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There’s only a little under two days to go until veteran hip hop duo Constant Deviants release their new album “Avant Garde” on Tuesday 12th May, their fourth in 6 years.

It will be released on their own Six2Six Records imprint and made available on vinyl, CD and digital formats worldwide.

Now based in Baltimore, Emcee M.I. will be returning to Brooklyn tomorrow where he lived for 10 years to link up with New Jersey’s producer DJ Cutt for a series of media and radio interviews in NYC this coming week, which will include live appearances on Beatminerz Radio and Not 97.

Last week M.I. was in Florida, appearing on the 4ManKind online TV show and before headin back up north will be interviewed live today, Sunday 10th May, by Del City Radio on the Underground Arsenal Show. Tune in from 3pm EST / 8pm GMT via the live stream available HERE

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It’s been an extremely busy couple of months in the lead up to release as Constant Deviants have conducted many interviews with international publications, launched their “3Stylez” video series, saw their single “Breathin” reach #1 in the college charts & feature in the UK’s DJ Magazine, released their “Swiss Banks” movie with their European partners SWC Records and released a couple of tracks previously hidden deep within their vaults.

The bonus cut “Just Make Music” was premiered by Straight Fresh as part of a feature they published on them and this track “Thinkin’ ft Rome” was leaked last week

Look out for much more media coverage in the weeks ahead as well as the release the third and final video from their “3Stylez” series and a new official single taken from the album.

All members of the press and radio station DJ’s in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia / New Zealand with enquiries regarding Constant Deviants, can send their requests for information or interviews to UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

All questions regarding the availability of the album can be sent directly to Six2Six Records via their OFFICIAL WEBSITE You can also connect with them on social media, whether on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or on their official FACEBOOK PAGE

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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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London’s Guestlist produces a free newspaper each month covering a wide spectrum of musical genres, typically, urban, dance & hip hop, and has a substantial focus on events happening around the country & overseas, whether regular club nights, or festivals or concerts,

They are the latest to have interviewed Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka who released his album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” on December 10th 2014 as a free download available from www.buggstharocka.com and also via the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices. The release represents his home city with many local artists featuring, and also includes production by !llmind, Jake One, Kill Will and guest features from Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD and Piakhan.

The interview appears in their latest issue opposite a feature on Afrika Bambaataa, and here Buggs speaks on the concept behind the album, his working relationship with Talib Kweli and his views on the intersection of an artist as a “commodity” and that as the musician.

Read the whole feature online HERE

The current holder of the title “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” as presented by the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards in association with City Beat Magazine, he has been again nominated for the second year running. Votes are open to the public and can be made HERE

Look out for further international media coverage on Buggs tha Rocka and further official video launches in January 2015. You can connect with Buggs on social media on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” Check the video of bim performing live with Reflection Eternal at the “Resurrection of Hip Hop II” event held in Cincinnati in October this year

Resurrection of Hip Hop II featuring Buggs tha Rocka & Reflection Eternal Live in Cincinnati from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

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US online Hip Hop Vibe took time out recently to speak with Cincinnati MC Buggs tha Rocka just ahead of the release of his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” which became available as a free download from 10th December 2014.

With an overall eclectic taste in music, represented throughout the album, Buggs speaks on the influence the Golden Era of hip hop has had in his approach as an artist and the creative process behind the album, the time it took to evolve “organically” and the representation of his home city’s scene.

He touches upon some of the highlights of his career to date and the yardstick by which he measures success, and discusses his come up over the past 5 years to working with artists such as Talib Kweli before outlining his ideal vision for the future and immediate plans for 2015.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

The 19 track album includes production by Illmind, Jake One, Hop Trax, Sal Dali, Beats McGreevey & Kill Will, with guest features from Tanya Morgan, Piakhan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD, Aida Chakra, Phoenix Aphrodite and many more. Download it free from the MyMixtapez App for mobile devices or directly from Buggs’ BANDCAMP

HERE IS THE ENTIRE AUDIO STREAM ON BUGGS THA ROCKA’S VIMEO CHANNEL

Buggs Tha Rocka – Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet Official Album Stream from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Over the coming weeks, look out for more international press & media coverage on Buggs tha Rocka, together with a series of further official video launches taken from the album. Currently working on new material pencilled in for release in the first half of 2015, keep connected with Buggs via social media, on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic

