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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

All media, press and radio station DJ inquiries regarding ZotheJerk, Frost Gamble and the album Black Beach can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is available HERE

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New single “Risk vs Reward” by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk featuring Brand Nubian’s Sadat-X released today on 22 Entertainment.

It’s the first to be taken from the album “Black Beach”, a collaboration between Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble and Zo who previously appeared in the film “8 Mile” and was signed by the late Proof of D12 to his Ironfist label. Now re-located to Ohio via Kansas, he received the title “Humanitarian of the Year” at the Kansas City Music Awards in 2014 for mentoring work in the community.

(Full album press release available HERE)

CHECK THE RISK VS REWARD AUDIO STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Available on iTunes & Spotify

The album releasing on May 26th also features KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Guilty Simpson and Young Bleed

Full tracklist

1 – Welcome To Black Beach
2 – America Made Me
3 – My Negus ft Guilty Simpson
4 – If ft Boldy James
5 – Drunk Roses ft Coko Buttaflie
6 – Blaxploitation ft Eveready & Young Bleed
7 – Loyal Victims ft Dustin Davie & Eveready
8 – Risk vs Reward ft Sadat-X
9 – Kill Everything Moving ft Tone Chop
10 – Mother Of My Child ft Dustin Davie
11 – Whispers In The Wind ft KXNG Crooked
12 – Etch A Sketch
13 – Keep Me Safe (co:produced by S.One)

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Twitter @TheJerkNation @FrostGamble
IG @ZotheJerk @Frost.Gamble
Facebook Joint Page

All international press, media and radio station DJ inquiries regarding the album Black Beach including requests for promotional copies to review or to interview the artists can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is HERE

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