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Filmed on 12th May 2015, the actual day of release of their fourth album “Avant Garde”, Constant Deviants sat down with The Beeshine in New York while they were in town for a series of media and radio interviews.

For fans of the group, this footage is also a bit of a collectors item as both Emcee M.I…no it’s not DeNiro in Raging Bull ;)…and DJ Cutt discuss a variety subjects from their history, rarer than some of the 12″‘s in Cutt’s crates!!!

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They talk about their very earliest days getting into music, M.I. explaing his family’s musical background and Cutt reflecting on the days of Red Alert on Kiss and hearing LL Cool J’s “Rock the Bells” for the first time.

Moving on to first performing, M.I. recalls the days of hip hop culture first arriving with breakdancin crews and the first freestyle sessions at a record store in Baltimore’s Saratoga Street, while Cutt reveals all about destroying his father’s turntable trying to scratch for the first time, then saving up lunch money to get his first decks….without a mixer….

However it was the progression for both to NY state, with Cutt at school for music engineering that the two met in the 90’s and performed together for the first time at college parties.

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The pivotal point came with the release of their first 12″ Competition Catch Speed Knots, and Cutt reveals he still has a picture of DJ Premier buying a copy at Beat Street. M.I. explains his development from initially a battle rap style delivery to a writer of reality rhymes, and both speak about the benefits they’ve enjoyed of travelling to Europe, learning business skills from the industry and how they’d like to be considered in years to come.

WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW

At the time of this interview, they were also guests of Smokin Aces and DJ Bazarro on Beatminerz Radio, and meeting with DJ Evil Dee again after many years ultimately led to Da Beatminerz remixing Constant Deviants most recent single “End All Be All”.

It was released yesterday, check the stream

Having just wrapped the filming of their new movie “Six2Six”, they’re now back in the studio recording a new album. Avant Garde can be bought HERE and you can connect with them on social media on FACEBOOK or on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts @Six2SixShift & @IncredibleCutts

All press & media enquiries about Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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Despite releasing their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May, it’s remained a busy time for veteran hiphop duo Constant Deviants

The have just wrapped the filming of their new movie “Six2Six” and Emcee M.I. released his solo project “Psychedelic 60’s”, available as a free download HERE

They also spoke with London’s Rough Online Magazine recently where they discussed a variety of issues including first of all the new album, then the changes in the hip hop industry they’ve witnessed over the years since they started out in the mid 90’s.

The interview moves on to Sadat X’s comments to Jack Thrilla about “grown man hip hop” and the perceived resurgence of hip hop which owes more to the Golden Era’s values, before they outline other musical genres which influence their production style

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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At the time of the album’s release, the pair were guests on Beatminerz Radio where M.I. hooked up with an old acquaintance in DJ Evil Dee. The net result being this brand new remix by Da Beatminerz released today of their earlier single “End All Be All”.

CHECK THE STREAM

Emcee M.I. and DJ Cutt are back in the lab recording a new album scheduled for release early next year. You can connect with them on social media on their FACEBOOK PAGE or on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift

The album Avant Garde is available in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats HERE

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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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A legend from her days with the pioneering Flipmode Squad, Rah Digga has been busy in the studio recently working on various new projects

After a series of buzz track releases in the past 12 months, the first official release due out in the autumn is her new “Hood House” EP, mashing up original club samples and ripping them apart with her renowned lyrical flow.

This mix of classic rap and house styles has not surprisingly been smashing the clubs & radio in New Jersey, Chicago and New York. The first leak “I Heard You Say”, which uses the sample from Dennis Ferrer’s “Hey Hey” featuring Shingai Shoniwa, was premiered by Complex Magazine on Monday

The full original version of “I Heard You Say” can be bought HERE and you can follow Rah Digga on twitter @therealrahdigga

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Check out the original version of “I Heard You Say” on Soundcloud

Any radio station or club djs looking for a full 320 kbps quality of the clean / radio edit, contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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New exclusive here for the djs – official brand new radio edit of Crooked I’s single “Villain” originally released on his Million Dollar Story EP.

The Circle of Bosses affiliate, which includes Horseshoe G.A.N.G. and of course Shady’s Slaughterhouse took the hook from Gracie Productions’ singer / songwriter Sally Anthony from the track of the same name which first appeared on her album Goodbye in 2007. The album peaked at #9 in Billboard’s Heatseekers’ Chart & the video of the original was released in December 2012.

She has also previously worked with Crook on the track It’s Been So Long, and with Slaughterhouse’s Joe Budden on Machine Gun.

Check the track on Soundcloud

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More information on both artists at www.planetcob.com & www.sallyanthony.com

On twitter, @CrookedInTriago & @SallyAnthony

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Latest from London’s Melanin 9 with his own take on Jay Electronica’s “The Announcement” via this freestyle “Pistola”.

His new album “Magna Carta” releases on 3rd December and he has just announced details of the launch party at The Vibe Bar, Brick Lane, London on Friday 23rd November

From 8pm – 1am he will be performing old and new tracks with assistance from DJ 279, and there will be further appearances by Genesis Elijah, Cyrus Malachi, Phoenix da Icefire, Skriblah, Logic and Rewd Adams, all hosted by Iron Braydz.

There are more details about the event on Facebook HERE

Look out for an extensive level of media coverage of this release, including exclusive filmed interviews and performances over the coming weeks with the launch of his video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano due shortly

DJs not already serviced the clean or abridged radio edits, contact UrbanElite Promotions HERE

More information at www.melanin9.com and you can follow him on twitter @Melanin_9

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London’s DJ, producer & artist DJ Enme is the latest UK talent to go international.

While running his own Sumting New / Blitz organizations on the home front, he is signed with California’s La Dubstep Nostra imprint, making him labelmates with the legendary Cypress Hill & Soul Assassins producer DJ Muggs.

Currently working on a new dubstep album planned for global release in 2012, he also draws on his background in hip hop, rap & grime, best represented here in the single “Hustler”

Originally released in October 2011 with remixes from El-B (dubstep), Nterpol (breakbeat) & a special re-work from Los Angeles’ 6Blocc, this special 2012 refix sees London heavyweights Dot Rotten and Ether L Banks joined on the mic by one of the biggest movers in the UK Asian underground scene, MC Shizzio.

Soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/urbanelitepr/dj-enme-hustler-2012-refix-ft

Artists on twitter @DJEnme @Shizzio @Ether_L_Banks @itsDotRotten

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