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Last Friday, M.I. and DJ Cutt from Constant Deviants dropped into Brooklyn’s Bodega Cold Kutz studio, the show streaming live every Friday from 5pm – 8pm EST.

DJ Joe Bodega spins the real deal when it comes to hip hop, assisted this week by DJ Toshi, and the show breaks for interview segments.

In this 30 minute interview with Constant Deviants (it begins 45 minutes into the show), hosts Jay Drilla and J2ThaMar cover a lot of interesting territory with the duo. First off they discuss the group’s earliest days, how they came together to form the group and how between 2000 – 2006 the group was on an effective hiatus.

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This was due to M.I. signing a solo deal with Arista at the time, arranged by J Cole’s current manager Mark Pitts, while DJ Cutt engineered several albums for Roc-A-Fella. In this particular interview M.I. and Cutt go into far more detail than perhaps has been previously the case about the realities of life at these labels and the consequences it had for them.

In a similar vein, more specific information is provided regarding the circumstances around a 2006 remix of the Rick Ross track “Yup” which featured N.O.R.E. and M.I., but which was sent around djs incorrectly naming M1 from Dead Prez as the featured artist…just so this is cleared up once and for all !

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Baltimore’s M.I. is then asked for his perspective on the riots in the city which took place in 2015 and he gives an interesting and informative perspective on the realities of what led up to these events and the extent to which it actually affected the city as a whole.

They also discuss a range of other subjects including the new album “Omerta”, the move into film making, the use of sampling and differentials in hip hop production, underground and mainstream hip hop and much more. Definitely worth a watch, check it out on Vimeo

Omerta” is being distributed by Fatbeats worldwide on CD and vinyl formats from July 15th, and the digital version can be bought now direct from Six2Six Records’ BANDCAMP

Look out for more international media coverage on the group and the release in the coming weeks and connect with them on social media :

TWITTER Group @Cnstnt_Dvnts Label @Six2SixShift DJ Cutt @IncredibleCutts

FACEBOOK ConstantDeviantsMusic

INSTAGRAM M.I. @M.I.Six2Six DJ Cutt @TheCuttyProfessor

Hear the full album “Omerta” via the stream

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On 30th August, Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince Ak – aka 050 Boyz – took the trip over to NYC with Treach from Naughty by Nature to appear as guests on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM.

Other guests on the show were Boston’s N.B.S., and after the main interview sections, Eclipse got a cypher going with the members of the two groups. The Beeshine were on hand to film it, and the resulting video went live online today

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Further details about the regular Sunday night show are available at www.rapisouttacontrol.com

The Newark / Illtown / East Orange trio launched their new single “Concrete Combat” yesterady, taken from the album “Everything 050” released on 4th August (available HERE)

Entirely produced by Clinton Place, it features Treach, DoItAll, Lakim Shabazz, Tha Advocate, Famiil and many others from the Garden State scene, including on the single Dunn D, Big Stomp, Double O & Fly Kwa.

CHECK OUT THE STREAM

Catch the guys live in Brooklyn’s GID Radio studio this Friday, September 11th, as guests of the Bodega Cold Kutz Show. It broadcasts between 5pm – 8pm EST, and streams live online HERE

They will then be making the trip to Sirius XM again on Friday 25th September to appear as guests on DJ Premier’s LFHQ Show.

Connect with 050 Boyz on FACEBOOK and on twitter [GROUP @050_Boyz INDIVIDUALLY @EgoFree2_050 @RiqDaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050]

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Couple weeks back, The Beeshine made the short trip over from Jersey City to Newark to hook up with Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK, aka 050 Boyz.

As part of their “What Inspires…” series, the online tv channel spoke with the hip hop group about their early inspirations and what inspires them now, their own history, and their new album “Everything 050” which releases on 4th August

In this video, the group talk about early influences and inspirations with a particular acknowledgement of the role played by the success of local artists such as Naughty by Nature and Lords of the Underground (who they’d go on to work with), Redman, Queen Latifah and how they in turn now look to provide an example to others.

They discuss how watching live performances by Slick Rick & Doug E Fresh and hearing the music of MC Shan, Sugarhill Gang, Teddy Prendergast, Smokey Robinson, in their earlier years also acted as a major motivation

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The mindset of inspiring and promoting new generations from the Garden State and shining a light on other local independent artists can be traced back to their involvement in Treach’s Garden State Greats Movement of 2004, and represented now by the inclusion of many as featured guests on the album.

