2019 has been a landmark year for our overall operation.

Parent company & hip hop label New Dawn Records originally operated from 1996 – 2004 before lending all its resources to developing their in house promotions team UrbanElite PR to becoming one of the leading independent hip hop & rap publicists worldwide.

Now with this year’s label relaunch, UEP have reverted back to its original role.

With a vinyl back catalogue and having signed a digital distribution company with US company Ingrooves, New Dawn Records will look to release in both formats moving forward, and expect to announce some new roster additions in the weeks and months ahead.

To mark the relaunch, a series of specially commissioned EP’s have been released. Beginning with hip hop crew Belles in Monica’s “Y’All in Meltdown” on April 26th, it was followed by Underground Cartel’s “Sapientia” on May 17th, an international collaborative project featuring rappers from the USA, UK, France, Africa, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Germany & The Netherlands.

Belles in Monica’s second EP “Natsukashii” drops June 7th, and all are available to stream and download from Spotify, Apple, Deezer, Beatport, Soundcloud & Amazon.

This short video reflects the label’s past & present

This, UrbanElite PR’s website, has been redesigned and upgraded recently in line with recent developments and change in role.

This short video reflects the work with multiple Major and independent artists over the years securing international press coverage, arranging guest appearances on stations such as Sirius XM and BBC and providing tour press. The client list includes Souls of Mischief, D12, Ultramagentic MC’s, 050 Boyz, DJ Sarah Love, Kid Vishis, Constant Deviants, Horseshoe Gang Melanin 9, Rah Digga and Copywrite

We also have our popular Hip Hop Bangerz playlists on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud which showcases the music of the artists we’ve promoted, again represented within the visuals

To keep up to date with all of the label’s news, visit the new official website at www.newdawnrecs.com – all of their social media is linked on the hompage

We at UrbanElite PR handle all media related issues regarding New Dawn Records, and this site will publish examples of latest news and coverage. Points of contact for all forms of media inquiries can be found HERE and our Homepage includes all our social media links.

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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.

STREAM & DOWNLOAD THE MP3 FROM SOUNDCLOUD

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

AMAZON xxx BANDCAMP xxx iTUNES xxx SPOTIFY

Connect with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble on social media, via Twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, Instagram @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

All media & press enquiries regarding Tone Chop, Frost Gamble and their new album, including DJ requests for a full quality (320) mp3 of the clean radio edit of “Chop ‘Em Up” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information details are available HERE

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NY State rapper Tone Chop & producer Frost Gamble have been in NYC these past two days promoting their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” which released through 22 Entertainment on September 29th and includes featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, rap battler DNA, Canadian upcomer White Rhino & Tragedy Khadafi.

Frost’s new collaborative EP with Tragedy Khadafi, “Rare Fabric”, releases this Friday, October 20th again through 22 Ent, and is also currently working on new projects with Royce da 5’9″, Horseshoe Gang, and a new album “I Missed My Bus” due out in 2018 featuring Crooked I, Skyzoo, Rah Digga, Conway, Ras Kass, Sadat X, Ruste Juxx, Guilty Simpson & many more.

Last night the pair were guests on DJ Eclipse’s Sirius XM “Rap Is Outta Control Show”, and tonight they’ll be in the Bronx, live in the studio with Fred Ones & DJ Rhinoceros Funk for the Guerrilla Grooves Radio Show. It’ll likely be worth tuning in just to hear Chop’s views on everything alone !!

Listen online from 7pm – 10pm EST via www.guerrillagroovesradio.com / MyRadioStream

Just as with their “Veteran” EP last year, the new album has received extensive international media coverage, a vindication of the quality rhymes, beats and turntablism they consistently deliver. Here’s a couple examples

LEAVE IT ALONE (Tribute to Sean P) ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi

WALK THE WALK ft Kool G Rap

“Respect Is Earned Not Given” is available on CD, digital and streaming formats from Amazon, Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify

Connect with them on social media – they’ll holla back for sure – on twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble & via their Joint Facebook Page

All media, press and radio station DJ inquiries regarding Tone Chop, Frost Gamble and their new album camn be directed to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information details are available HERE

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Just in, the latest international press coverage of the new hip hop album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” by NY State rapper / producer duo Tone Chop & Frost Gamble, the latter now relocated to Winnipeg, Canada.

Released on Friday September 29th through 22 Entertainment and available on various formats from mutiple stores worldwide including Amazon, iTunes, Bandcamp & Spotify

Guest artists include Kool G Rap, rap battling phenomenon DNA, Planet Asia, Canadian upcomer White Rhino, and Tragedy Khadafi with whom Frost releases the new “Rare Fabric” Ep on October 20th. The album has just been featured in French online magazines ‘In The Mood” & ‘Abcdr du Son”, and reviewed by US online ‘Patrick’s Music Blog’ who afforded the release an 8 / 10 rating.

Read the Abcdr du Son feature HERE

Read Patrick Music Blog’s review HERE

Read In The Mood’s feature HERE

LISTEN TO THE ALBUM STREAM ON BANDCAMP

The pair will be in NYC October 16th & 17th meeting press including a guest appearance on DJ Eclipse’s “Rap Is Outta Control” show, Sirius XM Hip Hop Nation. Next week they release an animation video for the album track “Bing Stories” – it’s dope, wait til you see this !

