Out today through recently relaunched label New Dawn Records, the new single “Smoke Filled Rooms” b/w “Skitzophonetic” by hip hop crew Belles in Monica.

Already on international rotation, “Smoke Filled  Rooms” mixes electronica, turntablism and South Asian flavas to journey into the dark underbelly of the inner city with rhymes depicting a vision of drug squalor hell, while the booming kicks and soaring strings of “Skitzophonetic” provides the dramatic backdrop for a verbal tirade against generic conformity.  Bonus cut “That All U Got?” invokes the spirit of Ali & Foreman leaving industry machinations slumped in the corner, towel thrown.  The art of storytelling has returned on a release spanning all eras.

Taken from the “Natsukashii EP” out June 7th, the second in their ‘Lazarus’ series following April’s “Y’All in Meltdown EP”.

Available to download and stream on various online platforms and stores including SOUNDCLOUD  AMAZON  DEEZER  APPLE & SPOTIFY

More news about New Dawn Records is available from their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their new official social media platforms on twitter @newdawnrecs IG @realnewdawnrecs & FB @OfficialNewDawnRecords

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New Dawn Records was first established in 1996, and were the original parent company of UrbanElite PR.

Becoming dormant in 2004 so that all resources could be redirected into developing and establishing the promotional division as one of the leading publicists of independent hip hop & rap music worldwide, the label are relaunching in 2019 with UEP reverting to its original role in house.



Just launched today, the official website www.newdawnrecs.com has all the details about the label’s history while outlining their plans for the future, including information regarding the initial set of releases specially formulated to mark their return.

Originally releasing on vinyl and CD formats, New Dawn Records have partnered with US company Ingrooves for worldwide digital distribution, and have four new EP’s in the pipeline representing a mix of back catalogue never before available in digital format, re-worked and produced originals and brand new exclusive tracks.

This early release phase is ahead of the label working with new artists and their products, several of whom may be very familiar to those aware of past work done by UrbanElite PR.

26th April 2019 sees the first of these EP’s releasing, “Y’All in Meltdown – Lazarus EP Vol 1” by the crew Belles in Monica. A mix of their two singles “Y’All Under Surveillance” and “Meltdown”, originally released on 12″ vinyl, both were championed by BBC Radio 1’s Steve Lamacq among others, enjoyed extensive international club support, received coverage in magazines such as Billboard, DJ and Blues & Soul, and were featured in independent films.

Included are remixes by Phi Life Cypher beatmeister DJ Nappa and the legendary DMC finalst DJ Krash Slaughta with further contributions by producers G-Sharp, Gripper and turntablist supreme DJ Mr Thing. The originals have also received the “re-work” treatment reflected in the ’18 edits.

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The second in the series releases 17th May 2019, the “Sapientia EP” by Underground Cartel

A project masterminded by producer Kruze to represent the traditional values of global hip hop culture, this is an international collaboration in the truest sense, with multiple territories represented.

Featured artists include Swiss Precise (KBH), Yukonn MC, Brandon J Atlas, Tone Rome, Lockness, Black Market and Crazy Ballhead (all USA), Creamo and Rapstation’s Mr CRF (both UK), El Meswy (Spain), Magellano (Croatia), Beni Blanco (Originaires du Sud France), Bleek (Holland), Grizu (Germany), Dumi Right (Zimbabwe) and from Italy, Marya and the late, great, Primo Brown (Cor Veleno).

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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 release their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” in exactly one week’s time, on Friday September 29th

The follow up to their critically acclaimed “Veteran” EP of last year includes guest featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Canadian upcomer White Rhino, Tragedy Khadafi and rap battling phenomenon DNA.

US online “Dope Cause We Said” have published a preview of the release which you can read HERE

Releasing through Miami label 22 Entertainment who have signed London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan for his new album “S.C.U.M.” ft Westside Gunn & Hus Kingpin, and whose back catalogue includes Royce da 5’9″, Bumpy Knuckles, Fashawn, DJ Premier, KXNG Crooked, J-Kwon and Joe Budden, “Respect Is Earned Not Given” will be available on CD and digital formats from most online stores including Amazon, iTunes and Bandcamp.

The pair will be appearing as guests live in the studio with DJ Eclipse on the Rap Is Outta Control Show [Sirius XM Hip Hop Nation] Monday October 16th as they hit NYC for a couple days promoting the new album. They have enjoyed worldwide radio support for the singles released to date, check out the streams :

“Walk the Walk” ft Kool G Rap

“Guillotine Chop” ft Planet Asia & White Rhino

“In the Streets” ft DNA

On October 20th, Frost will release his collaborative EP with Tragedy Khadafi “Rare Fabric” and is near completion of his new solo album “I Missed My Bus” featuring Ruste Juxx, Skyzoo, Guilty Simpson, Rah Digga, KXNG Crooked, Ras Kass and many more, due for release in early 2018.

