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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MagnaCarta-LiveMagazine

Melanin 9’s launch night for his new album “Magna Carta” took place at The Vibe Bar in London’s Brick Lane in late November, and the venue was rammed full with the city’s hip hop fraternity there to see him joined by Choice FM’s DJ 279, Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Iron Braydz, and his Triple Darkness sparring partners Cyrus Malachi and Phoenix da Icefire.

There was also a healthy media turnout, included in their numbers Snehal Shah from Live Magazine which publishes online and in physical print and covers a broad range of lifestyle subjects targeted at the youth market

The magazine has combined a review of the album with an interview and it can be read in full HERE

Released on 3rd December, “Magna Carta” is available on iTunes and also in physical CD format by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Its been a landmark release for the highly talented lyricist and the UK scene generally given the level of international media coverage and attention it has received over the past few months, all promotions handled by UrbanElite PR. Check out the following videos

Organized Democracy

White Russian ft Roc Marciano

Freestyle for SBTV’s “Skooled By” series

Melanin 9 is now accepting booking enquiries via his Bandcamp above, his twitter @Melanin_9 or they can be emailed to UrbanElite PR HERE

With thanks to Snehal and Alya for the feature, you can follow the magazine on twitter @LiveMagUK

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MagnaCarta-BeardedMagazine

Ben Bradford is the latest journalist to sit down with London’s Melanin 9 and speak with him on his new album “Magna Carta”, previous releases “144,000” and “Orion’s Stencil” and his pick of current artists and the general hip hop scene today

Published by the UK’s Bearded Magazine, the feature also addresses the common practice of artists releasing tracks for free and the net benefit they hope to achieve.

You can read the whole review HERE

The album was one of UK hip hop’s standout releases of 2012, and the amount of press coverage in the UK and overseas is testament to the appreciation of the quality of lyricism on display. Singles and videos for “Landslide”, “Organized Democracy” and “White Russian ft Roc Marciano” have received international radio airplay and online support, in some cases to an unprecedented level.

“Magna Carta” is widely available on iTunes, and can also be ordered in CD physical format direct from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Melanin 9 is available for live dates, and any interested club promoters can contact him via his Bandcamp quoted above, his twitter account @Melanin_9 or an email enquiry can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

Thanks to Ben Bradford, Matt Bayfield & Suzi Ireland at Bearded for the feature, and you can follow the magazine on twitter @BeardedMagazine

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