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East coast duo Constant Deviants return a year after releasing the critically acclaimed “Avant Garde” with a new concept album “Omerta”, out 28th June through Six2Six Records on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Following precedents set by Kool Keith’s “Tashan Dorsett” and Little Brother’s “The Minstrel Show”, Emcee M.I. and DJ Cutt draw from their respective Italian and Russian heritages to adopt the roles of Luciano and Lansky in this themed presentation which has their trademark classic hip hop sound at its core.

M.I. will be appearing in the new film “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Selena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee due out later in the year, while the group will be launching a new “Tre Volte” freestyle video series in the weeks ahead.

First single from the new album is “So Underrated” launched today. Check the stream

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The full tracklist of “Omerta” is as follows (all tracks produced by DJ Cutt)

1 – GTFOH
2 – Newspaper Man
3 – Bada Bing
4 – So Underrated
5 – Plata O Plomo
6 – I-95
7 – Make My Bones
8 – Sparks Steakhouse
9 – Delorean
10 – Fuklinski
11 – Reign Storms
12 – Untitled
13 – We Up Tho

There is more information about the album HERE

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All media & press enquiries regarding Constant Deviants and the album “Omerta”, and DJ requests for full quality mp3’s of the single “So Underrated” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Contact details HERE

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East coast duo Constant Deviants released their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” back in May to critical acclaim.

Since then, they have released the single “End All Be All” with a further remix courtesy of Da Beatminerz, emcee M.I. made his own solo project “Psychedelic 60s” available as a free download, and recently the group wrapped the filming of a new movie “Six2Six”.

The pair are now back in the lab working on a new album while also planning future tour dates, and have just launched “Standards”, the third official single taken from the album

CHECK THE AUDIO STREAM OF THE SINGLE

The album is available in CD and vinyl formats from various international online stores, and all formats are also available from SIX2SIX RECORDS directly

You can connect with Constant Deviants on social media, whether FACEBOOK or on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift

Any dj’s not already serviced with the full quality mp3 radio edit of “Standards” can request it from us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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Filmed on 12th May 2015, the actual day of release of their fourth album “Avant Garde”, Constant Deviants sat down with The Beeshine in New York while they were in town for a series of media and radio interviews.

For fans of the group, this footage is also a bit of a collectors item as both Emcee M.I…no it’s not DeNiro in Raging Bull ;)…and DJ Cutt discuss a variety subjects from their history, rarer than some of the 12″‘s in Cutt’s crates!!!

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They talk about their very earliest days getting into music, M.I. explaing his family’s musical background and Cutt reflecting on the days of Red Alert on Kiss and hearing LL Cool J’s “Rock the Bells” for the first time.

Moving on to first performing, M.I. recalls the days of hip hop culture first arriving with breakdancin crews and the first freestyle sessions at a record store in Baltimore’s Saratoga Street, while Cutt reveals all about destroying his father’s turntable trying to scratch for the first time, then saving up lunch money to get his first decks….without a mixer….

However it was the progression for both to NY state, with Cutt at school for music engineering that the two met in the 90’s and performed together for the first time at college parties.

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The pivotal point came with the release of their first 12″ Competition Catch Speed Knots, and Cutt reveals he still has a picture of DJ Premier buying a copy at Beat Street. M.I. explains his development from initially a battle rap style delivery to a writer of reality rhymes, and both speak about the benefits they’ve enjoyed of travelling to Europe, learning business skills from the industry and how they’d like to be considered in years to come.

WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW

At the time of this interview, they were also guests of Smokin Aces and DJ Bazarro on Beatminerz Radio, and meeting with DJ Evil Dee again after many years ultimately led to Da Beatminerz remixing Constant Deviants most recent single “End All Be All”.

