For the benefit of anyone who temporarily left the planet in the last 24 hours, NY State rapper & producer duo Tone Chop and Frost Gamble released their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” yesterday through Miami label 22 Entertainment.

Whether your preferred format is physical CD, digital mp3 or streaming, it’s all covered from a wide range of stores including Amazon, iTunes & Spotify

Given the pair started out in the late 90’s, it’s unsurprising that their style draws from the core principles of that era while not being stuck in it – a focus on meaningful rhymes and flow skills, battle bars mixed with the art of storytelling. The polished production fuses classic and contemporary sounds with a sprinkling of turntablism which in itself is an almost forgotten artform.

It’s inaccurate to apply labels such as old or new school to the genre generally as that depends on context and perspective. For Millenials who have been largely force fed a diet of bland, superficial, commercialised mediocrity passing itself off as culturally progressive – backed by a mainstream media who’ll literally say & write everything and anything to stay ‘on message’ and retain a writing gig – then Chop & Frost’s style IS new school to that generation.

The same generation were the catalyst in the resurgence of 90’s culture in recent years as college kids picked up on the classics for the first time in specialist clubs, where of course it all began in the first place.

To progress and evolve for the better rather than just for the sake of change, history has to be understood – evolution with core guiding principles brings longevity, without them a slow death follows. As such, “Respect Is Earned Not Given” plays an essential educational role for today, acknowledged by the three most recent reviews :

READ THE REVIEW BY “TRIPLE OT” HERE

READ THE REVIEW BY “RHYME JUNKIE” HERE

READ THE REVIEW BY “DOPE CAUSE WE SAID” HERE

INCLUDING GUEST FEATURED ARTISTS KOOL G RAP, PLANET ASIA, BIGGA HAITIAN, DNA, WHITE RHINO, DJ WAXAMILLION & TRAGEDY KHADAFI, LISTEN TO THE ALBUM STREAM ON BANDCAMP

Chop & Tone will be in NYC mid October promoting the album and meeting with press, including a guest appearance on DJ Eclipse’s “Rap Is Outta Control” Sirius XM show October 16th

Connect with them on social media – they’ve very sociable! – via Twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble & over on their joint FB Page

All media, press & radio station enquiries regarding Tone Chop & Frost Gamble, including requests to interview the pair in NYC on Monday Oct 16 and Tuesday Oct 17, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information details are available HERE

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Eastcoast rapper / producer duo Tone Chop & Frost Gamble have released their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” through Miami label 22 Entertainment whose back catalogue includes Royce da 5’9″, DJ Premier, Fashawn, KXNG Crooked, Joe Budden and Bumpy Knuckles.

The follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed “Veteran” EP is again rammed full of rugged rhymes, battle bars and true life stories from Binghamton’s lyrical marksman aided and abetted by guest artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Canadian upcomer White Rhino, Tragedy Khadafi and rap battling phenomenon DNA.

Award winning producer Frost laces the album with high calibre beats fusing classic and contemporary sounds with a healthy dose of turntablism resulting in straight heat for the hip hop connoisseur. Look out for their guest appearance on DJ Eclipse’s Sirius XM Rap Is Outta Control Show, Monday October 16th.

Available on CD and digital formats now.

Listen to the album stream on Bandcamp

The album is also available on iTunes and Spotify

Two new reviews of the album have just been published.

First up is US online magazine The Pop Break affording the release a ringing endorsement with an 8/10 rating. Read what they had to say HERE

Secondly, from the other side of the world, Kenya’s Afro Way Magazine gives a similar assessment in acknowledgement of the quality of lyricism, rhymes, wordplay and production on display. Read their article in full HERE

Look out for much more international press & media coverage coming in the days and weeks ahead, and meanwhile keep up to date with the pair on social media via Twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and on their joint Facebook Page

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Eastcoast hip hop duo Constant Deviants released their album “Omerta” earlier this year through Six2Six Records.

They have just been chosen for a merchandise campaign by British Clothing Manufacturer & Distributor “Everpress” for an exclusive limited edition set of sweatshirts and t-shirts. The campaign is for a limited period only, ending on November 25th with delivery dates expected to be December 5th.

If you would like to own an extremely rare piece of hip hop merchandise, especially with Xmas fast approaching, go now while stocks last and order online HERE

While doing so, check out the official “Omerta” album stream – it’s available on digital, CD and vinyl formats worldwide.

You can connect with Constant Deviants on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Baltimore rapper M.I., one half of hip hop duo Constant Deviants, spoke with the UK’s Ethan Everton for the US online magazine The REUP Spot recently about his various new ventures.

