Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY state producer Frost Gamble (now resident in Winnipeg, Canada), release their new album “Black Beach” on Friday May 26th 2017.

Politically charged, it’s Zo’s perspective on today’s “Black America” addressing issues which gave rise to the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, the pivotal role of strong paternal figures in raising their children while also presenting an optimistic & aspirational vision of the future.

Crate digger Frost, now emerging as one of the most prolific producers around, brings a diverse array of sampled breaks and beats to match the mood swings, incorporating classic soul, jazz and hip hop hooks to set the perfect backdrop.

Italian online magazine Rapmaniacz have just published a review ahead of release HERE

“Black Beach” releases through 22 Entertainment and is available to pre-order on iTunes

TRACKLIST

Welcome To Black Beach
America Made Me
My Negus [Feat. Guilty Simpson]
If [Feat. Boldy James]
Drunk Roses [Feat. Coko Buttaflie]
Blaxploitation [Feat. Eveready and Young Bleed]
Loyal Victims [Feat. Dustin Davie and Eveready]
Risk Vs. Reward [Feat. Sadat X]
Kill Everything Moving [Feat. Tone Chop]
Mother Of My Child [Feat. Dustin Davie]
Whispers In The Wind [Feat. KXNG Crooked]
Etch A Sketch
Keep Me Safe

From the album they have released two official singles, “RISK vs REWARD” & “MY NEGUS“. They also launched a video for a bonus cut “AXE SOMEBODY” recently

Look out for more reviews and interviews appearing in international publications in the weeks ahead, including the album featuring in the June issue of the renowned MOJO Magazine.

Meanwhile connect with Zo & Frost on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on Instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and on their joint Facebook Page

All media, press and radio station DJ inquiries about ZotheJerk, Frost Gamble and the album “Black Beach” (& affiliated singles) can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is available HERE

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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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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

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Long Beach crew Horseshoe Gang released their album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, and within a week it entered the top 50 of iTunes’ charts in 15 countries.

From it was the single “Shoe-icide Squad”, the group’s savage verbal attack on police brutality against the black community, delivered with a ferocity that drew many to compare it to NWA’s “F*ck The Police”. The appropriately raucous beat is courtesy of Danish production duo Tabu (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Tech N9ne)

With the recent events in Minnesota, Louisiana, Florida and now Canada taking place in the midst of political upheaval, the west coast rappers have put their full weight behind the Black Lives Matter movement by releasing this new official video, premiered by HIPHOP DX

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WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

Horseshoe Gang drop a new limited edition album “4 Brothers” in September, with CD versions of both album releases available from Seven 13 Ent HERE

“Anti-Trap Music” available from iTunes HERE

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on social media via TWITTER, INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK

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Baltimore rapper M.I. and New Jersey producer DJ Cutt, aka Constant Deviants, released their fifth studio album “Omerta” digitally on June 28th through Six2Six Records.

It is being distributed worldwide on CD and vinyl formats by Fatbeats, and is due in stores from next week.

They have just released their third single from the album. “Reign Storms” was written in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of Baltimore Police officers, all the more poignant now due to the well documented tragic events of recent weeks.

Quite clearly, black lives matter, as indeed do all lives.

Check the stream

Constant Deviants on Social Media

Twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts @Six2SixShift @IncredibleCutts

Facebook www.facebook.com/constantdeviants

Instagram @M.I.Six2Six @TheCuttyProfessor

“Omerta” available to buy as digital download HERE

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Little while back, Chicago journalist Sherron Shabazz, owner of the online The Real Hip Hop jumped on Skype with Long Beach group Horseshoe Gang shortly after the relase of their album “Anti-Trap Music”

They spoke at length about a variety of subjects beginning with the meaning behind the album title and the concept that large areas of hip hop today has moved away from carrying any real message of note.

The discussion moved on to their song “Shoe-icide Squad”, quoted by some as a modern day “Fuck The Police”, and the incident involving Chicago’s Laquan McDonald who was shot and killed by police is debated in the context of their single. The subject then moves to the years they’ve operated as a group, comparing that to most others who inevitably break up as the urge to fly solo becomes too strong, whereas the four brothers see their future as a unit.

The feature also sees them outline the knowledge passed down to them by their elder brother Crooked I while they go into some of the finer detail behind their well documented rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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You’ll be able to hear Horseshoe Gang live in the Homegrown Radio studio with DJ Hed and Chuck Dizzle on Thursday July 21st, broadcasting on Real 92.3 FM LA.

Meanwhile, check out the aforementioned single “Shoe-icide Squad” produced by Tabu

The album was released through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment and is available on iTunes and Amazon

Keep up to date with them on twitter @HorseshoeGang and on their Facebook Page

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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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