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.

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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.

READ THE INTERVIEW IN FULL HERE

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

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Another chance to listen back to Constant Deviants on last week’s East NY Radio show.

First broadcast live on Thursday June 30th, M.I. and DJ Cutt came through to Brooklyn to chop it up with PF Cuttin and co hosts Millz Murda and DJ Anthony Mace. They discuss their new album “Omerta” which dropped June 28th and their policy of releasing on vinyl through their own Six2Six Records label, DJ Cutt gives an insight as to the production process and then M.I. delivers a killer freestyle.

The stream has just been uploaded to the show’s Soundcloud, check it out

Baltimore’s M.I. and New Jersey’s DJ Cutt had spent all of last week in NYC appearing as guests on various radio stations, and you will get the chance to check out more audio streams and videos of these shows in the next couple of days

The album will be distributed worldwide through Fatbeats on vinyl and CD formats from July 15th, and it can be bought as a digital download now from the label’s BANDCAMP

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The group have various online platforms, so keep up to date with them at the following :

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Look out for further press coverage about the release in the coming weeks, and meanwhile, check out the “Omerta” album stream

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A few weeks ago in the lead up to the release of their new album “Everything 050”, Newark hiphop group 050 Boyz jumped on the phone with long running UK online website British HipHop.

Their writer Ethan Everton spoke with them about how the group formed, and their own earliest memories of hip hop and the artists who inspired them the most to pic up the mic back in the Golden Era of the 90’s.

They moved on to discuss how the album was put together, from its initial concept through to the recording process, the subject matter addressed in their lyricism, and the representation of the New Jersey scene with so many local featured artists also appearing throughout the release.

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The topic of discussion then diversifies into their thoughts on how the Garden State’s hip hop profile has grown over the past few years, and the reaction and support of a new generation of fans to a sound that is derived from a classic age.

The group speak on their intent to help inspire and promote new local emerging artists, in line with their long standing approach from the days of their involvement with Treach & Fam’s Garden State Greats movement of 2004, before further outlining their feelings on what needs to develop for the greater good of hip hop and rap music more generally.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla, Prince AK and DJ Nugget performed at Beast of Brooklyn at the weekend as part of B Fest. Their reputation for producing highly energetic live shows has been growing for some time, and the group are currently working on putting together a more extensive series of dates throughout the Tri State area and beyond.

Any club & venue promoters looking to book the group can do so via their management team at Inkwell Entertainment, contact details via their WEBSITE You can also drop them a line via their FACEBOOK PAGE or enquire about availability via twitter @050_Boyz (@RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050)

As well as reading much more international press coverage on the group in the weeks ahead, they are also scheduled to appear on a number of radio shows, including meeting up again with DJ Eclipse on Sunday 30th August from 10pm EST, this time for his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM. They group were his guests last week on his WNYU show.

The album “Everything 050” is available now on iTunes. Check the album stream

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Newark hiphop group 050 Boyz release their new album “Everything 050” on 4th August, and in the run up, the trio of Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince Ak took time out to speak with French online magazine Hip Hop Breath.

In this interview they discuss how the group was formed, the concept and inspiration behind the group and the album and explain their long time association with the album’s sole producer Clinton Place. They then speak on the actual recording process and the involvement of so many other featured artists from the Garden State scene before each Emcee describes the highlight of their considerable careers to date

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

They have also just launched “Watch That (Bricks Mix)”, a new official remix of an earlier joint from their back catalogue.

The three Emcees display all of their trademark lyrical energy in this fuel injected banger, a combination of powerful rhymes and beats prevelant throughout the album which also includes features by Treach (Naughty by Nature), Lakim Shabazz, B Wells, Trilly Trills, Tha Advocate, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Famiil and IB the Druid.

CHECK THE AUDIO STREAM FOR “WATCH THAT (BRICKS MIX)” ON SOUNDCLOUD

Expect to see extensive media coverage in the weeks ahead regarding the group and the release. International media & press enquiries regarding 050 Boyz, and DJ requests for a full quality mp3 of the new joint can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

Meanwhile, you can connect with 050 Boyz on social media, via their FACEBOOK PAGE or on Twitter @050_Boyz [ @PrinceAK_050 @RiqdaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 ]

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Been a couple of months since east coast duo M.I. and DJ Cutt released their fourth album “Avant Garde”, a release which received extensive international media coverage earlier in the year.

Just published yesterday is the latest review from US online Premiere Hip Hop, and you know that Sunez and the guys over there only rate artists with the true essence of hip hop at the heart of their music.

TAKE A READ AT THE REVIEW HERE

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M.I. and DJ Cutt don’t let the grass grow under their feet. They have just completed filming of a new movie named after their self owned record label “Six 2 Six”, though the storyline has a different twist, and M.I. has just made his solo project “Psychedlic 60’s” available as a free download HERE

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The duo are also spending time back in the lab preparing a new album which they hope to release next year to coincide with some European tour dates they are currently planning.

Any club owners or promoters interested in booking Constant Deviants for shows can contact us HERE or the group directly via their FACEBOOK PAGE. You can also connect with them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift

“Avant Garde” is available in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats HERE

Check out the video for the single “Breathin” which reached Number 1 in the college radio charts in the Spring.

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British online music publication Shout 4 Music covers most genres of contemporary styles with a range of reviews, interviews and special features.

They have just published a “Super Feature” on New Jersey hip hop group 050 Boyz, combining an introductory piece, a “Picture Interview” and an exclusive video for their Shout Sessions series.

In the video, Tru Trilla, Riq da Kid and Prince AK perform “What Happened” live, a track taken from their album “Everything 050” which releases on 4th August. As with all the tracks throughout the album, it is produced by Clinton Place

READ THE FULL FEATURE AT SHOUT FOR MUSIC HERE

WATCH THE GROUP PERFORMING “WHAT HAPPENED” LIVE

050 Boyz – Exclusive Shout 4 Music Session – What Happened (Live Performance Video) from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Veterans in the Garden State scene, they are joined on the album by long time associates Treach (Naughty by Nature), Tha Advocate, Ib The Druid, Lakim Shabazz, DoItAll (Lords of the Underground), Famiil and more. The energy’s high from start to finish, bangin beats with real gritty lyricism and wordplay, just what you’d expect from Emcees who came up through the Golden Era of the 90’s.

As another taster, check out the stream of their most recent single “DNA” seen recently getting the treatment by DJ Eclipse on Sirius XM’s Rap Is Outta Control Show. The group will be guests of DJ Eclipse on his WNYU Halftime Show on Wednesday 12th August

Look out for much more international media coverage on 050 Boyz and the album “Everything 050” in the weeks ahead together with more special track and video releases shortly. You can connect with them on FACEBOOK and on twitter @050_Boyz ( @PrinceAK_050 @RiqDaKid_050 @EgoFree2_050 & producer @ClintonPlace9 )

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