Winnipeg-based award-winning hip hop music producer Frost Gamble and New York-based battle rapper Tone Chop are back with 'Kill or Be Killed'.
Tone Chop, based in the small city of Binghamton in New York State, cut his teeth as a local battle rapper and has since spent decades honing his craft. Frost Gamble, self-proclaimed ‘sample head’ who lives to dig through crates, has recorded with both Platinum-selling acts and GRAMMY Award-nominated artists including Kool G Rap, KXNG Crooked, Ras Kass, Tragedy Khadafi, Young Bleed, Guilty Simpson, Planet Asia, Skyzoo, and then some.
The new material signifies what the two members are all about, featuring seven tracks of Gamble's soulful, boom-bap soundscapes providing a backdrop to Chop's seething and hard-hitting lyrical delivery. "Open Your Eyes", the two-minute composition for which a video was recently released, is a braggadocious number in which Tone Chop exhibits why he's one of the best around with elaborate wit and clever wordplay. Inter-played with the suitable sampling from Gamble, the track is a certain highlight from what's on offer.
Tone Chop & Frost Gamble have an undeniable chemistry, not from just being great artistic collaborators but also the respect they have for another as good friends. The two have released several singles, albums and EPs and continue to actively record with one another; this new effort marks that they won't be stopping any time soon.