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In the lead up to the release of the group’s fifth studio album “Omerta”, Baltimore rapper M.I. from Constant Deviants spoke at length to west coast online publication Streets Connect Magazine.

Part 1 of the interview was published recently, and in the second installment they discuss M.I.’s time spent signed to a solo deal with Arista and the issues he faced particularly in relation to the label’s suggested marketing strategy for him as an artist. This takes the conversation onto the wider subject of how white rappers were, and possibly still are, targeted at specific demographics.

An insight is given into M.I.’s earliest influences, and while several of the greats are acknowledged, he explains that the biggest factor in his development was found closer to home within Baltimore’s scene, and in particular the role played by Lab Tech 1.

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The subject switches to M.I.’s move into the world of film making as an actor, writer and producer, with his most recent movie “Six2Six” having just been screened at last week’s Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC, and the discussion develops further as he explains why he feels it is now less productive for independent artists to release official music videos.

The interview concludes with the announcement that Constant Deviants will perform in Colombia shortly, a territory they have found to be particularly supportive due to a strong vinyl market in line with the label’s policy of releasing in that format, a factor which has also established their presence in the UK, Europe and Australia

The overall interview is one of the most in-depth ever given by M.I., and can be read HERE

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“Omerta” can be bought as a digital download HERE and has been distributed to specialist stores worldwide in CD and vinyl formats by Fatbeats.

Connect with Constant Deviants on Facebook (Group & Label), on twitter (Group & Label) & check out the “Omerta” album stream

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East coast hip hop duo Constant Deviants released their fifth studio album “Omerta” on June 28th.

Baltimore rapper M.I. and New Jersey producer DJ Cutt also launched the “Tre Volte” freestyle video trilogy, a representation of how they first met and performed together in an era when “2 turntables and a microphone” was the rule and not the exception. “Straight No Chasers” is the final episode in the series premiered today by IMPOSE MAGAZINE

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M.I. has also moved into the world of acting, and his new film “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee will be screened at Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival this Friday, August 5th, at 8.30pm EST. It takes place at Harlem’s National Black Theater as part of the “Tales from the Hood” showcase – more details HERE

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CHECK THE “STRAIGHT NO CHASERS” VIDEO OUT ON VIMEO

You can connect with Constant Deviants on social media

TWITTER Group @Cnstnt_Dvnts Label @Six2SixShift
FACEBOOK Group “constantdeviants” Label “six2sixrecords
INSTAGRAM M.I. @m.i.six2six DJ Cutt @thecuttyprofessor

The album “Omerta” is available in CD and vinyl formats in specialist stores worldwide, and the digital version can be bought from the label directly HERE

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Video footage of M.I. and DJ Cutt, aka Constant Deviants, being interviewed by DJ Eclipse on his Sirius XM show Rap is Outta Control.

The eastcoast duo were in NYC at the end of June promoting the release of their new album “Omerta”, and the interview was filmed by Bryan at The Beeshine. Check it out :

Look out for Constant Deviants launching the third episode of their Tre Volte live freestyle video series this week.

It coincides with M.I. again being in NYC for the screening of his new movie “Six2Six” co:starring Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee at Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival.

Taking place at the National Black Theater in Harlem, “Six2Six” will be screened at 8.30pm EST this Friday, August 5th, as part of the “Tales from the Hood” event happening that evening. There are more details HERE

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Omerta-StreetsConnect

In the past few weeks, rapper M.I. from eastcoast hip hop duo Constant Deviants jumped on the phone to westcoast publication Streets Connect Magazine.

In what was an in depth conversation, many subjects were addressed meaning the resultant interview being published in two parts.

The first of these has M.I. going deep into the concept behind the group’s new album “Omerta” which released on June 28th, the production process, and the various inspirations that contributed to its ultimate naissance. This naturally leads the discussion on to his thoughts on the art of songwriting in hip hop today, and the group’s approach to a new project with the emphasis placed on a cohesive construction rather than random beats and bars.

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The Baltimore MC gives an example of writing for a female audience, citing the approach of Mobb Deep, Pete Rock, CL Smooth and Gangstarr to underline the point, and it takes the interview back to the days of when the group first started, the progression from battle raps to the art of storytelling, and the release of their debut single “Competition Catch Speed Knots

Interesting insight to the mindset, and you can read the entire feature HERE

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Look out for Part 2 of the interview being published very shortly, and the final episode of their Tre Volte freestyle video series releasing next week when M.I. will also have his new movie “Six2Six” screened at the Hip Hop Film Festival in Harlem.

