NY State rapper Tone Chop & producer Frost Gamble released their album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” on September 29th through Miami label 22 Entertainment.

Featuring Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, rap battler DNA, Canadian upcomer Whito Rhino and Tragedy Khadafi, it’s rammed full of punchline bars, street stories, rugged rhymes and superior beats, with a welcome helping of turntablism thrown into the mix for good measure.

There’s been extensive worldwide media coverage of the release, and the latest review comes courtesy of Dynamic JAB writing for OK Tho Magazine. Read his appraisal HERE

The pair are now returning from a short stay in New York City where they were meeting with press and appeared as guests on DJ Eclipse’s “Rap Is Outta Control Show” and Guerrilla Grooves Radio in The Bronx.

Frost also releases his new collaborative EP with Tragedy Khadafi “Rare Fabric” this Friday, October 20th, and is busy on remix and new music projects with Horseshoe Gang and Royce da 5’9″ while putting the finishing touches to his solo album “I Missed My Bus”.

Scheduled for a 2018 release, it will include guest featured artists Skyzoo, Ras Kass, Conway, Rah Digga, Crooked I, Guilty Simpson, Ruste Juxx and many more.

All his releases can be bought direct from 22 Entertainment’s BANDCAMP with the album also available on physical and digital formats from Amazon, iTunes and Spotify

RESPECT IS EARNED NOT GIVEN ALBUM STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Connect with Chop & Frost on social media via twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble, IG @ToneChop & @Frost.Gamble & via their Joint Facebook Page

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A couple weeks back, Detroit rapper ZotheJerk met up with the journalist Sinseer in his home city ahead of the release of his new album “Black Beach” which released on Friday May 26th.

In an in depth interview published over the weekend, the pair discuss Zo’s life growing up in the D, his appearance in the film “8 Mile” and how this led to him developing a working relationship with the late Big Proof of D12.

More recently, Zo relocated to Kansas and subsequently Ohio, and he explains the reasons for the move and the basis on which he received the title “Humanitarian of the Year” at the Kansas City Music Awards in 2014.

They then discuss the new album itself, his working relationship with the sole producer Frost Gamble, the involvement of featured artists Boldy James, Guilty Simpson, Sadat X and KXNG Crooked, and the inspiration behind the themes addressed.

READ THE INTERVIEW IN FULL HERE

Released through 22 Entertainment, “Black Beach” is available to buy from iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

The special Deluxed edition including bonus cuts and free instrumentals is available exclsuively from Bandcamp

HEAR THE FULL ALBUM STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

Look out for more interviews and reviews of “Black Beach” shortly together with new videos releasing from the album. Meantime, connect with Zo and Frost on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on Instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page.

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Baltimore rapper M.I. and New Jersey producer DJ Cutt – aka Constant Deviants – released their new album “Omerta” on June 28th this year.

They originally formed in Brooklyn and spent a week back in the area at the time of the release appearing on various radio stations promoting the new record. This time a themed release with metaphorical references to the mafiosa underworld, they adopted the roles of Luciano & Lansky in a series of sonic vignettes employing the traditional art of storytelling while retaining their trademark sound.

The most recent review appears on page 77 in the current issue of French printed publication Jazz News Magazine which is in stores now, and is included with coverage on an eclectic range of artists including Eric Clapton, Mndsgn and Brooklyn’s The Golden Grass. There is more info on the magazine HERE

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The pair head to Bogota, Colombia next Saturday October 1st to perform at Latino Power with Global Platoon. The venue is at Calle 58 # 13-88, Bogota. There is more information at SONGKICK

The album is available worldwide on digital, CD and vinyl formats, distributed by Fatbeats. Digital download is available to buy directly from SIX2SIX Records.

