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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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With only 6 days to go until the release of their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May, Baltimore’s Emcee M.I. & New Jersey producer DJ Cutt, aka Constant Deviants, sat down with the UK’s online publication Guestlist Network

In this latest feature they discuss their early days and time spent working with Arista and Roc-A-Fella, they speak about the development of their trademark sound over what’s been nearly 20 years since the release of their debut 12″ Competition Catch Speed Knots and outline how they operate as a group, Six2Six label managers and accomodate working on further seperate projects with international affiliates.

READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE

Fresh from appearing on Miami’s 4ManKind TV show last night, M.I. will be heading to NYC next week to meet up with DJ Cutt for a series of radio & media interviews. You will be able to hear them shortly on Florida’s Del City Radio, the UK’s Break London and NYC’s Beatminerz and Not97 Shows. They will also be releasing the third and final instalment of what’s proven to be their highly popular “3Stylez” video series next week with M.I. and DJ Cutt performing a straight, one take, live freestyle to camera

Earlier this week they released the bonus cut “Thinkin” featuring another from the Six2Six Roster, New York MC Rome. The joint was recorded between their last album “Diamond” and the current release. Check the stream out on Soundcloud :

Look out for more international media coverage in the weeks ahead, and meantime keep up to date with them during this busy time on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook Page The label’s official website is HERE

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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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In the lead up to the release of their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May, Constant Deviants duo DJ Cutt and Emcee M.I. sat down with US online Hip Hop Vibe to chop it up about the new release and various other issues.

Also on the agenda, the pair spoke about their near 20 years in the industry and how they first came to work together, the early lyricists who influenced them and they give their views on today’s commerical rap. They also discuss their time in the major sector, working with manager Mark Pitts, Arista and Roc-A-Fella and how going back to being independent and setting up their own label has been of benefit to them, and how the business model can be of benefit to other independent artists

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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They released their single “Breathin” several weeks ago, and it has been reviewed by Neil Kulkarni in the current issue of his hip hop column for the UK’s physical print publication DJ Magazine, available in a wide selection of stores all over the country now.

HERE IS THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE

Look out for much more media coverage on Constant Deviants in the weeks ahead, including some new audio and video releases including Episodes 2 & 3 of their new freestyle video series “3Stylez“. The first of these, “Heavy Artillery” was premiered by UK online Shout 4 Music as part of a feature they published on the duo

Constant Deviants – 3Stylez Series Episode 1 – "Heavy Artillery" from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

You can follow them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts and @Six2SixShift and also connect with them on their official Facebook page “ConstantDeviantsMusic

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Latest in their “The Whole 9” series US online The 9 Elements sat down with veteran Baltimore / New Jersey hip hop duo Constant Deviants recently ahead of the release of the group’s fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on the 12th May 2015.

They discussed the new album, the pair’s time working with Arista and Roc-A-Fella and the subsequent setting up of their own independent label Six2Six Records, the development of strong links with the European marketplace and their affiliates in Switzerland and their future plans.

READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE

Earlier today Constant Deviants released the first in their trilogy of “3Stylez” videos. The freestyle video series was filmed live in one take with DJ Cutt on the turntables and M.I. spittin the bars. UK online Shout 4 Music premiered “Heavy Artillery” as part of their feature on the group

Constant Deviants – 3Stylez Series Episode 1 – "Heavy Artillery" from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Catch M.I. live on “Rapping with Leiberman” this coming Wednesday 8th April from 7pm EST. The new online tv show is streamed live on Youtube, Google Hangouts and EasyJoe.com and is hosted by Jon Leiberman (Sirius FM / Howard Stern)

Also look out for Episodes 2 & 3 from the “3Stylez” series being launched soon together with widespread international media coverage on Constant Deviants and their album Avant Garde in the weeks ahead. Meanwhile you can follow them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and connect with them on Facebook “ConstantDeviantsMusic

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With over 20 years in the game operating within both the Major & independent sectors, Constant Deviants release their new album “Avant Garde” on their own Six2Six Records label on 12th May. It will be available worldwide on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Having released a new movie “Swiss Banks” to Youtube with their SWC affiliates in Switzerland in the past couple of weeks, the Baltimore & New Jersey duo have also just completed the filming of a new trilogy of freestyles. The “3Stylez Series” shows the pair performing live and direct, with the first of these, “Heavy Artillery”, launched today as part of a feature published by the UK’s online Shout 4 Music

In the interview, the pair discuss the running of their own label, the challenges faced to remain prolific and how they have maintained a high level of output over the years, they give their thoughts on the new Tidal streaming service, and outline their touring plans as well as the thought process behind the new album

READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE

WATCH “HEAVY ARTILLERY” ON VIMEO

Constant Deviants – 3Stylez Series Episode 1 – "Heavy Artillery" from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

You can catch Emcee M.I. from Constant Deviants on this week’s now online video show “Rapping with Leiberman” from 7pm EST. Hosted by Jon Leiberman (Sirius / Howard Stern), it streams live on Youtube, Google Hangouts and EasyJoe.com

Look out for Epsiodes 2 & 3 from the “3Stylez Series” being launched in the weeks ahead along with extensive international media coverage of their album release with a mix of reviews and interviews. Any press & media inquiries regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

Meanwhile connect with them on social media, via Twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on Facebook “ConstantDeviantsMusic

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Constant Deviants release their fourth studio album Avant Garde on 12th May 2015, and the UK’s online publication Blacksheep Magazine have just published their review, affording the release a 4 star rating.

