Harlesden’s Da Flyy Hooligan has been at the forefront of the burgeoning UK rap scene for a number of years and has been long regarded as one of England’s most gifted and creative lyricists.
He also spent some time based in NYC and has worked with the calibre of Sav Killz, Hasan Salaam, Prince Po, DV Alias Khryst, Dead Prez, the late Sean Price.
In a rare step for a British rap artist, he has signed with a US label for the release of his new album “S.C.U.M.” in the shape of Miami’s 22 Entertainment. Out on Friday 27th October, guest featured artists include current Stateside luminaries Westside Gunn and Hus Kigpin.
French online magazine “In The Mood TV” has just published a preview of the album which you can read HERE
The album is available to pre-order in physical and digital formats from various online stores including Amazon, iTunes and Bandcamp
From the album he has released the singles “Savile Row” & “Distress Signals” plus an official video for the track “Asantihini”. Earlier this week he also released the video “Velvet Cake” lifted off his EP “F.Y.L.P.M.” released earlier in the summer.
NY state producer Frost Gamble, now a resident of Winnipeg Canada, has become one of the fastest emerging names in the game over the past year.
Having signed with Miami’s 22 Entertainment when his track “Honey” with Detroit rapper ZotheJerk was picked up for the label’s “God Bless Dope Rappers” compilation early in 2016, the release of his “Veteran” EP with long time associate Tone Chop in November 2016 kick started a significant escalation in his career.
In May 2017, he released the album “Black Beach” with ZotheJerk which enjoyed international media coverage and included featuring in the renowned MOJO Magazine. In September he released the album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” with Tone Chop, again receiving worldwide critical acclaim and on October 20th releases another collaborative project, this time the “Rare Fabric” EP with Tragedy Khadafi.
Meantime, he has been working on remix and new music projects with Royce da 5’9″ and Horseshoe Gang, and in early 2018 will release his new solo album “I Missed My Bus” which includes stellar featured artists including Crooked I, Rah Digga, Conway, Planet Asia, Ruste Juxx, Skyzoo, Ras Kass, Guilty Simpson and more.
So what’s behind the story here? Two US publications got in touch with the man to find out.
West coast magazine “Streets Connect” spoke with Frost recently
In the resultant in depth interview feature, they discuss last year’s “Veteran” EP, the new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” and the history with Chop which goes back to their time in Binghamton during the 90’s, rap battle rivals who became partners in tagging and developed a brother-like relationship which has survived to this day.
Frost outlines his recording and production techniques, his connections with the featured artists including Kool G Rap, and previews what to expect from the EP with Tragedy Khadafi. He talks about the nature of the working relationship with 22 Entertainment and how this has helped him progress as an artist, and finishes by explaining how he handles the increase on workload and demands of his time while sharing his future aspirations.
While in NYC during August to complete the new EP with Tragedy Khadafi, Frost linked up with The Beeshine TV.
In the resultant video interview, Frost discusses his journey through hip hop, initially as a b-boy, then an MC and ultimately as a crate digging beatmaker, and reveals what his main aim is now in the context of what the culture has given to him through the years.
A well filmed and constructed conversation which you can watch now on Youtube
New single “My Negus” released today by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk featuring legendary Random Axe frontman Guilty Simpson.
It’s the second to be taken from his new album “Black Beach” produced entirely by Frost Gamble, a prolific beatmaker originally from NY State but now based in Winnipeg, and follows “Risk vs Reward” featuring Sadat X.
Out on May 26th, the album also features KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Young Bleed and Tone Chop. Politically charged, the themes are Zo’s perspective on today’s “Black America”, an MC in receipt of a “Humanitarian of the Year” award for mentoring work in the community. The quality is not lost on internationally renowned print publication MOJO Magazine who will feature “Black Beach” in their June issue.
All media, press and DJ inquiries regarding ZotheJerk, Frost Gamble, the new album “Black Beach” – including requests for a full quality dirty or clean mp3 of the single “My Negus” – can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is available HERE
Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble release their new album “Black Beach” through 22 Entertainment on May 26th. Currently available to pre-order on iTunes
Part recorded at Mr Porter’s original studio in Detroit, the themes are politically charged as a perspective on the “black experience” of today’s America. Guest featured artists include KXNG Crooked (aka Crooked I), Boldy James, Sadat-X, Guilty Simpson and Young Bleed.
An early review has just been published by US online Vann Digital, acknowledging the serious issues addressed while recognizing the diversity and evolution of styles contained within the release. The influences are evident, drawing from the earliest days of Motown to the grittier side of contemporary rap while underpinned by Frost’s trademark productions via a trusty AKAI.
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.
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
Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble are set to release their new album “Black Beach” on May 26th 2017 through 22 Entertainment.
Available to pre-order on iTunes, guest featured artists include KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Sadat-X, Guilty Simpson, Young Bleed, Tone Chop and several more.
UK online Monolith Blogger published a monthly “Rapture & Verse” column written by journalist Matty Oliver. It’s a summary of the latest news, events, videos, singles, albums in the world of hip hop, covering artists from the UK, Canada and USA.