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

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Long Beach rap group Horseshoe Gang dropped their album “Anti-Trap Music” in April, and typical of their work ethic, didn’t waste any time in following up a few months later with “4 Brothers”, released today through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

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It is available on iTunes HERE A very limited number of CD’s are available together with Horseshoe Gang merchandise from Seven 13 directly via their STORE

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No Skool produced by Anno Domini
What is the Matter with Dice produced by Muzikgirl
Coffin produced by Jonathan Elkaer & DJ E.D.D.E.H.
Debo’s Rant (interlude)
On the Trolley produced by Scottzilla
I’m Chillin’ produced by Muzikgirl
Bury Me produced by Komplex
One Time (ft Harmony & Precious) produced by Muzikgirl
Hitler in my Past Life produced by Pitchshifters
Hood High (ft KXNG Crooked, Sauce the Boss & Mad Man) produced by Pitchshifters
I’m ‘Bout to Flip produced by Muzikgirl
Crooked’s Corner (interlude)
Know Nuthin ‘Bout produced by Tabu
DJ Vlad interview (interlude)
Homeless Life produced by Pitchshifters
Hyenas produced by Jonathan Elkaer

CHECK THE OFFICIAL ALBUM STREAM ON SOUNDCLOUD

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The crew have also been busy appearing as judges on the new talent show “One Shot” now showing on B.E.T. with their elder brother, Crooked I.

Currentl planning more new official releases for 2017, keep an eye on them via TWITTER, INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK as they are always liable to drop some heat at any given moment….cos they like it……

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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 MC M.I. and New Jersey producer DJ Cutt – aka Constant Deviants – released their fifth studio album “Omerta” on June 28th.

The duo who first formed while they were based in Brooklyn followed last year’s critically acclaimed “Avant Garde” by adding an additional twist with this year’s album, applying a theme throughout based on their respective Italian and Russian heritages.

The “mob” references are metaphorical, juxtaposing lifestyles by adopting the roles of Luciano and Lansky who shared their nationalities. A series of short stories demonstrate situations in a comparative way rather than the hackneyed “mafiosa rap” of the past.

The latest review to be published is by Italian online RapManiacz. Read what they have to say HERE

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The album is available to buy as digital download direct from Six2Six Records HERE

This week, the album is being distributed by Fatbeats in CD and vinyl formats to specialist stores worldwide, so whether you’re in the States, Canada, UK, Europe, Japan or Australia, you’ll be able to get your hands on a copy in the next few days

Look out for a new single release later this week and more media coverage shortly. You can connect with Constant Deviants on Facebook and Twitter and meantime, check out the official album stream

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Their fifth official studio album, Constant Deviants released “Omerta” last week, June 28th

French online In The Mood TV have just featured it today, picking up specifically on the themed concept which runs throughout. There were various contributory factors to this approach. M.I. and DJ Cutt drew on their respective Italian and Russian heritage and adopted the roles of Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky due to the cultural parallels. It is entirely metaphorical in nature presenting contrasting lifestyles in a series of sonic screenplays.

The edgier production compared to previous release “Avant Garde” sets the tone and was in itself inspired by the energy generated at a show they performed with Sean P in Switzerland.

You can read the feature and also hear the album stream over on In The Mood HERE

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Look out for more media coverage on the release, which has already received a 4 star rating in the internationally renowned MOJO Magazine, in the coming weeks.

It is available to buy as a digital download from Six2Six Records’ Bandcamp while CD and vinyl formats are being distributed worldwide via Fatbeats from July 15th.

They will also be releasing the third in their “Tre Volte” freestyle series very shortly, check out the first two episodes

Keep up to date with Constant Deviants on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts, the label @Six2SixShift and connect with them on their Facebook Page

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Last Friday, M.I. and DJ Cutt from Constant Deviants dropped into Brooklyn’s Bodega Cold Kutz studio, the show streaming live every Friday from 5pm – 8pm EST.

DJ Joe Bodega spins the real deal when it comes to hip hop, assisted this week by DJ Toshi, and the show breaks for interview segments.

