Released on Friday June 7th, the “Natsukashii EP” by veteran hip hop crew Belles in Monica was the third in a series of specially commissioned recordings to mark this year’s relaunch of label New Dawn Records.

The follow up to April’s “Y’All In Meltdown EP”, the new EP includes re-worked and re-produced originals only previously available on vinyl, together with never before available instrumentals and exclusive new recordings, their first in 15 years.

There have already been a couple of reviews published of the new release, one by UK magazine “The Wee Review” and the other by US online “TripleOT” – click the links to read their appraisals.

News items covering the group’s single and EP releases over the past couple of months have also appeared in a number of other online published from both sides of the Atlantic

The fourth and final EP in this special series will be released a little later in the year and consist of a number of remixes legendary turntablist DJ Krash Slaughta produced with the group

The label meanwhile are expected to announce some new roster additions over the summer. Get the news first at their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their new official social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Both Belles in Monica EPs are available to download and stream from all major platforms and stores, as is the “Sapientia EP” by Underground Cartel, an international hip hop project spearheaded by producer Kruze featuring rappers from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa

These include Meswy from Madrid, now based in NYC, the late great Primo Brown from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno, Zimbabwean Dumi Right, UK Rapstation host & MC Mr CRF, Beni Blanco from French group Originaire du Sud, Swiss Precise from Long Beach’s KBH crew, Boston’s Yukonn MC, Virginia’s Black Market and many more.

All are for the hip hop connoisseur : dope rhymes, bangin beats & superior turntablism. Check them out on Spotify

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North London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan released his new album “S.C.U.M.” through Miami label 22 Entertainment on October 27th.

The follow up to his EP “F.Y.L.P.M.” released earlier in the year, the album is produced entirely by the UK’s Agor and features Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin.

The latest review comes courtesy of US online “Triple OT” which can be read in full HERE

Distributed by Sony’s “The Orchard”, it is available to buy on CD and digital formats from multiple stores worldwide including Amazon, Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify

YOU CAN ALSO HEAR THE ALBUM STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Currently working on various new projects for 2018, including the follow up album “S.C.U.M. II”, you can stay in touch with Da Flyy Hooligan on social media via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

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North west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan released his new album “S.C.U.M.” on October 27th through US label 22 Entertainment.

Produced entirely by Agor with guest featured artists Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin, it is available to buy on CD and digital formats from multiple online stores worldwide including Amazon, Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify

The album has just been reviewed by Neil Kulkarni for renowned print publication Wire Magazine, the December issue [406] having just hit shelves throughout the UK today. Appearing on page 63 and describing his ability to pull in such luminaries for guest artists as “a testament to what a uniquely twisted talent he is“, the review sits next to those of Future & Young Thug, Giggs, L’Orange and Wu Tang Clan.

LISTEN TO THE FULL “S.C.U.M.” ALBUM STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

He will also be on hosting duties tomorrow night, Saturday November 11th, at Livin Proof’s 10th birthday bash alongside Stretch Armstrong and The Alchemist at Oval Space in London, then the following Friday, November 17th, will be performing live at Arch Space in the city’s Haggerston area.

In addition, look out for a new video interview releasing next week, the first Da Flyy Hooligan has given for two years, which includes an extensive in depth account of his long standing and close bond with the late Sean Price, while a new official video for the album track “Aligator Skin” is due out soon.

Connect with Da Flyy Hooligan on social media via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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Latest review of the new hip hop album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” by NY State rapper & producer duo Tone Chop & Frost Gamble comes courtesy of Swurv Radio.

Released through Miami label 22 Entertainment on Friday September 29th and including guest featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Bigga Haitian, rap battler DNA, Canadian upcomer White Rhino, DJ Waxamillion and Tragedy Khadafi, it is available on CD, digital mp3 and streaming formats including Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp.

The critique written by Wayne Allen which summarises “Respect is Earned Not Given is a debut album with enough steak to fulfill any Hip Hop head’s appetite“, and endorses the quality of production in declaring it “has some of the best beat mixing, scratches and sampling in a decade” can be read in full HERE

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Look out for futher reviews of “Respect Is Earned Not Given” and interviews with Chop & Frost shortly. The pair will be in NYC October 16th & 17th meeting with press, including appearing as guests on DJ Eclipse’s “Rap Is Outta Control Show” [Sirius XM Hip Hop Nation]

Connect with them on social media – they ALWAYS holla back – via Twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble & 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

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Eastcoast rapper / producer duo Tone Chop & Frost Gamble have released their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” through Miami label 22 Entertainment whose back catalogue includes Royce da 5’9″, DJ Premier, Fashawn, KXNG Crooked, Joe Budden and Bumpy Knuckles.

The follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed “Veteran” EP is again rammed full of rugged rhymes, battle bars and true life stories from Binghamton’s lyrical marksman aided and abetted by guest artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Canadian upcomer White Rhino, Tragedy Khadafi and rap battling phenomenon DNA.

Award winning producer Frost laces the album with high calibre beats fusing classic and contemporary sounds with a healthy dose of turntablism resulting in straight heat for the hip hop connoisseur. Look out for their guest appearance on DJ Eclipse’s Sirius XM Rap Is Outta Control Show, Monday October 16th.

Available on CD and digital formats now.

Listen to the album stream on Bandcamp

The album is also available on iTunes and Spotify

Two new reviews of the album have just been published.

First up is US online magazine The Pop Break affording the release a ringing endorsement with an 8/10 rating. Read what they had to say HERE

Secondly, from the other side of the world, Kenya’s Afro Way Magazine gives a similar assessment in acknowledgement of the quality of lyricism, rhymes, wordplay and production on display. Read their article in full HERE

Look out for much more international press & media coverage coming in the days and weeks ahead, and meanwhile keep up to date with the pair on social media via Twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and on their joint Facebook Page

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Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY state producer Frost Gamble [now resident in Winnipeg, Canada] are set to release their new album “Black Beach” through 22 Entertainment on May 26th.

With additional guest featured artists KXNG Crooked [Slaughterhouse], Guilty Simpson, Sadat X, Tone Chop, Boldy James and Young Bleed, the album is an emotive and politically charged perspective on today’s “Black America”.

While addressing issues which gave rise to the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, Zo also touches upon subject matter relating to the importance of providing strong paternal role models and still provides a refreshingly optimistic and aspirational view of future potential.

This lyrical approach hasn’t been missed by US onlines Lemon Wire and Rap Vineyard who have just published early reviews in the past couple of days.

READ THE REVIEW IN “LEMON WIRE” HERE

READ THE REVIEW IN “RAP VINEYARD” HERE

The pair have released two official singles from the album, “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat X and “My Negus” ft Guilty Simpson. Check the audio streams

Look out for more interviews and reviews relating to this release in international media shortly, including the album featuring in renowned print publication MOJO Magazine at the end of this month

Connect with Zo & Frost on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

“Black Beach” available to pre-order on iTunes

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