Released today by New Dawn Records, Underground Cartel’s “Sapientia EP” is the definition of international hip hop.
Produced by Kruze as a showcase for independent male and female artists from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa, the concept is represented in its truest form as all perform in their native tongues.
Stateside there’s coast to coast representation courtesy of Swiss Precise (KBH crew Long Beach), Sacramento’s Crazy Ballhead, Midwest rapper Brandon J Atlas, Boston’s Yukonn MC, Black Market from Virginia, Tone Rome of Baltimore’s Raw Dialect crew and Brooklyn’s female MC Lockness.
London’s Creamo and UK Rapstation host Mr CRF are joined by Zimbabwean Dumi Right, with a heavy European contingent in the form of Madrid’s El Meswy, Beni Blanco from French crew “Originaire du Sud”, German rapper Grizu, Croatia’s Magellano and Dutchman Bleek Wonder. The Italian scene has double representation in the shape of female lyricist Marya and the late, great Primo Brown from legendary crew Cor Veleno.
All stand shoulder to shoulder trading bars which move seamlessly through each track and territory. The result is a fresh, eclectic and extremely rare mix of rhymes, beats and turntablism, essential listening for the global hip hop connoisseur.
The past few years have proven to be an exceptionally busy and productive time for us, not least due to our various activities evolving beyond the original UK and European marketplaces.
This natural expansion developed over 5 years means we also now operate within the United States, Canada and Australia in addition to some further residual territories.
Simultaneously we streamlined some aspects of our promotional services which are now concentric around core products, typically EP’s and albums incorporating any affiliated singles or videos. In turn, this enabled us to provide further logistical support assistance for our clients which has regularly proven highly beneficial given we predominantly operate within the independent sector often working with new, emerging and developing artists and labels.
Handling publicity for an established artist is very different in nature to that of a new or emerging name, as are the promotional procedures.
Having worked with both categories for over a decade, and with a more re-alligned focus on the latter, our experience means we understand the multiple factors which media will consider in their decision making processes.
Consequently the additional guidance, assistance and support we regularly provide has proven pivotal in consistently securing a high turnover of coverage and airplay internationally, irrespective of an artist’s original perceived standing.
Our re-structure also means that while hip hop and rap music has diversified and become in itself multi-genre, by specializing in defined niche markets we ensure your music is provided to the most appropriate targets.
While our main site page is updated primarily with news of ongoing campaigns such as new published coverage, reviews, interviews and general release information, the pages provide all the details you would require to gain a clear understanding of all the services we provide, and the marketplace within which we operate. They are linked below as follows :
Recommended for those wishing to understand the full range of services we provide, this section includes summaries of the activity we undertook for select cases with a particular focus on campaigns involving new and independent emerging artists, the logistical assistance provided and resultant media coverage.
Now always affiliated to an ongoing EP or album campaign, this section has music content as a guide to the style we most commonly promote. Similarly the ARTIST VIDEOS : MUSIC & INTERVIEWS section has a mix of official music videos together with media and radio interviews we arranged.
It’s been, yet again, our pleasure to work with more quality lyricists and beatmakers from the USA and UK this year.
For over a decade we have promoted albums and EP’s to worldwide media, some by established names, others from new emerging artists, but all who have the common denominator of being highly skilled at their craft. More details are HERE
We focus on MC’s and producers who draw from the authentic values of hip hop while adapting them for a modern era, securing press coverage and airplay for them throughout the specialist marketplaces in USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia. 2016 has been no different as demonstrated by the following releases :
HORSESHOE GANG – ALBUM “ANTI-TRAP MUSIC” released April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Ent
The Long Beach crew and younger brothers of Crooked I returned with their fourth official studio album although they have a multitude of EP and mixtape releases under their belt over the past decade. Most notable was their “Monthly Mixtape” series which saw them drop a tape every month for a full year between 2013 and 2014.
