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The “Veteran” EP released on November 18th was the first official collaborative project by NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble.

This despite the fact the pair were originally rivals in Binghamton’s rap battle scene during the 90’s who would then go on to be partners in rhyme, tagging and remained hip hop allies over the years.

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Though continuing to collaborate on occasional tracks, the pair pursued solo careers especially in the light of Frost’s relocation and subsequent re-focus on production. This led them to work individually with artists such as Tom Gist, J-Ro, Sadat-X, Jinx da Juvy and Rakim’s son Tahmell, however it was Frost’s contribution to Seven 13’s “God Bless Dope Rappers” compilation earlier this year which was the catalyst for the new EP

Also released through Seven 13 Music & Ent, “Veteran” is a warm up to a new album planned for 2017, and includes the single “Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx, a tribute to Sean Price.

The latest review comes courtesy of The Dynamic JAB, writing for OK-Tho Magazine. READ THE FULL APPRAISAL HERE

The EP is available to buy from iTunes

Check out the official EP stream on Soundcloud and also their official video for the single “Step Up”

Connect with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble online

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

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One of the leading names in the UK hip hop scene for the past several years, north London’s Melanin 9 is set to release a new solo album “Old Pictures” in the Spring of 2017.

A member of the highly rated Triple Darkness crew, his position as one of the country’s most gifted lyricists is well established and he brings all of his verbal dexterity to the table in this new joint “Polaroid”. Produced by Californian duo Walterwarm and Cowode, it is the first single to be taken from the new album and features British upcomer Karl Sage.

The accompanying video has been released today, filmed and edited by Melanin 9 himself. Check it out on Youtube

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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.

HEAR THE FULL EP STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

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Buy the EP from iTunes

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
IG @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
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Upstate NY rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer released their new EP “Veteran” yesterday through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment. Available to buy from iTunes

Despite the distance apart, they’ve been long time allies dating back to an original rap battle rivalry during the 90’s which would then develop into a working partnership. While focusing on solo careers over the past decade, the pair occasionally collaborated on one off projects, however “Veteran” marks their first official release together, a warm up for an album due in 2017.

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Online publication Above Average Hip Hop ran the rule over the new EP in the review written by Riley Wallace published yesterday.

With a clear appreciation of their style, concept and authenticity, the review even goes as far to say that “Tone has easily become one of my top rhymers to watch” and notes the EP’s “timeless appeal“.

READ THEIR FULL APPRAISAL IN THE ARTICLE PUBLISHED HERE

Check out the full official EP stream on Soundcloud

Look out for much more media coverage and the weeks ahead plus further special bonus audio and video releases from the duo.

Connect with them online

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/tonechopfrostgamble

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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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Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka jumped on Skype with UK online publication Subba Cultcha recently to discuss his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which was released on 10th December 2014, and available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com

The film of the interview conducted by Thomas Schofield was recorded and uploaded as a video to Youtube

You can see the full feature online HERE and watch the interview on Youtube

The 19 track album includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Kill Will, Sal Dali and Beats McGreevey, and also features Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite, Aida Chakra, Piakhan and many more. A pre-cursor to a planned series of official releases in 2015, “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” has laid down a strong marker for what lies ahead with Buggs featuring in publications from the United States, UK, Europe & New Zealand.

Look out for further press coverage and official video launches in the weeks ahead, and connect with Buggs on social media on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” You can also hear the album stream on Soundcloud :

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Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka re;eased his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” this week, available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the My Mixtapez App for mobile devices which in the space of 48 hours has received around 30,000 hits already.

There has been much international media interest in the release and artist over the past few weeks, which has seen Buggs conduct interviews with publications based in the USA, UK, Europe and New Zealand, and is in fact still doing so.

The latest press coverage comes from the UK, in the form of an interview with Rough Online and an album review by PopCulturez.

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In the feature published by Rough, Buggs discusses his earlier releases such as Mutant Level 5 which featured Little Brother, Sa-Ra, Freeway & London’s S.A.S., and his mixtape releases with DJ Clockwork, including The Wrath of Zeus. He speaks on the recognition he has received from his home city, having been named “Hip Hop Artist of 2014” at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and addresses the hip hop scene there, and those who have paved the way for others to follow.

The topic of discussion then switches to the re-emergence of lyricism in hip hop, a bi product of the throwback to the Golden Era which took place in the worlds of fashion, music and culture, and how he developed a working relationship over the past couple of years with Talib Kweli as well as his recent sit down with Pharrell Williams in Los Angeles.

READ THE FEATURE IN FULL HERE

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PopCulturez is a multi faceted online covering most forms of music as well as other popular cultural outlets such as tv, lifestyle, film and news.

Their summarized style review concludes “Lyrically, Buggs delivers his thoughtful yet personal, at times autobiographical rhymes over heavy beats, samples and a frequent jazz tinted vibe…at 19 tracks in length, and clocking in at well over an hour, this offers some genuine bang for your buck.

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

Earlier in the week, to mark the release, Buggs released his new video “Religiously” featuring Donte from MOOD, shot in Los Angeles while there to perform at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in November with Mac Miller & DJ Clockwork. The event also featured Tyler the Creator, Rick Ross, Earl Sweatshirt and Pharrell Williams.

Buggs Tha Rocka – Religiously (Official Music Video) produced by Hop Trax from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Connect with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and look out for more international press features in the weeks ahead.

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