Omerta-TheREUPSpot

Baltimore rapper M.I., one half of hip hop duo Constant Deviants, spoke with the UK’s Ethan Everton for the US online magazine The REUP Spot recently about his various new ventures.

First up of course was the new album “Omerta” which was released digitally on June 28th and is being distributed on vinyl and CD formats worldwide by Fatbeats now.

MI2

They then move on to the subject of his recent move into the world of film making as an actor, writer and producer. Having already released a co:production with European affiliates SWC last year called “Swiss Banks”, his new movie “Six2Six” co:starring Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee was selected by Ralph McDaniels for a special screening at next month’s Hip Hop Film Festival in New York.

Finally, as co:owner of Six2Six Records and the new sub division Six2Six Films, he discusses his vision for the label’s future and further expansion. Read the full feature HERE

OmertaCover

The album is available to buy as a digital download direct from Six2Six Records HERE. As mentioned earlier, Fatbeats are currently distributing the physical formats of vinyl and CD to specialist stores around the world.

Last week they released their third single from the album. “Reign Storms” was written in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of Baltimore Police and the riots which ensued, and of course its release is all the more poignant due to well documented recent events in Minnesota, Dallas and Louisiana

Look out for the third and final episode of the group’s live freestyle video series “Tre Volte” launching shortly, and meantime connect with them on social media via Facebook (Group & Label) & Twitter (Group & Label)

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

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

ATM-WordplayInterview

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

HG6

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

All international media, press and radio station dj enquiries about Horseshoe Gang and the album “Anti-Trap Music” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

050-BritishHipHop

A few weeks ago in the lead up to the release of their new album “Everything 050”, Newark hiphop group 050 Boyz jumped on the phone with long running UK online website British HipHop.

Their writer Ethan Everton spoke with them about how the group formed, and their own earliest memories of hip hop and the artists who inspired them the most to pic up the mic back in the Golden Era of the 90’s.

They moved on to discuss how the album was put together, from its initial concept through to the recording process, the subject matter addressed in their lyricism, and the representation of the New Jersey scene with so many local featured artists also appearing throughout the release.

IMG_5945sml

The topic of discussion then diversifies into their thoughts on how the Garden State’s hip hop profile has grown over the past few years, and the reaction and support of a new generation of fans to a sound that is derived from a classic age.

The group speak on their intent to help inspire and promote new local emerging artists, in line with their long standing approach from the days of their involvement with Treach & Fam’s Garden State Greats movement of 2004, before further outlining their feelings on what needs to develop for the greater good of hip hop and rap music more generally.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

BeastofBourbon1

Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla, Prince AK and DJ Nugget performed at Beast of Brooklyn at the weekend as part of B Fest. Their reputation for producing highly energetic live shows has been growing for some time, and the group are currently working on putting together a more extensive series of dates throughout the Tri State area and beyond.

Any club & venue promoters looking to book the group can do so via their management team at Inkwell Entertainment, contact details via their WEBSITE You can also drop them a line via their FACEBOOK PAGE or enquire about availability via twitter @050_Boyz (@RiqdaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050)

As well as reading much more international press coverage on the group in the weeks ahead, they are also scheduled to appear on a number of radio shows, including meeting up again with DJ Eclipse on Sunday 30th August from 10pm EST, this time for his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM. They group were his guests last week on his WNYU show.

The album “Everything 050” is available now on iTunes. Check the album stream

All media & press enquiries regarding 050 Boyz can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

Ande-DataTransmission

A rapid rise to prominence from a new wave of emerging Southern urban artists has seen rapper and producer Ande Bishop make serious moves since his first solo track release “50 Centences” in only January of this year

A further string of single and buzz track launches leading into the Spring culminated in his own American Roulette enterprise signing a partnership deal with expanding US label Seven 13 Entertainment, marked by the release of his introductory EP “Ocean$” on 19th May.

It’s been a remarkable few months for the young artist, and recently journalist Ethan Everton spoke with him for the UK’s multi genre online magazine DataTransmission.

In this feature, the pair discuss that first release “50 Centences” premiered by The Source and the impact it made, including with G Unit themselves. He then speaks about the tie up with Seven 13 Entertainment, how that came about and his production work with stablemate Londn Blue last year on his EP “False Hope”.