First up of course was the new album “Omerta” which was released digitally on June 28th and is being distributed on vinyl and CD formats worldwide by Fatbeats now.

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They then move on to the subject of his recent move into the world of film making as an actor, writer and producer. Having already released a co:production with European affiliates SWC last year called “Swiss Banks”, his new movie “Six2Six” co:starring Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee was selected by Ralph McDaniels for a special screening at next month’s Hip Hop Film Festival in New York.

Finally, as co:owner of Six2Six Records and the new sub division Six2Six Films, he discusses his vision for the label’s future and further expansion. Read the full feature HERE

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The album is available to buy as a digital download direct from Six2Six Records HERE. As mentioned earlier, Fatbeats are currently distributing the physical formats of vinyl and CD to specialist stores around the world.

Last week they 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 and the riots which ensued, and of course its release is all the more poignant due to well documented recent events in Minnesota, Dallas and Louisiana

Look out for the third and final episode of the group’s live freestyle video series “Tre Volte” launching shortly, and meantime connect with them on social media via Facebook (Group & Label) & Twitter (Group & Label)

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Another chance to listen back to Constant Deviants on last week’s East NY Radio show.

First broadcast live on Thursday June 30th, M.I. and DJ Cutt came through to Brooklyn to chop it up with PF Cuttin and co hosts Millz Murda and DJ Anthony Mace. They discuss their new album “Omerta” which dropped June 28th and their policy of releasing on vinyl through their own Six2Six Records label, DJ Cutt gives an insight as to the production process and then M.I. delivers a killer freestyle.

The stream has just been uploaded to the show’s Soundcloud, check it out

Baltimore’s M.I. and New Jersey’s DJ Cutt had spent all of last week in NYC appearing as guests on various radio stations, and you will get the chance to check out more audio streams and videos of these shows in the next couple of days

The album will be distributed worldwide through Fatbeats on vinyl and CD formats from July 15th, and it can be bought as a digital download now from the label’s BANDCAMP

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The group have various online platforms, so keep up to date with them at the following :

OFFICIAL WEBSITE FACEBOOK PAGE TWITTER

SIX2SIX ON TWITTER DJ CUTT ON TWITTER M.I. ON INSTAGRAM

Look out for further press coverage about the release in the coming weeks, and meanwhile, check out the “Omerta” album stream

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Recently, west coast hip hop group Horseshoe Gang linked up with the editor of Hip Hop Breath, Paris based DJ Lady Su, who also releases various mixtape series and has a radio show broadcasting in France.

The magazine is published free online and also distributed in physical format. As you can see, the group adorn the front cover, and other featured artists in the new edition are Tayyib Ali, Pearl Gates, Base Aura, Rhyme Scheme and Darrin McLaren.

The online version is published on ISSUU, so click on the link HERE and flip through to page 26 to read the interview in full

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It’s just over a week since the Long Beach crew released their fourth studio album “Anti-Trap Music” and the extent of the group’s extensive international fanbase was in full effect, with Amazon’s initial CD stock selling out in the first hour, and a Top 50 position secured on iTunes charts in 15 different countries.

It can be purchased on Amazon HERE and iTunes HERE

The label Seven 13 Music & Ent has secured usage of one of the tracks for a new tv series (details to follow), and a new single will be released next week.

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They also jumped on the phone recently with another French DJ in the past couple weeks. J Hart, currently based in London but with further affiliations to NYC, will broadcast his interview with the group tonight, Tuesday May 10th, on the well renowned London station Itch FM

Tune in live online from 8pm GMT / 3pm EST / 12 noon PST HERE

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on Twitter @HorseshoeGang and on their Facebook page “HorseshoeGangCOB

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Westcoast hip hop group Horseshoe Gang will be the special guests of the Linda E show this Sunday, April 10th, on London’s Pulse88 FM Radio.

Broadcasting live from 2pm – 4pm GMT (9am – 11am EST / 6am – 8am PST), you can listen in live using the Pulse88 Tunein App, and via the station’s site HERE

The release their new album “Anti-Trap Music” in excatly 3 weeks from today on April 29th, and it can alreeady be pre-ordered via iTunes

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The younger brothers of Slaughterhouse’s KXNG Crooked have had an intense schedule of media interviews with publications, radio stations and online tv throughout the States, UK and Europe recently, and will release a new track next week.

Here is their most recent single, “Shoe-icide Squad”, a contemporary G-Funk banger produced by Tabu where the crew address #BlackLivesMatter with a ferocity appropriate to the subject matter

Look out for much more media coverage on the group and the release in the weeks ahead, and connect with the group on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

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