It was released yesterday, check the stream

Having just wrapped the filming of their new movie “Six2Six”, they’re now back in the studio recording a new album. Avant Garde can be bought HERE and you can connect with them on social media on FACEBOOK or on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts @Six2SixShift & @IncredibleCutts

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West coast meets east coast in this new feature as Baltimore / New Jersey duo Constant Deviants speak with California based online publication Streets Connect

In the aftermath of the release of their critically acclaimed fourth album “Avant Garde”, the pair spoke about the recording process and the influence an earlier tour of Europe had in its concept, they discussed their “3Stylez” video series launched in the Spring and also their new movie “Six 2 Six”, and gave their thoughts on the importance of battle rap and freestyling, the current state of mainstream and underground hip hop and their take on what constitutes an authentic sound.

The interview then finishes by taking the group back to the days of their first release Competition Catch Speed Knots and DJ Cutt chops it up about his history behind the boards.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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The group are busy recording new material and are set to launch a new remix of their last single End All Be All next week, remixed by Brooklyn’s Da Beatminerz. The connection came when Constant Deviants were guests on Beatminerz Radio in May at the time of the album’s release.

Many of their singles and loosies released in the Spring are still getting a lot of airplay, including this one “Thinkin” which features another from the Six2Six Records stable, Rome.

The album Avant Garde is available in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats, and can be bought direct from the label HERE

Keep up to date with them on their FACEBOOK PAGE or via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift

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Been a couple of months since east coast duo M.I. and DJ Cutt released their fourth album “Avant Garde”, a release which received extensive international media coverage earlier in the year.

Just published yesterday is the latest review from US online Premiere Hip Hop, and you know that Sunez and the guys over there only rate artists with the true essence of hip hop at the heart of their music.

TAKE A READ AT THE REVIEW HERE

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M.I. and DJ Cutt don’t let the grass grow under their feet. They have just completed filming of a new movie named after their self owned record label “Six 2 Six”, though the storyline has a different twist, and M.I. has just made his solo project “Psychedlic 60’s” available as a free download HERE

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The duo are also spending time back in the lab preparing a new album which they hope to release next year to coincide with some European tour dates they are currently planning.

Any club owners or promoters interested in booking Constant Deviants for shows can contact us HERE or the group directly via their FACEBOOK PAGE. You can also connect with them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift

“Avant Garde” is available in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats HERE

Check out the video for the single “Breathin” which reached Number 1 in the college radio charts in the Spring.

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A hip hop outfit delivering an album that demands our attention, deservedly and unreservedly getting all of mine” begins Simon Redley’s 4 star review of the new Constant Deviants album “Avant Garde” in the May issue of Blues & Soul Magazine.

One of the UK’s longest running publications covering hip hop, soul and r&b, the magazine published quarterly is in stores throughout England now and also available to buy internationally direct from www.bluesandsoul.com

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Emcee M.I. and producer DJ Cutt celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut 12″ single release “Competition Catch Speed Knots” next year, and they have warmed up for that in impressive style in part due to the extensive international media coverage of their fourth album swhich released on 12th May.

They also released their movie Swiss Banks earlier in 2015, a collaborative project under the name Trilateral Conspiracy with their associates in Switzerland “SWC Records” combining their album and best selling novel of the same name. With M.I. in an acting role, the album provided the soundtrack, the novel the visual direction.

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In April they launched their “3Stylez” series, a trilogy of freestyle videos rooted in the traditional concept of one mic and two turntables, and their single “Breathin” reached #1 in the US college radio charts.

While in NYC to promote the album’s release, they appeared on Beatminerz Radio with Smokin Aces and DJ Bazarro. You will be hearing a special Beatminerz remix of their most recent single End All Be All shortly. Here’s the original

The veteran east coast duo who originate from Brooklyn and Baltimore with a little bit of New Jersey thrown into the mix are currently filming a new movie “Six2Six” named after the label they founded. They will also be returning to the lab soon to begin recording new material

The album Avant Garde is available from Six2Six Records in digital, CD and limited vinyl formats, all of which can be bought HERE

Keep up to date with them on social media, either over on their Facebook Page or on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts and @Six2SixShift

All press, media and radio DJ enquiries regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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A few weeks ago, Emcee M.I. from Constant Deviants sat down with journalist Roberta Lampley, and the subsequent feature published in The Hype Magazine takes an in depth look into how the group operates in the greater context of life as an independent.

