects.

READ THE ARTICLE IN FULL HERE

Check out some of the bangers Frost’s produced ;

From the Veteran EP with Tone Chop “Leave It Alone” ft Ruste Juxx and Nobi

From the Black Beach album with Zo, “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat X

From the Respect Is Earned Not Given album with Chop, “Walk the Walk” ft Kool G Rap

Tone Chop & Frost Gamble will be in NYC mid October meeting with press and appearing on radio stations including DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control show on Sirius XM promoting the release of the album.

In the meantime, look out for more interviews and reviews of their new album in the weeks ahead. The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes and also bought on digital and CD formats from Bandcamp

You can keep up to date with Frost on social media via Twitter, IG and Facebook

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Under previous incarnations, Miami based 22 Entertainment operated as a record label, distribution partner and production company releasing a wide range of urban and rock genres.

Notable landmarks includes their involvement in assisting the early development of what would become rap supergroup Slaughterhouse, and in 2011 they released Royce da 5’9″‘s “Success Is Certain”, the most successful independent rap album of that year.

A restructure and re-brand in the past year has seen the label sign a worldwide physical and digital distribution deal with Sony’s “The Orchard” who recently took over Sony Red’s operations. Musically the label continue to nurture new emerging rap and hip hop talent balanced with releases by established names, and they have also made the move into the huge worldwide phenomenon that is “ASMR” via their Dreamscapes series, music and sounds to assist with relaxation and sleep.

In the past few months they’ve added their own presence to online digital store Bandcamp.

Much of their back catalogue has been made available, releases by Fashawn, Royce da 5’9″, Crooked I (KXNG Crooked), Chingy, Horseshoe Gang, J-Kwon, Joe Budden, Stat Quo, Kid Vishis and of course several of their Dreamscapes series.

You can visit their store HERE Their most recent and forthcoming releases include the following :

RAMPAGE – “THE PAYBACK”

Available to buy now, the Flipmode veteran returns with a themed release, the production by Felony Muzik acting as a pastiche of a 70’s cop flick, the superior classic soul and rnb samples providing the soundtrack to a journey through the streets’ underbelly

TONE CHOP & FROST GAMBLE – “RESPECT IS EARNED NOT GIVEN”

Releasing on September 29th and available to pre-order, it’s the latest from the label’s in house producer signing Frost Gamble whose star has risen quickly in the past year. This time he’s teamed up with old sparring partner, NY state rapper Tone Chop to deliver the real deal in hip hop; rhymes, bars and beats for days aided and abetted by featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Canadian upcome White Rhino, Tragedy Khadafi and rap battling sensation D.N.A.

TRAGEDY KHADAFI & FROST GAMBLE – “RARE FABRIC” EP

Releasing October 20th and available to pre-order, it’s another from the eastcoast beatmaker, this time with Queens’ veteran rapper Tragedy Khadafi. The recording was only completed earlier this month and precedes a new solo project coming soon from Frost Gamble which includes guest featured artists Rah Digga, Ras Kass, Skyzoo, KXNG Crooked, Ruste Juxx, Guilty Simpson and many more….futher details to follow

DA FLYY HOOLIGAN – “S.C.U.M.”

Releasing October 27th and available to pre-order, it’s the new album by north west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan, long regarded as one of the most gifted and creative lyricists within the burgeoning UK rap scene. DFH also spent time based in NYC becoming part of J-Ronin’s “All Elements” movement, and went on to record with Sav Killz, Prince Po, M1 of Dead Prez, Hasan Salaam, D.V Alias Khryst and the late Sean P. The new album features US luminaries Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin.

You can keep up to date with news on the most recent single, EP and album releases via 22 Entertainment’s twitter feed @22Entertainmen

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Patrick Griffin runs his own online blog, appropriately enough called “Patrick’s Music Blog”, where he writes about an eclectic range of new music releases of various genres.

The latest review published casts an eye over the new EP “Veteran” by NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble which released on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

Afforded an 8/10 rating with the summary “The respect and reverence for hip-hop is what I take away most from this EP” you can read the article in full HERE

Available to buy now on iTunes, check out the full official EP stream on Soundcloud

Look out for further international media coverage on the duo and their release shortly and keep up to date with them online :

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
FACEBOOK Official Joint Page
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
WEBSITES www.frostgamble.com www.seven13ent.com

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It’s just under a week since NY State rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble released their first official collaborative release on November 18th through the label Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

The “Veteran” EP is available on iTunes and the latest review comes courtesy of Stuart Sharpe for his personal blog “Sharpes Reviews”. The site publishes regular updates and in the past couple of months has included appraisals of releases by Danny Bown, Joe Budden, The Game and Termanology

Summarising “Both Tone Chop and Frost Gamble show a lot of skill as well as potential, and should continue to grow as individuals and a group.” the full review can be read HERE

Including the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to the late Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx, you can listen to the full Veteran EP stream on Soundcloud

Look out for more international media & press coverage of the release in the weeks ahead, and a further special bonus cut due for launch during December. All media and radio station DJ inquiries about Tone Chop & Frost Gamble can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is HERE

Meanwhile, connect with the duo and label online

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
FACEBOOK Official Joint Page
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
WEBSITES www.frostgamble.com www.seven13ent.com

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