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In the lead up to the release of the group’s fifth studio album “Omerta”, Baltimore rapper M.I. from Constant Deviants spoke at length to west coast online publication Streets Connect Magazine.

Part 1 of the interview was published recently, and in the second installment they discuss M.I.’s time spent signed to a solo deal with Arista and the issues he faced particularly in relation to the label’s suggested marketing strategy for him as an artist. This takes the conversation onto the wider subject of how white rappers were, and possibly still are, targeted at specific demographics.

An insight is given into M.I.’s earliest influences, and while several of the greats are acknowledged, he explains that the biggest factor in his development was found closer to home within Baltimore’s scene, and in particular the role played by Lab Tech 1.

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The subject switches to M.I.’s move into the world of film making as an actor, writer and producer, with his most recent movie “Six2Six” having just been screened at last week’s Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC, and the discussion develops further as he explains why he feels it is now less productive for independent artists to release official music videos.

The interview concludes with the announcement that Constant Deviants will perform in Colombia shortly, a territory they have found to be particularly supportive due to a strong vinyl market in line with the label’s policy of releasing in that format, a factor which has also established their presence in the UK, Europe and Australia

The overall interview is one of the most in-depth ever given by M.I., and can be read HERE

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“Omerta” can be bought as a digital download HERE and has been distributed to specialist stores worldwide in CD and vinyl formats by Fatbeats.

Connect with Constant Deviants on Facebook (Group & Label), on twitter (Group & Label) & check out the “Omerta” album stream

All international media, press and radio station publicity enquiries and requests regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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Video footage of M.I. and DJ Cutt, aka Constant Deviants, being interviewed by DJ Eclipse on his Sirius XM show Rap is Outta Control.

The eastcoast duo were in NYC at the end of June promoting the release of their new album “Omerta”, and the interview was filmed by Bryan at The Beeshine. Check it out :

Look out for Constant Deviants launching the third episode of their Tre Volte live freestyle video series this week.

It coincides with M.I. again being in NYC for the screening of his new movie “Six2Six” co:starring Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee at Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival.

Taking place at the National Black Theater in Harlem, “Six2Six” will be screened at 8.30pm EST this Friday, August 5th, as part of the “Tales from the Hood” event happening that evening. There are more details HERE

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Keep up to date with Constant Deviants on social media, via Twitter (Group & Label) and Facebook (Group & Label). All media, press and radio station enquiries regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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The new July issue of French Magazine Hip Hop Breath has just been published.

Owned and edited by DJ LSM, a Parisien based dj and writer, the magazine appears online every quarter in “flip through” format hosted on Issuu.com.

The new issue includes features on Haddy Racks, Greenspan, Lessondary, G.P. and Constant Deviants.

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The interview feature on Constant Deviants has as its main theme M.I.’s move into the world of film making as an actor, writer and producer, and they discuss the various past, present and future projects.

Naturally they also speak on their new album “Omerta” which released on June 28th, operating in the independent sector and their continuing policy of releasing on vinyl format, and the differences they find between the US and European marketplaces.

You can read the entire magazine HERE with the feature on Constant Deviants running from Page 26 to Page 32.

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“Omerta” is available to buy as a digital download direct from Six2Six Records HERE while vinyl and CD versions are in specialist stores worldwide now having been distributed by Fatbeats.

M.I.’s new movie “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee will be screened at the Hip Hop Film Festival on Friday August 5th at 8.30pm. Organized by Ralph McDaniels, it takes place at the National Black Theater, 2031-33 National Black Theater Way off 5th Avenue in Harlem.

There is more about all of the films to be screened that day HERE

Keep up to date with Constant Deviants on social media, on Facebook (Group & Label) and on Twitter (Group & Label), and meantime check out the “Omerta” album stream

All media, press & radio station enquiries regarding COnstant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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Tune into Canada’s CHRW 94.9FM tonight from midnight EST and hear MC M.I. from Constant Deviants discuss the new album “Omerta” on the Word is Bond Rap Radio Show with Chase March.

Broadcasting from London, Ontario, you can also stream live HERE

The show will be repeated on Saturday, this time on CFMU 93.3FM, the McMaster Campus Radio in Hamilton Ontario, again from midnight EST.

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You can expect to hear more interviews with the group in the weeks ahead, including this coming Sunday from 2pm on Linda E’s Afternoon show on Pulse88 FM London UK, and then during the week of the album’s release on June 28th, they will be appearing on a wide range of stations in NYC when the pair will be in town meeting with various members of the media and press – more details to follow.

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In addition to the album release, expect to hear more about their new film making ventures with their new movie “Six2Six” starring M.I., Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee set for a special screening by Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival at the National Black Theater NYC in August.

A new single from the album will be released in the next 7 days following previous releases “So Underrated” and “Cutt for President”.

All media, press & radio station enquiries regarding Constant Deviants, including requests to interview the group whether in person in NYC or by other available options can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR – all our contact information is HERE

Meanwhile, keep up to date with their news on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or on their Facebook Page

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East coast duo, MC M.I. and DJ Cutt – aka Constant Deviants – release their new album “Omerta” on June 28th through their label Six2Six Records.

