Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY State producer Frost Gamble who is now based in Winnipeg Canada released their new video “Axe Somebody” last week.
A bonus cut, it follows last month’s official single “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat-X taken from their forthcoming album “Black Beach” out on May 26th. On “Axe Somebody”, Frost takes it all the way back on the beat, the renowned booming funky drummer break underpinning Zo’s high octane delivery with Big L sampled on the hook.
They have today made the joint available as a free mp3 download direct from the new audio stream – check the video and stream below.
“AXE SOMEBODY” ON YOUTUBE
DOWNLOAD THE “AXE SOMEBODY” MP3 DIRECT FROM THE STREAM
Zo was also a guest on last week’s Rainbow Exotic Music podcast, a show based in Connecticut with an eclectic set list of hip hop, funk, soul and rock. You can learn more about them via their site HERE
“Black Beach”, which will be featured in the legendary UK publication MOJO Magazine next month, includes guest artists KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James, Sadat-X, Tone Chop and Young Bleed, and can be pre-order now on Itunes
Zo & Frost are currently conducting interviews with publications in the US, Europe and UK, and you can keep up to date with their news on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble and over on their joint Facebook Page
All media, press and radio station DJ inquiries regarding the new album can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is available HERE
US online The ReUp Spot has just published a new interview feature with Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble ahead of the release of their album “Blach Beach” on May 26th.
The article takes a wider in-depth view of Detroit’s historic music scene and how it became a breeding ground for some exceptional artists in the worlds of jazz, blues, rock, Motown, techno and of course hip hop. It digs deeper into the influence the city’s industrial background and mindset had on artists and their unique approach and identity within various musical forms.
Zo discusses the legacies provided by past and present local artists, from J-Dilla to Danny Brown, while addressing the suggestion that Detroit’s success still relies ultimately on being signed by labels in NYC or LA.
Both Frost and Zo have relocated from their original hometowns on several occasions and they talk about how this helped broaden their horizons, and the rapper explains how the general theme of the album reflecting the current experience for “Black America” crosses State boundaries.
The article concludes with the pair discussing the recording process, the inclusion of featured artists such as Guilty Simpson, KXNG Crooked, Sadat-X and Boldy James….and they also reveal their preference between “Good Times” & “Rappers Delight” !!
All international press, media and radio station DJ inquiries regarding the album ZotheJerk and Frost Gamble, including requests to interview the artists or to receive promotional copies of the album for review consideration can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is available HERE
New music video released today by Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble who originally hails from upstate NY.
“Axe Somebody” is a bonus cut and follows last month’s official single “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat-X taken from the album “Black Beach” out on May 26th which includes additional guest appearances by KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James, and Young Bleed.
Frost takes it all the way back on the beat, the renowned booming funky break underpinning Zo’s high octane delivery complimented by Big L’s sampled hookline. Drop the needle on it….
The track will be made available as a free download next week. Check in with them on social media on twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble or over on their joint Facebook Page to find out exactly how and where you can get a free mp3.
Meanwhile, a news article about the album has just been published in French Magazine “ABCDR DU SON” and the feature includes the stream of the duo’s single “Risk vs Reward” together with the video interview they conducted for another French online “In The Mood TV”.
“Black Beach” releases through 22 Entertainment and is available to pre-order on iTunes
All international press, media and radio station DJ inquiries regarding ZotheJerk, Frost Gamble and their album “Black Beach”, including requests to interview the artists or for promotional copies of the album for review consideration, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR.
Earlier this week, Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and producer Frost Gamble sat down with Prox Centauri, the editor of Michigan’s online “Inside the Rift”, ahead of the release of their new album “Black Beach” on May 26th.
The discussion centres on the conceptualization of the project, the initial approach and recording process given the various sessions took place in Detroit, Kansas and Ohio.
They also touch upon the politically charged subject matter evident in the lyrics throughout which address a range of social issues including racism, social engineering and empowerment, before moving on to outline their working relationship and previous project “Muscle Shoals” designed as a tribute to Luther Ingram.
In closing, as Frost originates from New York State, Zo explains how the album represents Detroit, NY and the States generally as the subjects he addresses are more universal in nature.
As an additional bonus, Frost laced Inside the Rift with an exclusive hip hop mix, and you can check out the audio stream on Soundcloud
“Black Beach” includes features by Sadat-X, KXNG Crooked, Boldy James, Guilty Simspon, Young Bleed and many more, and can be pre-ordered on iTunes HERE
The duo release a brand new video for a bonus cut “Axe Somebody” tomorrow, Friday April 7th and are currently conducting a number of interviews with media in the States, UK and Europe. Keep up to date with their news on Twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble and over on their joint Facebook Page
All media, press and radio station DJ inquiries regarding ZotheJerk and Frost Gamble can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is available HERE
Late last year, Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble dropped by the Trendkill Productions studio to check in with local rap battle league Dragon Battlez.
