British online HHK Magazine (aka Hip-Hop Kings) run a regular series “25 Facts” where artists discuss their upcoming albums providing a behind the scenes look at the writing and recording processes, and adding further little known or unusual facts about the release and themselves.

Latest to be published relates to “Black Beach”, the new album by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble who while now based in Winnipeg Canada, is originally from upstate New York.

The album, out on May 26th through 22 Entertainment, was recorded in Kansas, Ohio and also in Detroit at Mr Porter’s original home studio and features KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Guilty Simpson, Sadat-X, Young Bleed, Tone Chop and many more. Having appeared in the film “8 Mile”, Zo also received a “Humanitarian of the Year” award for work in the local community and was originally signed to the late Proof of D12’s Ironfist label.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

The first single to be released from “Black Beach” which can be pre-order now on iTunes was “Risk vs Reward” ft Brand Nubian’s Sadat-X

Currently conducting interviews with international press, Zo and Frost are preparing to launch a new video for their track “Axe Somebody” in the next few days. You can keep up to date with their news on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble or over on their joint Facebook Page

All press, media and radio DJ inquiries regarding the new album can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is available HERE

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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

All press & media inquiries about the group can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is HERE

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During their recent visit to NYC to promote the new album “Omerta”, M.I. and DJ Cutt of Constant Deviants caught up with Rapstation’s Tim Einenkel in Brooklyn to talk through a number of subjects

They discuss the concept behind the album, and the metaphorical role playing element adopted via the personas of Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky. They delve deep into the specific thought process involved and differentiate between a perceived “mafiosa rap” approach to one which juxtaposes circumstances of four people with identical heritages.

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The discussion moves to the duo’s writing and recording process, comparing when they formed in Brooklyn to the current dynamic of operating from Baltimore and New Jersey. Appropriately at this point they talk more about their back catalogue and explain why they still give priority to producing an album as a cohesive body of work.

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DJ Cutt then speaks more on his overall approach to production, how he determines the feel for a record and the various musical genres he sources for samples. Giving his thoughts on the diversion hip hop and rap has taken over the years, he suggests his own style is born of “tunnel vision”

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Meanwhile M.I. explains why very few artists have had any longlasting influence on him, instead outlining his alternative sources of inspiration, and speaks on the broader issue of differing approaches to “the art of rhyme” through each generation.

Ending with their thoughts on the best scene from “Goodfellas”, the interview can be listened to in full via the AUDIO STREAM

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The album is available to buy as a digital download from Six2Six Records BANDCAMP while CD and vinyl formats are being distributed worldwide by Fatbeats from July 15th.

All media, press and radio station Dj enquiries regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details are HERE

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Two of the UK’s heavyweights in the hiphop scene met up recently in London to produce this new video just gone live tonight

Sumit from The Hip Hop Chronicle has established himself as the premier online blog for hiphop news from the UK and overseas over the years with content featured on BET, MTV and shared widely on the internet by all the top online media outlets in the United States.

DJ Sarah Love established her position as the “1st Lady of Hiphop” from her early days performing sets at London’s famous Kung Fu events, to helping set up MTV Africa, smashing sets for MTV Europe parties, presenting for MTV UK’s The Lick and spearheading the only hiphop show on BBC’s Radio 1Xtra up until 2010, which drew an un-equalled international audience.

Most recently she was the offical tour dj for Aloe Blacc’s series of dates in the UK during December 2011, and has just returned from a month long tour of Australia where she supported Pete Rock and Immortal Technique

They sat down in London to discuss Sarah’s early days, her rated albums and artists over the years, and also her thoughts on the hiphop scene in the UK today. Look out for Australian producer M-Phazes in the background who also has an interview coming soon on The Hip Hop Chronicle.

DJ Sarah Love is a regular on the international hiphop club circuit, but UK heads can next expect to see her perform in London on 30th March along with another ex BBC 1Xtra stalwart DJ Excalibah at Rich Mix on Bethnal Green Road….although check back here for possible earlier dates….

Both The Hip Hop Chronicle and DJ Sarah Love will be at the launch of a brand new club night launching in London on the 27th April which will be the only one to celebrate and fully represent the traditional 4 elements of hiphop. Details to follow

You can keep in touch with both at www.djsarahlove.com www.thehiphopchronicle.com or via twitter @DJSarahLove and @HipHopChronicle

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THE LOCK IN BLOG

We have just launched a new blog on Tumblr, “The Lock In”

As a company, Urbanelite Promotions have several online platforms on Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, various blogs etc to help promote our international client base

We decided to launch a less formal platform on tumblr to highlight anything that entertained or interested us. This could be news, videos, tracks, sport, music industry “advice”, anything of any nature that we just felt like posting.

This will also be a platform for artists & labels, most likely involved in hiphop, rap, r&b, soul or any other form of “urban” music who we may not be directly involved with, but we like, to have their videos or tracks uploaded. Any artists interested in having their material or details of events added should check the site first, all the contact details are there.

As a taster, we have uploaded some examples, including a rare interview with Souls of Mischief & Sarah Love & “tour stories” from their time in the UK supporting the release of the album Montezuma’s Revenge, when we took D12 to meet Tim Westwood & news of their tour last year & dates in the Uk this year, and some other videos of Stateside & UK artists such as Copywrite, Vast Aire, Supar Novar, Depprooted & we’ll be adding more soon. We also uploaded a couple examples of our 8Tracks mixes featuring international hiphop artists we’ve been in touch with over the years.

Here are a couple examples (the full tracklistings are on the new blog)

Mix 1 incl Phi Life Cypher, Genesis Elijah, Epsilon Project & Classified

http://8tracks.com/mixes/301217/player_v3

Mix 2 incl MC Life, Sway, Skinnyman, Vast Aire, 6th Sense, Saigon, Eternia, Scram Jones

http://8tracks.com/mixes/343905/player_v3

Every week or so we’ll then summarize the latest content in our various other online platforms. Only submissions to the contact quoted at the tumblr page will be considered. General mp3 blast companies need not apply….!

Otherwise, drop by & if you want added, drop us a line

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