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Southern Rapper & Producer Ande Bishop jumped onto Skype recently to talk with SiriusXM host Jon Leiberman about a range of issues for his “Rapping with Leiberman” online tv show.

The pair discussed his new Ocean$ EP which released earlier this week on Seven 13 Entertainment, before moving onto various political issues including his experiences with racial profiling and the alleged threat of an attack by ISIS in the USA. They then finished by addressing the politics of boxing and the NBA playoffs

Previous guests on the series have included Bishop Lamont, The Bronx’s La Bruja, Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka, Baltimore Emcee M.I. from Constant Deviants & Jack Thriller

Ocean$ EP is available from iTunes now

This introductory EP is the latest in a string of releases since Ande switched focus at the start of 2015 to his own career having produced American Roulette stablemate Londn Blue’s “False Hope” EP in 2014. Tracks including “50 Centences”, “$77.43” & “Strictly for My Friendz” have been featured by a wide range of prominent international online publications, his video for “MoneyorFriendz” was aired by MTV & VH-1, and his single “OLDJAYZVIDEOS” received a public endorsement from Rick Ross

Hotly tipped as the next big thing from the new wave of urban artists coming through from The South, Ande is currently recording new tracks for future planned releases and conducting interviews for world media.

Keep up to date with him on twitter @2AndeBishop & his label @Seven13Music

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Rapper & producer Ande Bishop is an artist on the rise, deemed by many to be the one to watch from the new wave of emerging artists in the Southern rap scene.

Since switching focus to his solo career only in January of this year having produced Londn Blue’s “False Hope” Ep in 2014, he has launched a string of releases specially featured in The Source, Mechanical Dummy, Elevator Magazine & Jack Thriller, while his first official video for his single “MoneyorFriendz” received airtime from both MTV and VH-1.

The young artist who splits his time working out of both Atlanta and Alabama signed a deal with Seven 13 Entertainment and is due to release his debut EP “Ocean$ – Extended Play” on 19th May.

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He recently spoke to London journalist Taytula Burke for the UK’s online publication God is in the TV Magazine where he discussed the influence of his mother’s love of hip hop & in particular Tupac, his dedication & work ethic for music, and the inspiration J Cole’s self produced album has been in his own approach. With early aspirations to be a criminal defence lawyer, he then explains the reasons behind the change of course into music and his writing and recording methods

READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE

Last week Ande Bishop released a bonus cut “Strictly 4 My Friendz” which again has been featured on a wide range of online platforms in the USA, UK and Europe. You can download it from the official audio stream on Soundcloud

Look out for Ande appearing on the new “Rapping with Leiberman” online tv show shortly where he’ll be talking about his career, politics and the big current news items of the day with SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman, and meantime keep up to date with him on twitter @Ande_Bishop.

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Constant Deviants release their new album “Avant Garde” on 12th May through their own Six2Six label. It will be available worldwide on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut 12″ classic single “Competition Catch Speed Knots” when they first came together by performing at NY college parties. Then based in Brooklyn and New Jersey, they also worked on seperate projects for Arista and Roc-A-Fella before reforming specifically as a group in 2009 and setting up their own label

Their focus both as artists and a label on the traditional elements of hip hop helped them build strongly with the European market where there has always been a long standing appreciation for this style. This led to developing a working relationship with Swiss label SWC Records, releasing projects under the name Trilateral Commission, most recently the “Swiss Banks” movie. The soundtrack uses their album with the visual concept based on the best selling novel of the same name. M.I. plays an acting role in the film.

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Over the past few months, there has been widespread interest in the release and their “3Stylez” video series, a trilogy of freestyles showing M.I. and DJ Cutt performing live and direct as hip hop intended. The first two videos “Heavy Artillery” and “Art of War” were released in April. Their single “Breathin” registered #1 in the college radio charts and featured in the UK’s print publication DJ Magazine, with a subsequent bonus joint “Just Make Music” also getting regular spins. They’ve already featured in various international publications with much more to come.

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M.I., now based in Baltimore, was also one of the guests talking hip hop & politics with SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman for his new online tv show “Rapping with Leiberman”. You will also be able to watch him live on Florida’s 4ManKind TV Show this coming Tuesday 5th May from 8pm EST via Universe Miami as well as hear him on as a guest of Del City Radio (Florida) and JHart’s Big Bang Radio Show on the UK’s Break London station. The pair head to NYC for a further set of media & radio interviews from Friday 8th May to Thursday 14th May inclusive

Latest review of their album comes via Italy’s RapManiacz who have afforded the release a 4 star rating. READ IT HERE

Look out for another bonus cut “Thinkin'” launching next week, and meanwhile check out the official video for their single “Breathin”

Keep up to date with them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on their FACEBOOK PAGE

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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

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The latest edition of the new online tv chat show “Rapping with Leiberman” has just aired on Youtube today.

