1996 to 2016 - Tone Chop & Frost Gamble talk rap battles, street art, crate digging and the evolution of hip hop with The ReUp Spot
NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble release their first collaborative EP "Veteran" through Seven 13 Music & Ent on November 18th. Available on pre-order via iTunes
Originally rivals in upstate NY's rap battle scene during the 90's, they became partners in rhyme, tagging and production. Already on record as crediting the wider hip hop culture and elements as being the catalyst for them to pick up the mic, US online The ReUp Spot sat down with them recently for their perspective on the evolution of hip hop over the past two decades.
The feature is an insightful historical record, as the pair discuss their own involvement in music, graffiti and breakdancing at a time when by comparison to today, the elements had a more prominent and influential role in the wider culture.
Subjects addressed act as a historical snapshot of the changes which have taken place. The switch from vinyl to Serato, the elevation of hip hop music, fashions and art elevated from the underground to the broader commercial world, and the emergence of the various sub genres which now exist.
Focusing on the new release, they discuss the reasons for collaborating officially for the first time after all these years, their previous solo releases and the impact of signing with Seven 13.
The article will likely be of extra interest to a younger generation, typically fed a very narrow representation by today's media. There is more to it than that - go to the source, adapt and progress. "If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go" James Baldwin
READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE
The first single from the EP released was "Leave It Alone", a tribute to Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi. Check out the stream
Connect with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble online :
TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble
IG @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
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