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Well, it’s not often you get a genuinely good laugh doing this job, but just occasionally something turns up…..

Earlier this week, MC M.I. from Constant Deviants jumped on the phone with DJ D-Money, host of the weekly Fresh Juice Radio Show based out of Washington State.

The pair began by discussing the group’s new album “Omerta” which releases on June 28th, and then moved on to the rapper’s new additional focus of movie making. As co:owner of Six2Six Records, M.I. has become more involved in acting, film writing and film production, and has set up a new subsidiary Six2Six Films.

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A new movie “Six2Six” will be screened at Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC during August, and co:starring with M.I. is Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee. Some of the plot line is explained before the Baltimore MC reveals he is near completion of another new film, this time a comedy, called “Can’t Live Without My Radio”.

Then comes a regular section of the show where rappers play the radio version of the board game “What?”. Among the questions asked are “What do dogs think when owners dress them up in clothes?” and “What would you legalize?”

We’ll just leave that there and you can have a listen to what he says……enjoy…..

You can listen back to the whole show on Fresh Juice’s Mixcloud

You’ll be able to hear the pair on radio again when they’re in NYC during the last week of June at the time of the album’s release, appearing on stations including Sirius XM, Beatminerz Radio, Bodega Cold Kutz and Classic Storm. Meantime, keep up to date with news about Constant Deviants on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts (label @Six2SixShift) or over on their Facebook Page

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

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RighteousFury-UCL

Rare FM is the student run radio station of University College London, and their affiliated magazine is Under City Lights.

They are the latest to give closer inspection to the new album “Righteous Fury” by hip hop MC Matt Maddox. His sophomore solo release following Asylum Artistry (2010), the ex Guerilla War Tactix member brings the classic west coast hip hop values to the table, unsurprisingly given his origins in Long Beach California. Now based in Kansas in the heart of America’s MidWest, the rapper calls on some choice production skills from Nemesis, Vanderslice, C Lance, Sicknature & Skammadix over which he lays down some serious lyricism and rhyme skills.

Joined on the mic on feature duties by such notables as Tragedy Khadafi, Reef The Lost Cauze, Adlib, Edd Bundy and King Magnetic, the album is also laced with quality turntablism with the scratches & cuts courtesy of the UK’s DJ TMB.

UCL’s Josh Williams may have been new to the name but explains why he’s a convert to the cause HERE

There will be much more review and feature coverage in the international media over the coming weeks, but those in NYC, New Jersey, Chicago, Virginia, North & South Carolina and Wisconsin will have the opportunity to see him perform live very shortly with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib at the following venues:

Feb 20th- Allentown, PA Pitchers Lounge
Feb 21st- Quakertown, PA The Eagle
Feb 22nd- Staten Island, NY The Full Cup
Feb 23rd- Atlantic City, NJ Gran Fromage
Feb 28th- Spartanburg, SC Mirrors Gentlemens Club
March 1st- Ashville, NC Haywood Lounge
March 2nd- Norfolk, VA The Iguana
March 5th- Chicago, IL Sub T lounge
March 6th- Madison, WI
March 7th- Milwaukee, WI The Stone Fly
March 9th- Appleton, WI Capital Centre

An announcement on a further series of dates taking in Canada and the west coast of America will be made soon.

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You can pre order Righteous Fury in physical format HERE or if you prefer the digital version, the international iTunes pre-order link is HERE

You can keep up to date with everything he’s got going on via his official twitter account @MattMaddox82 and you can also drop by the magazine over at @UCL_zine

Meanwhile, check out his video “No Country For Old Men” paying tribute to the legendary hip hop soldiers :

All members of the media & press interested in receiving a promotional copy of the album for review, or who would like to interview Matt Maddox can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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Elementz is a new event taking place in London which celebrates the traditional 4 elements of hip hop

The classic disciplines, deejaying, emceeing, bboy breaks & throwdowns and graffiti

Planned as a quarterly night, it aims to showcase some of the biggest established names in the scene together with giving new emerging talent the opportunity to shine, all knowledge under one roof. The main focus is on UK talent initially, but wont be confined to that in what is a global culture which has produced so many positive benefits for those involved.

The launch night takes place at The Rhythm Factory, 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW. Its in the Shoreditch area of town, nearest Tube station being Aldgate East.

