Earlier this week, eastcoast rapper & producer duo Tone Chop & Frost Gamble jumped on Skype to speak with Rainbow Exotic Music for the latest edition of their podcast.
The pair discussed the earliest days together growing up in NY state which included a period as rap battle rivals, and their earliest influences, citing names such as Diamond D, Lord Finesse, Pete Rock, LL Cool J and The Beatnuts as helping shape their initial approach.
They then speak about the concept behind their new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” and Chop provides an insight into the working relationship with featured artists Kool G Rap and DNA. The subject then moves on to the comparisons between the classic style of hip hop with some of today’s contemporary mainstream offshoots, the differentials in marketplaces and focus on lyical content, as Chop declares his wish for “mumble rap” to be re-categorized seperately from the genre!
Chop is then asked to give his thoughts on Jay-Z’s new album “4:44”, and as a fan of Hova he gives an interesting view of his overall body of work since the release of “Reasonable Doubt”. Meanwhile, as the pair discuss the logistics of recording together, Frost explains his move from traditional to contemporary crate digging techniques using the MPC, S900 and Tempest as part of the production process.
LISTEN BACK TO THE INTERVIEW IN FULL – STREAMING OPTIONS HERE
Music played during the show included Chop & Frost’s single “Leave It Alone” ft Ruste Juxx, a tribute to Sean P taken from their previous “Veteran” EP, and the current single “Walk the Walk” ft Kool G Rap. Listen to the streams on Soundcloud
Out on September 29th through 22 Entertainment, “Respect Is Earned Not Given” also features Planet Asia, Tragedy Khadafi and White Rhino, and is available to pre-order on iTunes and Bandcamp
You can connect with Chop & frost on social media, via twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, on IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page
All international press and media enquiries regarding Tone Chop & Frost Gamble, including DJ requests for full quality mp3s of “Leave It Alone” and “Walk the Walk” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are available HERE
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