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Shortly before the release of their new EP “Veteran”, NY State rapper Tone Chop and Winnipeg based producer Frost Gamble jumped on Skype to speak with London journalist Taytula Burke for long running online publication British Hip Hop.

The feature published today encompasses their discussion relating to the spirit and sound of the new EP in line with how they first met at rap battles during the 90’s, while also establishing their firm committment to hip hop’s evolution for a modern era.

The opener “Dedication” shouts out many of the G.O.A.T.’s including Rakim, Queen Latifah and Pac, an opening salvo declaring their origins and influences followed by biographical accounts in “Back in the Days” and “Better with Time”. However “Step Up” switches focus to the future, in line with the EP’s role as a warm up for a new album next year.

Their reflective and anticipatory approach is represented in the feature which can be read HERE

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Available through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment, the “Veteran” EP can be bought from iTunes

OFFICIAL EP STREAM

Look out for further media coverage on the duo in the coming weeks and the launch of a new bonus cut in a few days’ time.

Connect with Tone Chop & Frost Gamble online

TWITTER @ToneChop @FrostGamble
FACEBOOK Official Joint Page
INSTAGRAM @ToneChop @Frost.Gamble

All media, press and DJ inquiries regarding Tone Chop & Frost Gamble can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is HERE

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In the lead up to the release of their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May, Constant Deviants duo DJ Cutt and Emcee M.I. sat down with US online Hip Hop Vibe to chop it up about the new release and various other issues.

Also on the agenda, the pair spoke about their near 20 years in the industry and how they first came to work together, the early lyricists who influenced them and they give their views on today’s commerical rap. They also discuss their time in the major sector, working with manager Mark Pitts, Arista and Roc-A-Fella and how going back to being independent and setting up their own label has been of benefit to them, and how the business model can be of benefit to other independent artists

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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They released their single “Breathin” several weeks ago, and it has been reviewed by Neil Kulkarni in the current issue of his hip hop column for the UK’s physical print publication DJ Magazine, available in a wide selection of stores all over the country now.

HERE IS THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE

Look out for much more media coverage on Constant Deviants in the weeks ahead, including some new audio and video releases including Episodes 2 & 3 of their new freestyle video series “3Stylez“. The first of these, “Heavy Artillery” was premiered by UK online Shout 4 Music as part of a feature they published on the duo

Constant Deviants – 3Stylez Series Episode 1 – "Heavy Artillery" from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

You can follow them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts and @Six2SixShift and also connect with them on their official Facebook page “ConstantDeviantsMusic

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Long running British online Hip Hop Kings has recently morphed into HHK Mag, and not only cover stories on hip hop from around the world but also branched into Sports, Movies and Gaming – new site is at www.hhkmag.com

For the past few years they have run a “25 Facts Series”, a spotlight on an artist and their new release covering some of the lesser known or unusual facts about how the album was put together and other details about the artist about which the public were previously unaware.

The latest in this series features veteran Brooklyn / New Jersey duo Constant Deviants who get set to release their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May 2015.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

Constant Deviants also run their own Six2Six Records which has just celebrated its 5th anniversary. The label have built strong links in Europe, none more so than with their affiliates SWC Records in Switzerland.

This partnership produced a new movie “Swiss Banks” filmed in Baltimore, Washington DC and Switzerland and features Emcee M.I. in an acting role. The soundtrack is a mix of beats provided by producers on SWC’s roster and M.I. on the mic, a partnership also known as Trilateral Commission. It also includes extra mixes and scratches by Australia’s Debonair P. The soundtrack is in fact available now on vinyl from Six2Six Records,

The concept behind the movie was based on Michael Stanley’s best selling novel “The Swiss Conspiracy”, and it was recently uploaded to Youtube

M.I. will also be appearing on the new online video show “Rapping with Leiberman” on Wednesday 8th April from 7pm EST.

Hosted by Jon Leiberman (Sirius FM / Howard Stern), the show is a lively debate about the various political issues of the day mixed with news about the artist – last week’s guest was Bishop Lamont. The show streams live on Youtube, Google Hangouts and also via EasyJoe.com

The group have been busy conducting interviews with publications in the States, UK and Europe, the results of which you will see in the weeks and months ahead.