Frost will also release his EP “Rare Fabric”, a collaboration with Tragedy Khadafi on October 20th, and a new solo album “I Missed My Bus” early 2018 which includes featured guest artists KXNG Crooked, Skyzoo, Rah Digga, Guilty simpson, Ruste Juxx, Ras Kass and many more.

Look out for more interviews and album reviews shortly, and meantime connect with the very sociable pair on Twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and via their joint Facebook Page

All media, press and radio station enquiries regarding Tone Chop, Frost Gamble and the album “Respect Is Earned Not Given”, including requests to interview the duo while they’re in NYC shortly, can be sent to us at UrbaneElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

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Earlier this year, Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY state producer Frost Gamble, now resident in Winnipeg, released their album “Black Beach” [available on Bandcamp] which included featured artists KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Sadat X and Boldy James.

In August the pair travelled to NYC to wrap up a new recording project with Tragedy Khadafi – the Rare Fabric EP drops October 20th – and while there they chopped it up with Rapstation’s Tim Einenkel for his “The Library” series of interviews

In what resulted in a very in depth and far reaching interview, the pair discussed their early introductions to hip hop reaching back to the 80’s & 90’s. Frost divulges how the early breakdancing craze was his first step, and introduced him to the music of Whodini and UTFO, and how Rakim and Juice Crew first influenced his decision to pick up the mic, performing cyphers and battling at street corners which is where he first met long time compadre Tone Chop.

He explains the reason for the switch to production, learning from near neighbour DJ Spinna, and the impact “By All Means Necessary” and “It Takes A Nation of Millions” had on his approach, while citing Diamond D as his initial yardstick.

Meanwhile, Zo goes all the way back to first hearing The Rappin’ Duke, Dana Dane, Slick Rick, NWA and Big Daddy Kane, and how hip hop was his escape from the harsh realities around him – poverty, crack sold in elementary school and violence – it was more of an education in his self development.

He recalls watching what would become members of D12 first performing in battles and groups, and the lessons learned on how to progress as an artist from role models such as J Dilla and Proof.

Bringing it to the present, the pair disucss how they first met in 2014, their recording methods and how their track “Honey” was the catalyst for their career defining moment in signing with Miami label 22 Entertainment.

On the theme of “Black Beach”, Zo explains how it was designed as the snapshot of “the black experience” in America today, though there are more expansive themes addressed such as the loss of his grandmother addressed in “Risk vs Reward”. The rapper wears his heart on his sleeve laying out his vulnerabilities, aspirations and anger in equal measure, in effect a cathartic experience that will resonate with most people.

The pair then discuss their future recording plans, including the comparative pressure on artists today to constantly release new music, before the conversation switches to Frost’s work with Tone Chop.

With their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” having released just yesterday, Tim asks about their track “Leave It Alone” from their “Veteran” EP of last year, a dedication to the late Sean Price. The producer gives the background to how the track was put together with Ruste Juxx and Nobi, and also gives the reasons why he held the man in such high regard.

The interview not only serves as a fascinating look behind the scenes at Zo and Frost, but also as a vignette of hip hop history through the eras.

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW IN FULL HERE

ZotheJerk x Frost Gamble “RISK VS REWARD” ft Sadat X

Tone Chop x Frost Gamble LEAVE IT ALONE ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi

Frost returns to NYC mid October, this time with Tone Chop, to promote their new album and will be guests on DJ Eclipse’s Sirius XM “Rap Is Outta Control”, Monday 16th Oct.

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

You can connect with the guys on social media via twitter @FrostGamble @TheJerkNation @ToneChop and there are also two joint Facebook Pages – Zo and Frost Tone & Frost They’re cool guys, holla at ’em.

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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

All international media, press and radio station enquiries regarding Tone Chop, Frost Gamble and their new album can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are available HERE

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Binghamton rapper Tone Chop & producer Frost Gamble, now relocated to Winnipeg Canada, release their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” tomorrow, Friday September 29th through Miami label 22 Entertainment.

It’s the follow up to their “Veteran” EP released in November last year at which time the pair spoke with The Word Is Bond Rap Radio Show host Chase March about their careers to date and future plans.

With the new release imminent, they all caught up again earlier this week to discuss the album and the developments over the near past year which have brought them to this point. The “dynamic duo” speak about having featured artists such as Kool G Rap on the album, the poignant story behind the track “Bing Stories”, Chop’s view on current rap addressed in “It’s Hip Hop” and “Beat Knocking” and introducing classic hip hop artists, music and history to their children.

While outlining their future plans together, Frost goes on to speak about his other projects including the release of the album “Black Beach” with Detroit’s ZotheJerk in May, his new collaboration EP with Tragedy Khadafi “Rare Fabric” in October and a new solo project releasing early next year which includes guest artists KXNG Crooked, Rah Digga, Skyzoo, Ras Kass, Guilty Simpson and Ruste Juxx.

The full interview can be heard on Mixcloud, and listen out for Chase spinning a few exclusive first plays from the album

In addition to Kool G Rap, there are also guest appearances by Planet Asia, rap battling phenomenon DNA, Canadian upcomer White Rhino and Tragedy Khadafi

From tomorrow, you will be able to buy the album on digital and CD formats from various online stores including iTunes and Bandcamp

As mentioned during the interview, Chop & Frost will be in NYC October 16th & 17th promoting the album, including appearing as guests on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control Sirius XM Show. Any media & press interested in meeting the pair at that time can send their request to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is available HERE

Connect with Chop & Frost on social media via twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

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