The night will use both the venue’s rooms.

From 8pm – 3am, the line up is as follows:

ROOM 1

DJ Sets from DJ Sarah Love (resident), DJ 279 (Choice FM), DJ Mr Thing (Scratch Pervert / DMC Champion), DJ Snips (Livin Proof)

Live performances by Caxton Press (who will also be celebrating Kingpin and Amy True’s birthdays), showcasing tracks from their new Devil May Care album, Genesis Elijah, approaching legendary status from the days of “So Hip Hop” to current BBC Radio 1 support for his Painkillers & Pilkington EP & hosted by Mystro, another long time in the game with much respect for his work over the years. Currently promoting What Kind of Drug is Mystrogen” EP. New talent on stage will come in the shape of London’s Naba Napalm and Ether L Banks

ROOM 2

Open Mic session, live graffiti courtesy of FDC, and a bboy / bgirl throwdown including members of London’s Scope Hip Hop Dance Theatre Company. Its the room designed for all in attendance to participate, whether in a dance off, testing their rhyme skills with the crowd or anything else they think they can bring to the table

This room is hosted by DJ Snuff, organizer of End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner, who will also be on stage with Caxton Press in the main room and DJ Johny Garcia

The live hip hop scene has grown considerably around the UK in the past year or two, thanks to some extent to the popularity of events such as Dont Flop’s rap battles, and the participation element that brings with it. A new generation has become interested in the history of the culture, and Elementz looks to provide a night which represents a broader experience and understanding. And in the traditions of hip hop, give an opportunity from the old to the new.

Price on the door is £8.00, this is an 18 and over event and dress code is casual but the venue advises “no tracksuits”

Each event will also be filmed by the UK’s leading online platform The Hip Hop Chronicle for future broadcast

You can learn more about the event and the various artists involved at www.elementzuk.wordpress.com or at www.facebook.com/elementzuk

Here’s Genesis Elijah speaking on the night

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Elementz launches at The Rhythm Factory 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW on Thursday 26th April 2012

A new quarterly event representing the classic 4 elements of hip hop all under one roof to full effect.

There’s already been a massive amount of talk on the street about this, given the rare nature of the night celebrating the whole spectrum of hip hop culture – the arts of Emceeing, Deejaying, Graffiti and Bboy / BGirl battles.

Its a huge line up of established artists and new talent. Each event is in association with Urbanelite PR, Bltz Promotions UK and The Hip Hop Chronicle, one of the UK’s leading online media platforms, who will film exclusive footage of the night for later broadcast

Room 1

DJ Sets from Sarah Love (resident), 279 (Choice FM), Mr Thing (Scratch Perverts / DMC Champion) & Snips (Livin Proof)

Live Performances by Caxton Press, Genesis Elijah, Naba Napalm, Ether L Banks, hosted by Mystro

Room 2

Bboy / BGirl battle (with cash prize of £100), live graffiti, open mic session hosted by DJ Snuff (End of the Weak) & Johny Garcia. The throwdowns are open to everyone who comes along on the night.

8pm – 3am. £8 on the door / £7 in advance via TicketWeb. Nearest Tube Aldgate East. This is an 18 & over event. Dress code is casual but no tracksuits.

More information at www.elementzuk.wordpress.com or at www.facebook.com/elementzuk but we’ll let Numbers & Mys Diggi speak on it

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Resident Dj for the new Elementz club night representing the 4 elements of hip hop at Rhythm Factory on Thursday 26th April 2012 is Sarah Love.

Footsoldier of London’s renowned Kung Fu nights, ex MTV Base and BBC 1 Xtra presenter, Sarah was the official tour dj for Aloe Blacc’s UK dates in December 2011, and she returned recently from a month long series of dates in Australia.

She gave this mini video interview prior to performing at Rich Mix in London last week, and talks about what she’s been up to recently her plans for the year ahead.

The full line up for the launch night is as follows:

ROOM 1

DJ Sets by Sarah Love, DJ 279 (Choice FM), DJ Mr Thing (Scratch Perverts / DMC Champion), DJ Snips (Livin Proof) & live performances by Caxton Press, Genesis Elijah, Ether L Banks, Naba Napalm, hosted by Mystro

ROOM 2

Live graff, open mic, and boy / b-girl battle hosted by DJ Snuff (End of the Weak / Speaker’s Corner) with DJ Johny Garcia.

