Earlier this week, eastcoast rapper & producer duo Tone Chop & Frost Gamble jumped on Skype to speak with Rainbow Exotic Music for the latest edition of their podcast.

The pair discussed the earliest days together growing up in NY state which included a period as rap battle rivals, and their earliest influences, citing names such as Diamond D, Lord Finesse, Pete Rock, LL Cool J and The Beatnuts as helping shape their initial approach.

They then speak about the concept behind their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” and Chop provides an insight into the working relationship with featured artists Kool G Rap and DNA. The subject then moves on to the comparisons between the classic style of hip hop with some of today’s contemporary mainstream offshoots, the differentials in marketplaces and focus on lyical content, as Chop declares his wish for “mumble rap” to be re-categorized seperately from the genre!

Chop is then asked to give his thoughts on Jay-Z’s new album “4:44”, and as a fan of Hova he gives an interesting view of his overall body of work since the release of “Reasonable Doubt”. Meanwhile, as the pair discuss the logistics of recording together, Frost explains his move from traditional to contemporary crate digging techniques using the MPC, S900 and Tempest as part of the production process.

LISTEN BACK TO THE INTERVIEW IN FULL – STREAMING OPTIONS HERE

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Music played during the show included Chop & Frost’s single “Leave It Alone” ft Ruste Juxx, a tribute to Sean P taken from their previous “Veteran” EP, and the current single “Walk the Walk” ft Kool G Rap. Listen to the streams on Soundcloud

Out on September 29th through 22 Entertainment, “Respect Is Earned Not Given” also features Planet Asia, Tragedy Khadafi and White Rhino, and is available to pre-order on iTunes and Bandcamp

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

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Hip Hop Breath is a quarterly magazine published on Issuu.

It is edited by Parisien DJ LSM who hosts the “Medicine Show” among others and also releases various mixtapes. With the focus very much placed on the more traditional elements of the culture and music, the magazine has been running for 5 years and featured artists of the calibre of Talib Kweli, KXNG Crooked, Pharoahe Monch, DJ Whoo Kid, Joell Ortiz, Jon Connor, Ras Kass and many more.

In the new issue just published today, they feature Detroit rapper ZotheJerk who released his new album “Black Beach” on May 26th with producer Frost Gamble. They speak with him about the concept behind the album, the origins of his working relationship with Frost, and the background to his receiving a Humanitarian of the Year award for services to the community

You can read the interview in full HERE

Also featured in the magazine are Classic Storm Radio’s DJ Toshi, 60 East, Juxx Diamondz and Napoleon da Legend.

Featuring KXNG Crooked, Sadat X, Guilty Simpson and Boldy James, “Black Beach” is available on iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify. Hear the full album stream on Soundcloud

You can connect with Zo & Frost on twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, IG @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and via their joint Facebook Page

Frost releases the new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” with NY State’s Tone Chop on September 29th.

It includes guest featured artists Planet Asia, Tragedy Khadafi, DNA, White Rhino and Kool G Rap who appears on the first single “Walk the Walk” released on Friday

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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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First broadcast by Canadian station CHRW 94.9 FM on May 16th, The Word is Bond Rap Radio Show welcomed Detroit rapper ZotheJerk as their special guest.

Host Chase March spoke with him ahead of the release of his new album “Black Beach” produced entirely by Winnipeg based Frost Gamble on Friday May 26th.

During the interview they discuss how being outspoken can be both a curse and a blessing, the importance of life-long learning, being authentic in hip-hip music and culture, the N-word, and much, much more. Several tracks from the album are also aired together with great music from artists such as 9th Wonder, KRS-One, Celph Titled, Brother Ali and Organized Facts to name but a few.

Listen back to the whole show via Mixcloud

Including guest featured artists KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Sadat X, Boldy James, Tone Chop & Young Bleed, “Black Beach” will be available from all digital stores including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, while the special Deluxe edition including bonus cuts and free instrumentals will be available exclusively from Bandcamp

Among the tracks played during the show was their first single released from the album, “Risk vs Reward” featuring Sadat X.

Look out for coverage of the album in a wide variety of international publications including the renowned MOJO Magazine later this month, and meantime keep up to date with ZotheJerk and Frost Gamble on social media via Twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble 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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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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As part of their regular “The Whole 9” interview series, US online “The 9 Elements” spoke with Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY State producer (now relocated to Winnipeg) Frost Gamble ahead of the release of their new album “Black Beach” on May 26th through 22 Entertainment.

In the feature published yesterday, the pair discuss the origins of the concept behind the album and the involvement of featured artists including Sadat X, KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson and Boldy James.

One of the underlying themes throughout the album addresses issues relating to the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement as represented in the track “Loyal Victims”, highlighted by The 9 Elements for particular note. Zo speaks on these issues and how his home town of Detroit shaped him as an individual and an artist, the Emcees which influenced him and then the pair discuss further the mechanics of their working relationship, how they first met and what they have planned in the future.

READ THE INTERVIEW IN FULL HERE

The album, which will feature in the June issue of the internationally renowned print publication MOJO Magazine, is available to pre-order from iTunes

From it, they have already released the single “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat X followed by the video for a bonus cut “Axe Somebody” made available as a free download HERE

Their new single “My Negus” featuring Guilty Simpson will be released on Monday May 1st. Zo & Frost are busy conducting interviews with media in the States, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia, and you can 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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