EPCover

They then turn their attention to the new EP, and the reasons behind why he didn’t handle any of the production himself, preferring to hand over to others on the American Roulette roster together with Taylor $upreme, and the influence The Game had in some of the concepts.

While also touching upon his approach to production, the feature concludes by outlining his plans for the next 12 months and the obstacles he’s overcome to achieve his level of progress.

Probably one of the most in depth insights into Ande Bishop’s world to date which you can read HERE

The Ocean$ EP is available now on iTunes

Here is the stream for the track 50 Centences which has acted as the catalyst for a highly impressive first half of 2015

Currently writing new material for an album scheduled to be released later in the year, you can connect with Ande on twitter @2AndeBishop

All press & media enquiries regarding Ande Bishop can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

ccr bw

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

CD-SBTV

READ THE REVIEW IN SBTV WRITTEN BY FIONA GUEST HERE

CD-DataTransmission

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

Any members of the press & media with enquries regarding Constant Deviants, or DJ’s looking for full quality mp3’s to play on their show can get get in touch with us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

CD-BritishHipHop

Veteran Baltimore & New Jersey duo Constant Deviants release their fourth studio album in 5 years on 12th May 2015. “Avant Garde” will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats through their own Six2Six Records worldwide.

The pair took time out earlier this week to speak with the Ethan Everton from the UK’s long established online British Hip Hop to discuss various apsects in the making of the album, their experiences of operating in both the independent and Major sectors through the years and their perspective of hip hop today

READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE

Earlier this week they also launched the second official video taken from the album. Watch the visuals for Breathin’ shot in Baltimore on Youtube :

Any dj’s looking for the DJ Pack including full quality clean radio edit mp3 of Constant Deviants’ single Breathin’ can request it from UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

We’ve already received a high level of interest from international publications regarding this release, and any members of the press & media interested in interviewing Constant Deviants or receiving a promotional copy of the album for review can again contact us at the section linked above. The full press release is HERE

You can keep up to date with the group via their official site http://constantdeviants.com, or on their twitter accounts @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or via their facebook page ConstantDeviantsMusic

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr

frontHiRes

Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka releases his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” tomorrow, Wednesday 10th December 2014, and will be available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com and via the My Mixtapez App for all mobile phone devices.

There has been widespread international media interest in the release, and the latest reviews reflect that fact with the coverage in the USA’s Rap Essence and the UK’s DataTransmission

Buggs-RapEssence

Rap Essence provide a track by track breakdown in their reviews, and afford the overall album a rating of 3.5 /5 summarizing “The production is really nice and varied throughout, with songs ranging from breezy samples (“Scattered Thoughts Intro”) to boom-bap bangers (“Religiously”) to electronica-inspried instrumentals (“Moments Slowed Down”)…As far as the rhymes go, Buggs Tha Rocka can definitely spit and changes up the subject matter on almost every song.”

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

Buggs-DataTransmission

UK online publication DataTransmission cover many different genres, and their contributor Ethan Everton delves into the lyrical content and mic skills provided by Buggs and featured artists such as Tanya Morgan, Donte from MOOD, Tanya Morgan, Phoenix Aphrodite and Aida Chakra, and outlines the production qualities provided by Illmind, Jake One, Hop Trax and Sal Dali.

The review concludes “These early insights into his dexterity as an artist suggest that Buggs’ reputation will continue to grow in the future, and quite possibly to a mass audience given his multi dimensional musical approach. He will certainly be hard to ignore on the evidence of this release” and can be read in full HERE

AUDIO STREAM OF THE ALBUM PREMIERED BY THE UK’S WORDPLAY MAGAZINE YESTERDAY

Look out for much more international media coverage in the days & weeks ahead, and to celebrate the release of the album, Buggs will be launching his new official video for the track “Religiously” featuring Donte of MOOD on Wednesday 10th December. Keep up to date with him on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

All press & media enquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka including requests to interview the artist and DJ requests for full quality MP3s and guest appearances for their shows, can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

UrbanElite PR
www.urbanelitepr.com
T : @urbanelitepr