Last year they hit the headlines due to their rap battle with Hopsin’s now defunct “Funk Volume” and they summed up the ethos behind the new album title by stating “If you’re tired of hearing your kids singing songs around the house that’s talking about pushing crack, then get our new album !”
Including the tracks “Intro” featuring Crooked I and “Shoe-icide Squad” which addresses the issues reltaing to the Black Lives Matter movement, check the full album stream on Soundcloud
Typical of their industrious nature, they then released a further album “4 Brothers” as an acknowledgement of the support received from their extensive international fanbase.
Legendary eastcoast duo MC M.I. and DJ Cutt followed up 2015’s “Avant Garde” with “Omerta”, a concept album where the pair drew on their respective Italian and Russian heritages to adopt the roles of Luciano and Lansky.
The imagery was used purely metaphorically to address a variety of subject matters, consistent with M.I.’s current level of creativity as he embarks upon a movie making and acting career which saw his new film “Six2Six” featuring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee premiered at Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC this year.
Returning to their harder, edgier sound, “Omerta” was considered by many to be their strongest album to date. Including the singles “So Underrated” and “DeLorean”, this is a classic “no fillers” release and fans of superior rhymes, beats and turntablism will have this stream on repeat.
TONE CHOP & FROST GAMBLE – EP “VETERAN” released November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Ent
Originally rivals in NY State’s rap battle scene in the 90’s, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble became partners in rhyme and tagging.
Due to Frost’s subsequent relocation to Winnipeg, Canada to pursue a career in production which has seen him work with Sadat-X, J-Ro and Rakim’s son Tahmell, Chop continued as a member of the group Binghamton’s Most Wanted while releasing a string of solo mixtapes in the dual capacity of rapper and producer. His “This is NY” includes the track “Momma” by Tom Gist produced by Chop.
Having contributed to Seven 13’s “God Bless Dope Rappers” compilation earlier this deal, Frost inked a deal with the label and the pair re-united for their first official EP release. “Veteran” is a warm up to an album planned for 2017, and includes the single “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi.
Bars, beats and turntablism for days, this is for the hip hop connoisseurs.
MELANIN 9 – VIDEO “POLAROID” ft Karl Sage launched through Red Snow Records
November saw the welcome return of north London’s Melanin 9 with a new video “Polaroid” featuring upcoming UK artist Karl Sage.
The track was produced by the west coast native American duo Walterwarm and Cowode and is the first to be released from a new album “Old Pictures” due out around the Spring of 2017.
Whether as a member of the group Triple Darkness or due to his solo work, Melanin 9 has long been regarded as one of the UK’s most gifted lyricists, and in the new video which he also directed and edited, it’s not hard to see why.
All international press and DJ enquiries regarding any of these releases can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, all our contact information is available HERE
UrbanElite PR thanks everyone for their support this year and we wish you all the best for 2017
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
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
All international media, press & radio station enquiries regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is HERE
Couple weeks back, Constant Deviants were in New York promoting their new album “Omerta” which released on June 28th.
They appeared as guests on various stations every night during their weeklong stay in the city, which began when they dropped in to the Sirius XM studios for DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control Show.
Broadcast live on Sunday June 26th, the video of rapper M.I.’s freestyle on the show, filmed by Bryan of The Beeshine, has just been published today on Youtube. Check it out
The album “Omerta” is available now through the group’s Six2Six Records. It can be bought as a digital download in its entirety for only $6 direct from the label HERE
Fatbeats distribute the label worldwide, with vinyl and CD versions of the release being sent to specialist stores now. Retail outlets in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan should have them in stock from next week.
You can keep up to date with Constant Deviants on social media, they’re on Facebook, Twitter and separately on Instagram – M.I. & DJ Cutt
Meanwhle, with the group set to release their third new single from the album later this week, check out their previous single “DeLorean”
All press, media and radio station djs with enquiries or requests regarding Constant Deviants can send them to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE
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
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
All international press, media and radio station dj enquiries and requests regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE
Premiere HipHop is a US online with a strong focus on the traditional elements of the genre.
