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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Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY State producer Frost Gamble, now resident in Winnipeg, are set to release their new album “Black Beach” on May 26th. Featuring KXNG Crooked, Sadat X, Guilty Simpson and Boldy James it is a poltically charged take on today’s “Black America” by a lyricist in receipt of a “Humanitarian of the Year” award for mentoring work in his community.

The pair sat down recently to speak on camera to US online “The Underground Hip Hop”.

They discuss their earliest days in music and the artists which influenced them the most, and the circumstances by which they first met. On the album itself, they explain their writing process together and the subject matters addressed before moving on to discuss today’s world of hip hop and rap music more generally.

The interview concludes with the duo outlining their plans for the future

The feature was published on The Underground Hip Hop and you can watch the full interview below on Youtube

“Black Beach” releases on 22 Entertainment and is available to pre-order now on iTunes. It will be featured in the June issue of internationally renowned print publication MOJO Magazine, and you will see more interviews and reviews from international titles in the weeks ahead.

Keep up to date with Zo and Frost on social media, via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on Instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and on their joint Facebook Page

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Last week, Detroit rapper ZotheJerk jumped on Skype to speak with Australian online magazine Tone MVMT ahead of the release of his new album “Black Beach” on May 26th which is produced entirely by Frost Gamble and also features KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Sadat-X, Guilty Simpson, Young Bleed and many more.

Much of the subject matter of the album reflects the current everday experience of “Black America”, and the interview addresses these issues and the motivations behind the lyrical content. The conversation then moves on to the dynamics of working with a producer while separated by different locations, and Zo then goes on to speak about his experience of re-locating first of all from Michigan to Kansas, and subsequently to Ohio.

The feature wraps up as they discuss his switch of creativity to a style he has dubbed “Hip Hop Soul Music”, before concluding with is thoughts on his pinnacle moment of his jounrey through hip hop

READ THE ARTICLE IN FULL HERE

Look out for a new video “Axe Somebody” being launched by the pair soon, following on from the release of their first single “Risk vs Reward” featuring Sadat-X.

Zo and Frost are currently conducting interviews with international press, and all media and radio DJ inquiries regarding the album “Black Beach” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are available HERE

Meanwhile, keep up to date with Zo and Frost’s news on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

“Black Beach” is available to pre-order on iTunes

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British online HHK Magazine (aka Hip-Hop Kings) run a regular series “25 Facts” where artists discuss their upcoming albums providing a behind the scenes look at the writing and recording processes, and adding further little known or unusual facts about the release and themselves.

Latest to be published relates to “Black Beach”, the new album by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble who while now based in Winnipeg Canada, is originally from upstate New York.

The album, out on May 26th through 22 Entertainment, was recorded in Kansas, Ohio and also in Detroit at Mr Porter’s original home studio and features KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Guilty Simpson, Sadat-X, Young Bleed, Tone Chop and many more. Having appeared in the film “8 Mile”, Zo also received a “Humanitarian of the Year” award for work in the local community and was originally signed to the late Proof of D12’s Ironfist label.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

The first single to be released from “Black Beach” which can be pre-order now on iTunes was “Risk vs Reward” ft Brand Nubian’s Sadat-X

Currently conducting interviews with international press, Zo and Frost are preparing to launch a new video for their track “Axe Somebody” in the next few days. You can keep up to date with their news on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble or over on their joint Facebook Page

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Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble are set to release their new album “Black Beach” on May 26th 2017 through 22 Entertainment.

Available to pre-order on iTunes, guest featured artists include KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Sadat-X, Guilty Simpson, Young Bleed, Tone Chop and several more.

UK online Monolith Blogger published a monthly “Rapture & Verse” column written by journalist Matty Oliver. It’s a summary of the latest news, events, videos, singles, albums in the world of hip hop, covering artists from the UK, Canada and USA.

Included in this month’s column are Remy Ma, Nicki Minaj, Kool Keith, Dan The Automator, Talib Kweli, Masta Ace, Your Old Droog, Porter Ray, Leaf Dog, Oddisee, Open Mike Eagle, Joey Bada$$ and many more, with “Black Beach” receiving honourable mentions for its “jawbreaker flow making strong statements, showing Detroit determination to put things right”.

READ THE WHOLE COLUMN HERE

The first single top be released from the album was “Risk vs Reward” featuring Sadat-X. Check the stream on Soundcloud

The duo are currently conducting interviews with international media and are preparing to launch a new video “Axe Somebody” in early April.

Connect with them on Twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

All media, press and radio station DJ inquiries about the album Black Beach can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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Earlier this week, Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble spoke with French online In The Mood TV

In the new video interview published online today, the pair discuss the themes and concepts behind their new album “Black Beach” which releases on May 26th through 22 Entertainment.

With Zo having re-located to Ohio, he explains why he returned to Detroit for part of the recording process which took place at Mr Porter’s previous studio where Eminem’s “Infinite” was originally written, while Frost explains the influence being in the city had on his production approach to the album.

They also discuss how they first met and the logistical aspects of working together despite the distances involved, while Zo, who appeared in the film “8 Mile”, gives his thoughts on artists’ contribution to the local community given he received a “Humanitarian of the Year” award for mentoring work with youth projects.

The feature was published on In The Mood TV’s site HERE. Watch the interview in full on Youtube

“Black Beach” includes features by KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Sadat-X, Boldy James, Tone Chop and more, and can be pre-ordered on iTunes

You can connect with Zo and Frost on social media, by twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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

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