The new album “Black Beach” by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY State producer (now resident in Winnipeg) Frost Gamble released today, Friday May 26th through 22 Entertainment.

Zo’s powerful social commentary on the experience of today’s “Black America” is complimented by Frost’s production, infused with a mixture of soul, electronica and straight hip hop bangers further enhanced by the contributions of featured artists including KXNG Crooked, Sadat X, Guilty Simpson and Boldy James.

Available to buy now from the following digital stores

iTunes *** Amazon *** Spotify

The Deluxe edition including bonus cuts and free instrumentals is available exclusively from Bandcamp

Renowned international music publication MOJO Magazine has reviewed the album in their current issue (July 2017) in stores now. As part of their pick of the 5 best urban releases of the month on page 93, “Black Beach” is included together with LP’s by Freddie Gibbs, Cody ChesnuTT, Profusion and Ho99o9

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Connect with Zo, Frost and the label on twitter @TheJerkNation @FrostGamble & @22Entertainmen or over on their joint Facebook Page

Look out for further reviews of the album and interviews with the artists shortly, and a new video being launched in early June. All international media, press and radio station inquiries regarding “Black Beach” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are available HERE

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NY State rapper and producer combo, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble, go all the way back to their days as rap battle rivals during the late 90’s before Frost re-located to Winnpeg, Canada and focused solely on beatmaking.

They released their first official collaborative project on November 18th last year, the “Veteran” EP being a warm up for their plans in 2017.

Binghamton’s DJ Gee Swift has just produced this banging remix of the entire EP and uploaded it to Mixcloud in the past couple of days. Check it out

The original version of the “Veteran” EP is available on iTunes and included the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to the late Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi. Here is the full tracklist

1 – Dedication
2 – Back in the Days
3 – Other Shit ft Awful P
4 – Better with Time ft DJ Waxamillion & S.One
5 – One Two
6 – Leave it Alone ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi
7 – Step Up

The pair will be releasing a new album “Respect is Earned Not Given” on September 1st and includes featured artists Tragedy Khadafi, Kool G Rap, Planet Asia and the current most viewed online rap battler, D.N.A.

Meanwhile, Frost’s album “Black Beach” with Detroit rapper ZotheJerk is set to release soon on May 26th. Featuring Guilty Simpson, KXNG Crooked, Sadat X and Boldy James, it will be available from most digital stores including Spotify & iTunes, while a Deluxe edition including bonus cuts and instrumentals will release exclusively on Bandcamp

Stay connected with the artists on social media, via twitter @FrostGamble @ToneChop @TheJerkNation and over on the joint Facebook pages, Tone & Frost and Zo & Frost

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The album “Black Beach” is Detroit rapper ZotheJerk’s social commentary on the existence for many in today’s Black America written from his own experiences and cataloguing those of others.

Issues of police brutality, oppression and injustices are laid out like an open wound while balanced by the acceptance of the responsibility a positive paternal role model must shoulder to break the cycle of self inflicted urban decay. He offers messages of hope and aspiration, and walks the walk having received a “Humanitarian of the Year” award for mentoring work in the community.

Lyrically intense, the musical backdrop is provided by one of the fastest emerging producers in hip hop, NYC State’s Frost Gamble who is now resident in Winnipeg, Canada. The crate digger fuses jazz, soul, r&b and electronica for a contemporary take on traditional techniques, with some turntablism thrown into the mix.

US online “The Balcony Life Blog” have just published a review of the album which reflects these different ingredients, and acknowledging the pivotal role they play. Read what they have to say HERE

Meanwhile, Irish journalist Stephen Dorney has included the album in his Weekly Capsule Reviews series. Read his summary HERE

Releasing through 22 Entertainment on May 26th, and available to pre-order on iTunes, the album includes featured guest artists KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James, Sadat X, Tone Chop & Young Bleed.

Two singles have been released, “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat X and more recently “My Negus” ft Guilty Simpson. Check the audio streams on Soundcloud

Look out for more reviews and interviews relating to this release in international media in the weeks ahead, including a feature of the album in renowned print publication MOJO Magazine, and meantime connect with Zo & Frost on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and over on their Facebook Page

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NY State rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble released their new EP ” Veteran” on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment. Available to buy from iTunes

It features the singles “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx, and “Step Up” for which negotiations are underway with a film franchise for inclusion in one of their upcoming productions.

The duo have have just released this new bonus cut “Crowd Pleaser” as a free download, with rap battle veteran Chop delivering his trademark punchline bars and metaphors while Frost dices up Inspectah Deck’s “R.E.C. Room” for the hook.

DOWNLOAD THE JOINT DIRECT FROM THE AUDIO STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Connect with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble online

Twitter @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
IG @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
Facebook Official Joint Page

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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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Buy the EP from iTunes

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
IG @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
FB Joint Page

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Long Beach crew Horseshoe Gang released their album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, and within a week it entered the top 50 of iTunes’ charts in 15 countries.

From it was the single “Shoe-icide Squad”, the group’s savage verbal attack on police brutality against the black community, delivered with a ferocity that drew many to compare it to NWA’s “F*ck The Police”. The appropriately raucous beat is courtesy of Danish production duo Tabu (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Tech N9ne)

With the recent events in Minnesota, Louisiana, Florida and now Canada taking place in the midst of political upheaval, the west coast rappers have put their full weight behind the Black Lives Matter movement by releasing this new official video, premiered by HIPHOP DX

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WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

Horseshoe Gang drop a new limited edition album “4 Brothers” in September, with CD versions of both album releases available from Seven 13 Ent HERE

“Anti-Trap Music” available from iTunes HERE

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on social media via TWITTER, INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK

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In the lead up to the release of their album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, Horseshoe Gang, sat down with west coast online magazine Streets Connect.

In one of their most in-depth interviews to date, the group spoke on a wide range of issues. They outlined the recording process and how they select the different styles of production, and the whole ethos behind the meaning of their album title. This leads them onto the wider subject of lyricism in hip hop, and the positive and negative influences these have depending on how imagery is portrayed per genre.

Their track “Shoe-icide Squad” has been much heralded as their version of NWA’s “Fuck the Police”, taking a stand against police brutality and protecting their community, and notably choosing to speak out on this when others have backed down. As explained in the feature this comes from the influence of listening to artists such as Rakim and moves the conversation forward to Tupac’s legacy, the long lasting effect it’s had on them, and the the west coast scene to this day.

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The discussion moves on again to touch upon their well documented rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume, their plans to release a comic book series and they also go into more detail about their fanbase overseas, notably in the UK and Europe. Currently sitting in iTunes Top 50 in 15 different countries would bear witness to that fact.

Very interesting insight into all of that & more which can be read in full HERE

The album “Anti-Trap Music” can be bought on iTunes with CD versions available from Amazon Check out the full album stream

Look out for the group releasing a new single next week with further media coverage to follow. Meanwhile connect with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

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