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NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble release their first collaborative EP “Veteran” through Seven 13 Music & Ent on November 18th. Available on pre-order via iTunes

Originally rivals in upstate NY’s rap battle scene during the 90’s, they became partners in rhyme, tagging and production. Already on record as crediting the wider hip hop culture and elements as being the catalyst for them to pick up the mic, US online The ReUp Spot sat down with them recently for their perspective on the evolution of hip hop over the past two decades.

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The feature is an insightful historical record, as the pair discuss their own involvement in music, graffiti and breakdancing at a time when by comparison to today, the elements had a more prominent and influential role in the wider culture.

Subjects addressed act as a historical snapshot of the changes which have taken place. The switch from vinyl to Serato, the elevation of hip hop music, fashions and art elevated from the underground to the broader commercial world, and the emergence of the various sub genres which now exist.

Focusing on the new release, they discuss the reasons for collaborating officially for the first time after all these years, their previous solo releases and the impact of signing with Seven 13.

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The article will likely be of extra interest to a younger generation, typically fed a very narrow representation by today’s media. There is more to it than that – go to the source, adapt and progress. “If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go” James Baldwin

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

The first single from the EP released was “Leave It Alone”, a tribute to Sean Price featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi. Check out the stream

Connect with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble online :

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble
IG @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble
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All media, press and radio station DJ inquiries regarding the “Veteran” EP release can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is HERE

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US online hip hop magazine The 9 Elements have run their interview series “The Whole 9” for some time now where they get a snapshot of the artist’s mindset and the concept behind their upcoming release.

The latest focus is on NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble, long term associates and originally rap battle rivals who have collaborated for their first official release via the “Veteran” EP, out November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

The interview discusses the new project and in particular the first single to be released “Leave It Alone” which features Ruste Juxx and is a tribute to the late Sean Price. Frost’s move to Canada and switch away from the mic to concentrate solely on beatmaking is also addressed as is the duo’s thoughts on the influence of the 90’s sound in many contemporary releases.

READ ALL THIS AND MORE IN THE ARTICLE PUBLISHED HERE

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Check out the single “Leave It Alone” ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi on Soundcloud

The single is available to buy now from the EP’s pre-order account on iTunes

All press, media and radio station inquiries regarding Tone Chop & Frost Gamble can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is HERE

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With just under a month until the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, west coast crew Horseshoe Gang jumped on the phone with the UK’s Wordplay Magazine.

The magazine covers all things rooted in hip hop culture – music, fashion, graffiti – and produce a regular printed publication in addition to having their online platform.

Speaking with Ethan Everton, the group discuss the upcoming album release and the subject matter they touch upon and provide further insight as to why only their elder brother KXNG Crooked appears as a guest artist.

The feature which also doubles as a focus piece on the release also reports on Horseshoe Gang’s rap battle with Funk Volume last year, their previous EP release “Knockin on Rap’s Door” and the interview concludes with their thoughts on the level of unity between artists in the California scene.

READ THE ENTIRE FEATURE HERE

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In the past few weeks, the group have been busy speaking with local, national and international publications and have more ahead. Their most recent single release was “Shoe-icide Squad” addressing the issues surrounding police brutality and killings of young men in the black community. Check the stream of this contemporary G Funk banger

“Anti-Trap Music” can be pre-ordered on iTUNES and you can connect with Horseshoe Gang on social media, whether on TWITTER or FACEBOOK

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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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Having just returned from New York meeting with media and appearing on stations such as Beatminerz Radio & Not97 / GID Radio, Baltimore’s Emcee M.I. and New Jersey producer DJ Cutt, better known as Constant Deviants, celebrated the release of their fourth studio album in six years this week.

“Avant Garde is out now on digitally through their own Six2Six Records imprint, while vinyl and CD versions will be available in a couple weeks’ time. Go to the label’s online store to buy or order your copy HERE

The latest in a long line of endorsements comes via this new review in the UK’s online publication Sampleface. Written by London journalist Taytula Burke, you can read what they had to say HERE

The duo are still conducting interviews with various members of the press while also preparing to film a new movie, record a new EP, and in the more immediate future get set to release a new single and the third episode of their popular “3Stylez” video series. Episodes 1 & 2 showing M.I. freestyling with DJ Cutt on the decks were released during April.

