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During their recent visit to NYC to promote the new album “Omerta”, M.I. and DJ Cutt of Constant Deviants caught up with Rapstation’s Tim Einenkel in Brooklyn to talk through a number of subjects

They discuss the concept behind the album, and the metaphorical role playing element adopted via the personas of Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky. They delve deep into the specific thought process involved and differentiate between a perceived “mafiosa rap” approach to one which juxtaposes circumstances of four people with identical heritages.

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The discussion moves to the duo’s writing and recording process, comparing when they formed in Brooklyn to the current dynamic of operating from Baltimore and New Jersey. Appropriately at this point they talk more about their back catalogue and explain why they still give priority to producing an album as a cohesive body of work.

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DJ Cutt then speaks more on his overall approach to production, how he determines the feel for a record and the various musical genres he sources for samples. Giving his thoughts on the diversion hip hop and rap has taken over the years, he suggests his own style is born of “tunnel vision”

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Meanwhile M.I. explains why very few artists have had any longlasting influence on him, instead outlining his alternative sources of inspiration, and speaks on the broader issue of differing approaches to “the art of rhyme” through each generation.

Ending with their thoughts on the best scene from “Goodfellas”, the interview can be listened to in full via the AUDIO STREAM

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The album is available to buy as a digital download from Six2Six Records BANDCAMP while CD and vinyl formats are being distributed worldwide by Fatbeats from July 15th.

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Their fifth official studio album, Constant Deviants released “Omerta” last week, June 28th

French online In The Mood TV have just featured it today, picking up specifically on the themed concept which runs throughout. There were various contributory factors to this approach. M.I. and DJ Cutt drew on their respective Italian and Russian heritage and adopted the roles of Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky due to the cultural parallels. It is entirely metaphorical in nature presenting contrasting lifestyles in a series of sonic screenplays.

The edgier production compared to previous release “Avant Garde” sets the tone and was in itself inspired by the energy generated at a show they performed with Sean P in Switzerland.

You can read the feature and also hear the album stream over on In The Mood HERE

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Look out for more media coverage on the release, which has already received a 4 star rating in the internationally renowned MOJO Magazine, in the coming weeks.

It is available to buy as a digital download from Six2Six Records’ Bandcamp while CD and vinyl formats are being distributed worldwide via Fatbeats from July 15th.

They will also be releasing the third in their “Tre Volte” freestyle series very shortly, check out the first two episodes

Keep up to date with Constant Deviants on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts, the label @Six2SixShift and connect with them on their Facebook Page

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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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MOJO Magazine is one of the longest running international printed music publications covering all forms of contemporary genres.

Their new issue 273 which features The Smiths on the front cover includes a 4 star review of the new Constant Deviants album “Omerta” in its “Urban” column on Page 95, one of only 5 albums to be featured. To find out who the other 4 were, well, you’ll need to go and buy it!

The magazine is available in just about every kind of newsagent & magazine store including supermarkets and airports in the UK, USA and Canada. Together with an extensive feature on The Smiths, there’s more on Belly, Tiny Tim, Madness, John Cale and the late great David Bowie.

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“Omerta” was released this week on June 28th through Six2Six Records. It’s available to buy in digital mp3 format from SIX2SIX RECORDS BANDCAMP and is being distributed worldwide on vinyl – check local specialist stores for availability.

The group are currently in NYC appearing as guests on various radio shows every night this week. Keep up to date with their news on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts @Six2SixShift @IncredibleCutts and over on their FACEBOOK PAGE

Meanwhile, check the album stream (lossless audio version)

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Long Beach hip hop crew Horseshoe Gang, the younger brothers of Slaughterhouse member KXNG Crooked, release their fourth official studio album “Anti-Trap Music” later this week, on Friday April 29th.

The album includes production by COB affiliates Jonathan Elkaer, DJ E.D.D.E.H., Tabu and Grammy Award winners Pitchshifters together with a feature and further production by their elder brother. The west coast lyricists touch upon a wide range of subject matter including poverty & aspirations, police brutality & “Black Lives Matter”, the loss of those closest and also address the current state of hip hop today

The latest review to be published is written by Wayne Allen for the US online Swurv Radio, and includes the line “‘Anti-Trap Music’ is an exceptional album that conjures up memories that are one part Little Brother and one part Gangstarr.” and can be read in full HERE

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The album will be available to buy from iTunes HERE with CD formats available direct from the label Seven 13 Music & Entertainment HERE Royce da 5’9″ “Layers” is also available from that store.

ALBUM LISTENING PARTY MONDAY MAY 2ND

While still conducting further interviews with media around the world, Horseshoe Gang are also gearing up for their album listening party next Monday, May 2nd.

VENUE G/S Game Sports Bar, 5630 W Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90045.
FREE ENTRY
TIME 9pm PST – 2am PST.

The group will be performing live with their DJ Sauce the Boss, resident DJ Ynot will be on the decks and also performing will be special guest, appropriately enough, KXNG Crooked.

Not one to be missed !

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK and check out their single Shoe-icide Squad

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Julius, Kenny, Dice and Demetrius – aka west coat hip hop group Horseshoe Gang – will be live in the studio as special guests of Bside Show TV this coming Monday, March 28th.

The show hosted by Rabbit and Susie Plascencia broadcasts live from 9pm PST (midnight EST) on uStream and can be viewed HERE

In the build up to the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th, the younger brothers of KXNG Crooked have been busy speaking with international media and always make for interesting interviewees with their views on a whole range of subject matter.

Last year they appeared on Sway in the Morning at the time of the release of their EP “Knockin on Rap’s Door” and rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume. Check the freestyle they performed on his show

Last week they released the third single from the album “Shoe-icide Squad”, a G-Funk banger produced by Tabu. All their singles are available to buy now from iTunes where the album itself is available to pre-order. CD copies can be pre-ordered HERE

Keep up to date with Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK and catch ’em live on tv this Monday !!

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In this new exclusive interview, Stanley Florence from west coast online Raw Hip Hop Headz spoke with Long Beach crew Horseshoe Gang in the lead up to the release of their fourth studio album “Anti-Trap Music” on April 29th 2016

The group who are all blood brothers begin by talking about how their’s was a musical household as their mother and aunt were singers signed to a label in the 70’s. Subsequently, they explain how their initial steps towards becoming rappers were taken under the tutelage of their elder brother KXNG Crooked when from as early an age as 5 years old they were given rhymes to learn.

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Influenced by artists including NWA, Tupac, Rakim and Jay-Z they speak about the advantage of having a special chemistry given their background and their aim to put more substance back into hip hop lyricism.

While acknowledging the role Kendrick Lamar and J Cole have played in re-establishing the craft, and indeed some who have helped bring the west back into focus, they explain more needs to be done, movements created, established and underground artists working together in unity to finally tip the scales.

The interview is then wrapped up as they discuss their tour with KXNG Crooked and Rittz last year, their well documented rap battle with Hopsin’s Funk Volume and of course, the album “Anti-Trap Music”.

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The album is available to pre-order in two formats, CD’s direct from Seven 13 Music & Ent HERE and on iTunes HERE

Horseshoe Gang on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

Raw Hip Hop Headz is run by the artist The Ripsta, aka Corey Miller. Online, their BLOG, TWITTER and FACEBOOK

Look out for more news and international media coverage on Horseshoe Gang in the weeks ahead. All media, press and radio dj inquiries regarding the group and the album “Anti-Trap Music” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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