NY State rapper Tone Chop & producer Frost Gamble have been in NYC these past two days promoting their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” which released through 22 Entertainment on September 29th and includes featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, rap battler DNA, Canadian upcomer White Rhino & Tragedy Khadafi.

Frost’s new collaborative EP with Tragedy Khadafi, “Rare Fabric”, releases this Friday, October 20th again through 22 Ent, and is also currently working on new projects with Royce da 5’9″, Horseshoe Gang, and a new album “I Missed My Bus” due out in 2018 featuring Crooked I, Skyzoo, Rah Digga, Conway, Ras Kass, Sadat X, Ruste Juxx, Guilty Simpson & many more.

Last night the pair were guests on DJ Eclipse’s Sirius XM “Rap Is Outta Control Show”, and tonight they’ll be in the Bronx, live in the studio with Fred Ones & DJ Rhinoceros Funk for the Guerrilla Grooves Radio Show. It’ll likely be worth tuning in just to hear Chop’s views on everything alone !!

Listen online from 7pm – 10pm EST via www.guerrillagroovesradio.com / MyRadioStream

Just as with their “Veteran” EP last year, the new album has received extensive international media coverage, a vindication of the quality rhymes, beats and turntablism they consistently deliver. Here’s a couple examples

LEAVE IT ALONE (Tribute to Sean P) ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi

WALK THE WALK ft Kool G Rap

“Respect Is Earned Not Given” is available on CD, digital and streaming formats from Amazon, Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify

Connect with them on social media – they’ll holla back for sure – on twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble & via their Joint Facebook Page

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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

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One thing you can guarantee about Detroit rapper ZotheJerk, he makes for one helluva interviewee !

In this latest filmed interview with westcoast online Streets Connect TV, he talks in great detail about various aspects of his past, present and future.

Of particular interest, he explains how he came to appear in the film “8 Mile” and how this led to a subsequent working relationship with the late Big Proof of D12. In this section, he also provides his own perspective of Proof’s humerous nature including anecdotes from direct experience, and the devastating effect his passing had on the wider community.

He also addresses a variety of topics including the ability to balance family life with career, offers advice on how to break the “dead beat job cycle”, and of course gives an insight into the political and social issues tackled in his new album “Black Beach” which released on Friday May 26th produced entirely by Frost Gamble.

The interview makes for fascinating viewing and you can watch it all on Youtube

Featuring KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Young Bleed, Tone Chop, Sadat X and Boldy James, “Black Beach” is available through 22 Entertainment from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Bandcamp The instrumentals used in the interview are made available for free when you purchase the album on Bandcamp

Listen to the full album stream on Soundcloud

The duo will release their new lyric video for “Keep Me Safe” next Tuesday, June 5th. Look out for further international media coverage of this release in the weeks ahead, and meantime connect with Zo & Frost on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on IG @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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Shortly after the release of their new EP “Veteran”, Ny’s Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble jumped on Skype with Ayla Dhyani, editor of online publication “Tone MVMT”.

In the interview feature published today, they discuss how the pair first met at rap battles in upstate New York during the 90’s and how they managed to remain in sync through the years despite Frost’s relocation to Canada.

They give their thoughts on the evolution of hip hop through the past couple of decades and outline how their own solo careers progressed through that time before coming full circle to discuss the new EP and their future plans for an album in 2017.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

Released through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment on November 18th, the Veteran EP can be bought from iTunes

Included in the EP is the single “Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi, a tribute track to the late Sean Price

Look out for a new bonus cut “Crowd Pleaser” launching next week, and meantime connect with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble on social media :

Twitter @ToneChop @FrostGamble
Facebook Official Joint Page
IG @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble

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The first official collaborative project by NY State rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble released on November 18th.

The 7 track EP “Veteran”, including the single “Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx – a tribute to Sean Price – is available through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment on iTunes

The latest review comes courtesy of the University of Colorado’s “CU Independent” publication written by their Arts contributor Benjamin Vernon. Afforded a 7/10 rating in what is an in depth analysis, it outlines the qualities of Tone’s own lyricism complemeted by the various featured artists and acknowledges Frost Gamble’s “excellent job in creating a distinct sound for each track“.

Summarizing his description of the artists as “immensely talented“, you can read his full appraisal HERE

LISTEN TO THE FULL EP STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Look out for further media coverage on Tone Chop & Frost Gamble shortly, and the release of their new bonus cut “Crowd Pleaser” next week.

Connect with them online

Twitter @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
Facebook Official Joint Page
IG @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble

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Shortly after the release of their new EP “Veteran” on November 18th, NY rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble jumped on the phone with Canadian DJ Chase March live on air during his “The Word is Bond Rap Radio Show” broadcast on CHRW 94.9FM

You can catch the show every Monday night from midnight EST

First aired on November 21st, the stream has just been uploaded to Mixcloud. Listen back to the audio below

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Meanwhile, the pair also spoke with French magazine Hip Hop Breath recently.

Among the topics for discussion was how the duo first met at rap battles in upstate NY during the 90’s and the cultural elements that drew them to hip hop, the motive that drove them to work together on their first official EP release after all these years, and the inspiration behind their tribute track to Sean Price “Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx.

They also give their thoughts on the re-emergence of CD and vinyl formats, the comparisons of the US and European markets, the current rap battle scene broadcast online through channels such as KOTD TV and their hopes for the future of hip hop.

YOU CAN READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW ONLINE BEGINNING AT PAGE 18 HERE

Out on Seven 13 Music & Entertainment and available to buy on iTunes, check the full official Veteran EP stream on Soundcloud

Connect with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble online

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
FACEBOOK Official Joint Page
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
WEBSITES www.frostgamble.com www.seven13ent.com

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Nine5Four Magazine is a bi-monthly publishing in physical and digital print formats with bases in the US and Canada.

With extensive subscriber numbers worldwide they focus on emerging talent in music, acting, modelling, sport and general entertainment.

Their November 2016 issue has just been published, including a two page feature on NY State rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble who have just released their new EP “Veteran” through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment. Available to buy from iTunes

The feature headlined “Soldiers in Arms” traces their history together, dating back to their original rivalry in NY State’s rap battle scene during the 90’s to their becoming partners in rhyme and tagging around the local area. The pair discuss their solo careers and the reasons behind the decision to finally release an official collaborative project after all these years.

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They also speak on the wider hip hop culture, the changes and evolution that has taken place over the past two decades and the importance they place on acknowledging the part played by the pioneers. Addressing the comparisons between commercial and underground or “traditional” hip hop, there is an acceptance of inevitable divergence while still maintaining the importance of upholding those traditions.

In effect, to educate a younger generation that there is more to hip hop than the imagery and representation typically served as the daily diet by mainstream media. Frost also discusses the role sample clearance issues played on the emergence of various sub-genres, before ending the interview on an optimistic note for hip hop’s future given the apparent upturn in interest and passion by a new generation for the classic sound and traditional elements.

READ THE ARTICLE IN FULL HERE

LISTEN TO THE FULL OFFICIAL VETERAN EP STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Connect with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble online :

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/tonechopfrostgamble

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