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During their recent visit to NYC to promote the new album “Omerta”, M.I. and DJ Cutt of Constant Deviants caught up with Rapstation’s Tim Einenkel in Brooklyn to talk through a number of subjects

They discuss the concept behind the album, and the metaphorical role playing element adopted via the personas of Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky. They delve deep into the specific thought process involved and differentiate between a perceived “mafiosa rap” approach to one which juxtaposes circumstances of four people with identical heritages.

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The discussion moves to the duo’s writing and recording process, comparing when they formed in Brooklyn to the current dynamic of operating from Baltimore and New Jersey. Appropriately at this point they talk more about their back catalogue and explain why they still give priority to producing an album as a cohesive body of work.

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DJ Cutt then speaks more on his overall approach to production, how he determines the feel for a record and the various musical genres he sources for samples. Giving his thoughts on the diversion hip hop and rap has taken over the years, he suggests his own style is born of “tunnel vision”

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Meanwhile M.I. explains why very few artists have had any longlasting influence on him, instead outlining his alternative sources of inspiration, and speaks on the broader issue of differing approaches to “the art of rhyme” through each generation.

Ending with their thoughts on the best scene from “Goodfellas”, the interview can be listened to in full via the AUDIO STREAM

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The album is available to buy as a digital download from Six2Six Records BANDCAMP while CD and vinyl formats are being distributed worldwide by Fatbeats from July 15th.

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On the 20th anniversary of east coast duo Constant Deviants’ classic single “Competition Catch Speed Knots”, they release their new album “Omerta” on June 28th. Recently, rapper and co:owner of Six2Six Records M.I. sat down with US online The 9 Elements as part of their “The Whole 9” interview series.

In this feature, he outlined the concept behind the new album and in particular the reasoning behind its recurring theme, while addressing the message being conveyed in the first single from it, “So Underrated”.

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A major development for the label in the past year has been the expansion into the world of film production. The creation of Six2Six Films coincides with M.I.’s own move into acting, as seen in last year’s collaboration with European affiliates SWC Records and the release of “Swiss Banks”.

He will next appear in a movie named after the label but with a completely original storyline which also co:stars Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee, and it has already been selected for screening at this year’s Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC.

Currently filming scenes for a further new film in Baltimore, M.I. spoke more about this transition, and you can read the interview in full HERE

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Over the past few weeks, Constant Deviants have released the aforementioned single “So Underrated”, a bonus joint “Cutt for President” and the first of their new “Tre Volte” live freestyle video series – Episode 2 coming soon. Check them out

The duo play Baltimore’s LoudPalooza event on June 25th, then head to NYC the following day for a week to meet with press and guest on various radio shows.

Keep up to date with the group & label on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift, and likewise on Facebook “ConstantDeviantsMusic” & “Six2SixRecords

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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.

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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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With only 6 days to go until the release of their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May, Baltimore’s Emcee M.I. & New Jersey producer DJ Cutt, aka Constant Deviants, sat down with the UK’s online publication Guestlist Network

In this latest feature they discuss their early days and time spent working with Arista and Roc-A-Fella, they speak about the development of their trademark sound over what’s been nearly 20 years since the release of their debut 12″ Competition Catch Speed Knots and outline how they operate as a group, Six2Six label managers and accomodate working on further seperate projects with international affiliates.

READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE

Fresh from appearing on Miami’s 4ManKind TV show last night, M.I. will be heading to NYC next week to meet up with DJ Cutt for a series of radio & media interviews. You will be able to hear them shortly on Florida’s Del City Radio, the UK’s Break London and NYC’s Beatminerz and Not97 Shows. They will also be releasing the third and final instalment of what’s proven to be their highly popular “3Stylez” video series next week with M.I. and DJ Cutt performing a straight, one take, live freestyle to camera

Earlier this week they released the bonus cut “Thinkin” featuring another from the Six2Six Roster, New York MC Rome. The joint was recorded between their last album “Diamond” and the current release. Check the stream out on Soundcloud :

Look out for more international media coverage in the weeks ahead, and meantime keep up to date with them during this busy time on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook Page The label’s official website is HERE

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Constant Deviants release their new album “Avant Garde” next week on Tuesday 12th May through their own Six2Six Records imprint. It will be available worldwide on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

In the past couple of months they released the official video of their single “Breathin” which reached #1 in the College Radio charts, launched their freestyle video series “3Stylez” with the final episode duo out next week, and also leaked the track “Just Make Music” which was recorded between albums.

2016 will mark 20 years since Baltimore Emcee M.I. and New Jersey producer DJ Cutt first performed together at NY college parties and released their debut single “Competition Catch Speed Knots”. The pair return to NYC next week for a series of media interviews, and meanwhile have uncovered another gem from their hidden vaults

“Thinkin” features another of Six2Six Records’ signings, New York emcee Rome who released his album “Rome’s Cutts” last year.

CHECK THE STREAM OUT ON SOUNDCLOUD

You can catch Emcee M.I. from Constant Deviants tomorrow Tuesday 5th May, being interviewed live on Florida’s 4ManKind TV Show from 8pm EST. It will stream on http://universemiami.com/4mktv/

Look out for a lot more international media coverage of the album both before and after release. Any radio station djs, press or media based in New York who would like to interview Constant Deviants while they’re in the city between Monday 11th May and Thursday 14th May inclusive can contact UrbanElite PR with their requests via our CONTACT SECTION Similarly, any dj’s not already serviced with the full quality mp3 of “Thinkin” can request it there

Meanwhile, keep up to date with Constant Deviants on social media, via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or on their Facebook Page

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Constant Deviants release their new album “Avant Garde” on 12th May through their own Six2Six label. It will be available worldwide on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut 12″ classic single “Competition Catch Speed Knots” when they first came together by performing at NY college parties. Then based in Brooklyn and New Jersey, they also worked on seperate projects for Arista and Roc-A-Fella before reforming specifically as a group in 2009 and setting up their own label

Their focus both as artists and a label on the traditional elements of hip hop helped them build strongly with the European market where there has always been a long standing appreciation for this style. This led to developing a working relationship with Swiss label SWC Records, releasing projects under the name Trilateral Commission, most recently the “Swiss Banks” movie. The soundtrack uses their album with the visual concept based on the best selling novel of the same name. M.I. plays an acting role in the film.

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Over the past few months, there has been widespread interest in the release and their “3Stylez” video series, a trilogy of freestyles showing M.I. and DJ Cutt performing live and direct as hip hop intended. The first two videos “Heavy Artillery” and “Art of War” were released in April. Their single “Breathin” registered #1 in the college radio charts and featured in the UK’s print publication DJ Magazine, with a subsequent bonus joint “Just Make Music” also getting regular spins. They’ve already featured in various international publications with much more to come.

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M.I., now based in Baltimore, was also one of the guests talking hip hop & politics with SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman for his new online tv show “Rapping with Leiberman”. You will also be able to watch him live on Florida’s 4ManKind TV Show this coming Tuesday 5th May from 8pm EST via Universe Miami as well as hear him on as a guest of Del City Radio (Florida) and JHart’s Big Bang Radio Show on the UK’s Break London station. The pair head to NYC for a further set of media & radio interviews from Friday 8th May to Thursday 14th May inclusive

Latest review of their album comes via Italy’s RapManiacz who have afforded the release a 4 star rating. READ IT HERE

Look out for another bonus cut “Thinkin'” launching next week, and meanwhile check out the official video for their single “Breathin”

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

All press, media and radio station requests to interview Constant Deviants, including while in New York, can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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