Look out for international media coverage of the new album in the coming weeks with more news, reviews and interviews imminent, and keep up to date with the pair on social media via twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, on IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and over on their Joint Facebook Page

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New single “Guilltone Chop” by eastcoast rapper & producer duo Tone Chop and Frost Gamble, the second to be taken from their album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” out on September 29th through 22 Entertainment.

Earlier this week, the label dropped the single “Barely Human” by Royce da 5’9″ and Tech N9ne for the 6th anniversary of their releasing Nickel’s “Success Is Certain”. High calibre lyricism stays on the agenda with this new one, Frost’s atmospheric backdrop underpinning sharp menacing bars by Chop and guest artists Planet Asia and Canadian upcomer White Rhino.

The album also features the States’ most viewed online rap battler D.N.A., Kool G Rap and Tragedy Khadafi with whom Frost has just wrapped up a new project. He is also near completion of a new solo producer album which includes contributions by Ras Kass, Skyzoo, KXNG Crooked, Ruste Juxx, Rah Digga & Guilty Simpson.

“Guillotine Chop” available to stream and buy on Bandcamp

Last weekend, Frost was in NYC finishing his new project with Tragedy Khadafi. He was in town with Detroit rapper ZotheJerk with whom he released the “Black Beach” album in May. While there, they took the opportunity to meet with media, and took the trip up to Bushwick to appear on DJ Toshi’s Classic Storm Radio show.

The podcast has just been uploaded, check it out

https://podomatic.com/embed/html5/episode/8529115?autoplay=false

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New lyric video released today by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble, taken from their album “Black Beach” which released on May 26th.

“Keep Me Safe” has struck a chord with many for its sentiment, a heartfelt dedication from a parent to his children to protect, inspire and offer encouragement while including a broader theme in the line “Fathers, father your sons, teach ’em to be men”. The track, co-produced by S.One, also marks the recording debuts of Zo and Frost’s kids as guest featured artists… !

Eastcoast beatmaker Frost, now resident in Winnipeg, will release a new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” with NY State rapper Tone Chop on September 29th. The follow up to last year’s “Veteran” EP, it includes featured artists Planet Asia, Kool G Rap, Tragedy Khadafi and DNA.

Watch the “Keep Me Safe” video on Youtube

Featuring KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Sadat X, Tone Chop, Boldy James and Young Bleed, “Black Beach” released through 22 Entertainment and is available to buy from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify & Bandcamp

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Officially releasing tomorrow, Friday May 26th through 22 Entertainment, the new album “Black Beach” by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY State producer Frost Gamble, now resident in Winnipeg Canada, is now streaming on Soundcloud.

Zo’s powerful social commentary on the experience of today’s “Black America” is complimented by Frost’s production, infused with a mixture of soul, electronica and straight hip hop bangers to catch the mood swings.

A one time signee to the late Proof’s Ironfist label and recipient of a “Humanitarian of the Year Award” for work in the community, Zo has delivered a robust and intelligent narrative reinforced by the contributions of featured artists including Slaughterhouse frontman KXNG Crooked, Brand Nubian’s Sadat X, Boldy James and legendary Random Axe member Guilty Simpson.

TRACKLIST

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)

LISTEN TO THE STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Reviewed in the current issue (July 2017) of MOJO Magazine, from tomorrow the album will be available from digital stores including Spotify, iTunes & Amazon

The Deluxe edition including bonus cuts and free instrumentals available exclusively on Bandcamp

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It’s been, yet again, our pleasure to work with more quality lyricists and beatmakers from the USA and UK this year.

For over a decade we have promoted albums and EP’s to worldwide media, some by established names, others from new emerging artists, but all who have the common denominator of being highly skilled at their craft. More details are HERE

We focus on MC’s and producers who draw from the authentic values of hip hop while adapting them for a modern era, securing press coverage and airplay for them throughout the specialist marketplaces in USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia. 2016 has been no different as demonstrated by the following releases :

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HORSESHOE GANG – ALBUM “ANTI-TRAP MUSIC” released April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Ent

Available to buy on iTunes HERE

The Long Beach crew and younger brothers of Crooked I returned with their fourth official studio album although they have a multitude of EP and mixtape releases under their belt over the past decade. Most notable was their “Monthly Mixtape” series which saw them drop a tape every month for a full year between 2013 and 2014.

