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Shortly before the release of their new EP “Veteran”, NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble jumped on Skype to speak with London journalist Taytula Burke for long running online publication British Hip Hop.

The feature published today encompasses their discussion relating to the spirit and sound of the new EP in line with how they first met at rap battles during the 90’s, while also establishing their firm committment to hip hop’s evolution for a modern era.

The opener “Dedication” shouts out many of the G.O.A.T.’s including Rakim, Queen Latifah and Pac, an opening salvo declaring their origins and influences followed by biographical accounts in “Back in the Days” and “Better with Time”. However “Step Up” switches focus to the future, in line with the EP’s role as a warm up for a new album next year.

Their reflective and anticipatory approach is represented in the feature which can be read HERE

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Available through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment, the “Veteran” EP can be bought from iTunes

OFFICIAL EP STREAM

Look out for further media coverage on the duo in the coming weeks and the launch of a new bonus cut in a few days’ time.

Connect with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble online

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble
FACEBOOK Official Joint Page
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble

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Last week, Demetrius, Kenny and Julius from Horseshoe Gang dropped by the Inglewood studios of Homegrown Radio as guests of the HGR Live Show.

During the Long Beach group’s most in depth interview ever, they discussed a huge range of issues relating to the group directly and the wider world of hip hop and politics.

The interview began with the concept behind their album title “Anti-Trap Music” released earlier in April and their massive level of output over the years, including their Mixtape Monthly series which lasted a full year.

They explain this work ethic has its roots in a musical family background, and also explain their mother’s role in their education, the brothers never having attended public school and having often experienced homelessness.

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They discuss last year’s rap battle with Funk Volume, provide an insight to their upcoming new album “4 Brothers”, and address the wider subject of why they haven’t stepped into the rap battle arena or pursued solo projects.

A debate follows as to how rappers are rated, what defines a lyricist given the multitude of styles, and how aware a younger generation will be of anything not currently the staple diet of mainstream radio or clubland.

The conversation turns political, addressing recent high profile cases of police brutality and how the options available at the US elections might help, if at all.

With the interview drawing to a close, the studio addresses the recent VH1 Hip Hop Honors for Female Rappers before the group reveal they will appear as judges on a new tv talent show “One Shot” due to be shown on B.E.T. from August 23rd.

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The group will be releasing a new video for “Shoe-icide Squad” – described as their version of NWA’s “Fuck the Police” – in the next few days. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

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US journalist Samuel Odunsi Jr, ex contributor to Dead End Hip Hop among others, has returned from a short hiatus last year to launch his own new online platform which focuses on new music and movie releases.

Among his initial new content is a new review of the album “Everything 050” released in August lat year by New Jersey hip hop trio 050 Boyz. This was the group’s debut official album although individually Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK have released various solo projects and continue to do so.

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Produced entirely by Clinton Place, the Brick City trio were joined by many guest feature artists including Treach (Naughty by Nature), DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Lakim Shabazz, Tha Advocate, IB the Druid, Fam (Rottin Razkals) and many more.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

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The group enjoyed extensive international media coverage last year and appeared on the Bodega Cold Cutz Show, DJ Eclipse’s Halftime Show and Rap Is Outta Control Show, and DJ Premier’s Live from HQ Show on Sirius XM. Taken from the album, their single “DNA” received heavy airplay time from international stations. Check it out

The album itself is available to buy direct from their label 050 Entertainment HERE

Connect with the guys on twitter @050_Boyz (or individually @RiqdaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 @PrinceAK_050) and also the publication @KULTUREPRONE

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New Jersey’s Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK – aka the 050 Boyz – connected with Marissa Savino from Writters Block Concerts recently to discuss their debut album “Everything 050” which released on 4th August and is available to buy direct HERE

The trio who have links with Brick City Newark, Illtown, East Orange and the wider Essex Country area also discussed their history and how the group formed, their connections with Treach of Naughty by Nature and DoItAll of Lords of the Underground, and their future plans including scheduled solo and group releases.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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In addition to preparing new releases, the group are also at the early stages of arranging dates throughout the east coast and beyond. Their high octane energetic live performances are legendary as witnessed at several festivals over the summer.

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Anyone looking to book the group for a show can contact them direct via their OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE, or via twitter @050_Boyz (@RiqDaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050)

Alternatively you can drop us a line (contact details linked below) and we’ll pass the message on for you

They have released a number of singles and videos over the summer, including “DNA” featuring Treach, IB the Druid & Fam, “Pay The Bail” featuring DoItAll & Tha Advocate, “Hot Damn” and most recently this week a lil loosie bonus cut “Hip Hop Back (Jerzee3 Mix)”

VIDEO “HOT DAMN”

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

AUDIO “HIP HOP BACK (JERZEE3 MIX)”

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Rescheduled from a couple of weeks ago when the station had to come offline temporarily, New Jersey’s Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince Ak – aka 050 Boyz – will be dropping into Brooklyn’s GID Radio studios this Friday September 25th to appear as guests on the Bodega Cold Kutz show.

