Earlier this week, Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble sat down with Prox Centauri, the editor of Michigan’s online “Inside the Rift”, ahead of the release of their new album “Black Beach” on May 26th.

The discussion centres on the conceptualization of the project, the initial approach and recording process given the various sessions took place in Detroit, Kansas and Ohio.

They also touch upon the politically charged subject matter evident in the lyrics throughout which address a range of social issues including racism, social engineering and empowerment, before moving on to outline their working relationship and previous project “Muscle Shoals” designed as a tribute to Luther Ingram.

In closing, as Frost originates from New York State, Zo explains how the album represents Detroit, NY and the States generally as the subjects he addresses are more universal in nature.

READ THE INTERVIEW IN FULL HERE

As an additional bonus, Frost laced Inside the Rift with an exclusive hip hop mix, and you can check out the audio stream on Soundcloud

“Black Beach” includes features by Sadat-X, KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Guilty Simspon, Young Bleed and many more, and can be pre-ordered on iTunes HERE

The duo release a brand new video for a bonus cut “Axe Somebody” tomorrow, Friday April 7th and are currently conducting a number of interviews with media in the States, UK and Europe. Keep up to date with their news on Twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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In the lead up to the release of their new EP “Veteran”, NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble spoke with Chicago based journalist Sherron Shabazz, the editor of US online ‘The Real Hip Hop’.

The pair first met as rivals in Binghamton’s rap battle scene during the 90’s before eventually teaming up, however due to Frost’s re-location they then pursued solo careers while keeping in touch with the occasional collaboration. The EP represents the duo’s first official extended release, a warm up to an album scheduled for 2017.

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The interview addresses the recording process of the EP and how they came to the decision to finally work on a more extensive project. The subject matters then broaden as they give their thoughts on the new wave of “drug rappers” and the effect on today’s youth, the issue of emcees using writers, educating the next generation of rappers about the pioneers, the benefit to the scene of contemporary artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J Cole and much more

It’s an interesting perspective on today’s hip hop by two artists who have put in the hard yards, and you can read the entire feature HERE

The EP was released on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment and includes the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx which is also discussed during the interview.

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London based I Am Hip Hop Magazine is both an online and physical printed publication which over the past few years has built up a strong readership based on their reputation for focusing on the traditional and authentic elements of the genre, featuring artists where the emphasis is on quality lyricism.

They sat down recently with westcost group Horseshoe Gang in the build up to the release of their album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th. They discussed the motivation behind the album title and leading on from that the return of a more widespread level of lyricism emerging in hip hop today. The subject matter then moves on to their greatest challenges coming up as independent artists, the artists they rate currently in Long Beach and then turn to address the US presidential elections

READ THE ENTIRE FEATURE HERE

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The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes HERE. CD versions of the album can be bought directly from the label Seven 13 Music & Entertainment HERE

Taken from the album, and available to buy now from iTunes, is their single Poverty Slogans

Keep up to date with news from Horseshoe Gang on their TWITTER and FACEBOOK accounts

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With just under a month until the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, west coast crew Horseshoe Gang jumped on the phone with the UK’s Wordplay Magazine.

The magazine covers all things rooted in hip hop culture – music, fashion, graffiti – and produce a regular printed publication in addition to having their online platform.

Speaking with Ethan Everton, the group discuss the upcoming album release and the subject matter they touch upon and provide further insight as to why only their elder brother KXNG Crooked appears as a guest artist.

The feature which also doubles as a focus piece on the release also reports on Horseshoe Gang’s rap battle with Funk Volume last year, their previous EP release “Knockin on Rap’s Door” and the interview concludes with their thoughts on the level of unity between artists in the California scene.

READ THE ENTIRE FEATURE HERE

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In the past few weeks, the group have been busy speaking with local, national and international publications and have more ahead. Their most recent single release was “Shoe-icide Squad” addressing the issues surrounding police brutality and killings of young men in the black community. Check the stream of this contemporary G Funk banger

“Anti-Trap Music” can be pre-ordered on iTUNES and you can connect with Horseshoe Gang on social media, whether on TWITTER or FACEBOOK

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Newark hip hop group 050 Boyz released their debut album “Everything 050” this week, produced by Clinton Place and featuring some of the finest lyricists from the New Jersey scene including Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), B Wells, Ib the Druid, Tha Advocate, Fam (Rottin Razkals), and there’s also a little UK flavour thrown into the mix courtesy of WiseRap.

Two reviews of the album by online magazines on both sides of the Atlantic have just been published. Swurv Radio (USA) and Hip Hop Reviews by Sagittarius (France) share an acknowledgement of the energetic nature of the album through the quality of production and firebrand lyrcism on display, hardcore flows deliverin’ knockout blows.

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READ THE REVIEW IN SWURV RADIO HERE

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READ THE REVIEW IN HIP HOP REVIEWS BY SAGITTARIUS HERE

The album is available to buy from iTunes The group will be live in the studio with DJ Eclipse this coming Wednesday 12th August from 10.30pm EST as guests of his Halftime Show on WNYU. Their live shows are always recommended, and they will be performing tonight, Friday 7th August, with DJ Nugget at Bogie’s Lounge in East Orange, NJ from 9.30pm.

Meantime, here’s the full album stream….crank it up!!!

Look out for more international media coverage and video releases in the weeks ahead, and connect with 050 Boyz on social media on FACEBOOK and on twitter @050_Boyz (@PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050 @RiqdaKid_050) and the album’s producer @ClintonPlace9

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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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As part of their ongoing “Whole 9” series of features, US online publication “The 9 Elements” sat down recently with New Jersey’s Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK, otherwise known as 050 Boyz, to chop it up about their new album “Everything 050” which releases on 4th August

The group with strong roots in Newark and East Orange also spoke about some of their earliest influences from the local scene, their long association with Treach from Naughty by Nature and Lords of the Underground frontman DoItAll, and what’s going on right now in the Garden State’s hip hop scene.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

The album which is entirely produced by Clinton Place also features Treach, DoItAll and many other Emcees from Jersey’s hiphop community, and is pure energy throughout. The fuel is ignited from the raucous opener “Hot Damn” for which their official video was released recently

050 Boyz – Hot Damn (Official Music Video – produced by Clinton Place) from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Look out for many more audio and video releases coming in the weeks ahead together with extensive international medis coverage on the release over the summer.

You can keep in touch with 050 Boyz on social media, whether on their FACEBOOK PAGE or on twitter. The group twitter account is @050_Boyz and their individual accounts Riq @RiqdaKid_050 Tru Trilla @EgoFree2_050 and AK @PrinceAK_050

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