Last year they hit the headlines due to their rap battle with Hopsin’s now defunct “Funk Volume” and they summed up the ethos behind the new album title by stating “If you’re tired of hearing your kids singing songs around the house that’s talking about pushing crack, then get our new album !

Including the tracks “Intro” featuring Crooked I and “Shoe-icide Squad” which addresses the issues reltaing to the Black Lives Matter movement, check the full album stream on Soundcloud

Typical of their industrious nature, they then released a further album “4 Brothers” as an acknowledgement of the support received from their extensive international fanbase.

Available on iTunes HERE take a listen

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CONSTANT DEVIANTS – ALBUM “OMERTA” released June 28th through Six2Six Records

Available to buy on Bandcamp HERE

Legendary eastcoast duo MC M.I. and DJ Cutt followed up 2015’s “Avant Garde” with “Omerta”, a concept album where the pair drew on their respective Italian and Russian heritages to adopt the roles of Luciano and Lansky.

The imagery was used purely metaphorically to address a variety of subject matters, consistent with M.I.’s current level of creativity as he embarks upon a movie making and acting career which saw his new film “Six2Six” featuring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee premiered at Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC this year.

Returning to their harder, edgier sound, “Omerta” was considered by many to be their strongest album to date. Including the singles “So Underrated” and “DeLorean”, this is a classic “no fillers” release and fans of superior rhymes, beats and turntablism will have this stream on repeat.

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TONE CHOP & FROST GAMBLE – EP “VETERAN” released November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Ent

Available to buy on iTunes HERE

Originally rivals in NY State’s rap battle scene in the 90’s, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble became partners in rhyme and tagging.

Due to Frost’s subsequent relocation to Winnipeg, Canada to pursue a career in production which has seen him work with Sadat-X, J-Ro and Rakim’s son Tahmell, Chop continued as a member of the group Binghamton’s Most Wanted while releasing a string of solo mixtapes in the dual capacity of rapper and producer. His “This is NY” includes the track “Momma” by Tom Gist produced by Chop.

Having contributed to Seven 13’s “God Bless Dope Rappers” compilation earlier this deal, Frost inked a deal with the label and the pair re-united for their first official EP release. “Veteran” is a warm up to an album planned for 2017, and includes the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi.

Bars, beats and turntablism for days, this is for the hip hop connoisseurs.

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MELANIN 9 – VIDEO “POLAROID” ft Karl Sage launched through Red Snow Records

Melanin 9 product available from Bandcamp HERE

November saw the welcome return of north London’s Melanin 9 with a new video “Polaroid” featuring upcoming UK artist Karl Sage.

The track was produced by the west coast native American duo Walterwarm and Cowode and is the first to be released from a new album “Old Pictures” due out around the Spring of 2017.

Whether as a member of the group Triple Darkness or due to his solo work, Melanin 9 has long been regarded as one of the UK’s most gifted lyricists, and in the new video which he also directed and edited, it’s not hard to see why.

All international press and DJ enquiries regarding any of these releases can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, all our contact information is available HERE

UrbanElite PR thanks everyone for their support this year and we wish you all the best for 2017

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Having just released their new EP “Veteran” on November 18th, NY State rapper Tone Chop and producer Frost Gamble, now relocated to Winnipeg, sat down with US online publication The Underground Hip Hop

In the new feature the pair discuss their earliest days and inspirations, and give the reasons why the new EP is a landmark in their careers to date. Having originally met at rap battles during the 90’s, the duo speak about longevity and determination as independent artists, and how they see their brand of hip hop sitting in future in such a diverse marketplace.

During the article they also mention the value they place on their loyal fanbase, and the lessons they’ve learned over the years within the industry as they plan ahead for a new album release in 2017.

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

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Yesterday, they released a new bonus cut “Crowd Pleaser” which chops up Inspectah Deck’s “R.E.C. Room” for the hook. It is available as a free download direct from the stream on Soundcloud

The “Veteran” EP is available through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment on iTunes

Check out the full official EP stream on Soundcloud

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US online The Balcony Life Blog has just published its next set of new hip hop release reviews

Included are those by Vinnie Paz, Crooked I, Master P, Taylor Gang and the new EP “Veteran by NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble

With a clear appreciation for the authentic sound and approach the pair have brought to the table, reflected in the article with the comment “This is the type of rap that we need more of out there“, the full review afforded a 4/5 rating can be read in full HERE

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The EP releases on Friday November 18th through the label Seven 13 Music & Entertainment, available on iTunes

Two singles have already been released.

“Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi is their tribute to the late Sean Price, while the video for “Step Up” was launched earlier this week. Check them out

“Leave It Alone” audio stream

“Step Up” official video

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