Hosted by SiriusXM’s Jon Leiberman, the new show which invites rappers, producers and djs in to discuss the hot political and news items of the day is only a few weeks old, but has already featured Bishop Lamont and Constant Deviants emcee M.I.

Today’s guest is current Cincinnati “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” Buggs tha Rocka.

In this interview the pair discuss Buggs’ album Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet which released in December, lyricism in hip hop and whether “rap is dead” as well as his signing at the start of the year to Talib Kweli’s Javotti label.

They then move on to Obama and the upcoming US elections, the nuclear deal with Iran and American foreign policy, and then talk about racial tensions & profiling in Ohio in the aftermath of the Walmart shooting there last year. Linked to this they touch about the economic situation in the area which has seen a growth in unemployment and Buggs gives his thoughts to the question of the biggest problems facing black men in America today

WATCH THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE

Buggs is busy recording with Donte from MOOD as a new partnership “Space Invadaz” and will have new material released through Javotti later in the year. The track used in the interview is “Angel of Death” featuring Piakhan, and any dj’s looking for an mp3 for their show can request it from UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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Constant Deviants release their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May through their own Six2Six label on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Been a busy time for the veteran Baltimore & New Jersey duo. Recently they released the film “Swiss Banks” with their partners in Switzerland SWC Records, completed filming of their freestyle series “3Stylez” and have been conducting interviews with a whole range of international media. Most recently, Emcee M.I. was seen on the new “Rapping with Leiberman” online tv chat show talking politics and hip hop with SiriusXM Host Jon Leiberman.

They have just dropped a bonus joint “Just Make Music”, recorded between albums and premiered by US online Straight Fresh as part of a new feature published on them today

In the interview the pair discuss the production process with the album down to the reason behind its title, and the decision to have only one featured artist Aye Wun appear. They then speak on how they first came together in the 90’s, and what brought them back together in 2009 after they had both worked in the major label sector, and the ethos behind the label Six2Six Records they set up at that time.

They also go into detail about the joint “Yup” they recorded with Rick Ross and N.O.R.E. in 2008, and provide details about how the film “Swiss Banks” was created, and give their thoughts on the current state of mainstream and independent hip hop as well as what has contributed most to their longevity in the game

READ WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ON ALL OF THIS AND MORE HERE

Check the audio stream for “Just Make Music”

Look out for more international media coverage on Constant Deviants in the weeks ahead leading up to the release of the album and beyond. Meantime you can connect with them on social media, Twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook page “ConstantDeviantsMusic

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Sirius XM Radio Host Jon Leiberman began his new online tv chat show series “Rapping with Leiberman” in the past few weeks where he invites rappers, producers and djs to discuss the hot political topics and general news items of the day, as well as speak about their own music projects

Originally broadcasting at 7pm EST every Wednesday and streaming on EveryJoe.com, from this week the time has been altered to 9am EST.

This week’s guest was rapper M.I. from the veteran hip hop duo Constant Deviants. With both host and guest being from Baltimore they discuss local sports with M.I. droppin a bombshell (!!), before moving on to address the upcoming US elections and the comparisons between Hilary Clinton and President Obama, and the likely chances of the former succeeding the latter.

Next on the agenda is the “nuclear deal” the States have allegedly struck with Iran, and the discussion develops to touch upon US foreign policy in the Middle East and Africa and the varying consequences of it. In more general current news, the pair focus on Rolling Stone Magazine’s retraction of their “Rape on Campus” story, how that reflects on the wider state of quality journalism today and finish this section be speaking on Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Acts”

During the interview, M.I. also explains “how music saved him”, the strugggles in his early years growing up in Baltimore and of course he speaks about Constant Deviants’ new album “Avant Garde” which releases on Six2Six Records on May 12th. The track played during the interview is their current single “Breathin'”, the video of which was released a few weeks ago

WATCH THE WHOLE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE NOW

Look out for much more international media coverage on Constant Deviants in the weeks and months ahead, reviews, interviews and also the second and third instalments of their new freestyle video series “3Stylez”, the first of which “Heavy Artillery” was premiered earlier this week as part of a feature in the UK’s online magazine “Shout 4 Music”.

You can reach Constant Deviants through social media, on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and also on their Facebook page “ConstantDeviantsMusic

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