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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Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble released their collaborative album “Black Beach” on Friday May 26th through 22 Entertainment.

The latest review comes from US online “Triple OT”, a site with a focus on music and basketball. The appraisal is in depth, an appreciation of the production styles which draw from the finest tradtions of J Dilla & Premo, the choice samples used and the soundscape this provides Zo’s impassioned rhymes.

There is an acknowledgement of the themes addressed, including issues which gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement, a sense of identity, the importance of family, aspiration and an undetered feeling of hope.

The review reflects the sense of purpose and musical approach well, and can be read in full HERE

Including guest featured artists KXNG Crooked (Slaughterhouse), Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Guilty Simpson (Random Axe), Boldy James, Tone Chop & Young Bleed, the album is available from a variety of digital stores including iTunes, Amazon & Spotify.

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

HEAR THE ALBUM STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Expect to see more reviews of “Black Beach” and interviews with Zo & Frost shortly, with a special lyric video for the track “Keep Me Safe” releasing next week

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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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The new album “Black Beach” by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY state producer Frost Gamble, now resident in Winnipeg Canada, releases on Friday May 26th through 22 Entertainment.

It represents Zo’s social commentary on the experience for many in today’s Black America, politically charged it strikes an intelligent balance of addressing a number of very real issues while still offering positive solutions. The musical backdrop provided by Frost mixes soul and edgier hip hop beats to catch the mood swings perfectly, adding to his reputation as one of the fastest emerging producers in the genre.

US online magazine Pop Break picks up on these nuances in their review of the album just published, describing it as “one of the best examples of ‘Grown Man Rap’ we’ve heard in a while”. Affording the release an 8/10 rating, you can read their full appraisal HERE

Featuring Slaughterhouse frontman KXNG Crooked, Random Axe’s Guilty Simpson, Brand Nubian Sadat X, and Boldy James, “Black Beach” will be available from all digital stores including Spotify and iTunes, while a special Deluxe edition including bonus cuts and instrumentals will be available exclusively from Bandcamp.

The first single to be released from the album was “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat X. Check out the stream on Soundcloud

Look out for more reviews and interviews relating to “Black Beach” in international publications in the weeks ahead, including the renowned MOJO Magazine.

Meantime, stay up to date 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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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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Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble release their new album “Black Beach” through 22 Entertainment on May 26th.

It will be available on all digital stores worldwide including iTunes and Spotify, and includes guest featured artists Boldy James, Slaughterhouse frontman KXNG Crooked, Brand Nubian’s Sadat X and legendary Random Axe member Guilty Simpson.

The rapidly expanding Miami based label have now added their presence to digital store Bandcamp. Initial additions include releases by Horseshoe Gang, Crooked I aka KXNG Crooked and Kid Vishis. They have now made the new album “Black Beach” available for pre-order as a deluxe edition exclusive to Bandcamp which includes bonus cuts and instrumentals.

Click the link to see what’s available BLACK BEACH DELUXE EDITION

The duo have already released two singles from the album, “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat X and “My Negus” ft Guilty Simpson. Check the audio streams on Soundcloud

Look out for interviews and reviews relating to the release appearing in international press during the weeks ahead, including a feature on the album in renowned print publication MOJO Magazine at the end of this month.

Connect with Zo & Frost on social media via Twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on Instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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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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