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Long Beach rapper (currently resident in Kansas) Matt Maddox sat down with American online publication Face 2 Face Magazine recently to discuss his early days, starting out in Long Beach and then moving to Hawaii and the reasons behind that where he speaks openly about a number of family issues

As an artist who first picked up the pen at only 10 years old, he discusses the influences west coast and east coast hip hop artists have had on him, whether Dre, Snoop & NWA, or Nas and Wu Tang, and how a fusion of styles has led to him developing what he describes as a mix of “hardcore street rap & underground”

He discusses the transition of the politically focused content of his first album Asylum Artistry to a more personal perspective in the current release “Righteous Fury” and his desire to “empower people – not just be another number”

Interesting insight to the man, and you can read the interview HERE

He released the aforementioned “Righteous Fury” through Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music on 25th February, and it is available from a wide selection of international online stores in both digital and physical CD formats

It boasts production from Skammadix, Nemesis, Sultan Mir, Engineer, C Lance, Sicknature & Vanderslice, turntablism throughout by fellow Red Phone labelmate DJ TMB, and features Tragedy Khadafi, Adlib, Reef the Lost Cauze, King Magnetic, Burke the Jurke and many more, including British Emcee Edd Bundy.

Check out the full audio stream for it

Currently working on new projects and planning various tours including a visit to Europe due in the autumn, look out for him launching his new video for “Work” any day now. Keep up to date with his progress on twitter @MattMaddox82

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North London Emcee Iron Braydz is set to have a busy year ahead. With a series of solo projects in the pipeline, including an appearance in a new independent film “Night Bus” directed by Simon Baker, the newest member of Triple Darkness kicks things off with the release of his Verbal sWARdz EP on 14th April.

British online platform Underground HH, dedicated to the UK hip hop scene, gave a test drive to the 10 track release and has endorsed it to the max via this review which can be read HERE

One of the UK’s most respected lyricists, Iron Braydz has also produced the majority of the EP, and is joined on the mic throughout by Sean price, Prince Po, Triple Darkness, Kyza and Skriblah.

Check his recently released video for Dredd, a self produced banger that’s had a lot of love from the internet on both sides of the Atlantic in the past week

Keep up to date with Iron Braydz on social media, via twitter @Braydz and Facebook “HollaAtBraydz“. You can also reach the online on twitter @Underground_HH

We’ve received a huge amount of media interest in this release in the past couple of weeks, the results of which will be seen soon over the next few weeks. Any press enquiries about the EP, whether requests for promotional copies to review or requests to interview Iron Braydz, can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Ex Guerilla War Tactix member Matt Maddox, originally out of Long Beach California but now based in Kansas, released his sophomore album Righteous Fury on 25th February through Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music.

The follow up to Asylum Artistry was a long time in the making and described by Maddox as his most personal to date. It also boasts features from Tragedy Khadafi, Adlib, Burke the Jurke, Reef the Lost Cauze and King Magnetic, with quality production courtesy of The Snowgoons’ Sicknature, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Nemesis, Skammadix, Vanderslice, Hellzwind, Engineer, Sultan Mir and the UK’s Edd Bundy. There is also turntablism throughout courtesy of fellow Red Phone labelmate DJ TMB.

The release has received an extensive level of coverage from publications around the world, the latest review published by Hip Hop Dependency in the United States

A full endorsement of the lyricism, rhymes & beats on display opens with “From the instant you hear the first cut. you are both engaged and threatened by what you hear….He has thrown ‘today’s hip hop’ on it’s head and as a listener you can not remove the headphones” as the review goes into the finer points behind the key elements of the release, before summarizing “Each thump of the snare and each phrase uttered is a constant reminder of what hip hop should be in this day and age. Righteous Fury is an album that serves a matter of retribution for anyone who has devalued what hip hop is today.

Read the article in full HERE

Over the past few months, many have cited his track “No Country For Old Men” as a commentary on the representation of hip hop today, a point of view with which they can relate. Check the video out :

The album is available in digital mp3 and physical CD formats from any number of online stores internationally, including iTunes, Amazon, UGHH.com, CD Universe, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and many more. Search online and take your pick

He also launched the official album stream of Righteous Fury on Soundcloud in the past few days, check it out with the tracklisting quoted on the CD’s back cover

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Keep up to date with Matt Maddox on twitter @MattMaddox82 and his labels @RedPhoneRecords & @Seven13Music and you can also reach Hip Hop Dependency at @ThatHipHopGuy

There will still be more media coverage coming for this release in the next few weeks. Any other members of the press who would like a promotional copy of the album to review or to interview Matt Maddox, or any Djs requiring the full quality clean radio edits of the singles released, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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Long running online platform supporting British hip hop & rap artists, UKHH.Com, got together with London’s Apex Zero recently to film a new interview where he speaks on his new album Reality Provoking Liberation (out 28th October) and he also spits some exclusive bars for them.