Hosts DJ Joe Bodega, Jay Drilla and J2ThaMar have had many top names through their doors and often film the show which is then uploaded to youtube shortly afterwards. The show broadcasts live from 5pm – 8pm EST and you can listen online at www.gidradio.com

In another slight change, the group were then due to appear on DJ Premier’s LFHQ show on Sirius XM later the same evening, however as Premo has a last minute committment elsewhere, it has been delayed for just one week until Friday October 2nd.

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The Brick City / Illtown trio are still cinducting interviews with written media on the back of the release of their album “Everything 050” last month. Produced by Clinton Place, the featured artists include Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, Double O, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Famiil (Rottin Razkals) and many other upcoming artists from the Garden State scene.

The album is available to buy directly from 050 Entertainment HERE

They’ve enjoyed extensive international DJ support for a number of their single releases since May. Here’s a few examples

DNA ft Treach, IB the Druid & Famiil

WATCH THAT (Bricks Mix)

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

Connect with 050 Boyz on FACEBOOK or on twitter @050_Boyz (@PrinceAK_050 @RiqDaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050)

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French DJ J Hart has built close ties with NYC and the UK over the years, and broadcasts his Big Bang Show on Break London Radio every Friday at 3pm EST / 8pm GMT (www.breaklondon.org)

His guests on his show broadcast on 4th September 2015 were New Jersey MCs Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla & Prince AK – collectively known as 050 Boyz

The show opened with some quality turntablism by J Hart, as he cut and blended the group’s tracks DNA (ft Ib the Druid, Fam & Treach), Hot Damn, current single Concrete Combat (ft Dunn D, Big Stomp, Double O & Fly Kwa) and Pay Them No Mind (ft Do It All & Tha Advocate)

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The interview started by the group explaining the concept behind the album “Everything 050” (available HERE) and the group’s name, and the importance of representing their home territory of Brick City Newark, Illtown, East Orange & Essex County.

The album features many established and upcoming artists from the wider Garden State scene, and is produced entirely by another local, Clinton Place

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They then moved on to discuss performing at festivals in Brooklyn & Newark, signing a new management deal and the effect that has for independent artists such as themselves, before the interview turned to the highly publicised situation regarding their live dj, DJ Nugget (aka Marcus Jeter).

He was the subject of a huge ABC News Investigators story which resulted in two police officers being indicted for falsifying evidence and one for assault.

While for legal reasons the group could only provide a limited comment about the incident, the interview did move to the more general ongoing issues of police brutality and killings of those within the balck community which gave rse to the emergence of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

The interview then concluded with the trio outlining their future plans for videos and tours of the USA and Europe, and then answered the show’s regular final question “What Is Your definition of Hip Hop?”

STREAM OF THE INTERVIEW

Follow J Hart on twitter @IAmJHart and the group @050_Boyz. Individually they’re @PrinceAK_050 @RiqdaKid_050 & EgoFree2_050. You can also reach them on FACEBOOK

050 Boyz will be guests of the Bodega Cold Kutz Show on Gid Radio (www.gidradio.com) tomorrow, September 11th from 5pm EST, then guests of DJ Premier on his Sirius XM LFHQ MIxshow on friday September 25th

All press, media, radio & DJ enquiries about 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details are HERE

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New single “Concrete Combat” by 050 Boyz, taken from their album “Everything 050” released on 4th August which also features Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, Famiil (Rottin Razkals), DoItAll (Lords of the Underground) and many more from New Jersey’s scene.

The Brick City trio performed at Newark’s “24 Hours of Peace” event recently, headlined by Rakim with further appearances by Marley Marl, DAS EFX, Smif n Wessun, DJ Evil Dee & Roxanne Shante, and in the past month have been guests of DJ Eclipse on his Halftime Show on WNYU and Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM.

Concrete Combat is produced by Clinton Place and features Dunn D, Big Stomp, Double O and Fly Kwa. Check out the stream

GUESTS OF THE BODEGA COLD KUTZ SHOW SEPTEMBER 11TH

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They make the short trip from New Jersey to Brooklyn this Friday, September 11th, as guests of the Bodega Cold Kutz Show on GID Radio. The show broadcasts from 5pm – 8pm EST and can be streamed online HERE

On Friday 25th September they will be in the Sirius XM studios again, this time as guests of DJ Premier on his Live From HeadQcourterz Show.

The album “Everything 050” is available to buy from the group’s own 050 Entertainment HERE

The group are conducting further interviews with international media and in the early process of arranging tour dates. Keep up to date with them on social media, on FACEBOOK and on twitter @50_Boyz, or individually @RiqDaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 & EgoFree050_050

Any press and media enquiries regarding 050 Boyz, including DJ requests for a full quality mp3 of the track Concrete Combat, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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