Hip hop crew Belles in Monica have today released their new EP “Natsukashii”, the second in their ‘Lazarus’ series and follow up to April’s “Y’All in Meltdown”.

Out on New Dawn Records who relaunched this year after a 15 year hiatus, journeys are taken to the dark underbelly of inner city drug squalor in “Smoke Filled Rooms”, industry machinations are exposed in “That All U Got?” while the booming production of “Skitzophentic” provides the backdrop for a tirade against generic conformity.

“Venom” attacks multimedia’s clandestine misinformation schemes while the mood is switched in “Hip Hop”, a funked up, sample laden ode to the culture. A soundtrack incorporating tight eclectic beats, turntablism and filmic themes concludes as the final credits roll with “Resistance is Futile”, a bonfire of the vanities in a metaphorical dystopia.

TRACKLIST
Smoke Filled Rooms (’18 Edit}
Smoke Filled Rooms (’18 Edit instrumental)
Skitzophonetic (’18 Edit)
Skitzophonetic (’18 Edit instrumental)
That All U Got? (’18 Edit)
Timebomb (’18 Edit)
Hip Hop (’18 Edit)
Venom
Hell’s Gain ft Scheer
Resistance is Futile (’18 Edit)

“Natsukashii” available to download and stream from the following

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Expect roster addition announcements from New Dawn Records in the weeks ahead. Stay updated on the label’s news via their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their social media platforms IG @realnewdawnrecs Twitter @newdawnrecs and FB @OfficialNewDawnRecords

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A few weeks back, Baltimore rapper M.I. from Constant Deviants sat down with Sherron Shabazz from The Real Hip Hop in the lead up to the release of the new album “Omerta”.

The group’s fifth full length studio release has a theme running throughout, and the interview begins by discussing the meaning of the title and why it was used before moving on to the concepts behind specific tracks such as “So Underrated” and “DeLorean”.

M.I. has also made a significant move into the world of film making in recent times as an actor, writer and producer. With a new movie “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee set to be screened at Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC next month, the pair talk about how he first became involved in this new venture and the comparisons between the two art forms.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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“Omerta” released on June 28th and can be bought in digital format direct from Six2Six Records BANDCAMP.

CD and vinyl versions are being distributed worldwide through Fatbeats from Friday July 15th, so check local specialist stores for availability.

Look out for further media coverage together with new audio and video releases shortly. You can keep up to date with Constant Deviants on Facebook on Twitter and on Instagram, M.I. & DJ Cutt.

Meanwhile, check out the album stream

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Broadcast originally last week on Canada’s CHRW 94.9FM and CFMU 93.3FM, you can now listen back to MC M.I.from Constant Deviants interview with Chase March for The Word is Bond Rap Radio Show…and the sound quality is top drawer !

In the interview, M.I. explains the thinking behind the new album title “Omerta” and the reasons for the theme running throughout. They speak on dumbing down lyrically, and how he experienced this during his time signed to Arista, but how his creative artistic instinct compelled him to return to the independent sector and set up Six2Six Records.

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Given the support the group’s enjoyed for years from radio djs, regularly topping the college radio charts, M.I. speaks openly about his appreciation he’s always had for the DJ and the role they continue to play in giving artists exposure. The discussion sedgeways onto the use of Serrato, and as Six2Six label co:owner with a policy of releasing on vinyl, he outlines the time and financial implications of continuing to do so.

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Now with a new significant move into the world of film making as an actor, writer and producer, he explains more about establishing Six2Six Films and his new film “Six2Six The Movie”. Starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee, it will be be screened at NYC’s The Hip Hop Film Festival in August.

On learning he is currently filming a new comedy movie “Can’t Live Without My Radio”, Chase takes the discussion onto the wider subject of hip hop films such as “Straight Outta Compton” and the increase in new independent films emerging.

The interview includes some of M.I.’s solo tracks and a selection from previous album “Avant Garde” together with the new release “Omerta”

LISTEN BACK – THE INTERVIEW BEGINS AN HOUR INTO THE SHOW

Catch Constant Deviants performing live this Saturday, June 25th at Castaways Baltimore

They spend all of next week in NYC appearing as guests on a variety of radio shows – details coming shortly.

Keep up to date with their news on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook Page Meanwhile, check out their new single “DeLorean”

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Little while back, Chicago journalist Sherron Shabazz, owner of the online The Real Hip Hop jumped on Skype with Long Beach group Horseshoe Gang shortly after the relase of their album “Anti-Trap Music”

They spoke at length about a variety of subjects beginning with the meaning behind the album title and the concept that large areas of hip hop today has moved away from carrying any real message of note.

The discussion moved on to their song “Shoe-icide Squad”, quoted by some as a modern day “Fuck The Police”, and the incident involving Chicago’s Laquan McDonald who was shot and killed by police is debated in the context of their single. The subject then moves to the years they’ve operated as a group, comparing that to most others who inevitably break up as the urge to fly solo becomes too strong, whereas the four brothers see their future as a unit.