All worldwide press & media inquiries regarding Constant Deviants, requests for a promotional copy of the album to review or for interviews to be arranged, can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

Meanwhile you can connect with them on social media, Twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift, and on Facebook “ConstantDeviantsMusic

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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

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The UK’s Bonafide Magazine has today exclusively streamed album snippets of Melanin 9’s “Magna Carta”

The magazine, who will also include the album in their Top 50 releases of 2012, introduces the feature “Melanin 9 is a true UK hip-hop talent….and the LP tackles real issues such as human rights, social cohesion and self worth

The 18 minute long stream includes all of the tracks in order of the tracklist:

1) Gene of Isis (prod by Anatomy)
2) Magna Carta (prod by Anatomy)
3) Landslide (prod by Anatomy – scratches by Evil Ed)
4) The 7 Blues (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by Hey!Zues)
5) Cosmos (prod by Parental – scratches by DJ LOD)
6) 11:08 (prod by Option Command)
7) Love’s Stencil (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by OhBliv)
8 ) Heartless Island (ft Triple Darkness) (prod by Jehst)
9) White Russian (ft Roc Marciano) (prod by Anatomy)
10) Red Snow (prod by Anatomy)
11) Organised Democracy (prod by Tony Mahony – scratches by DJ Madhandz)
12) No Man’s Land (ft Triple Darkness) (prod by 7th Dan)
13) Colour Blind (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by Anatomy)
14) Marble (prod by Tony Mahoney)

Check the full feature HERE

Meanwhile, Stateside online magazine Surviving The Golden Age has reviewed the album, again picking up on the strong influence of the Golden Era of 90’s hip hop contained within the release.

Comparing his “raw, hard hitting hip hop beats” to that found on Nas’ “Illmatic” (not the first time the comparison has been made), and like Nas & Biggie “his lyrical content deals with his city….North London” the magazine cites the track “Heartless Island” and credits Melanin 9 as “a highly literate rapper as he references House of Flying Daggers in the same breath as soliloquies

Read the whole review HERE

There has been extensive international media coverage on this release, with more on the way, and once you check out the album stream on Bonafide you’ll hear why

You can buy the album on iTunes now HERE

You can also purchase the CD physical format direct by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

You can follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazines @BonafideZine & @StGAdam

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Proving that it is possible to deliver street-influenced, hardcore Hip-Hop without having to appeal to the lowest common denominator, with “Magna Carta” M9 has succeeded in his mission to elevate, stimulate and edutain, delivering one of 2012′s most essential albums in the process.” is how Ryan Proctor summarizes the new album from London’s Melanin 9 for his online blog Old To The New

Ryan has been writing about hip hop for several magazines over the years, contributing reviews, interviews and news, and has established a real tastemaker online platform with his blog, covering some of the best traditional hip hop international releases, videos, singles, albums and events

If in any doubt about his standpoint on hip hop & rap music today, his opening line about Melanin 9’s album and his overall view are combined with :

Although there may be many artists today prepared to sell their soul and dumb down their content in an attempt to appeal to the masses and achieve their fifteen minutes of fame, there are still real emcees out there who aren’t willing to take the easy route, choosing instead to put hours of effort into mastering their craft, keeping their lyrical swords sharp as they walk in the footsteps of the greats that came before them. London-based lyricist Melanin 9 a.k.a. M9 is one such artist.

A full in depth review follows HERE

The strength of the classic Tru Skool sound influenced by the Golden Era of the 1990’s is reflected by the international element of his album sales on iTunes throughout Europe and in the States, as well of course as in the UK. This would indicate that the genre is in good health, and still passes the test of time when others come & go.

You can buy the album on iTunes digital store HERE or if you prefer purchasing the CD format by mail order, or the limited edition 12″ vinyl of the single “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano, go to http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Connect with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and reach out to Ryan on twitter @RyanProctor75

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Copywrite’s new album God Save The King (Proper English Version) is recognized in the new issue of one of the UK’s leading publications Q Magazine.

Included in Paul McGee’s Hip Hop Round Up for the month, it’s featured along with the new releases by Big K.R.I.T. and Aesop Rock.

The Ohio MC’s album was released on 7th August 2012 on Man Bites Dog Records and is available now on iTunes. Includes production contributions from Bronze Nazareth, Marco Polo, Stu Bangas, Jaguar Skillz, Curtiss King, Kount Fif and Surock.

The MC’s featuring from the USA and UK include S.A.S., Bigz Flygerian, Akala, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Melanin 9, Mystro, Context, Dru Blu, Royce da 5 9, Evidence, Roc Marciano, Torae, Crooked I, Killah Priest, Casual, Sean Price, Inspectah Deck, Sonny Seeza and many more.

However, as the article suggests, “The guestlist’s impressive throughout, but Copywrite’s characteristic self-assurance never lets you forget it’s his album”

Q Magazine Issue 315 is on sale in all UK stores now.

More information at www.qthemusic.com & www.copywritesworld.com

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