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2015 has proven to be a strong pre-cursor for Constant Deviants celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut 12″ single release “Competition Catch Speed Knots” next year.

They released their “Swiss Banks” movie with European associates SWC Records in March, and then of course their fourth studio album in six years, “Avant Garde”, on 12th May which has received widespread international media & press coverage over the past couple of months.

In April they launched their “3Stylez” video series, a trilogy of filmed freestyles from which the final episode will be released shortly, and their first official single “Breathin” reached #1 in the US college radio charts. They have just released the second single “End All Be All” which is enjoying an impressive amount of airtime while also filming a new movie and spending time back in the lab recording a new project

The latest reviews of their album both come from British online publications SBTV and DataTransmission

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READ THE REVIEW IN SBTV WRITTEN BY FIONA GUEST HERE

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READ THE REVIEW IN DATATRANSMISSION WTITTEN BY ETHAN EVERTON HERE

Check the stream of their latest single “End All Be All”

Look out for further media coverage on them shortly and keep up to date with them on Social Media via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and over on their Facebook Page

The album Avant Garde can be bought in digital, CD and vinyl formats from Six2Six Records HERE

Any members of the press & media with enquries regarding Constant Deviants, or DJ’s looking for full quality mp3’s to play on their show can get get in touch with us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

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TimingIsEverything-SBTVReview

British online SBTV has developed over the past few years as not only one of the UK’s leading youth broadcasters but has built a large international profile.

Specializing in original filmed footage of the homegrown grime, r&b, rap & hip hop scenes, it has expanded to cover some of the biggest names in global urban music in the past 5 years. Their online platform also carries news, interviews and reviews, and are the latest to give their full endorsement to the new album by Detroit’s Kid Vishis, the younger brother of Slaughterhouse veteran Royce da 5 9

“Timing is Everything” releases through Seven 13 Entertainment on 22nd July, and reviewer Fiona Guest opens the article “With a distinctive soundscape and complete lyrical self assurance, Kid Vishis’ Timing is Everything delivers a powerful sucker-punch

The review, which summarizes “Kid Vishis’ debut proves that it was worth the wait – this is a truly innovative drop which simultaneously nods to a sound Hip-Hop heritage.” can be read in full HERE

The album and signed merchandise can be pre-ordered at www.seven13ent.com

Production comes courtesy of Chase Moore (Hippie Sabotage), Canada’s Nick Zervos, Shady Records’ Mr Porter and New Jersey’s Nemisis who provided the beat for the single Heaven

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis and the label @Seven13Music. Look out for much more international media coverage on this release over the summer, with further reviews, interviews, video & audio releases.

Press & media inquiries, including requests to interview Kid Vishis and for promotional copies of the album to review can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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For anyone outside of the UK unaware, SBTV have developed in the past few years from a website uploading freestyles from new upcoming artists in London to the biggest youth broadcaster in the country, with a mix of exclusive videos, interviews, & news covering independent homegrown artists to Major international established names.

Developed by young entrepreneur Jamal Edwards, the site has grown in its range of reporting to now include reviews, and they are the latest to endorse the new album Righteous Fury by west coast rapper Matt Maddox.

Released on 25th February through Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music, it has already enjoyed a wide range of international media coverage reflecting the quality of lyricism on display from the emcee himself, assisted on mic duties by Tragedy Khadafi, King Magnetic, Reef the Lost Cauze, Adlib, Burke the Jurke and many more, including the UK’s Edd Bundy.

Fellow Red Phone labelmate DJ TMB supplies the turntablism throughout with quality production from Skammadix, Sicknature of The Snowgoons, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, Vanderslice, Nemesis, Engineer, Sultan Mir and Hellzwind

Read what SBTV’s Fiona Guest had to say HERE

The album is readily available from a wide selection of online stores worldwide, both in digital and physical CD formats. These include iTunes, Amazon, UGHH.com, CD Universe, Barnes & Noble and many more. If you have any specific inquiries for each country drop a line to the labels on twitter @RedPhoneRecords and @Seven13Music and they will be able to supply you with details of your most local store

Look out for more international media coverage coming in the weeks ahead, keep up to date with Matt Maddox on twitter @MattMaddox82 & SBTV at @sbtvonline and meantime check out the official album stream on Soundcloud

Any further media or press inquiries regarding this release can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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SoulOnFire-SBTV

The UK’s leading online youth broadcaster SBTV was set up by young entrepreneur Jamal Edwards a few years ago while still in his teens. For overseas readers, he built the site up from filming freestyles of new artists all over London, throwing them up on Youtube, and the view rate was literally massive.

Fast forward to today and he still supports the UK scene but also has content from some the biggest international artists around. When he’s not mixing with Virgin owner Richard Branson or Prince Charles, he’s appearing on BBC Breakfast TV promoting his new book. It has been quite a phenomenal rise for a brand now valued in the millions on the stock market. If you didn’t know the name before, research it!

His in house team also provide news, features and reviews, and the site’s Fiona Guest is the latest to run the rule over the new album by ethemadassassin. Most associated with Greensboro NC, the now LA based rapper released his third solo album “Soul on Fire” on Tuesday 17th September.

The review is headed “a potent mixture of lyrical agility and social consciousness” and is summarized “Soul On Fire is a mature drop from a seasoned MC, with a breadth of experience and skill under his belt. If you’re ready to hear the emotional realness of what E terms his ‘book of life,’ give it a listen.” Read the whole review HERE

You can buy the album now on iTunes HERE

Meantime, check out these bangers.

