The past few years have proven to be an exceptionally busy and productive time for us, not least due to our various activities evolving beyond the original UK and European marketplaces.

This natural expansion developed over 5 years means we also now operate within the United States, Canada and Australia in addition to some further residual territories.

Simultaneously we streamlined some aspects of our promotional services which are now concentric around core products, typically EP’s and albums incorporating any affiliated singles or videos. In turn, this enabled us to provide further logistical support assistance for our clients which has regularly proven highly beneficial given we predominantly operate within the independent sector often working with new, emerging and developing artists and labels.

Handling publicity for an established artist is very different in nature to that of a new or emerging name, as are the promotional procedures.

Having worked with both categories for over a decade, and with a more re-alligned focus on the latter, our experience means we understand the multiple factors which media will consider in their decision making processes.

Consequently the additional guidance, assistance and support we regularly provide has proven pivotal in consistently securing a high turnover of coverage and airplay internationally, irrespective of an artist’s original perceived standing.

Our re-structure also means that while hip hop and rap music has diversified and become in itself multi-genre, by specializing in defined niche markets we ensure your music is provided to the most appropriate targets.

While our main site page is updated primarily with news of ongoing campaigns such as new published coverage, reviews, interviews and general release information, the pages provide all the details you would require to gain a clear understanding of all the services we provide, and the marketplace within which we operate. They are linked below as follows :

PREVIOUS MEDIA CAMPAIGNS

Recommended for those wishing to understand the full range of services we provide, this section includes summaries of the activity we undertook for select cases with a particular focus on campaigns involving new and independent emerging artists, the logistical assistance provided and resultant media coverage.

SINGLES PROMOTED

Now always affiliated to an ongoing EP or album campaign, this section has music content as a guide to the style we most commonly promote. Similarly the ARTIST VIDEOS : MUSIC & INTERVIEWS section has a mix of official music videos together with media and radio interviews we arranged.

MAGAZINES & PRESS

This section contains snapshots of media coverage secured for select campaigns. Most of the artists we’ve worked with are listed HERE

These pages have been designed to answer the questions we are most commonly asked, however if you would require any more information, our contact details are available HERE

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On their final day in NYC, Baltimore’s M.I. and New Jersey’s DJ Cutt – aka Constant Deviants – dropped in to the Classic Storm studio to be this week’s guests of hosts DJ Toshi and Sunez from PremiereHipHop.

You have various opportunities to hear the show, starting tomorrow at 4pm (Central European Time) / 10am EST on Germany’s BM Radio – listen online at BMRADIO.DE

DJ Toshi will be uploading it to the show’s PODCAST shortly, and it will be aired again next Thursday, July 7th from 9pm EST on RADIOHIPHOP.COM

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They were in town all week promoting their new album “Omerta” which released on June 28th. It is available on vinyl, CD and digital formats through Six2Six Records. Physical versions are being distributed worldwide so check with local specialist records stores for availability, while it can be bought digitally direct from the label’s BANDCAMP

We will be uploading more streams and videos of their recent interviews here next week and highlighting further press coverage

Meanwhile, keep up to date with them on twitter – @Cnstnt_Dvnts @Six2SixShift @IncredibleCutts – and over on their Facebook Page

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The album is a straight hip hop banger, gritty rhymes backed by superior production and turntablism. It’s not hard to see why MOJO Magazine has given it a 4 Star rating in its current issue. Check it out for yourselves, here’s the full album stream :

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

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The latest episode of the online tv chat show “Rapping with Leiberman”, hosted by SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman, has just been broadcast. The new series invites rappers, dj’s & producers to discuss the latest news issues of the day together with providing updates of their own careers

His latest guest is the Bronx’s actress, poet, community activist, musician and rapper Caridad de la Luz, aka La Bruja.

The term “artist” is often over used, but in this case it’s barely adequate. Probably one of the reasons the Bronx Music Heritage Centre presented her with the accolade recently of “Bronx Living Legend”

Born to Puerto Rican parents and brought up in the Bronx, she gained recognition for her early performances at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe before delivering a renowned performance of the self penned “WTC” on HBO’s Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam in 2002 reflecting on events of 9/11.

Her acting career which has seen her perform in many tv and stage plays, including her own “Boogie Rican Blvd” took off with her performance as “Cuca” in Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled”. She then released her album “Brujalicious” in 2006 mixed by DJ Precision of the X-Executioners and featuring among others Joell Ortiz, Chingo Bling, Tony Touch, Jadakiss and The Jungle Brothers. She performed in the UK and Germany in support of the release including a performance in London on the same billing as Amerie.

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Her dedication to helping and empowering youth and women saw her involved in various organizations including the setting up of Latinas4Life and providing poetry workshops in schools, youth centres and jails. During the interview which touches upon Indiana’s policy of providing clean needles to combat AIDS, she compares that to the work she did for a project in Hunts Point.

