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

LISTEN TO THE FULL ALBUM STREAM

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

All media, press and radio station enquiries regarding Tone Chop & Frost Gamble including requests to interview the pair or for full quality mp3s for airplay can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is available HERE

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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

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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East coast hip hop duo Constant Deviants released their fifth studio album “Omerta” on June 28th.

Baltimore rapper M.I. and New Jersey producer DJ Cutt also launched the “Tre Volte” freestyle video trilogy, a representation of how they first met and performed together in an era when “2 turntables and a microphone” was the rule and not the exception. “Straight No Chasers” is the final episode in the series premiered today by IMPOSE MAGAZINE

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M.I. has also moved into the world of acting, and his new film “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee will be screened at Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival this Friday, August 5th, at 8.30pm EST. It takes place at Harlem’s National Black Theater as part of the “Tales from the Hood” showcase – more details HERE

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CHECK THE “STRAIGHT NO CHASERS” VIDEO OUT ON VIMEO

You can connect with Constant Deviants on social media

TWITTER Group @Cnstnt_Dvnts Label @Six2SixShift
FACEBOOK Group “constantdeviants” Label “six2sixrecords
INSTAGRAM M.I. @m.i.six2six DJ Cutt @thecuttyprofessor

The album “Omerta” is available in CD and vinyl formats in specialist stores worldwide, and the digital version can be bought from the label directly HERE

All international press & media enquiries and requests regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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Cosmic Hip Hop are a magazine with connections to both France and Switzerland, reporting in the main on “rap Francais” but with some international content.

They have an online platform carrying news, reviews and interviews, but they also occasionally produce a physical magazine sold in stores in areas of Europe, Canada and Africa, typically French speaking territories. They recently published Issue 9, their summer 2015 edition which also included in amongst their regular content a specific focus on New York and New Jersey.

In addition, they featured their interview with Cincinnati Emcee Buggs tha Rocka who had at the time just released his new album “Scattered Thoughts of An American Poet”. You can read the full interview, in French obviously, on page 11 of the PDF version of the magazine HERE Availability of the magazine in stores which also includes ordering direct from Cosmic Hip Hop can be found HERE

Earlier this year, Buggs and Donte from MOOD signed a new record deal with Talib Kweli’s Javotti label for their new project Space Invadaz, and their first release is due out later in the year. This is the album stream of Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet which released free in December (available from www.buggstharocka.com)

Keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

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Cincinnati’s rising hip hop star Buggs tha Rocka has had a busy past few months.

First with the release of his album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” in December 2014 which drew international critical acclaim, he then signed a two album deal with Talib Kweli’s Javotti Organization for his new project with Donte from MOOD going by the name of “Space Invadas”

He has also just been featured in the new Issue 40 of American multi genre printed publication Ghettoblaster Magazine which is hitting shelves now in the USA and Canada. Other features in this issue include Joey Bada$$, Ras Kass & Apollo Brown, Ghostface Killah, Torche, Swervedriver and many more.

His interview with the magazine’s writer (and local Cincinnati DJ) Mildred Fallen appears on Page 7, so pick up a copy in stores today. You can also check the magazine online at www.ghettoblastermagazine.com

Buggs tha Rocka will also be returning to Austin Texas later this month to perform at the SXSW Festival for the third consecutive year. To get a feel for his live show, check out these visuals taken in October last year at Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery for the Resurrection of Hip Hop II event which included performances by many of the city’s upcoming local artists, sets by Clockwork DJ & DJ Ghost, Buggs tha Rocka and the re-formed pairing of Hi Tek and Talib Kweli, aka Reflection Eternal.

Resurrection of Hip Hop II featuring Buggs tha Rocka & Reflection Eternal Live in Cincinnati from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Any journalists and members of the press & media attending SXSW 2015 who would like to have an interview scheduled with Buggs tha Rocka or take in his show can contact UrbanElite PR with their details HERE

Keep up to date with Buggs online at www.buggstharocka.com and on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

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One of Germany’s leading hip hop & rap publications Backspin Magazine run a feature series “Hi, My Name is…” where they interview international artists on an introductory basis.

The feature is designed to provide information on the artists’ background, home city, artists who have influenced them, previous & current releases, what makes them different from the rest of the game, their aims in the industry and plans for the future….and also how they got their stage name.

Their most recent feature has just been published, this time with Detroit’s Kid Vishis who has just released his debut album “Timing is Everything” on Seven 13 Entertainemnt.

The whole feature written in German can be read HERE

The album is available worldwide on iTunes & Amazon while CD’s can be bought from the label direct at www.seven13ent.com

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Still busy conducting interviews with international media, Kid Vishis is also at the early stages of arranging international tours and working on new releases including his sophomore album. Expect to see new videos shortly. You can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis

Any members of the press & media who would like to interview Kid Vishis, or club and venue promoters who would like to book Kid Vishis for shows, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE with their requests & inquiries.

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In the week of the release of his new album Righteous Fury, two more online British publications, I Am Hip Hop Magazine and AH 25/8 Entertainment took time out to speak with west coast rapper Matt Maddox to discuss the release, the recording process, his international tours and working with artists from the States, UK and Europe

Read the full features at

I AM HIPHOP MAGAZINE HERE

AH 25/8 ENT HERE

Matt is currently on tour with Battleaxe Warrior Adlib and Reef the Lost Cauze, and they just launched a new joint produced by Vanderslice “Spider Man”

You can catch them at the following venues

Feb 28th – Spartanburg, SC Mirrors Gentlemens Club
March 1st- Ashville, NC Haywood Lounge
March 2nd- Norfolk, VA The Iguana
March 5th- Chicago, IL Sub T lounge
March 6th- Madison, WI
March 7th- Milwaukee, WI The Stone Fly
March 9th- Appleton, WI Capital Centre

The album released on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music on Tuesday 25th February and is available in digital mp3 and physical CD format from a wide range of online stores in the United States, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia and Japan.

The international iTunes link is HERE

Among many other stores, the CD version can be ordered from UGHH.com HERE

As is inevitable these days, we’re aware that some free download torrents have appeared on the internet. While piracy is a sad fact of life these days we would take this opportunity to warn the public that our I.T. consultants checked those which have appeared to date. They found that the mp3 files had been corrupted and that the links also contained malicious software, or Malware viruses, so please consider carefully before downloading from such sources. Only files available from official stores are of full quality and free of any “bugs”

Anyone who would like to know their most local retail outlet can drop a line to the labels via twitter at @RedPhoneRecords and @Seven13Music and they’ll be happy to provide you with the information. You can also keep up to date with Matt on twitter over at @MattMaddox82

You will see much more international media coverage about this release in the coming weeks, and any members of the press who would still like to receive a promotional copy of the album to review, or request an interview with Matt Maddox can email UrbanElite PR HERE

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