Recently, NY state rapper Tone Chop and Frost Gamble jumped on the three-way with Chicago based journalist Sherron Shabazz, editor of online publication “The Real Hip-Hop”.

The interview has just been published in full today, in essence a transcript of their discussion which comes over with the vibe of three regular fellas choppin it up.

The speak about the new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” which was released on September 29th, in particular the writing process which reflects a long standing close bond between the pair, and Chop divulges the very personal nature of tracks such as “Inspiration” and “See You Again”.

The album follows the release of their “Veteran” EP, very solid in its own right, but many have acknowledged the step up in level again of lyrical content and production this time around, and the duo discuss their drive for progression while explaining how they linked with featured artists Kool G Rap and Tragedy Khadafi.

With all three on the line sharing similar experience and knowledge of hip hop through the years, the conversation turns to Jay-Z’s latest album, Tupac’s body of work and contemporary mainstream rap compared with the independent scene past and present.

Finally they describe how their signing with Miami label 22 Entertainment has been both the result of persistence and longevity within the industry, and the catalyst for their significant emergence the past year.

Makes for an excellent read which you can do so HERE

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

In addition to Kool G Rap and Tragedy Khadafi, the album also features Planet Asia, rap battler DNA, Canadian White Rhino, Bigga Haitian and DJ Waxamillion and can be purchased in CD and digital formats from Amazon, iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify.

Chop & Frost will be in NYC October 16th & 17th meeting press and media, including appearing as guests on DJ Eclipse’s Sirius XM Radio “Rap Is Outta Control”

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Connect with Chop & Frost on social media – they’ll hit you back for sure – on twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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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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With just over a week to go until the release of their official debut album “Everything 050” on 4th August, Newark trio Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK – aka 050 Boyz – sat down with Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Stranga the Great to chop it up about their history, the album and the New Jersey scene

In this new “On The Rise” feature, the group who all first picked up the mic during the Golden Era discuss the history of hip hop in the Garden State and their own connection to Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit, the sound that defines them and their own influences coming up, their immediate plans with the album and finish by addressing recent high profile racial issues affecting the USA including the removal of the confederate flag, attacks on black churches and police brutality

READ EVERYTHING THEY HAD TO SAY HERE

Yesterday they launched a new joint “Watch That (Bricks Mix)”, a remix from their back catalogue which is already getting a lot of air time. Check out the stream on Soundcloud

Expect to see a lot more international media coverage in the weeks ahead together with more audio and video releases. The group will also be DJ Eclipse’s guests twice next month. First on Wednesday 12th August on The Halftime Show on WNYU and then later in the month on Sunday 30th August for his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM.

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You will also be able to catch 050 Boyz perfoming live at Newark’s Lincoln Park Festival this Sunday, 26th July. Their live shows are always big on energy and definitely worth seeing if you’re in the area. Expect a fuel injected version of what’s represented in their “Hot Damn” video!

The album is true to its name, 0-50 being the area code for New Jersey, with many features from local artists including Treach, DoItAll, Ib the Druid, Famiil, Lakim Shabazz, B Wells & Tha Advocate. Production is by Clinton Place (DJ Jamal#9), Prince AK’s long time associate from the days where the pair performed live with Supreme C.

You can connect with 050 Boyz on Social Media on their group’s FACEBOOK PAGE and on twitter. The group twitter account is @050_Boyz and individually they’re @PrinceAK_050 @RiqdaKid_050 and @EgoFree2_050

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Ande-RoughOnline

Just after the release of his debut EP “Ocean$” in May, Southern rapper & producer Ande Bishop sat down with London based online Rough Magazine for a “One on One” with their contributor Bunmi Adigun

The pair discussed the progression from producing for fellow American Roulette stablemate Londn Blue to picking up the mic since the turn of 2015 as he embarks on his own solo career, and the recording process of his EP.

He then goes on to talk about being invited onto Hot 97 and the public endorsement of his single “Old Jay Z Videos” by artists such as Rick Ross, the rapid expansion of public awareness both at home and abroad, and his future plans including the recording of a debut album in the not too distant future

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

The EP available through American Roulette’s label partner Seven 13 Entertainment can be bought on iTunes HERE At the start of 2015, Ande Bishop released a number of introductory buzz tracks in the lead up to the EP, one of which was the self produced “$77.43”

Now busy recording his new album, you can keep up to date with Ande Bishop on twitter @2AndeBishop

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Ande-StoriaDellaMusica

Rising Southern rapper & producer Ande Bishop released his debut EP “Ocean$” just over a month ago on 19th May through Seven 13 Entertainment. It is available on iTunes HERE Italian online publication Storia della Musica are the latest international publication to cover the release with a review which you can read in full HERE

Hotly tipped to be the one to watch from the new wave of emerging urban artists in the Southern scene, the first half of 2015 has seen him release a string of buzz tracks, singles and videos which culminated in the release of the EP. Among them were his first solo release “50 Centences” which premiered in The Source Magazine in January, and the video to his single “Old Jay-Z Videos” which was publicly co:signed by Rick Ross

Check them out

Currently recording new material for a new album scheduled to be released later in the year, you can keep up to date with Ande Bishop via twitter @2AndeBishop

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Ande-PopCulturez

Rising Southern rapper & producer Ande Bishop is one of the most hotly tipped new talents emerging from the new wave of urban artists who have appeared on the radar recently

A co-founder of the American Roulette organization with others such as Londn Blue, the development of the platform to initially in effect showcase their production and sell beats to generating huge audience figures for their own solo material has been highly impressive.

Only in January this year did Ande come out from behind the desk to start recording his own material, and has enjoyed coverage of multiple track releases in many of the leading online publications in the United States. The partnership deal with Seven 13 Entertainment in the Spring has acted as a further springboard for Roulette to reach an even wider audience, and the release of his introductory EP “Ocean$” on 19th May marks another step forward in what looks like being a very productive path

The UK’s online PopCulturez have just reviewed the EP which you can read HERE

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Ande cites a wide range of influences from his younger days, growing up in a household surrounded by the sounds of classic soul, r&b, hip hop and contemporary rap from the region, and his style has adapted a little of everything. The resulting EP has been noted for its fresh approach, with many eagerly awaiting the forthcoming album scheduled for later in the year

Here’s a taster from the EP, the official video for “Old Jay-Z Videos”

Keep up to date with him on twitter @2AndeBishop You can hear and buy the EP over on iTunes

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Ande-Shout4Music

A couple weeks after the release of his debut EP “Ocean$”, rising Southern rapper & producer Ande Bishop chopped it up with the UK’s online publication Shout 4 Music.

They discuss his entrance into the music industry starting out in production and he speaks about his influences before providing some further background on his American Roulette organization. He outlines his approach to songwriting and his reasons for switching focus onto his own solo career having provided production for stable mate Londn Blue’s EP “False Hope” last year.

Having given his thoughts on the local Southern music scene and the reaction to his new EP, they then discuss his new track “Window Seat” which was simultaneously premiered by the online magazine.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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Currently recording new material earmarked for release a little later this year, you can keep up to date with Ande Bishop on twitter @2AndeBishop The EP is out now through Seven 13 Entertainment and available on iTunes

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