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A few weeks ago, Emcee M.I. from Constant Deviants sat down with journalist Roberta Lampley, and the subsequent feature published in The Hype Magazine takes an in depth look into how the group operates in the greater context of life as an independent.

The duo released their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May through Six2Six Records, a label M.I. co-owns and runs. The interview delves deeper into the group’s earlier days and touches upon their time with major labels Arista and Roc-A-Fella before returning to the independent fold and beginning their own label.

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They discuss their marketing strategy with a brand very much rooted in the traditional Golden Era but with a modern day approach, the rise in vinyl sales, the importance of physical product and how they developed an overseas presence particularly in Europe. The theme in the interview is the wealth of experience M.I. has from his two decades in hip hop having seen the industry on both sides of the Major / Indie coin. The knowledge is likely to be useful to all artists and labels starting up today.

They finish by talking about the new album, how it was devised and how it represents a duo with an almost symbiotic understanding of each other that produces, as the journalist writes, a feel from start to finish of “a cypher with your DJ, and the DJ kept changing the beats“.

For fans of Constant Deviants and those with an interest in the mechanics of operating as an independent artist or label in what would be classified as “real hip hop” today, the interview makes for excellent reading.

Check the full feature HERE

ALBUM COVER

The album is now available in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats directly from Six2Six Records. You can hear & buy it HERE

Taken from the album is the current new single “End All Be All”

Keep up to date with them on social media via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or over on their Facebook Page

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

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Cincinnati’s Buggs tha Rocka performed with Talib Kweli recently at the A3C Festival in Atlanta and also at the special Eternal Reflection reunion show with Hi Tek, MOOD and DJ Clockwork, and then completed a series of interviews for international publications.

In this most recent feature, he sat down with Roberta Lampley for New Jersey’s Hip Hop Durso to discuss his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet”, the influential role his family played in his first becoming involved in music, the artists which have inspired him the most and the developing scene in Ohio

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

The album includes production by Hop Trax, Sal Dali, !llmind and Jake One, and guest features from Tanya Morgan, Chuck Inglish, MOOD and Piakhan who appears on the track “Angel of Death”, the concept video for which will be premiered on the UK site Shout 4 Music on 11th November as part of a new special feature on the artist.

Check is A3C Festibal recap video which uses the backing track Electric Eel in a Pool of Catfish ft Tanya Morgan taken from the album

Buggs tha Rocka – A3C Festival 2014 Re-Cap from Buggs Tha Rocka on Vimeo.

Keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka and on Facebook “BuggsThaRockaMusic” and look out for much more international media coverage coming over the next couple of months. All press & media inquiries regarding Buggs tha Rocka, requests for interview or promotional copies of the album to review can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Last week, Detroit’s Kid Vishis jumped on the phone with New Jersey online Hip Hop Durso’s charismatic young writer Roberta Lampley shortly after the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything”.

In what was an enthusiastic & fun exchange of views, the pair spoke about his writing process….and the key role Fiji Water, Monster Energy Drink & chicken plays in the pre-studio process!….the construction of the album and reasons for working with a core group of producers this time around, the thinking behind the album’s title and how it represents where he feels he is as an MC now.

They also discussed how the influence of not only Royce da 5’9″ but all 3 of his brothers played when he started our rapping and how that came about, his views on the depiction of hip hop today and why he feels “Hip Hop lost its respect, its pride, its honor. It’s become a fashion circus.“, the producers and artists he’d like to work with and gives an insight into his plans for future releases.

The feature in writing comes across exactly as it was on the phone, and well worth a read HERE

The album is available now internationally on iTunes and Amazon while CD formats are available directly from Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com

Produced by Mr Porter, Chase Moore, Nemisis and Nick Zervos, and also featuring Royce da 5’9″ on the final track “Coward”, check out the album’s official audio stream and keep up to date with Kid Vishis on twitter @KidVishis

Look out for more international media coverage coming over the next few days, including a special video feature on France’s Hip Hop 4 Life. All press & media inquiries regarding Kid Vishis and the album “Timing is Everything”, and also international booking requests can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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