A couple weeks back, Detroit rapper ZotheJerk met up with the journalist Sinseer in his home city ahead of the release of his new album “Black Beach” which released on Friday May 26th.

In an in depth interview published over the weekend, the pair discuss Zo’s life growing up in the D, his appearance in the film “8 Mile” and how this led to him developing a working relationship with the late Big Proof of D12.

More recently, Zo relocated to Kansas and subsequently Ohio, and he explains the reasons for the move and the basis on which he received the title “Humanitarian of the Year” at the Kansas City Music Awards in 2014.

They then discuss the new album itself, his working relationship with the sole producer Frost Gamble, the involvement of featured artists Boldy James, Guilty Simpson, Sadat X and KXNG Crooked, and the inspiration behind the themes addressed.

READ THE INTERVIEW IN FULL HERE

Released through 22 Entertainment, “Black Beach” is available to buy from iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

The special Deluxed edition including bonus cuts and free instrumentals is available exclsuively from Bandcamp

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Look out for more interviews and reviews of “Black Beach” shortly together with new videos releasing from the album. Meantime, connect with Zo and Frost on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on Instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and over on their joint Facebook Page.

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Constant Deviants released their new album “Omerta” on Tuesday June 28th, and spoke recently with the UK’s I Am Hip Hop Magazine

The conversation picks up on the role playing element adopted by M.I. and DJ Cutt as part of the concept behind the album, and this leads on naturally to the subject of M.I.’s considerable move into film making in the past year.

Following the 2015 release of “Swiss Banks”, a co:production with European affiliates SWC, actor, writer and producer M.I. is set to have his new movie “Six2Six” which co:stars Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee screened at The Hip Hop Film Festival in August, having been selected by Ralph McDaniels

He is also currently filming another new movie “Can’t Live Without My Radio”, a comedy set around life at a radio station.

READ MORE ABOUT THE MUSIC & FILM VENTURES IN THE INTERVIEW HERE

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Meanwhile, Stateside blogger Patrick Griffin has just given his own appraisal of “Omerta” for his online platform “Patrick’s Music Blog”.

He picks up on the subtleties of the theme running throughout the album, together with the range of production techniques adopted by DJ Cutt and affords the release an 8 / 10 rating.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

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The group have spent the week in NYC promoting the new album during a series of guest appearances on a wide variety of radio stations. Look out for audio streams and videos of their interviews and freestyles from these shows hitting the internet shortly.

The album is being distributed worldwide on vinyl and CD formats, and is available digitally from Six2Six Records BANDCAMP

Keep up to date with their news on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook Page Meanwhile, check out the album stream

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On the 20th anniversary of east coast duo Constant Deviants’ classic single “Competition Catch Speed Knots”, they release their new album “Omerta” on June 28th. Recently, rapper and co:owner of Six2Six Records M.I. sat down with US online The 9 Elements as part of their “The Whole 9” interview series.

In this feature, he outlined the concept behind the new album and in particular the reasoning behind its recurring theme, while addressing the message being conveyed in the first single from it, “So Underrated”.

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A major development for the label in the past year has been the expansion into the world of film production. The creation of Six2Six Films coincides with M.I.’s own move into acting, as seen in last year’s collaboration with European affiliates SWC Records and the release of “Swiss Banks”.

He will next appear in a movie named after the label but with a completely original storyline which also co:stars Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee, and it has already been selected for screening at this year’s Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC.

Currently filming scenes for a further new film in Baltimore, M.I. spoke more about this transition, and you can read the interview in full HERE

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Over the past few weeks, Constant Deviants have released the aforementioned single “So Underrated”, a bonus joint “Cutt for President” and the first of their new “Tre Volte” live freestyle video series – Episode 2 coming soon. Check them out

The duo play Baltimore’s LoudPalooza event on June 25th, then head to NYC the following day for a week to meet with press and guest on various radio shows.

Keep up to date with the group & label on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift, and likewise on Facebook “ConstantDeviantsMusic” & “Six2SixRecords

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2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Constant Deviants’ classic Competition Catch Speed Knots, and the two soldiers of hip hop, MC M.I. and DJ Cutt are upping the ante this year.

They’re following last year’s critically acclaimed “Avant Garde” with the release of another new album “Omerta” on June 28th. The UK’s long running publication Blues & Soul has just afforded it a 4 star review in its new issue (1027) which hit stores’ shelves yesterday. We’re not at liberty to reproduce the entire review here, but it can be read on Page 47 if you pick up a copy from selected stores, or indeed order it worldwide via their official WEBSITE

We have also learned that among the other publications to confirm their intent to feature the release is the globally renowned MOJO Magazine. You will be able to read what they have to say at the time of the album’s release.

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As co:owner of Six2Six Records, M.I. has also made significant moves into the world of film making. As an actor, soundtrack producer, writer and the driving force behind the new sub division Six2Six Films, he appeared in last year’s “Swiss Banks”, a co-production with European affiliates SWC Records.

His new film “Six2Six” which co:stars Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee has been selected by the Hip Hop Film Festival, run by Ralph McDaniels and Julien Lockhart, to be screened in NYC in August. Meanwhile, M.I. is in his home city of Baltimore shooting scenes for another new movie called “Can’t Live Without My Radio”.

