In the past week, UK journalist Peter Johnstone chopped it up with eastcoast hip hop producer Frost Gamble in the lead up to his new album with rapper Tone Chop “Respect Is Earned Not Given” releasing on September 29th.

Relocated from NY State to Canada some years back, Frost discusses his earliest days in hip hop, from breakdancing to Mc-ing and ultimately crate digging and production. Having been a long time associate of Chop dating back to a friendly rap battle rivalry, he discusses the progression from their “Veteran” Ep of last year to the new album.

He then speaks on his general approach to production, the factors involved working with different artists, the various considerations when writing together, and explains why his greatest moment to date came via an endorsement by the legendary Rakim.

In addition to two albums this year with Detroit’s ZotheJerk and the new release with Chop, Frost has been much in demand. He has just wrapped a new project with Tragedy Khadafi, has recently remixed tracks for Royce da 5’9″ and Horseshoe Gang and during the interview reveals details of his new solo album nearing completion “I Missed My Bus” which includes guest artists Skyzoo, Ras Kass, KXNG Crooked, Ruste Juxx, Rah Digga and many more.

The one to watch in the months ahead, read the full interview HERE

“Respect Is Earned Not Given” is available to pre-order on iTunes and in both physical and digital formats on Bandcamp

The two singles released to date are “Walk the Walk” ft Kool G Rap and “Guillotine Chop” ft White Rhino and Planet Asia. Check them out

Connect with Frost on social media, via twitter @FrostGamble, IG @Frost.Gamble and FB FrostGamble

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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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Fair to say that 2016 will have proven to be a busy year for Long Beach hip hop crew Horseshoe Gang.

They released their new album “Anti-Trap Music” in April, the album immediately entering iTunes charts’ Top 50 in 15 countries with Amazon’s initial CD stock sold out in a day.

Their elder brother KXNG Crooked (aka Crooked I) had been developing a new talent show “One Shot” which is now due for first broadcast this month with the group featuring as judges, and in September a second limited edition album “4 Brothers” will be released, again through Seven 13 Entertainment.

Peter Johnstone from US online magazine Rhyme Junkie caught up with them recently to discuss their experience of the music industry, their views on trap music, the different lyrical styles each member brings to the group, the political content of tracks such as “Shoe-icide Squad” and what people can expect from “4 Brothers”.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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In the aftermath of well publicised cases of police brutality over the summer, the group released their new video for “Shoe-icide Squad”

From the new album “4 Brothers”, they have just released the single “Hyenas”

ANTI-TRAP MUSIC” can be bought from iTunes HERE, while “4 BROTHERS” can be pre-ordered from iTunes HERE

The group’s merchandise can be bought directly from Seven 13 Ent HERE

Keep up to date with the group on FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM

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Couple weeks back, Respect Magazine contributor Jeremy Hecht jumped on Skype with the four members of west coast rap group Horseshoe Gang shortly after the release of their album “Anti-Trap Music”

During a very in-depth discussion they talk about the group dynamic, working together as four blood brothers and among the the earliest memories, Dice reveals the time Tupac offered him $100 to smoke a blunt and meeting Jay-Z, Jada Pinkett, Dr Dre, and Eric B & Rakim at Snoop’s house!

The interview then comes through the ages, the group giving their thoughts on today’s new artists by comparison to what they grew up listening to, and the differences in song structure method. While hip hop has evolved and diversified, with people finding their own lane, the group challenge aspects of the current debates comparing the different genres.

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More specifically, they suggest people be exposed to all styles before assuming to speak with authority on the merits or otherwise of a particular genre – if you aint heard it, you can’t be speaking on it. This then moves the conversation on again to differentiate between those who can make a quick financial killing now, and those who will be held in esteem over the decades.

Inevitably the route of the discussion turns to the album title where they explain more the significance of lyrical content, and how it influences a younger generation, that artists need to take responsibility at some point for what they say. There is an underlying theme in the interview where the group are speaking to a younger generation, whether of listeners or of new artsists. With the latter, they finish the interview with some sound advice

READ THE INTERVIEW IN FULL HERE

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Earlier this week, Hip Hop DX offered their appraisal of the group’s new album with a review which you can read HERE

Released on Seven 13 Music & Entertainment, the album can be bought on iTunes with CD copies available from Amazon

The group are currently planning shows with possible tour dates later in the year, and are also back in the studio with another new album in the works. Keep up to date with them on TWITTER and FACEBOOK Check out the official album stream

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Long Beach hip hop crew Horseshoe Gang, the younger brothers of Slaughterhouse member KXNG Crooked, release their fourth official studio album “Anti-Trap Music” later this week, on Friday April 29th.

The album includes production by COB affiliates Jonathan Elkaer, DJ E.D.D.E.H., Tabu and Grammy Award winners Pitchshifters together with a feature and further production by their elder brother. The west coast lyricists touch upon a wide range of subject matter including poverty & aspirations, police brutality & “Black Lives Matter”, the loss of those closest and also address the current state of hip hop today

The latest review to be published is written by Wayne Allen for the US online Swurv Radio, and includes the line “‘Anti-Trap Music’ is an exceptional album that conjures up memories that are one part Little Brother and one part Gangstarr.” and can be read in full HERE

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The album will be available to buy from iTunes HERE with CD formats available direct from the label Seven 13 Music & Entertainment HERE Royce da 5’9″ “Layers” is also available from that store.

ALBUM LISTENING PARTY MONDAY MAY 2ND

While still conducting further interviews with media around the world, Horseshoe Gang are also gearing up for their album listening party next Monday, May 2nd.

VENUE G/S Game Sports Bar, 5630 W Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90045.
FREE ENTRY
TIME 9pm PST – 2am PST.

The group will be performing live with their DJ Sauce the Boss, resident DJ Ynot will be on the decks and also performing will be special guest, appropriately enough, KXNG Crooked.

Not one to be missed !

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK and check out their single Shoe-icide Squad

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Cincinnati duo Buggs tha Rocka and Donte from the group MOOD – aka Space Invadaz – are currently in NYC promoting their new free album “Contact”.

Yesterday they appeared on Sway in the Morning and Toca Tuesdays, and will be special guests of DJ Bazarro on Beatminerz Radio today from 5pm EST. You can LISTEN LIVE HERE

The album, released through Talib Kweli’s Javotti Media Group, is available to stream and download from AUDIOMACK and DJ BOOTH It includes production by Hop Trax, Hi Tek and Jake One, and features Chuck Inglish, M1 and Talib himself who is also due to appear on the show today.

Check out their most recent video Annunaki Rap

You can keep up to date with them on twitter @SpaceInvadaz

The group plan to release an official album later in the year

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Julius, Kenny, Dice and Demetrius – aka west coat hip hop group Horseshoe Gang – will be live in the studio as special guests of Bside Show TV this coming Monday, March 28th.

The show hosted by Rabbit and Susie Plascencia broadcasts live from 9pm PST (midnight EST) on uStream and can be viewed HERE

In the build up to the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, the younger brothers of KXNG Crooked have been busy speaking with international media and always make for interesting interviewees with their views on a whole range of subject matter.

Last year they appeared on Sway in the Morning at the time of the release of their EP “Knockin on Rap’s Door” and rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume. Check the freestyle they performed on his show

Last week they released the third single from the album “Shoe-icide Squad”, a G-Funk banger produced by Tabu. All their singles are available to buy now from iTunes where the album itself is available to pre-order. CD copies can be pre-ordered HERE

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK and catch ’em live on tv this Monday !!

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