Immersed by the true essence, the site’s owner and editor Sunez publishes in depth and thoughtful articles whether reviews, interviews or comment pieces. It’s a reflection of his own passion and perspective of a culture which has evolved over many decades, each change placed under the microscope for assessment.
Typically, his review of the new Constant Deviants album “Omerta” adopts the highly analytical approach and can be read HERE
Coincidentally, Sunez also hosts the Classic Storm show with DJ Toshi, and Constant Deviants dropped into their Brooklyn studio recently as guests. The review published also includes filmed footage of their interview and M.I. performing a freestyle. Check it out
“Omerta” can be bought digitally now from Six2Six Records’ BANDCAMP and from this Friday, July 15th, is being distributed worldwide on CD and vinyl formats through Fatbeats distribution, so check local specialist stores for availability
Last week M.I. and DJ Cutt from Constant Deviants were in New York for a busy schedule of radio interviews promoting their new album “Omerta” which released on Tuesday June 28th through Six2Six Records.
It is being distributed worldwide on vinyl and CD formats from July 15th through Fatbeats, and is available to buy now as a digital download direct from the label’s BANDCAMP
On Wednesday June 29th, having been in Brooklyn to guest on DJ Bazarro’s Beatminerz Radio show, they then travelled through to New Jersey to drop in on DJ C Reality, Greystoke, Mateo and Dave Rock at Flip The Script Radio.
The show broadcasts live every Wednesday from 8pm – 11pm EST, and the stream uploaded to their Mixcloud – check it out
More audio streams and videos of their various guests appearances are being uploaded to the internet and we’ll highlight them all here. They include freestyles by M.I., in depth interviews about the group’s history, thoughts on all things hip hop and the whole background to the concept of the new album.
There ares also rare discussions with DJ Cutt about his production techniques, so well worth checking it out.
Constant Deviants began their visit to NYC promoting their new album “Omerta” last Sunday with their appearance on DJ Eclipse’s Sirius XM Rap is Outta Control Show, and on the final day of their stay in the city they head over to Brooklyn this evening to guest on The Bodega Cold Kutz Show.
The show hosted by J2ThaMar and Jay Drilla has DJ Joe Bodega and DJ Toshi on the decks, and tonight will also have Fred Ones and Rhinoceros Funk from Guerrilla Grooves Radio in the studio. M.I. and DJ Cutt were guests of The Bronx’s Guerrilla Grooves show earlier this week
It is definitely going to be lively as Baltimore, New Jersey, The Bronx and Brooklyn will all be represented in the house!
Earlier today, the latest of several reviews of the new album to be published this week appeared online, this time by UK magazine Shout4Music.
Afforded a strong rating, read their full appraisal HERE
The album released on Tuesday June 28th is being distributed worldwide on CD and vinyl formats, while the digital version is available direct from the Six2Six Records Bandcamp
Look out for more press & media coverage in the weeks ahead, with further new audio and video releases in the pipeline. Meanwhile keep up to date with Constant Deviants on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and over on their Facebook Page
CHECK OUT THE “OMERTA” ALBUM STREAM
All international press, media and radio Dj enquiries regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details are HERE
Constant Deviants will be back on the airwaves tonight, live in the studio of two more radio stations as they continue to promote their new album “Omerta” which released earlier this week on Six2Six Records.
It’s being distributed worldwide on both CD and vinyl formats, and is available to buy digitally via the label’s BANDCAMP
First up tonight, they take the trip through to Valley Stream NY to check in on Da One Show on YAC Radio.
Da One Show broadcasts live every Thursday from 6pm – 8pm EST, and expect to hear their interview section during the first hour of the show. You can listen n live via TuneIn There’s other options available via YacRadio.com
Next up, they travel back through to Brooklyn and will be live in the studio with PF Cuttin on his East NY Radio show.
The show broadcasts from 8pm – 10pm EST, and you can expect to hear the guys live from 8.30pm including a freestyle session. You can listen in live on MXLR or watch it on UStream