Similarly on the subject of the false Virginia University rape allegation made by Rolling Stone Magazine, her work with various different women’s assistance programmes allows her to relate the potential consequences for women with this kind of story, and also allows her to speak with authority on the subjects of the gender wage gap and Hillary Clinton’s chances of becoming president given recent issues raised regarding her campaign funding.

Other subjects tackled include legalization of marijuana, the death penalty for the Boston Bomber….and her thoughts on the new Star Wars film…..

Having performed a few bars live, La Bruja then speaks about her current projects including appearing in the musical “Betsy”, stage play Shadowlands and her plans to record a tribute album to the late Cuban singer-songwriter Celina Gonzalez

WATCH THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE VIA EVERYJOE’s CHANNEL

Keep up to date with La Bruja….if that’s possible!….on twitter @LaBrujaNYC

Any media or press with inquiries regarding Caridad de la Luz aka La Bruja can contact UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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Veteran hip hop duo Constant Deviants release their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May 2015. Via their own Six2Six Records imprint, it will be made avaialble internationally on vinyl, CD & digital formats.

Now back in the independent sector, the pair had worked previously with Major labels Arista in the case of Emcee M.I., and Roc-A-Fella where DJ Cutt engineered several albums for their roster. Having just celebrated the 5th anniversary of their own label, their focus on the traditional authentic aspects of hip hop have seen them build beyond the States with many links to overseas territories including Germany, Switzerland and Australia.

News of the album release has been featured in the UK’s online hip hop magazine Rawroots, which you can read HERE

The second official video taken from the album was released recently. Here’s the visuals for “Breathin” which was filmed throughout Baltimore….check the lil kid stealin the show!!!

We’ve already had a high volume of international media inquiries regarding the release, the results of which you will see over the coming months. All members of the press & media who would like a promotional copy of the album to review, or who would like to arrange an interview with Constant Deviants can send their requests to us at UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

Meanwhile you can keep up to date with them online, via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift, on Facebook “ConstantDeviantsMusic” and their main site ConstantDeviants.com

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Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka jumped on Skype with UK online publication Subba Cultcha recently to discuss his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which was released on 10th December 2014, and available as a free download from www.buggstharocka.com

The film of the interview conducted by Thomas Schofield was recorded and uploaded as a video to Youtube

You can see the full feature online HERE and watch the interview on Youtube

The 19 track album includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Kill Will, Sal Dali and Beats McGreevey, and also features Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Phoenix Aphrodite, Aida Chakra, Piakhan and many more. A pre-cursor to a planned series of official releases in 2015, “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” has laid down a strong marker for what lies ahead with Buggs featuring in publications from the United States, UK, Europe & New Zealand.

Look out for further press coverage and official video launches in the weeks ahead, and connect with Buggs on social media on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” You can also hear the album stream on Soundcloud :

All press & media inquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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Having already given his full endorsement to the album “Timing is Everything” by Detroit’s Kid Vishis in an earlier review, Premiere Hip Hop’s Victorious Allah sat down with the MC recently to talk about his journey to completing his debut release.

They discuss his childhood growing up in Detroit and what made him gravitate towards hip hop, and specifically taking the further step to becoming an MC. They talk about the early days of how he and his brother Royce da 5’9″ first started appearing on tracks, the messages being conveyed in the rhymes, the artists which have influenced him the most and his vision for the future

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

The album released on 22nd July through Seven 13 Entertainment, and is available worldwide through the regular digital stores such as iTunes and Amazon. Physical CD versions of the album can be bought directly from the label by international mail order at www.seven13ent.com

Look out for some more media coverage in the UK, Spain and Italy being published shortly, and the release of a brand new track on Monday 29th September featuring Trick Trick, not included on the album, but which will be available for free download as a thanks by Kid Vishis to his fans for the support.

Connect with him on twitter @KidVishis & check out the full official album stream on Soundcloud :

All international press & media inquiries regarding Kid Vishis can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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While in New York in July to take in the Total Slaughter event, Detroit MC Kid Vishis, the younger brother of Royce da 5’9″, hooked up with local online tv broadcaster The Beeshine as part of their “What Inspires…?” series.

The Beeshine have interviewed some legends in the game over the years, and took the opportunity to meet up with the Michigan rapper while he was in town also promoting his new album “Timing is Everything” which released on Seven 13 Entertainment on 22nd July. It’s available worldwide from digital stores such as iTunes and Amazon, and in physical CD format by mail order from the label directly at www.seven13ent.com

You can read the full feature HERE http://www.thebeeshine.com/what-inspires-kid-vishis/. Check the video interview in full on Youtube

Look out for further media coverage on Kid Vishis coming shortly by publications in France, Spain, Italy, the UK and USA. Meantime, you can follow him on twitter and Instagram @KidVishis

All international press & media inquiries regarding Kid Vishis can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR HERE

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