As part of their regular “The Whole 9” interview series, US online “The 9 Elements” spoke with Detroit rapper ZotheJerk and NY State producer (now relocated to Winnipeg) Frost Gamble ahead of the release of their new album “Black Beach” on May 26th through 22 Entertainment.
In the feature published yesterday, the pair discuss the origins of the concept behind the album and the involvement of featured artists including Sadat X, KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson and Boldy James.
One of the underlying themes throughout the album addresses issues relating to the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement as represented in the track “Loyal Victims”, highlighted by The 9 Elements for particular note. Zo speaks on these issues and how his home town of Detroit shaped him as an individual and an artist, the Emcees which influenced him and then the pair discuss further the mechanics of their working relationship, how they first met and what they have planned in the future.
READ THE INTERVIEW IN FULL HERE
The album, which will feature in the June issue of the internationally renowned print publication MOJO Magazine, is available to pre-order from iTunes
From it, they have already released the single “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat X followed by the video for a bonus cut “Axe Somebody” made available as a free download HERE
Their new single “My Negus” featuring Guilty Simpson will be released on Monday May 1st. Zo & Frost are busy conducting interviews with media in the States, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia, and you can keep up to date with their news on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, Instagram @ZoTheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page.
All international press, media and radio station DJ inquiries regarding ZotheJerk, Frost Gamble and their album “Black Beach” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is available HERE