They also look back on their own progression through the years from producing mixtapes, releasing videos and grindin on the streets to now reaching out globally and developing their own entertainment company which again they hope will benefit those on the come up in future. The appreciation of family and community support is clear as is their intention to reciprocate.

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The group explain the dynamic of working as three MC’s with distinct styles, and how the creative process and interaction with the crowd at shows is both a cathartic and powerful experience. Prince AK then speaks about his role as hype man for Treach’s Naughty Nation and touring with them in China, before the interview concludes by addressing the album itself

Probably one of the most insightful interviews 050 boyz have given to date

Check it out on Youtube

Look out for much more international media coverage on the group and their album in the coming weeks, together with new videos and audio releases. You can connect with them on Facebook and on twitter @050_Boyz (@RiqDaKid_050 @PrinceAK_050 @EgoFree2_050)

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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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In the week of release of their new album “Avant Garde”, veteran hip hop duo Constant Deviants are in NYC meeting with media

You can hear them live on two radio shows tonight

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As they prepare the launch of a new single campaign for the track “End All Be All”, they drop by on legendary turntablist “Crazy” DJ Bazarro from 5.30pm EST / 10.30pm UK GMT

YOU CAN HEAR THAT LIVE ON BEATMINERZ RADIO HERE

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Then from 10pm EST / 3am UK GMT, they link up once again with Mic Handz at the GID Radio Studios for the Not 97 Show

YOU CAN STREAM THAT LIVE HERE

So tune in to those stations today to catch them live.

The album released yesterday 12th May on their Six2Six Records label, initially available for digital download with vinyl and CD formats coming in the next couple of weeks. All formats can be bought or ordered HERE

Here is the album stream on Soundcloud

Look out for much more international media coverage in the weeks ahead with further single & video releases. You can keep up to date with them on social media, on twitter they’re at @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and of course they also have their Facebook Page

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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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The UK’s Wordplay Magazine covers a broad spectrum of hip hop culture, music, breakin, graffiti, fashions and much more. They produce a high quality printed physical publication as well as having their online version.

They are the latest to run the rule over the new album “Avant Garde” by veteran duo Constant Deviants which releases on vinyl, CD and digital formats next week, Tuesday 12th May, through their own Six2Six Records imprint.

Maintaining and evolving their musical approach since releasing their debut 12″ Competition Catch Speed Knots in 1996 has earned them international recognition throughout the years, and this latest endorsement is written by journalist Ryan Proctor who also runs his own online platform “Old To The New”

READ THE REVIEW HERE

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You will also be able to watch Emcee M.I. appear on Miami’s 4ManKind TV Show tonight, 5th May, from 8pm EST, and the programme streams live at http://universemiami.com/4mktv/

Yesterday they leaked a previously unreleased track recorded between albums. “Thinkin” features another of the Six2Six Records roster, New York MC Rome. Check the stream out on Soundcloud :

M.I. will be travelling from Baltimore next week to meet up with DJ Cutt for a series of radio & media interviews which are due to include appearances on Beatminerz Radio and Not97. Further details to follow.

Any radio station DJs in New York or members of the press & media who would like to meet with Constant Deviants while they are in the city between Monday 11th May – Thursday 14th May inclusive can get in touch with UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

Connect with them online on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or on their Facebook Page. The label’s official site is HERE

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

In the past couple of months they released the official video of their single “Breathin” which reached #1 in the College Radio charts, launched their freestyle video series “3Stylez” with the final episode duo out next week, and also leaked the track “Just Make Music” which was recorded between albums.

2016 will mark 20 years since Baltimore Emcee M.I. and New Jersey producer DJ Cutt first performed together at NY college parties and released their debut single “Competition Catch Speed Knots”. The pair return to NYC next week for a series of media interviews, and meanwhile have uncovered another gem from their hidden vaults

“Thinkin” features another of Six2Six Records’ signings, New York emcee Rome who released his album “Rome’s Cutts” last year.

CHECK THE STREAM OUT ON SOUNDCLOUD

You can catch Emcee M.I. from Constant Deviants tomorrow Tuesday 5th May, being interviewed live on Florida’s 4ManKind TV Show from 8pm EST. It will stream on http://universemiami.com/4mktv/

Look out for a lot more international media coverage of the album both before and after release. Any radio station djs, press or media based in New York who would like to interview Constant Deviants while they’re in the city between Monday 11th May and Thursday 14th May inclusive can contact UrbanElite PR with their requests via our CONTACT SECTION Similarly, any dj’s not already serviced with the full quality mp3 of “Thinkin” can request it there

Meanwhile, keep up to date with Constant Deviants on social media, via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or on their 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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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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