One half of the city’s First and Last duo, this is his debut solo album and has made a strong impression with the UK’s media recognizing the passion with which he addresses a range of political and social issues in his lyricism, the energetic delivery style and tight production, much of which is supplied by the man himself.

Watch the whole feature on Youtube HERE

The album launch event was originally scheduled to take place at The Vibe Bar in Brick Lane on Saturday 2nd November. This has had to be delayed slightly due to other schedule obligations, but expect an announcement on the new date shortly.

Look out for much more coverage in the weeks ahead. Any media & press inquiries about the album can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile, keep up to date with Apex Zero on twitter @ApexZero00 and also connect with D-Facer and the guys over at @UKHHCOM

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SoulonFire-SubbaCultcha

UK online music magazine Subba Cultcha covers a wide variety of genres, featuring news on artists, releases, interviews and more

The publication’s Ben Bradford took time out recently to speak with Los Angeles hip hop emcee EtheMadAssassin ahead of the release of his third solo album “Soul on Fire” on 17th September.

Something of a veteran in the independent scene…and not just as part of Cali duo Veteran Assassins…he started out based in Greensboro NC and also spent time in Camden, New Jersey before making the move to the west coast primarily to start the new group with his partner in rhyme Veteran Eye.

The interview is preceded with an overview of the new album itself “if you want to learn of life on the streets, particularly in the 80s and 90s then this is the place to come” adding “This is Assassin rap…where Ethemadassassin comes out fighting for you, fighting for himself, and fighting for people to be together and fighting against the bullshit…its an honest and breathtakingly direct approach, which has come to fruition on his new album ’Soul On Fire’

The interview itself covers details about the single and video for “Can’t Get Enough”, the making of Soul on Fire, working with the producers on the LP, how he formulates the ideas behind his rhymes & lyrics and the general writing process, the formation of Veteran Assassins and the days in when he started out in NC and the artists who acted as his own main influences.

An artist with his own unique style & personality, he sums it up :

I found my pocket a long time ago and I definitely don’t try to emulate anyone, its like being yourself isn’t cool, I have my own way of doing things” read the whole interview HERE

If you like those old soul groove sampled joints with a nod to the good ‘ol days, check out two of his most recent singles:

Video for “Can’t Get Enough”

Single for “80’s & 90’s” produced by Edinburgh’s Sci Fi Stu

Follow E’s latest chapter in his book of life on twitter @EtheMadAssassin and also the magazine @SubbaCultchaCom

Any further media & press inquiries regarding this release, or dj requests for full quality clean mp3s of these tracks, can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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London’s Broken Soul Boy is the latest to run the rule over the new album “Soul on Fire” by Los Angeles based emcee ethemadassassin (originally out of Greensboro NC)

Hard on the heels of a weekend when Choice FM London’s legenadry DJ 279 was going in hard with E’s singles Tiger Blade and Can’t Get Enough, the new review picks up the baton of support for this artist who started out in North Carolina’s rap battle scene in the 90’s, released two previous solo albums, moved to LA to form Veteran Assassins, and is now enjoying trans – Atlantic support for his 3rd solo LP.

The review acknowledges that “he continues to fly the flag for native Hip Hop with that old skool, organic soundscape.” and that on the album itself “A collection that is firmly rooted in a classic Hip Hop sound, that does honour its heritage with some slick beats and engaging lyricism

Summarized “Fans of the vintage Hip Hop sounds that are being maintained in today’s generation thanks to the likes of Talib Kweli or Torae, should definitely investigate this album as this is well placed in your collection. But on top of that, a few punchy singles are lurking away on this album, which should be checked out in its own right, especially the ‘80s & 90s’ jam.” you can read the whole review HERE

Look out for a new single being released shortly together with new features & reviews. Meanwhile, check out the single Tiger Blade and video Can’t Get Enough

Keep up to date with E on twitter @ethemadassassin and the publication via @BrokenSoulBoy and @NikSquared

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