The duo released their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May through Six2Six Records, a label M.I. co-owns and runs. The interview delves deeper into the group’s earlier days and touches upon their time with major labels Arista and Roc-A-Fella before returning to the independent fold and beginning their own label.

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They discuss their marketing strategy with a brand very much rooted in the traditional Golden Era but with a modern day approach, the rise in vinyl sales, the importance of physical product and how they developed an overseas presence particularly in Europe. The theme in the interview is the wealth of experience M.I. has from his two decades in hip hop having seen the industry on both sides of the Major / Indie coin. The knowledge is likely to be useful to all artists and labels starting up today.

They finish by talking about the new album, how it was devised and how it represents a duo with an almost symbiotic understanding of each other that produces, as the journalist writes, a feel from start to finish of “a cypher with your DJ, and the DJ kept changing the beats“.

For fans of Constant Deviants and those with an interest in the mechanics of operating as an independent artist or label in what would be classified as “real hip hop” today, the interview makes for excellent reading.

Check the full feature HERE

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The album is now available in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats directly from Six2Six Records. You can hear & buy it HERE

Taken from the album is the current new single “End All Be All”

Keep up to date with them on social media via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or over on their Facebook Page

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Proverbs

In the lead up to the release of their new album “Avant Garde” on 12th May, Constant Deviants launched their 3Stylez series, a trilogy of videos showing the pair performing live with DJ Cutt on the decks and Emcee M.I. freestylin some bars.

As expected, Episodes 1 & 2 proved highly popular with the the international hip hop community back in April, and the duo have just released the third and final instalment “Proverbs” today

Currently filming a new movie and promoting their new single “End All Be All”, the pair are also recording new material for a release scheduled later in the year. The album “Avant Garde” is available now on digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats from http://six2sixrecords.bandcamp.com/album/avant-garde

CHECK THE VIDEO OUT ON VIMEO

Constant Deviants – 3Stylez Series Episode 3 – "Proverbs" from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Follow them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and connect with them on Facebook www.facebook.com/constantdeviantsmusic

Look out for further international media coverage on the duo shortly. All press & media enquiries regarding Constant Deviants canj be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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Back in December, one of Cincinnati’s most prominent hip hop Emcees Buggs tha Rocka released his free album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” and enjoyed extensive international coverage at the time.

Early this year, he signed a deal with Talib Kweli’s Javotti Organization for a new project with Donte from MOOD as the duo “Space Invadaz”. Both artists have known Talib for a number of years and of course Cincinnati’s Hi Tek.

In the past few weeks, Hip Hop Vibe contributor Stranga the Great caught up with Buggs in his hometown to discuss the link up with Talib, his early days starting out and his first releases, his immediate plans both with his solo career and the new Space Invadaz project and the pair speak about racial tensions in light of recent high profile news stories.

WATCH THE WHOLE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE

Keep up to date with Buggs tha Rocka on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

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2015 has proven to be a strong pre-cursor for Constant Deviants celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut 12″ single release “Competition Catch Speed Knots” next year.

They released their “Swiss Banks” movie with European associates SWC Records in March, and then of course their fourth studio album in six years, “Avant Garde”, on 12th May which has received widespread international media & press coverage over the past couple of months.

In April they launched their “3Stylez” video series, a trilogy of filmed freestyles from which the final episode will be released shortly, and their first official single “Breathin” reached #1 in the US college radio charts. They have just released the second single “End All Be All” which is enjoying an impressive amount of airtime while also filming a new movie and spending time back in the lab recording a new project

The latest reviews of their album both come from British online publications SBTV and DataTransmission

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READ THE REVIEW IN SBTV WRITTEN BY FIONA GUEST HERE

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READ THE REVIEW IN DATATRANSMISSION WTITTEN BY ETHAN EVERTON HERE

Check the stream of their latest single “End All Be All”

Look out for further media coverage on them shortly and keep up to date with them on Social Media via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and over on their Facebook Page

The album Avant Garde can be bought in digital, CD and vinyl formats from Six2Six Records HERE

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