The new video just published begins with the regular DBZ Hotbox Cypher, Frost Gamble providing the beat for local MC’s White Rhino, Bayle, CJ the Grey and Bangem – and those boys got skillz !
This is followed by an in depth interview with the beatmaker, discussing his relocation from Binghamton in NY state and his history there with rapper Tone Chop, the pair having just released their new EP “Veteran” in November
From the EP is the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to the late Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi, and Frost explains the concept behind the track and how it was put together before going into more detail about his signing with US label Seven 13 Music & entertainment and the plans for 2017.
As outlined during the interview, Frost is preparing to release a new album “Black Beach” with ZotheJerk in the Spring ahead of other projects later in the year. Keep up to date with him online via twitter, instagram or over on his official website
All press, media and DJ enquiries regarding Frost Gamble and the “Veteran” EP can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is HERE
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 :
HORSESHOE GANG – ALBUM “ANTI-TRAP MUSIC” released April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Ent
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.
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.
TONE CHOP & FROST GAMBLE – EP “VETERAN” released November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Ent
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.
MELANIN 9 – VIDEO “POLAROID” ft Karl Sage launched through Red Snow Records
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
Shortly after the release of their new EP “Veteran”, Ny’s Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble jumped on Skype with Ayla Dhyani, editor of online publication “Tone MVMT”.
In the interview feature published today, they discuss how the pair first met at rap battles in upstate New York during the 90’s and how they managed to remain in sync through the years despite Frost’s relocation to Canada.
They give their thoughts on the evolution of hip hop through the past couple of decades and outline how their own solo careers progressed through that time before coming full circle to discuss the new EP and their future plans for an album in 2017.
The first official collaborative project by NY State rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble released on November 18th.
The 7 track EP “Veteran”, including the single “Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx – a tribute to Sean Price – is available through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment on iTunes
The latest review comes courtesy of the University of Colorado’s “CU Independent” publication written by their Arts contributor Benjamin Vernon. Afforded a 7/10 rating in what is an in depth analysis, it outlines the qualities of Tone’s own lyricism complemeted by the various featured artists and acknowledges Frost Gamble’s “excellent job in creating a distinct sound for each track“.
Summarizing his description of the artists as “immensely talented“, you can read his full appraisal HERE
LISTEN TO THE FULL EP STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD
Look out for further media coverage on Tone Chop & Frost Gamble shortly, and the release of their new bonus cut “Crowd Pleaser” next week.
Shortly before the release of their new EP “Veteran”, NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble jumped on Skype to speak with London journalist Taytula Burke for long running online publication British Hip Hop.
The feature published today encompasses their discussion relating to the spirit and sound of the new EP in line with how they first met at rap battles during the 90’s, while also establishing their firm committment to hip hop’s evolution for a modern era.
The opener “Dedication” shouts out many of the G.O.A.T.’s including Rakim, Queen Latifah and Pac, an opening salvo declaring their origins and influences followed by biographical accounts in “Back in the Days” and “Better with Time”. However “Step Up” switches focus to the future, in line with the EP’s role as a warm up for a new album next year.
Their reflective and anticipatory approach is represented in the feature which can be read HERE
Available through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment, the “Veteran” EP can be bought from iTunes
OFFICIAL EP STREAM
Look out for further media coverage on the duo in the coming weeks and the launch of a new bonus cut in a few days’ time.
Shortly after the release of their new EP “Veteran” on November 18th, NY rapper Tone Chop & Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble jumped on the phone with Canadian DJ Chase March live on air during his “The Word is Bond Rap Radio Show” broadcast on CHRW 94.9FM
You can catch the show every Monday night from midnight EST
First aired on November 21st, the stream has just been uploaded to Mixcloud. Listen back to the audio below
Meanwhile, the pair also spoke with French magazine Hip Hop Breath recently.
Among the topics for discussion was how the duo first met at rap battles in upstate NY during the 90’s and the cultural elements that drew them to hip hop, the motive that drove them to work together on their first official EP release after all these years, and the inspiration behind their tribute track to Sean Price “Leave It Alone” featuring Ruste Juxx.
They also give their thoughts on the re-emergence of CD and vinyl formats, the comparisons of the US and European markets, the current rap battle scene broadcast online through channels such as KOTD TV and their hopes for the future of hip hop.
YOU CAN READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW ONLINE BEGINNING AT PAGE 18 HERE
Out on Seven 13 Music & Entertainment and available to buy on iTunes, check the full official Veteran EP stream on Soundcloud