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NY State rapper & producer duo Tone Chop and Frost Gamble release their new EP on November 18th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

“Veteran” is appropriately named as the pair were originally rap battle rivals in the 90’s before developing a partnership in tagging and rhyming. Having subsequently moved to Canada, Frost continued to contribute to Chop’s various projects though both pursue solo careers that have seen them work with J-Ro, Tom Gist, Sadat-X, Tahmell and Jinx Da Juvy.

The new release represents their first official collaboration together and is a little early taster of what’s to come in 2017.

The first review of the EP comes courtesy of the UK’s renowned long running publication Blues & Soul Magazine. READ THE ARTICLE ONLINE HERE

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The first single taken from the 7 track EP was released recently, “Leave It Alone” being a tribute to the late Sean Price and featuring Ruste Juxx and Nobi. Available to buy on iTunes, check the stream

Look out for more bonus cuts, singles and videos coming in the weeks ahead together with new features and reviews appearing in international press. Meantime keep up to date with them on twitter @ToneChop & @FrostGamble and via their new joint Facebook Page

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In the lead up to the release of the group’s fifth studio album “Omerta”, Baltimore rapper M.I. from Constant Deviants spoke at length to west coast online publication Streets Connect Magazine.

Part 1 of the interview was published recently, and in the second installment they discuss M.I.’s time spent signed to a solo deal with Arista and the issues he faced particularly in relation to the label’s suggested marketing strategy for him as an artist. This takes the conversation onto the wider subject of how white rappers were, and possibly still are, targeted at specific demographics.

An insight is given into M.I.’s earliest influences, and while several of the greats are acknowledged, he explains that the biggest factor in his development was found closer to home within Baltimore’s scene, and in particular the role played by Lab Tech 1.

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The subject switches to M.I.’s move into the world of film making as an actor, writer and producer, with his most recent movie “Six2Six” having just been screened at last week’s Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC, and the discussion develops further as he explains why he feels it is now less productive for independent artists to release official music videos.

The interview concludes with the announcement that Constant Deviants will perform in Colombia shortly, a territory they have found to be particularly supportive due to a strong vinyl market in line with the label’s policy of releasing in that format, a factor which has also established their presence in the UK, Europe and Australia

The overall interview is one of the most in-depth ever given by M.I., and can be read HERE

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“Omerta” can be bought as a digital download HERE and has been distributed to specialist stores worldwide in CD and vinyl formats by Fatbeats.

Connect with Constant Deviants on Facebook (Group & Label), on twitter (Group & Label) & check out the “Omerta” album stream

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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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Their fifth official studio album, Constant Deviants released “Omerta” last week, June 28th

French online In The Mood TV have just featured it today, picking up specifically on the themed concept which runs throughout. There were various contributory factors to this approach. M.I. and DJ Cutt drew on their respective Italian and Russian heritage and adopted the roles of Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky due to the cultural parallels. It is entirely metaphorical in nature presenting contrasting lifestyles in a series of sonic screenplays.

The edgier production compared to previous release “Avant Garde” sets the tone and was in itself inspired by the energy generated at a show they performed with Sean P in Switzerland.

You can read the feature and also hear the album stream over on In The Mood HERE

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Look out for more media coverage on the release, which has already received a 4 star rating in the internationally renowned MOJO Magazine, in the coming weeks.

It is available to buy as a digital download from Six2Six Records’ Bandcamp while CD and vinyl formats are being distributed worldwide via Fatbeats from July 15th.

They will also be releasing the third in their “Tre Volte” freestyle series very shortly, check out the first two episodes

Keep up to date with Constant Deviants on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts, the label @Six2SixShift and connect with them on their Facebook Page

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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.

Keep up to date with them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts, @Six2SixShift & @IncredibleCutts and over on their Facebook Page

Check out their most recent single from the album “DeLorean”

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Constant Deviants released their new album “Omerta” on Tuesday June 28th, and spoke recently with the UK’s I Am Hip Hop Magazine

The conversation picks up on the role playing element adopted by M.I. and DJ Cutt as part of the concept behind the album, and this leads on naturally to the subject of M.I.’s considerable move into film making in the past year.

Following the 2015 release of “Swiss Banks”, a co:production with European affiliates SWC, actor, writer and producer M.I. is set to have his new movie “Six2Six” which co:stars Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee screened at The Hip Hop Film Festival in August, having been selected by Ralph McDaniels

He is also currently filming another new movie “Can’t Live Without My Radio”, a comedy set around life at a radio station.

READ MORE ABOUT THE MUSIC & FILM VENTURES IN THE INTERVIEW HERE

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Meanwhile, Stateside blogger Patrick Griffin has just given his own appraisal of “Omerta” for his online platform “Patrick’s Music Blog”.

He picks up on the subtleties of the theme running throughout the album, together with the range of production techniques adopted by DJ Cutt and affords the release an 8 / 10 rating.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

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The group have spent the week in NYC promoting the new album during a series of guest appearances on a wide variety of radio stations. Look out for audio streams and videos of their interviews and freestyles from these shows hitting the internet shortly.

The album is being distributed worldwide on vinyl and CD formats, and is available digitally from Six2Six Records BANDCAMP

Keep up to date with their news on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook Page Meanwhile, check out the album stream

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With their new album “Omerta” releasing this week, Constant Deviants have had a busy schedule of guest appearances on a variety of radio shows.

First up, rapper M.I. jumped on the phone on Monday night with Atlanta’s G.O.A.T. Show hosted by KB, JozeyWells and AK.

Broadcast on Raw Radio, they discuss how the group was first formed and the role of the DJ in modern day production, given in Constant Deviants’ case that producer DJ Cutt employs all the traditional turntablist skills. They also discuss touring, issues around show promoters, discrepencies between the US and European markets and of course the new album itself.

M is renowned for delivering a killer quote, and this interview’s no different lol!! Listen back

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The following night, as the album released, M.I. and DJ Cutt headed through to The Bronx and were live in the Guerrilla Grooves Radio studio with hosts Fred Ones and Rhinoceros Funk.

Also at the station were fellow guests Eff Yoo and Chill Will.

The show got a lively atmosphere, real good mix of conversation and of course bangin music. Listen back

The album “Omerta” is being distributed in CD and vinyl formats to international specialist stores right now, and can also be bought in digital mp3 format from SIX2SIX RECORDS BANDCAMP

They will be live on more NYC radio shows tonight and tomorrow night, so keep up to date with their news on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and over on their FACEBOOK PAGE

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