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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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In the lead up to the release of their new EP “Veteran”, NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble spoke with Chicago based journalist Sherron Shabazz, the editor of US online ‘The Real Hip Hop’.

The pair first met as rivals in Binghamton’s rap battle scene during the 90’s before eventually teaming up, however due to Frost’s re-location they then pursued solo careers while keeping in touch with the occasional collaboration. The EP represents the duo’s first official extended release, a warm up to an album scheduled for 2017.

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The interview addresses the recording process of the EP and how they came to the decision to finally work on a more extensive project. The subject matters then broaden as they give their thoughts on the new wave of “drug rappers” and the effect on today’s youth, the issue of emcees using writers, educating the next generation of rappers about the pioneers, the benefit to the scene of contemporary artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J Cole and much more

It’s an interesting perspective on today’s hip hop by two artists who have put in the hard yards, and you can read the entire feature HERE

The EP was released on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment and includes the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx which is also discussed during the interview.

HEAR THE FULL EP STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

ONLINE LINKS

Buy the EP from iTunes

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
IG @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
FB Joint Page

All worldwide media, press and radio station inquiries regarding Tone Chop, Frost Gamble and the Veteran EP can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is HERE

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Official video of the new single “Step Up” by NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble, filmed and directed by Big Drew Grafix.

It’s the second to be taken from the ex rap battle rivals’ EP “Veteran” out on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Ent, and follows their tribute to Sean Price “Leave It Alone” which featured Ruste Juxx and Nobi.

With a little help from The A Team’s Mr T in the hook, Frost’s atmospheric production provides Chop with the backdrop to throw down challenges to all-comers through punchline filled verses.

WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

The single is available to buy now on iTunes

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TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble @Seven13Music
FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/tonechopfrostgamble
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
WEBSITES www.frostgamble.com www.seven13ent.com

All media & press inquiries regarding the EP release, including DJ requests for full quality mp3s of “Step Up” for their sets and shows can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is HERE

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US online hip hop magazine The 9 Elements have run their interview series “The Whole 9” for some time now where they get a snapshot of the artist’s mindset and the concept behind their upcoming release.

The latest focus is on NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble, long term associates and originally rap battle rivals who have collaborated for their first official release via the “Veteran” EP, out November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

The interview discusses the new project and in particular the first single to be released “Leave It Alone” which features Ruste Juxx and is a tribute to the late Sean Price. Frost’s move to Canada and switch away from the mic to concentrate solely on beatmaking is also addressed as is the duo’s thoughts on the influence of the 90’s sound in many contemporary releases.

READ ALL THIS AND MORE IN THE ARTICLE PUBLISHED HERE

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Check out the single “Leave It Alone” ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi on Soundcloud

The single is available to buy now from the EP’s pre-order account on iTunes

All press, media and radio station inquiries regarding Tone Chop & Frost Gamble can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is HERE

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The UK’s HHK Magazine (aka Hip Hop Kings) has been running a popular “25 Facts” series for the past few years where artists provide exclusive and previously unknown information about themselves and their upcoming new release.

Latest in the series is a focus on NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg producer Frost Gamble who, despite having been rap battle rivals in the 90’s and subsequent partners in rhyme & tagging, release their first collaborative project on November 18th.

The “Veteran EP” releases through Seven 13 MMusic & Entertainment and is available to pre-order on iTunes

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In the feature they reveal how they came by their artist names, the recording process of the EP, their most rated producers and Emcees and their involvement in the rap battle and graffiti scenes.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

From the EP, and available to buy now from iTunes, is their first single “Leave It Alone”. A tribute to the late Sean Price, it features Ruste Juxx and Nobi.

They followed that with a bonus cut “Being A Boss” which uses the Jadakiss and Nate Dogg joint “Time’s Up” for the hook, and is available to download free direct from the audio stream on Soundcloud.

Check them out

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Look out for extensive international media coverage on the release in the weeks ahead.

Meantime, connect with the duo on Twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble and over on their joint Facebook Page

All press & media inquiries regarding Tone Chop, Frost Gamble and the Veteran EP, including requests to interview the artists or DJ requests for mp3s of their joints can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is HERE

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NY State rapper & producer duo Tone Chop and Frost Gamble release their new EP on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

“Veteran” is appropriately named as the pair were originally rap battle rivals in the 90’s before developing a partnership in tagging and rhyming. Having subsequently moved to Canada, Frost continued to contribute to Chop’s various projects though both pursue solo careers that have seen them work with J-Ro, Tom Gist, Sadat-X, Tahmell and Jinx Da Juvy.

The new release represents their first official collaboration together and is a little early taster of what’s to come in 2017.

The first review of the EP comes courtesy of the UK’s renowned long running publication Blues & Soul Magazine. READ THE ARTICLE ONLINE HERE

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The first single taken from the 7 track EP was released recently, “Leave It Alone” being a tribute to the late Sean Price and featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi. Available to buy on iTunes, check the stream

Look out for more bonus cuts, singles and videos coming in the weeks ahead together with new features and reviews appearing in international press. Meantime keep up to date with them on twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble and via their new joint Facebook Page

All international media, press and radio DJ inquiries regarding Tone Chop & Frost Gamble can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, all our contact information is HERE

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Baltimore rapper M.I. and New Jersey producer DJ Cutt – aka Constant Deviants – released their new album “Omerta” on June 28th this year.

They originally formed in Brooklyn and spent a week back in the area at the time of the release appearing on various radio stations promoting the new record. This time a themed release with metaphorical references to the mafiosa underworld, they adopted the roles of Luciano & Lansky in a series of sonic vignettes employing the traditional art of storytelling while retaining their trademark sound.

The most recent review appears on page 77 in the current issue of French printed publication Jazz News Magazine which is in stores now, and is included with coverage on an eclectic range of artists including Eric Clapton, Mndsgn and Brooklyn’s The Golden Grass. There is more info on the magazine HERE

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The pair head to Bogota, Colombia next Saturday October 1st to perform at Latino Power with Global Platoon. The venue is at Calle 58 # 13-88, Bogota. There is more information at SONGKICK

The album is available worldwide on digital, CD and vinyl formats, distributed by Fatbeats. Digital download is available to buy directly from SIX2SIX Records.

Connect with Constant Deviants on Facebook (Group & Label), on twitter (Group & Label) & check out the “Omerta” album stream

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