Omerta-StreetsConnect Part2

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

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

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Expect this to be the first of many!

London’s Melanin 9 releases his debut official album “Magna Carta” on 3rd December, following on from much vaunted Mixtapes and EP’s “High Fidelity”, “144,000” and “Orion’s Stencil”

Journalist Oli Arditi is first off the mark with a typically in depth analysis of the 14 tracks on offer which includes features by Triple Darkness and Roc Marciano.

As an artist, Melanin 9 is renowned as a conscientious lyricist with superior wordplay, and its no secret that this album has been a long time in the making, as each, verse, track, producer and guest artist is painstakingly put together, a fact Oli picks up on

The degree of commitment and seriousness with which this album has been assembled is hard to miss”….”this is an artwork of great power, remarkable vision and pinpoint accuracy

Its a really insightful review of the album and the artist, and can be read in full HERE

A new single from the album “Landmark” produced by Anatomy will be launched this week, with further special releases earmarked in the coming weeks and months. He will also be filming a new interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle and performance for the SBTV Series SkooledBy shortly, so look out for those hitting the internet soon.

To mark the release of the album, a launch event will take place at London’s Vibe Bar on 23rd November. Full details of special guests and more information about the night will be announced in the next couple of weeks, but it will be a night not to miss for all fans of hip hop in the city

Keep up to date with what he’s doing via www.m9ether.bandcamp.com where you can also pre order CD versions of the album, and via his twitter @Melanin_9 You can also connect with Oli on twitter at @oli_the_bass

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