The feature also sees them outline the knowledge passed down to them by their elder brother Crooked I while they go into some of the finer detail behind their well documented rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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You’ll be able to hear Horseshoe Gang live in the Homegrown Radio studio with DJ Hed and Chuck Dizzle on Thursday July 21st, broadcasting on Real 92.3 FM LA.

Meanwhile, check out the aforementioned single “Shoe-icide Squad” produced by Tabu

The album was released through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment and is available on iTunes and Amazon

Keep up to date with them on twitter @HorseshoeGang and on their Facebook Page

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West coast hip hop group Horseshoe Gang release their fourth official studio album “Anti-Trap Music” on Friday April 29th 2016. Available to buy on iTunes HERE and CD’s from the label HERE

As expected from the younger brothers of KXNG Crooked, it’s a showcase of superior rhymes and wordplay throughout addressing a diverse range of subjects. Targets in the sights of these lyrical marksmen are poverty and aspirations, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, and the pain incurred by the loss of those closest. They also provide a tribute to the legends of hip hop while pulling no punches with their take on the state of rap music today.

Their technical prowess combined with intelligent approach has gained much media attention, and seen them feature in a host of local, national and international publications in the past few months.

Production credits include Grammy Award winners Pitchshifters, KXNG Crooked and COB affiliates Jonathan Elkaer, DJ E.D.D.E.H. and Tabu

TRACKLIST

1 – Intro ft KXNG Crooked (produced by Jonathan Elkaer & DJ E.D.D.E.H.)
2 – I Want (produced by Pitchshifters)
3 – Poverty Slogans (produced by Jonathan Elkaer & DJ E.D.D.E.H.)
4 – Stress Relief (produced by Pitchshifters)
5 – Shoe-icide Squad (produced by Tabu)
6 – Poor Swagg (produced by Pitchshifters
7 – Interlude
8 – Out of Touch (produced by Komplex)
9 – Who’s The Best Rapper (produced by KXNG Crooked)
10 – Broke Ass Nigga (produced by Aktive)
11 – Falling (produced by Serious Beats)
12 – Crooked I Robot (produced by Jonathan Elkaer)

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Their official album release party takes place on Monday May 2nd at the G/S Bar, 5630 W Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045. 8pm – 2am PST

They will be performing live with their DJ Sauce the Boss and KXNG Crooked. Entry is free although those wishing to attend must be aged 21 and over.

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New feature just published today by French online magazine Soundigger about west coast rap crew Horseshoe Gang and their new album "Anti-Trap Music" which releases this Friday, April 29th, through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

The feature is headlined "Horseshoe Gang la naissance de l'anti-Trap" (the birth of anti trap), and goes into the meaning behind the album's title before then highlighting key points in the group's history. The piece then finishes by coming right up to date with a review of the new album itself.

THE ENTIRE FEATURE CAN BE READ HERE

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The four brothers Julius, Dice, Demetrius and Kenny from Long Beach California are still busy conducting interviews with local, national and international media, and have just arranged their album listening party.

VENUE G/S Game Sports Bar, 5630 W Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90045.

FREE ENTRY

DATE Monday May 2nd 2016

TIME 9pm PST – 2am PST.

They will be performing live with their DJ Sauce the Boss then joined by special guest, their older brother, KXNG Crooked. Resident DJ Ynot will be spinnin the classics old and new throughout the night. Horseshoe Gang are renowned for their energetic live shows, so it’s definitely not one to be missed.

Keep up to date with them on social media via TWITTER and FACEBOOK, and check their most recent single “Intro” which was recently made Amazon’s “Track of the Week”

ANTI-TRAP MUSIC WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM ITUNES HERE CD’S CAN BE BOUGHT FROM THE LABEL DIRECT HERE

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Long Beach hip hop crew Horseshoe Gang, the younger brothers of Slaughterhouse member KXNG Crooked, release their fourth official studio album “Anti-Trap Music” later this week, on Friday April 29th.

The album includes production by COB affiliates Jonathan Elkaer, DJ E.D.D.E.H., Tabu and Grammy Award winners Pitchshifters together with a feature and further production by their elder brother. The west coast lyricists touch upon a wide range of subject matter including poverty & aspirations, police brutality & “Black Lives Matter”, the loss of those closest and also address the current state of hip hop today

The latest review to be published is written by Wayne Allen for the US online Swurv Radio, and includes the line “‘Anti-Trap Music’ is an exceptional album that conjures up memories that are one part Little Brother and one part Gangstarr.” and can be read in full HERE

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The album will be available to buy from iTunes HERE with CD formats available direct from the label Seven 13 Music & Entertainment HERE Royce da 5’9″ “Layers” is also available from that store.

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While still conducting further interviews with media around the world, Horseshoe Gang are also gearing up for their album listening party next Monday, May 2nd.

VENUE G/S Game Sports Bar, 5630 W Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90045.
FREE ENTRY
TIME 9pm PST – 2am PST.

The group will be performing live with their DJ Sauce the Boss, resident DJ Ynot will be on the decks and also performing will be special guest, appropriately enough, KXNG Crooked.

Not one to be missed !

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK and check out their single Shoe-icide Squad

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