Included in this month’s column are Remy Ma, Nicki Minaj, Kool Keith, Dan The Automator, Talib Kweli, Masta Ace, Your Old Droog, Porter Ray, Leaf Dog, Oddisee, Open Mike Eagle, Joey Bada$$ and many more, with “Black Beach” receiving honourable mentions for its “jawbreaker flow making strong statements, showing Detroit determination to put things right”.
Although Zo subsequently moved from Michigan to Kansas and is now currently residing in Ohio, Detroit is at the heart of the release. The initial recording process took place at Mr Porter’s previous studio where Eminem’s “Infinite” was written, and includes features from Guilty Simpson and Boldy James.
The first single “Risk vs Reward” was released on March 8th and features Brand Nubian’s Sadat-X who had worked with Frost Gamble on a previous project. Available on iTunes through 22 Entertainment, check the audio stream
All international media, press and radio station DJ inquiries about ZotheJerk, Frost Gamble and the new album Black Beach can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, all our contact information is available HERE
New single “Risk vs Reward” by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk featuring Brand Nubian’s Sadat-X released today on 22 Entertainment.
It’s the first to be taken from the album “Black Beach”, a collaboration between Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble and Zo who previously appeared in the film “8 Mile” and was signed by the late Proof of D12 to his Ironfist label. Now re-located to Ohio via Kansas, he received the title “Humanitarian of the Year” at the Kansas City Music Awards in 2014 for mentoring work in the community.
The album releasing on May 26th also features KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Guilty Simpson and Young Bleed
1 – Welcome To Black Beach
2 – America Made Me
3 – My Negus ft Guilty Simpson
4 – If ft Boldy James
5 – Drunk Roses ft Coko Buttaflie
6 – Blaxploitation ft Eveready & Young Bleed
7 – Loyal Victims ft Dustin Davie & Eveready
8 – Risk vs Reward ft Sadat-X
9 – Kill Everything Moving ft Tone Chop
10 – Mother Of My Child ft Dustin Davie
11 – Whispers In The Wind ft KXNG Crooked
12 – Etch A Sketch
13 – Keep Me Safe (co:produced by S.One)
All international press, media and radio station DJ inquiries regarding the album Black Beach including requests for promotional copies to review or to interview the artists can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is HERE
2014 has been a landmark year for Detroit’s Kid Vishis with the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything”
Released on 22nd July through Seven 13 Entertainment and produced by Shady’s Mr Porter, Chase Moore of Hippie Sabotage, New Jersey’s Nemisis and Canadian Nick Zervos, the younger brother of Royce da 5’9″ has enjoyed extensive worldwide press & media coverage on the release
The MC has conducted a series of interviews throughout the summer with publications in the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe and New Zealand, the latest of which were with Stateside online Arena Magazine and Spain’s Hip Hop Life Magazine
Kid Vishis jumped on the phone with Philly based journalist Jay Balfour for Arena Magazine, and they chopped it up about his early days when he first picked up the mic, the writing process involved with the new album, his thoughts on mainstream hip hop and the Detroit scene, and his future touring and recording plans, plus much more
Some time earlier he sat down with Jaime Valero from Spain’s Hip Hop Life Magazine. In this interview they discuss why now appeared to be the right time to release his first studio album and the messages he’s conveying in the tracks, the influences which first played a part in him picking up the mic, the comparisons made between himself and his older brother, life & hip hop in Detroit, and as a boxing fan, how he’d compare the sport to the approach taken as an artist
The feature was published in the October print edition of the magazine currently available throughout Spain, and you can check their online platform at www.hiphoplifemag.es
The album is available internationally on iTunes Kid Vishis is now working on new material scheduled to be released in 2015 as well as developing ongoing plans to tour the USA, Canada and Europe. You can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis
He released a brand new track “Just Rap” featuring Trick Trick & produced by Nemisis recently. It doesn’t appear on the album, however was made available as a free download from Soundcloud. Check it out
All international press & media inquiries regarding Kid Vishis can be sent by email to UrbanElite PR HERE
Kid Vishis sat down with Dan Anwar from the UK’s Sabotage Times the day after the release of his new album “Timing is Everything” to give one of his most wide-ranging interviews to date
He described meeting J Dilla at the family home, spoke about the Detroit hip hop scene and artists such as Black Milk, Drake, Eminem and his brother Royce da 5’9″, he gave his thoughts on the rap battle scene, the authenticity of the film 8 Mile and the inaugural Total Slaughter event in NYC which he attended, and of course they discussed the new album which is available worldwide on iTunes and Amazon on Seven 13 Entertainment (www.seven13ent.com)
The album includes production by Mr Porter (Shady / D12), Chase Moore (Hippie Sabotage), Nemisis & Nick Zervos. Check out the official album stream on Soundcloud
Kid Vishis is currently in the early stages of planning tours in Canada, the UK and Europe, working on a new mixtape and sophomore album and is still conducting interviews with international media. He’s set for a busy year ahead, and you can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis
Look out for further international press coverage on Kid Vishis and the new album over the coming weeks. All members of the press with inquiries and requests to interview Kid Vishis, or club / event / venue / tour promoters with booking enquiries should contact UrbanElite PR HERE