The veteran duo of Baltimore emcee M.I. and New Jersey producer DJ Cutt have been prolific over the past few years since the setting up of their own Six2Six Records imprint, with a string of releases on vinyl, CD and digital formats. Their early releases “Competition Catch Speed Knots” and “Can’t Stop” date back to the 1990’s and led to a time in the Major sector working with Arista and Roc-A-Fella records before returning to the independent fold since 2009.

Their musical evolution still retains the classic hallmarks of hip hop’s Golden Era as is reflected in Blacksheep writer Andrew Kay’s review which can be read HERE

Taken from the new album, their most recent official video release was for the track “Breathin'”

You can connect with Constant Deviants online, via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on Facebook “ConstantDeviantsMusic“.

Look out for extensive international media coverage of this release in the weeks and months ahead, including an appearance by M.I. on the new “Rapping with Leiberman” online video show on Wednesday 8th April. Hosted by Sirius FM’s Jon Leiberman, the new show streams live on Youtube, Google Hangouts and EasyJoe.com at 7pm EST every Wednesday. His guests this week include Bishop Lamont

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Veteran hip hop duo Constant Deviants release their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May 2015. Via their own Six2Six Records imprint, it will be made avaialble internationally on vinyl, CD & digital formats.

Now back in the independent sector, the pair had worked previously with Major labels Arista in the case of Emcee M.I., and Roc-A-Fella where DJ Cutt engineered several albums for their roster. Having just celebrated the 5th anniversary of their own label, their focus on the traditional authentic aspects of hip hop have seen them build beyond the States with many links to overseas territories including Germany, Switzerland and Australia.

News of the album release has been featured in the UK’s online hip hop magazine Rawroots, which you can read HERE

The second official video taken from the album was released recently. Here’s the visuals for “Breathin” which was filmed throughout Baltimore….check the lil kid stealin the show!!!

We’ve already had a high volume of international media inquiries regarding the release, the results of which you will see over the coming months. All members of the press & media who would like a promotional copy of the album to review, or who would like to arrange an interview with Constant Deviants can send their requests to us at UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

Meanwhile you can keep up to date with them online, via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift, on Facebook “ConstantDeviantsMusic” and their main site ConstantDeviants.com

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Constant Deviants have confirmed the release date of their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” as 12th May 2015 which will be available on their own label Six2Six Records.

As the name suggests, the new 15 track album takes the true essence of a past era and applies a contemporary twist for today. Since the release of their debut 12″ single ‘Competition Catch Speed Knots’ in 1996, these hip hop veterans worked with major labels Arista and Roc-A-Fella on various projects before returning to the independent sector with the formation of their label.

Their debut album ‘Concrete Utopia’ in 2010 was followed by ‘Amongst Friends’ (2011) and ‘Diamond’ (2012) and now with Avant Garde, two decades of experience shine through. M.I.’s lyricism is perfectly complimented by DJ Cutt’s production and turntablism, resulting in a release with a sophisticated maturity by a duo at ease with their craft.

They have just launched the official album trailer video on Vimeo

CONSTANT DEVIANTS OFFICIAL AVANT GARDE ALBUM TEASER – SIX2SIX RECORDS 2015 from Durraive Production on Vimeo.

Late in 2014, they released the first official video taken from the album for the track “The Right Moment”

UrbanElite PR are handling all international media & press inquiries regarding Constant Deviants and the album “Avant Garde”. The full press release can be read HERE Any members of the media and press wishing a promotional copy of the album to review, or who would like to interview Constant Deviants can send us their requests via our CONTACT SECTION

Constant Deviants will be releasing a series of official videos over the months ahead, and you can keep up to date with them via their various online platforms :

OFFICIAL ARTIST SITE HERE
OFFICIAL LABEL SITE HERE

ON TWITTER @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift

ON FACEBOOK CONSTANT DEVIANTS & SIX2SIXRECORDS

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East coast veteran duo MI and producer DJ Cutt, aka Constant Deviants, have been turning out hip hop bangers since the mid 90’s.

While MI signed with Arista in 2000, Cutt worked with N.O.R.E. and Roc-A-Fella Records, and the worlds collided again when MI featured with Rick Ross on N.O.R.E.’s “Yup” in 2006.

The duo set up a new label, Six 2 Six Records, and the imprint grew a global reputation for releases with the classic hip hop sound on the classic vinyl format. Fast forward to today, and they have just released their new album “Diamonds” from which this new video “Its OK” is taken

The duo have already begun recording the follow up album, while MI is soon to release a new EP as part of Trilateral Commission, a collaboration with producers from the United States and Europe.

You can get more information on all of Six 2 Six Records’ releases at six2sixrecords.bandcamp.com and reach them on twitter @Six2SixShift

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