In this 30 minute interview with Constant Deviants (it begins 45 minutes into the show), hosts Jay Drilla and J2ThaMar cover a lot of interesting territory with the duo. First off they discuss the group’s earliest days, how they came together to form the group and how between 2000 – 2006 the group was on an effective hiatus.

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This was due to M.I. signing a solo deal with Arista at the time, arranged by J Cole’s current manager Mark Pitts, while DJ Cutt engineered several albums for Roc-A-Fella. In this particular interview M.I. and Cutt go into far more detail than perhaps has been previously the case about the realities of life at these labels and the consequences it had for them.

In a similar vein, more specific information is provided regarding the circumstances around a 2006 remix of the Rick Ross track “Yup” which featured N.O.R.E. and M.I., but which was sent around djs incorrectly naming M1 from Dead Prez as the featured artist…just so this is cleared up once and for all !

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Baltimore’s M.I. is then asked for his perspective on the riots in the city which took place in 2015 and he gives an interesting and informative perspective on the realities of what led up to these events and the extent to which it actually affected the city as a whole.

They also discuss a range of other subjects including the new album “Omerta”, the move into film making, the use of sampling and differentials in hip hop production, underground and mainstream hip hop and much more. Definitely worth a watch, check it out on Vimeo

Omerta” is being distributed by Fatbeats worldwide on CD and vinyl formats from July 15th, and the digital version can be bought now direct from Six2Six Records’ BANDCAMP

Look out for more international media coverage on the group and the release in the coming weeks and connect with them on social media :

TWITTER Group @Cnstnt_Dvnts Label @Six2SixShift DJ Cutt @IncredibleCutts

FACEBOOK ConstantDeviantsMusic

INSTAGRAM M.I. @M.I.Six2Six DJ Cutt @TheCuttyProfessor

Hear the full album “Omerta” via the stream

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MOJO Magazine is one of the longest running international printed music publications covering all forms of contemporary genres.

Their new issue 273 which features The Smiths on the front cover includes a 4 star review of the new Constant Deviants album “Omerta” in its “Urban” column on Page 95, one of only 5 albums to be featured. To find out who the other 4 were, well, you’ll need to go and buy it!

The magazine is available in just about every kind of newsagent & magazine store including supermarkets and airports in the UK, USA and Canada. Together with an extensive feature on The Smiths, there’s more on Belly, Tiny Tim, Madness, John Cale and the late great David Bowie.

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“Omerta” was released this week on June 28th through Six2Six Records. It’s available to buy in digital mp3 format from SIX2SIX RECORDS BANDCAMP and is being distributed worldwide on vinyl – check local specialist stores for availability.

The group are currently in NYC appearing as guests on various radio shows every night this week. Keep up to date with their news on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts @Six2SixShift @IncredibleCutts and over on their FACEBOOK PAGE

Meanwhile, check the album stream (lossless audio version)

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Constant Deviants released their new album yesterday, June 28th, through Six2Six Records.

Available to buy from their BANDCAMP and it is also being distrbuted worldwide on vinyl format. It’s one of those records you really want to hear through the big speakers, absolutely bangin!

A new review was published today in the US online 7th Boro. Their writer Scyren Joseph presents some background information in the introduction then a full track by track appraisal. In summary, her conclusion is “M.I. has that grimy persona and voice that I love and DJ Cutt is a beast on production. I was really digging this album. Definitely Scy approved. Go cop that shit right now! You won’t be disappointed.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

Take a listen to the album stream – lossless audio version. Then as Scyren says, go cop that shit right now – at only $6 from Bandcamp, generous is an understatement!

Look out for further reviews and interviews with the group in the next few weeks. They’ll also be launching the final installment of their “Tre Volte” freestyle video series soon

They are currently in NYC meeting with press and appearing as guests on various radio stations every night this week.

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Baltimore rapper M.I. will return to NYC in August when his new movie “Six2Six” co:starring Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee receives a special screening at Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival taking place in the National Black Theater.

Keep up to date with their news on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts @Six2SixShift @IncredibleCutts and over on their FACEBOOK PAGE

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