Co:ordinated by Ralph McDaniels, it will be shown at 8.30pm on Friday August 5th at the National Black Theater in Harlem, and co:stars Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee.

“Omerta” is available to buy as a digital download HERE and is being distributed worldwide by Fatbeats in CD and vinyl formats. Keep up to date with Constant Deviants on social media via Facebook (Group & Label) and Twitter (Group & Label) and meantime check out the album stream

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The new July issue of French Magazine Hip Hop Breath has just been published.

Owned and edited by DJ LSM, a Parisien based dj and writer, the magazine appears online every quarter in “flip through” format hosted on Issuu.com.

The new issue includes features on Haddy Racks, Greenspan, Lessondary, G.P. and Constant Deviants.

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The interview feature on Constant Deviants has as its main theme M.I.’s move into the world of film making as an actor, writer and producer, and they discuss the various past, present and future projects.

Naturally they also speak on their new album “Omerta” which released on June 28th, operating in the independent sector and their continuing policy of releasing on vinyl format, and the differences they find between the US and European marketplaces.

You can read the entire magazine HERE with the feature on Constant Deviants running from Page 26 to Page 32.

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“Omerta” is available to buy as a digital download direct from Six2Six Records HERE while vinyl and CD versions are in specialist stores worldwide now having been distributed by Fatbeats.

M.I.’s new movie “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee will be screened at the Hip Hop Film Festival on Friday August 5th at 8.30pm. Organized by Ralph McDaniels, it takes place at the National Black Theater, 2031-33 National Black Theater Way off 5th Avenue in Harlem.

There is more about all of the films to be screened that day HERE

Keep up to date with Constant Deviants on social media, on Facebook (Group & Label) and on Twitter (Group & Label), and meantime check out the “Omerta” album stream

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Baltimore rapper M.I., one half of hip hop duo Constant Deviants, spoke with the UK’s Ethan Everton for the US online magazine The REUP Spot recently about his various new ventures.

First up of course was the new album “Omerta” which was released digitally on June 28th and is being distributed on vinyl and CD formats worldwide by Fatbeats now.

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They then move on to the subject of his recent move into the world of film making as an actor, writer and producer. Having already released a co:production with European affiliates SWC last year called “Swiss Banks”, his new movie “Six2Six” co:starring Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee was selected by Ralph McDaniels for a special screening at next month’s Hip Hop Film Festival in New York.

Finally, as co:owner of Six2Six Records and the new sub division Six2Six Films, he discusses his vision for the label’s future and further expansion. Read the full feature HERE

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The album is available to buy as a digital download direct from Six2Six Records HERE. As mentioned earlier, Fatbeats are currently distributing the physical formats of vinyl and CD to specialist stores around the world.

Last week they released their third single from the album. “Reign Storms” was written in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of Baltimore Police and the riots which ensued, and of course its release is all the more poignant due to well documented recent events in Minnesota, Dallas and Louisiana

Look out for the third and final episode of the group’s live freestyle video series “Tre Volte” launching shortly, and meantime connect with them on social media via Facebook (Group & Label) & Twitter (Group & Label)

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A few weeks back, Baltimore rapper M.I. from Constant Deviants sat down with Sherron Shabazz from The Real Hip Hop in the lead up to the release of the new album “Omerta”.

The group’s fifth full length studio release has a theme running throughout, and the interview begins by discussing the meaning of the title and why it was used before moving on to the concepts behind specific tracks such as “So Underrated” and “DeLorean”.

M.I. has also made a significant move into the world of film making in recent times as an actor, writer and producer. With a new movie “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee set to be screened at Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC next month, the pair talk about how he first became involved in this new venture and the comparisons between the two art forms.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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“Omerta” released on June 28th and can be bought in digital format direct from Six2Six Records BANDCAMP.

CD and vinyl versions are being distributed worldwide through Fatbeats from Friday July 15th, so check local specialist stores for availability.

Look out for further media coverage together with new audio and video releases shortly. You can keep up to date with Constant Deviants on Facebook on Twitter and on Instagram, M.I. & DJ Cutt.

