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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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East coast hip hop duo Constant Deviants released their fifth studio album “Omerta” on June 28th.

Baltimore rapper M.I. and New Jersey producer DJ Cutt also launched the “Tre Volte” freestyle video trilogy, a representation of how they first met and performed together in an era when “2 turntables and a microphone” was the rule and not the exception. “Straight No Chasers” is the final episode in the series premiered today by IMPOSE MAGAZINE

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M.I. has also moved into the world of acting, and his new film “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee will be screened at Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival this Friday, August 5th, at 8.30pm EST. It takes place at Harlem’s National Black Theater as part of the “Tales from the Hood” showcase – more details HERE

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CHECK THE “STRAIGHT NO CHASERS” VIDEO OUT ON VIMEO

You can connect with Constant Deviants on social media

TWITTER Group @Cnstnt_Dvnts Label @Six2SixShift
FACEBOOK Group “constantdeviants” Label “six2sixrecords
INSTAGRAM M.I. @m.i.six2six DJ Cutt @thecuttyprofessor

The album “Omerta” is available in CD and vinyl formats in specialist stores worldwide, and the digital version can be bought from the label directly HERE

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In the past few weeks, rapper M.I. from eastcoast hip hop duo Constant Deviants jumped on the phone to westcoast publication Streets Connect Magazine.

In what was an in depth conversation, many subjects were addressed meaning the resultant interview being published in two parts.

The first of these has M.I. going deep into the concept behind the group’s new album “Omerta” which released on June 28th, the production process, and the various inspirations that contributed to its ultimate naissance. This naturally leads the discussion on to his thoughts on the art of songwriting in hip hop today, and the group’s approach to a new project with the emphasis placed on a cohesive construction rather than random beats and bars.

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The Baltimore MC gives an example of writing for a female audience, citing the approach of Mobb Deep, Pete Rock, CL Smooth and Gangstarr to underline the point, and it takes the interview back to the days of when the group first started, the progression from battle raps to the art of storytelling, and the release of their debut single “Competition Catch Speed Knots

Interesting insight to the mindset, and you can read the entire feature HERE

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Look out for Part 2 of the interview being published very shortly, and the final episode of their Tre Volte freestyle video series releasing next week when M.I. will also have his new movie “Six2Six” screened at the Hip Hop Film Festival in Harlem.

Co:ordinated by Ralph McDaniels, it will be shown at 8.30pm on Friday August 5th at the National Black Theater in Harlem, and co:stars Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee.

“Omerta” is available to buy as a digital download HERE and is being distributed worldwide by Fatbeats in CD and vinyl formats. Keep up to date with Constant Deviants on social media via Facebook (Group & Label) and Twitter (Group & Label) and meantime check out the album stream

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During the last week of June, M.I. and DJ Cutt from Constant Deviants were in NYC promoting their new album “Omerta” which released on June 28th

They appeared as guests on a wide range of radio shows and also took time out to meet up with Above Average Hip Hop contributor Shanique Williams.

In this short but sweet video, they address various questions including “What’s A Good Shower To Sing”.

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At this point, DJ Cutt gives an answer where we would advise all viewers of a nervous disposition to look away, and all others to ensure you are sitting down for this one. You literally may not belieb…believe…your ears. Cutt has subsequently claimed to have been possessed by a demon at the time, and those weren’t his words, but we’ll let you be the judge !

Despite his brief dalliance with “the dark side”, DJ Cutt is one helluva producer and both he and M.I. released a real hip hop classic in “Omerta”.

It is available to buy online in digital format direct from Six2Six Records, while vinyl and CD versions are currently being distributed worldwide by Fatbeats

M.I. returns to NYC for the screening of his new movie “Six2Six” at the Hip Hop Film Festival on Friday August 5th. It co:stars Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee, and will be screened at 8.30pm EST that evening. More details about the festival HERE

You can connect with Constant Deviants on Twitter (Group & Label) and Facebook (Group & Label), and meantime check out the “Omerta” album stream

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

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Taken from his album “A Dream Deferred” released late 2012, Brooklyn’s Skyzoo has just launched the new video for the single “Spike Lee Was My Hero” featuring Talib Kweli and produced by Tall Black Guy.

First aired on BET’s 106 & Park as their “New Jam of the Day” on Tuesday 22nd January, the video also features the legendary filmmaker Lee and CBS News This Morning presenter Gayle King. A special “behind the scenes” video was also produced about the making of the video.

The album is available to buy from iTunes now HERE

Full tracklisting

1. Dreams In A Basement featuring Jill Scott (produced by !llmind)
2. Jansport Strings (One Time for Chi-Ali) (produced by 9th Wonder)
3. Pockets Full feat. Freeway (produced by !llmind)
4. Give It Up feat. DJ Prince (produced by !llmind)
5. Glass Ceilings (produced by !llmind)
6. Range Rover Rhythm (produced by Jahlil Beats)
7. The Knowing feat. Jessy Wilson (produced by Eric G)
8. Drew & Derwin feat. Raheem Devaughn (produced by Focus)
9. Realization feat. Jared Evan (produced by DJ Khalil)
10. The Rage of Roemello (produced by DJ Khalil)
11. How to Make it Through Hysteria (produced by Best Kept Secret)
12. Steel’s Apartment (produced by Black Milk)
13. Spike Lee Was My Hero feat. Talib Kweli (produced by Tall Black Guy)
14. The Cost of Sleep (produced by Tall Black Guy)

CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “SPIKE LEE WAS MY HERO”

CHECK OUT THE BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE

Any djs not already serviced with the full quality clean / radio edit of this track and who would like one, please contact UrbanElite PR HERE with “Spike Lee” in the heading of your request.

On Twitter @Skyzoo @TalibKweli @SirTallBlackGuy

More info on Skyzoo available from www.skyzoomusic.com

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