Here is Episode 1 – “Heavy Artillery”

Constant Deviants – 3Stylez Series Episode 1 – "Heavy Artillery" from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

They also dropped a couple of bonus joints recently which don’t appear on any of their albums, but such has been the reaction for dj’s, they may well appear on a future special edition release.

“Just Make Music” and “Thinkin” featuring New York MC Rome who is another on the Six2Six roster, are still enjoying a lot of airtime on hip hop shows around the world.

Look out for more media coverage in the weeks ahead, and keep up to date with them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook Page

All press & media enquiries including requests to interview Constant Deviants, or DJ requests for tracks to play on their shows, can be sent to UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

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The UK’s Wordplay Magazine covers a broad spectrum of hip hop culture, music, breakin, graffiti, fashions and much more. They produce a high quality printed physical publication as well as having their online version.

They are the latest to run the rule over the new album “Avant Garde” by veteran duo Constant Deviants which releases on vinyl, CD and digital formats next week, Tuesday 12th May, through their own Six2Six Records imprint.

Maintaining and evolving their musical approach since releasing their debut 12″ Competition Catch Speed Knots in 1996 has earned them international recognition throughout the years, and this latest endorsement is written by journalist Ryan Proctor who also runs his own online platform “Old To The New”

READ THE REVIEW HERE

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You will also be able to watch Emcee M.I. appear on Miami’s 4ManKind TV Show tonight, 5th May, from 8pm EST, and the programme streams live at http://universemiami.com/4mktv/

Yesterday they leaked a previously unreleased track recorded between albums. “Thinkin” features another of the Six2Six Records roster, New York MC Rome. Check the stream out on Soundcloud :

M.I. will be travelling from Baltimore next week to meet up with DJ Cutt for a series of radio & media interviews which are due to include appearances on Beatminerz Radio and Not97. Further details to follow.

Any radio station DJs in New York or members of the press & media who would like to meet with Constant Deviants while they are in the city between Monday 11th May – Thursday 14th May inclusive can get in touch with UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

Connect with them online on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or on their Facebook Page. The label’s official site is HERE

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Baltimore & New Jersey duo Constant Deviants release their fourth studio album a fortnight today, on 12th May 2015.

“Avant Garde” will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats through their own Six2Six Records label. 2016 will mark the 20th anniversary since Emcee M.I. and DJ Cutt released their debut 12″ single ‘Competition Catch Speed Knots’, and while the pair worked mainly separately on projects with Arista and Roc A Fella for around 8 years, since re-forming in 2009 they have had a prolific level of output since. This also includes releasing projects with their partners SWC Records in Switzerland as “Trliateral Commission”, the most recent of which was the “Swiss Banks” movie earlier this year

There has been much media interest in the group and their new release, especially given their years in the game, their approach to running the label and of course the quality of the album itself.

Latest to speak with them was the journalist Taytula Burke, regular contributor for the UK’s online magazine God is in the TV. The feature published incorporates her interview with them, delving further into their history and how they arrived at where they are today. Summarizing “Avant Garde is proof if any was needed that Constant Deviants are constantly working, constantly evolving and constantly flying the flag for hip hop deep rooted in an era where the culture and authenticity reigned supremeREAD THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

As well as seeing their single “Breathin” be featured in DJ Magazine and reach #1 in the college radio charts, with their bonus cut “Just Make Music” also enjoying a lot of airplay right now, Constant Deviants filmed a trilogy of freestyles, named the “3Stylez Series”. Episodes 1 & 2, “Heavy Artillery” and “Art of War” respectively were launched during April, with the 3rd & final instalment due to be released around the time of the album’s release.

Constant Deviants – 3Stylez Series Episode 2 – "Art of War" from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Constant Deviants will be in NYC from Friday 8th May – Thursday 14th May to meet with press & media around the time of the album’s release. Any members of the press or radio station dj’s who would like to meet with them while they’re in the city for an interview can send their details to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

Meanwhile, keep up to date with them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or on their Facebook Page

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