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

All media, press & radio station enquiries regarding Tone Chop & Frost Gamble, including requests to interview the pair in NYC on Monday Oct 16 and Tuesday Oct 17, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information details are available HERE

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A new feature on west coast rap group Horseshoe Gang has just been published in US online magazine Rhyme Junkie.

Written by their contributor Peter Johnstone, it provides some background information on the crew before focusing on their album “Anti-Trap Music” which was released through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment on April 29th. By highlighting several of the tracks and their contrasting styles, the review notes the consistency in the quality of lyricism present throughout.

The article finishes by providing news of yet another new album due out in September called “4 Brothers”, designed as a limited edition release which will be available only from the label direct.

READ THE ENTIRE FEATURE HERE

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“Anti-Trap Music” is available worldwide on iTunes and in CD format from Amazon.

Seven 13 Music & Ent have their own store where you can find details about products including signed copies, affiliated group merchandise and more. Check the details HERE

Earlier this week, Horseshoe Gang were guests of Homegrown Radio, so look out for video coverage of that soon, keep up to date with them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and take a listen to the “Anti-Trap Music” album stream

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East coast duo Constant Deviants released their new album “Omerta” on June 28th.

Their fifth official studio release following “Concrete Utopia”, “Amongst Friends”, “Diamond” and “Avant Garde” has a theme running throughout, inspired initially by M.I. and DJ Cutt’s respective Italian and Russian heritage, though other factors helped shape the overall concept.

Scottish writer Peter Johnstone took a listen and wrote a new feature on the album and the group for US online Rhyme Junkie :

Including the appraisal “it’s safe to say that Constant Deviants have produced another winner.” you can read the article in full HERE

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Tomorrow the group will release their third single from the album “Reign Storms”, written by now Baltimore based rapper M.I. last year in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of the local police. This obviously has a particular poignancy now given recent events.

Coincidentally, tomorrow is also the day that their album will be distributed to specialist stores worldwide in vinyl and Cd formats by Fatbeats Distribution. It is already available to buy in digital format direct from Six2Six Records HERE

Keep up to date with Constant Deviants via Facebook and Twitter, and meantime check out the first single to be taken from the album, “So Underrated”

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