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Back on the music tip, and Constant Deviants will be performing at the LoudPalooza event at Baltimore’s Castaways Bar & Grill in Boston Street on Saturday June 25th before heading to NYC the following day for a week long series of meet & greets with members of the press and to appear as guests on various radio shows.

It will begin with an appearance on DJ Eclipse’s Sirius XM Rap is Outta Control Show on Sunday June 26th, Eclipse having given their new joint “Cutt for President” its first airplay earlier this week

A lot going on with them right now, and you can keep up to date with their latest news whether on the group’s TWITTER & FACEBOOK, or similarly via the label’s accounts – TWITTER FACEBOOK

Look out for extensive international media coverage in the weeks ahead, and the second in their “Tre Volte” live freestyle video series being launched shortly

HERE WAS THE FIRST, “HARD ON THESE STREETS” WHICH WAS PREMIERED BY RESPECT MAGAZINE RECENTLY

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East coast duo Constant Deviants return a year after releasing the critically acclaimed “Avant Garde” with a new concept album “Omerta”, out 28th June through Six2Six Records on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Following precedents set by Kool Keith’s “Tashan Dorsett” and Little Brother’s “The Minstrel Show”, Emcee M.I. and DJ Cutt draw from their respective Italian and Russian heritages to adopt the roles of Luciano and Lansky in this themed presentation which has their trademark classic hip hop sound at its core.

M.I. will be appearing in the new film “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Selena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee due out later in the year, while the group will be launching a new “Tre Volte” freestyle video series in the weeks ahead.

First single from the new album is “So Underrated” launched today. Check the stream

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The full tracklist of “Omerta” is as follows (all tracks produced by DJ Cutt)

1 – GTFOH
2 – Newspaper Man
3 – Bada Bing
4 – So Underrated
5 – Plata O Plomo
6 – I-95
7 – Make My Bones
8 – Sparks Steakhouse
9 – Delorean
10 – Fuklinski
11 – Reign Storms
12 – Untitled
13 – We Up Tho

There is more information about the album HERE

Follow Constant Deviants and Six2Six Records on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on FACEBOOK

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A hip hop outfit delivering an album that demands our attention, deservedly and unreservedly getting all of mine” begins Simon Redley’s 4 star review of the new Constant Deviants album “Avant Garde” in the May issue of Blues & Soul Magazine.

One of the UK’s longest running publications covering hip hop, soul and r&b, the magazine published quarterly is in stores throughout England now and also available to buy internationally direct from www.bluesandsoul.com

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Emcee M.I. and producer DJ Cutt celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut 12″ single release “Competition Catch Speed Knots” next year, and they have warmed up for that in impressive style in part due to the extensive international media coverage of their fourth album swhich released on 12th May.

They also released their movie Swiss Banks earlier in 2015, a collaborative project under the name Trilateral Conspiracy with their associates in Switzerland “SWC Records” combining their album and best selling novel of the same name. With M.I. in an acting role, the album provided the soundtrack, the novel the visual direction.

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In April they launched their “3Stylez” series, a trilogy of freestyle videos rooted in the traditional concept of one mic and two turntables, and their single “Breathin” reached #1 in the US college radio charts.

While in NYC to promote the album’s release, they appeared on Beatminerz Radio with Smokin Aces and DJ Bazarro. You will be hearing a special Beatminerz remix of their most recent single End All Be All shortly. Here’s the original

The veteran east coast duo who originate from Brooklyn and Baltimore with a little bit of New Jersey thrown into the mix are currently filming a new movie “Six2Six” named after the label they founded. They will also be returning to the lab soon to begin recording new material

The album Avant Garde is available from Six2Six Records in digital, CD and limited vinyl formats, all of which can be bought HERE

Keep up to date with them on social media, either over on their Facebook Page or on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts and @Six2SixShift

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Emcee M.I. and DJ Cutt, aka Constant Deviants, released their fourth album in six years last week.

“Avant Garde” released on their own Six2Six Records label, and as with all of the labels’ releases through the years is available worldwide in digital, vinyl and CD formats. Visit their online store HERE

The latest review comes courtesy of Samuel Odunsi Jr for one of the leading onlines in the USA, Dead End Hip Hop.

READ THE ARTICLE IN FULL HERE

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The veteran duo are currently in the early stages of filming a new movie and recording a follow up release which may be out before the end of the year. In the meantime, they will be releasing a new single and launching the final episode of their “3Stylez” video series over the next few weeks

In April they released two bonus cuts which were recorded between their last album Diamond and Avant Garde. Although neither “Just Make Music” or “Thinkin” feature on any of their official releases as yet, they may appear on a special edition planned for sometime in the future given the reaction they’re currently receiving from DJs.

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They’re never not doin somethin, whether as Constant Deviants, working on solo projects or with their international associates SWC Records in Europe, so keep up to date with them on social media on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or on their Facebook Page

Any DJs looking for full quality clean edit mp3s of Just Make Music, Thinkin or any other Constant Deviants joints to play on their shows can request them from us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE. Similarly any international media and press inquiries about Constant Deviants can be sent through the same point of contact.

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