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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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

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Back in December, one of Cincinnati’s most prominent hip hop Emcees Buggs tha Rocka released his free album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” and enjoyed extensive international coverage at the time.

Early this year, he signed a deal with Talib Kweli’s Javotti Organization for a new project with Donte from MOOD as the duo “Space Invadaz”. Both artists have known Talib for a number of years and of course Cincinnati’s Hi Tek.

In the past few weeks, Hip Hop Vibe contributor Stranga the Great caught up with Buggs in his hometown to discuss the link up with Talib, his early days starting out and his first releases, his immediate plans both with his solo career and the new Space Invadaz project and the pair speak about racial tensions in light of recent high profile news stories.

WATCH THE WHOLE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE

Keep up to date with Buggs tha Rocka on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

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