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80’s & 90’s produced by Sci Fi Stu

We had a lot of djs onto us for clean radio edits of these joints. Any others not already serviced can request an mp3 by contacting UrbanElite PR HERE

You can keep updated on what E’s doing on twitter @ethemadassassin and connect with the magazine @sbtvonline & FionaGuest

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MagnaCarta-TheVoice

The Voice Newspaper is a well known publication in London which has run from 1982, and has been regularly voted “Britain’s Best Black Newspaper” for their coverage on a range of issues specific to the community including sport, current affairs, education, lifestyle, faith, career opportunites and entertainment.

The papers’s Hazel Ann Williams took a trip up to Islington recently to interview one of the hottest emerging figures in the UK hip hop scene, melanin 9, to discuss his new album Magna Carta, his early days of starting out as an artist and his views on hip hop generally today.

You can read the whole interview HERE

There has been a tremendous amount of media coverage on Magna Carta in the UK primarily, and also in Europe and the United States since the promotional campaign began in the autumn of 2012. Hip Hop specialists, general urban music online and physical magazines, and national physical publications such as Clash, MOJO and Q Magazine have all featured reviews and interviews.

We predicted this, his debut album, would be a landmark release for this highly talented lyricist, and the international online coverage of his freestyle for SBTV and official videos, including “White Russian” ft Roc Marciano, premiered by Nah Right – a first for such a UK artist – has proven this to be the case.

Included in Wordplay Magazine and Bonafide Magazine top hip hop albums of 2012, there’s little doubt this has been one of the biggest UK releases of last year within the genre

It is available to buy now from iTunes, and a physical CD format version is also available to buy direct from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

You can check it out for yourself via this snippet version on his Soundcloud

Expect to see a video for the track “Heartless Island” featuring Triple Darkness in the near future, as well as him performing some shows, including on the main stage at the Boom Bap Festival in September.

Any booking enquiries for Melanin 9 can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE or you can connect directly with him via the contact details provided on his twitter profile @Melanin_9

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One of the biggest UK hip hop releases of 2012 is now available to buy from iTunes.

“Magna Carta” is London emcee Melanin 9’s official debut album and from today, 3rd December, people can purchase it online via the store HERE

Of course, if you prefer to buy the physical CD version of the album, they can be bought by mail order directly from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

There has been huge trans-Atlantic and European media interest in the album, already named “Album of the Month” in Guestlist Network with further coverage in publications such as MOJO, Clash, Flavour, British Hip Hop, The Hip Hop Chronicle, K-Mag, Subba Cultcha and many more, with much more to come.

His freestyle for SBTV’s new SkooledBy Series was also featured by Stateside magazine The Source, he’s been interviewed live on DJ 279’s Choice FM show and Funhouse TV, and you can look forward to seeing further filmed performances and interviews in the weeks ahead. His single & video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano had a massive international response, and he’s currently working on the follow up

Any fans of the Golden Era of hip hop in the 90’s with a contemporary twist where the focus is on powerful lyricism and skilled wordplay will want to get their hands on this release. A truly 2012 tru skool classic.

You can follow him on twitter @Melanin_9

The full tracklist is :

1) Gene of Isis (prod by Anatomy)
2) Magna Carta (prod by Anatomy)
3) Landslide (prod by Anatomy – scratches by Evil Ed)
4) The 7 Blues (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by Hey!Zeus)
5) Cosmos (prod by Parental – scratches by DJ LOD)
6) 11:08 (prod by Option Command)
7) Love’s Stencil (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by OhBliv)
8) Heartless Island (ft Triple Darkness) (prod by Jehst)
9) White Russian (ft Roc Marciano) (prod by Anatomy)
10) Red Snow (prod by Anatomy)
11) Organised Democracy (prod by Tony Mahony – scratches by DJ Madhandz)
12) No Man’s Land (ft Triple Darkness) (prod by 7th Dan)
13) Colour Blind (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by Anatomy)
14) Marble (prod by Tony Mahoney)

Any further media enquiries about the album should be addressed to UrbanElite Promotions HERE

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As the name suggests, BritishHipHop.Com have been one of the long standing supporters of UK hip hop, but have also covered a wide variety of international artists.

Andy Fletcher from the magazine sat down with London’s Melanin 9 recently ahead of the release of his new album “Magna Carta”, due out on 3rd December.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the talented emcee, freestyle performances for SBTV being featured on The Source in the United States, the launch of his single & video this week for “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano, premiered by Nah Right and covered by many top international onlines including Hip Hop DX and 2 Dope Boys, and the preparation for his launch event tonight, Friday 23rd November upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 (8pm – 1am, entry £5) where he’ll be joined by DJ 279, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Rewd Adams, Cyrus Malachi, Phoenix da Icefire, Skriblah Dangogh and Logic.

The interview covers the early days, starting out working with Terra Firma’s Skriblah Dangogh, the meaning behind his new album Magna Carta and the emphasis on relevant subject matter playing a pivotal role in his overall approach, thoughts on the world of hip hop and the various sources and artists from which he draws inspiration, and his overall reflection on the past 6 years

Its one of the most in depth interviews he’s given for some time and can be read HERE

British Hip Hop are also the latest to give their full backing to the release in their review of the record, which can be read HERE

Although now near the year’s end, Magna Carta has become one of the biggest UK hip hop albums of 2012 making an unprecedented international impact. Look out for much more coverage in the weeks ahead, and for Melanin 9 to be making even bigger moves in 2013

CD versions of the album can be ordered via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and also the guys over at @BritishHipHop

Any media, press or dj enquiries about this release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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