Meanwhile, check out the album stream

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Constant Deviants released their new album “Omerta” on Tuesday June 28th, and spoke recently with the UK’s I Am Hip Hop Magazine

The conversation picks up on the role playing element adopted by M.I. and DJ Cutt as part of the concept behind the album, and this leads on naturally to the subject of M.I.’s considerable move into film making in the past year.

Following the 2015 release of “Swiss Banks”, a co:production with European affiliates SWC, actor, writer and producer M.I. is set to have his new movie “Six2Six” which co:stars Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee screened at The Hip Hop Film Festival in August, having been selected by Ralph McDaniels

He is also currently filming another new movie “Can’t Live Without My Radio”, a comedy set around life at a radio station.

READ MORE ABOUT THE MUSIC & FILM VENTURES IN THE INTERVIEW HERE

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Meanwhile, Stateside blogger Patrick Griffin has just given his own appraisal of “Omerta” for his online platform “Patrick’s Music Blog”.

He picks up on the subtleties of the theme running throughout the album, together with the range of production techniques adopted by DJ Cutt and affords the release an 8 / 10 rating.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

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The group have spent the week in NYC promoting the new album during a series of guest appearances on a wide variety of radio stations. Look out for audio streams and videos of their interviews and freestyles from these shows hitting the internet shortly.

The album is being distributed worldwide on vinyl and CD formats, and is available digitally from Six2Six Records BANDCAMP

Keep up to date with their news on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook Page Meanwhile, check out the album stream

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Broadcast originally last week on Canada’s CHRW 94.9FM and CFMU 93.3FM, you can now listen back to MC M.I.from Constant Deviants interview with Chase March for The Word is Bond Rap Radio Show…and the sound quality is top drawer !

In the interview, M.I. explains the thinking behind the new album title “Omerta” and the reasons for the theme running throughout. They speak on dumbing down lyrically, and how he experienced this during his time signed to Arista, but how his creative artistic instinct compelled him to return to the independent sector and set up Six2Six Records.

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Given the support the group’s enjoyed for years from radio djs, regularly topping the college radio charts, M.I. speaks openly about his appreciation he’s always had for the DJ and the role they continue to play in giving artists exposure. The discussion sedgeways onto the use of Serrato, and as Six2Six label co:owner with a policy of releasing on vinyl, he outlines the time and financial implications of continuing to do so.

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Now with a new significant move into the world of film making as an actor, writer and producer, he explains more about establishing Six2Six Films and his new film “Six2Six The Movie”. Starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee, it will be be screened at NYC’s The Hip Hop Film Festival in August.

On learning he is currently filming a new comedy movie “Can’t Live Without My Radio”, Chase takes the discussion onto the wider subject of hip hop films such as “Straight Outta Compton” and the increase in new independent films emerging.

The interview includes some of M.I.’s solo tracks and a selection from previous album “Avant Garde” together with the new release “Omerta”

LISTEN BACK – THE INTERVIEW BEGINS AN HOUR INTO THE SHOW

Catch Constant Deviants performing live this Saturday, June 25th at Castaways Baltimore

They spend all of next week in NYC appearing as guests on a variety of radio shows – details coming shortly.

Keep up to date with their news on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook Page Meanwhile, check out their new single “DeLorean”

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East coast duo Constant Deviants release their new album “Omerta” on June 28th through Six2Six Records, available worldwide on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Next Saturday June 25th, M.I. and DJ Cutt will be performing at the Loudpalooza event being held in Baltimore’s Castaways, before heading north for a weeklong series of radio show guest appearances in Manhattan, The Bronx and Brooklyn.

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Beginning with DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sunday June 26th, they will be promoting the album and M.I.’s new film “Six2Six”. Selected by Ralph McDaniels for screening at the Hip Hop Film Festival in August, it co:stars Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee.

“DeLorean” is the second official single taken from the new album, and has been launched today. Check the audio stream :

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Meanwhile, US freelance journalist & author Samuel Odunsi Jr reviewed the album for his own online platform called, appropriately enough, “Sam The Author”. He has previously provided reviews for titles such as Dead End Hip Hop and true to form gives it an in depth appraisal which endorses the quality of the release, quite possibly the group’s finest to date

CHECK THE FULL REVIEW HERE

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So if you’re in Baltimore this Saturday, definitely recommended to catch Constant Deviants at Castaways, and look out for them hitting the NYC airwaves all of next week. Keep up to date with them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and over on their Facebook Page

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