In May this year, ZotheJerk released his album “Black Beach” through 22 Entertainment, a collaboration with producer Frost Gamble which included guest featured artists Sadat X, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James and KXNG Crooked.

Orginally from Detroit where among other things he appeared in the film “8 Mile” and developed a working relationship with the late Proof of D12, he subsequently moved to Kansas where he recived a “Humanitarian of the Year” award for work in the community before currently settling in Ohio.

Known for a conscious rhyming approach encompassing all aspects of life, injected with passion and humour in equal measure, he described the concept of “Black Beach” as “the voice of a people who are tired and demand more, who ask what’s next, it’s the music of the current era

He sat down recently with US online magazine Rhymebeat to discuss his earliest influences and the creative inspirations in his writing, he spoke of his time on the come up at Detroit’s renowned “Hip Hop Shop” and discussed in more detail his move to Kansas and his thoughts on the wider Midwest rap scene.

THE INTERVIEW WAS PUBLISHED YESTERDAY WHICH YOU CAN READ IN FULL HERE

“Black Beach” is available in digital formats from Amazon, Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify

From it was the single “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat X and the lyric video “Keep Me Safe”, a message from a father dedicated to his children.

He also appears on the first single to be taken from Frost Gamble’s new solo producer album “I Missed My Bus” due out in 2018. “Effin Great” is available now from Bandcamp and also features Ras Kass

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Eastcoast rapper / producer duo Tone Chop & Frost Gamble released their album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” in September featuring Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, DNA and Tragedy Khadafi.

While in NYC last month they appeared as guests of DJ Eclipse on his Sirius XM “Rap Is Outta Control Show” a few days before Frost released his “Rare Fabric” EP with Tragedy Khadafi and his remix of the Kid Vishis single “Go Off” featuring Royce da 5’9″.

The pair are back with a brand new joint “Chop ‘Em Up [Freestyle]” made available as a free download today, the battle hardened rapper delivering a salvo of his trademark punchline bars over Frost’s bass heavy beats that kick like a mule.

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“Respect Is Earned Not Given” available on CD & digital formats

AMAZON xxx BANDCAMP xxx iTUNES xxx SPOTIFY

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Eastcoast rapper & producer duo Tone Chop and Frost Gamble were in NYC last month promoting their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” which released on September 29th through Miami label 22 Entertainment.

Featuring Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, rap battler DNA and Tragedy Khadafi, it is available on CD and digital formats from online stores worldwide including Amazon, Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify

They appeared as guests on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control show which as usual ends with a freestyle session. Chop, being the seasoned veteran he is dating back to his days starting out in street corner rap battles in upstate NY, brought the full armoury to the table on this one.

FIRST BROADCAST LIVE, OCTOBER 16TH ON SIRIUS XM HIP HOP NATION, CHECK OUT THE AUDIO STREAM

Rap Is Outta Control is now broadcast every Thursday from 10pm – 12pm EST on Sirius XM Channel 44.

Chop & Frost will be releasing a brand new special cut on November 22nd – look out for that one!

Frost, who has emerged in the past year as one of the hottest hip hop producers on the scene, is also finishing his new solo album “I Missed My Bus” due out in the first half of 2018 which will include guest featured artists Conway, Rah Digga, Crooked I, Skyzoo, Ruste Juxx, Rass Kas, Guilty Simpson and many more.

He released his “Rare Fabric” EP with Tragedy Khadafi on October 20th and remixed the Kid Vishis & Royce da 5’9″ joint “Go Off“.

Connect with the pair on social media via Twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, on Instagram @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and over on 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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Released 4 weeks ago today on May 26th through 22 Entertainment, the new album “Black Beach” by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and eastcoast producer Frost Gamble includes guest feature artists KXNG Crooked, Sadat X, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James and Tone Chop

Available worldwide from most digital stores including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Bandcamp.

The pair have enjoyed extensive international media coverage around the release over the past few months, a reflection of Zo’s conscious lyricism and meaningful social commentary combined with Frost’s superior production.

The latest review comes in video format on Youtube via CamQuotes for the US online “Behind the Rhyme”. Watch the visuals below

Listen to the full official album stream on Soundcloud

Frost has a new album with old NY State sparring partner Tone Chop releasing on September 29th.

“Respect Is Earned Not Given” includes guest feature artists Planet Asia, online rap battling sensation DNA, Tragedy Khadafi (with whom Frost is recording a new album), Canadian upcomer White Rhino, and on the first single “Walk the Walk” releasing June 30th, the legendary Kool G Rap.

The new album is the follow up to the pair’s critically acclaimed EP “Veteran” released in November 2016 which included the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to the late Sean P ft Ruste Juxx and Nobi.

Connect with Zo, Chop and Frost on social media :

Twitter @TheJerkNation @ToneChop @FrostGamble
IG @ZotheJerk @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
FB Zo & Frost Page / Tone & Frost Page

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Two more reviews of the new album “Black Beach” by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and east coast producer Frost Gamble have just been published, this time from onlines based on either side of the Atlantic.

First up is The Dynamic JAB’s assessment for US online OK-Tho Magazine where he selects several of the album’s tracks for special attention, providing a breakdown of their themes which are often political in nature with a broader social commentary running throughout.

Summarizing with “It was great to hear and cover a Frost Gamble project again, while being introduced to Zo for the first time. Quality project, good for Hip-Hop.” the review can be read in full HERE

The next appraisal is by the UK’s Stuart Sharpe, editor of “Sharpe’s Reviews”. The article provides a more overall view of the nature of the release, subject matter, delivery style and approach to production.

With a final analysis “this is a very enjoyable album with some poignant messages as well as some more entertaining songs that will appeal to a wide audience.” you can read their review in full HERE

Featuring KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Sadat X, Tone Chop, Young Bleed and Guilty Simpson, “Black Beach” released on Friday May 26th through 22 Entertainment and is available to buy on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, with the special Deluxe edition available on Bandcamp

Hear the full album stream on Soundcloud

Look out for a lyric video for the track “Keep Me Safe” being launched next week together with further media coverage of “Black Beach” in the weeks ahead.

Meantime connect with Zo and Frost on social media, on twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on IG @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and on their joint Facebook Page

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Having just released their new EP “Veteran” on November 18th, NY State rapper Tone Chop and producer Frost Gamble, now relocated to Winnipeg, sat down with US online publication The Underground Hip Hop

In the new feature the pair discuss their earliest days and inspirations, and give the reasons why the new EP is a landmark in their careers to date. Having originally met at rap battles during the 90’s, the duo speak about longevity and determination as independent artists, and how they see their brand of hip hop sitting in future in such a diverse marketplace.

During the article they also mention the value they place on their loyal fanbase, and the lessons they’ve learned over the years within the industry as they plan ahead for a new album release in 2017.

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

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Yesterday, they released a new bonus cut “Crowd Pleaser” which chops up Inspectah Deck’s “R.E.C. Room” for the hook. It is available as a free download direct from the stream on Soundcloud

The “Veteran” EP is available through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment on iTunes

Check out the full official EP stream on Soundcloud

CONNECT WITH TONE CHOP & FROST GAMBLE ONLINE

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

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