Nine 5 Four Magazine is an online digital publication covering Canada and the United States.
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
“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