There is a competition live now for b-boys and b-girls to perform at the event, the winner receiving a cash prize and will be interviewed by Elementz associate The Hip Hop Chronicle.

HOW TO ENTER B-BOY / B-GIRL COMPETITON

Entrants should send a video of them performing – usually a Youtube link – by uploading it to the Facebook page www.facebook.com/elementzuk or sending it to info.elementzuk@gmail.com or tweeting the link to @ElementzUK We dont expect it to be a major production standard film, we’re more interested in the skills. So it can be off a phone, camera, whatever. Only one video per entrant, and make sure you include your contact details in an email to us.

If youre interested in entering the competition but its impossible for you to get any filmed footage, drop us a message to info.elementzuk@gmail.com with all your details, and we’ll get back to you

Closing date for the competition is 19th April.

Full details about the competition can be viewed HERE

ELEMENTZ – THURSDAY 26th April 2012
The Rhythm Factory 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW
Nearest Tube is Aldgate East / Buses 25 – 205 – 254 – N106 – N253
Doors Open at 8pm. Night ends 3am
Dress code is casual but no tracksuits. 18 & over event
£8.00 on the door. Tickets available in advance from TicketWeb for £7.00 HERE

VIDEO : NEW SARAH LOVE INTERVIEW

VIDEO : SOULS OF MISCHIEF SPEAK ON ELEMENTZ LAUNCH NIGHT

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ElementzUK presents “The Elementz Of Hip Hop – B-Boy & B-Girl Competition”

Elementz UK are looking for the next big B-Boy / B-Girl acts for a battle competition at the launch of our new Elementz club night which takes place at Rhythm Factory in Whitechapel Road, London on Thursday 26th April.

This is a new quarterly event representing the traditional 4 elements of hip hop to full effect.

At the launch party there will be dj sets from Sarah Love (resident), DJ 279 (Choice FM), DJ Mr Thing (Scratch Pervert / DMC Finalist) and DJ Snips (Livin Proof). There will also be live performances by Caxton Press, Genesis Elijah, Naba Napalm, Ether L Banks, all hosted by Mystro.

A full section of the night is also being given over to live graffiti, open mic, and a b-boy / b-girl battle with a cash prize on offer. This is being hosted by End of the Weak / Speakers Corner’s DJ Snuff assisted by DJ Johny Garcia.

The UK ‘s leading online Hip Hop Magazine – The Hip Hop Chronicle – will be filming the event exclusively for future broadcast and will include footage of live performances and interviews with all of those involved on the night.

We are looking for 7 more successful entrants to take part in the battle competition on the night and get the opportunity to win the cash prize, be featured by The Hip Hop Chronicle and be crowned Elementz Champion at the club’s first event.

Its easy to enter:

All you need to do is the following :

1) Send either an existing video link, or the link to a newly recorded short video of you performing

You can do that in 3 ways

a) Upload it onto our Facebook page www.facebook.com/elementzUK (You will have to “like” the page first in order to do so).

b) Tweet us the link to @ElementzUK

c) Email us the link to info.elementzuk@gmail.com

Only one video is accepted per entrant, so make it your best! All video submissions will be highlighted on our Facebook page.
When done, also email us your name and contact number to info.elementzuk@gmail.com

2) You will then receive confirmation from us that we have received your entry and are part of the competition.

3) The 10 entrants with the most “likes” on their own Youtube or Vimeo video will be shortlisted – so make sure you have your people drop by and register their “vote”! For those using an older existing video, we will take a note of your number of likes at the time of submission, so only “votes” registered after submission will be counted.

The 7 successful entrants from that shortlist will be decided upon by our judging panel based purely on the skills on display.

Entrants must be 18 years or older (UK Only)

Entry into the competition is free and all votes will be counted on Thursday 19th April. The winners will be notified via email on Saturday 21st April

Good luck!

ELEMENTZ – REPRESENTING THE 4 ELEMENTS OF HIP HOP – THURSDAY 26TH APRIL 2012 AT THE RHYTHM FACTORY, 16 WHITECHAPEL ROAD, LONDON E1 1EW

All information at www.elementzuk.wordpress.com and www.facebook.com/elementzuk

Tickets are available online in advance for £7.00 via TicketWeb. Price on the door on the night is £8.00

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