The album has a theme in the tradtions of a Prince Paul, Little Brother or Kool Keith release in days gone past. The pair draw on their respective Italian and Russian heritage to adopt roles in a series of audio vignettes with familiar cultural reference points. The mafiosa inference is presented metaphorically to relay comparative situations.

This creative approach is consistent with M.I.’s additional focus in the world of movie making. Acting, film writing and film production has been a new venture since the release of “Swiss Banks” last year, a co:production with their European affiliates SWC Records.

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A new movie “Six2Six” which has a completely original storyline with no relation to the label itself co:stars Treach (Naughty by Nature), Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Bust Bee, and will be screened by Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop Film Festival at the National Black Theater in NYC during the first week of August.

Currently the rapper has been filming scenes for a comedy called “Can’t Live Without My Radio” due for release in 2017.

London journalist Taytula Burke jumped on the phone with them recently to discuss the new ventures, and the feature has just been published in British Hip Hop – read it HERE

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Constant Deviants play Baltimore’s “Castaways” on Saturday June 25th before travelling the following day to spend the week in NYC meeting with press and appearing on various radio stations including Sirius XM, Beatminerz, Bodega Cold Kutz, Classic Storm and RapStation.

Any press, media or radio station Dj enquiries regarding Constant Deviants including requests to interview the group in person or by other regular options can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR – our contact details are HERE

Keep up to date with them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and via their Facebook Page

Check out their two most recent audio releases, single “So Underrated” and bonus joint “Cutt for President”

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New joint by east coast duo Constant Deviants who release their new album “Omerta” on June 28th.

“Cutt for President” is a bonus track recorded recently with MC M.I.’s instantly recognizable flows making way for generous sections of turntablism supplied by the man himself, DJ Cutt.

Baltimore rapper M.I. is currently in his home city filming scenes for a new movie called “Can’t Live Without My Radio”. He will also appear in a new film called “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee, which has just been selected by the Hip Hop Film Festival to be shown in NYC in August.

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Constant Deviants will be performing in Baltimore as part of the LoudPalooza event taking place at Castaways on June 25th. The following day they will be in NYC for a week long series of radio & press interviews, with a special album launch event also in the works.

“Cutt for President” received its first radio airing last night on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM’s Hip Hop Nation. Check the stream

You can keep up to date with Constant Deviants on TWITTER and FACEBOOK

All press, media and radio station DJ enquiries regarding Constant Deviants and their new album, including requests to interview the group or receive full quality mp3s of the joint “Cutt for President” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details are HERE

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East coast duo Constant Deviants return a year after releasing the critically acclaimed “Avant Garde” with a new concept album “Omerta”, out 28th June through Six2Six Records on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Following precedents set by Kool Keith’s “Tashan Dorsett” and Little Brother’s “The Minstrel Show”, Emcee M.I. and DJ Cutt draw from their respective Italian and Russian heritages to adopt the roles of Luciano and Lansky in this themed presentation which has their trademark classic hip hop sound at its core.

M.I. will be appearing in the new film “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Selena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee due out later in the year, while the group will be launching a new “Tre Volte” freestyle video series in the weeks ahead.

First single from the new album is “So Underrated” launched today. Check the stream

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The full tracklist of “Omerta” is as follows (all tracks produced by DJ Cutt)

1 – GTFOH
2 – Newspaper Man
3 – Bada Bing
4 – So Underrated
5 – Plata O Plomo
6 – I-95
7 – Make My Bones
8 – Sparks Steakhouse
9 – Delorean
10 – Fuklinski
11 – Reign Storms
12 – Untitled
13 – We Up Tho

There is more information about the album HERE

Follow Constant Deviants and Six2Six Records on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on FACEBOOK

All media & press enquiries regarding Constant Deviants and the album “Omerta”, and DJ requests for full quality mp3’s of the single “So Underrated” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Contact details 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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Long running British online Hip Hop Kings has recently morphed into HHK Mag, and not only cover stories on hip hop from around the world but also branched into Sports, Movies and Gaming – new site is at www.hhkmag.com

For the past few years they have run a “25 Facts Series”, a spotlight on an artist and their new release covering some of the lesser known or unusual facts about how the album was put together and other details about the artist about which the public were previously unaware.

The latest in this series features veteran Brooklyn / New Jersey duo Constant Deviants who get set to release their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May 2015.

READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE

Constant Deviants also run their own Six2Six Records which has just celebrated its 5th anniversary. The label have built strong links in Europe, none more so than with their affiliates SWC Records in Switzerland.

This partnership produced a new movie “Swiss Banks” filmed in Baltimore, Washington DC and Switzerland and features Emcee M.I. in an acting role. The soundtrack is a mix of beats provided by producers on SWC’s roster and M.I. on the mic, a partnership also known as Trilateral Commission. It also includes extra mixes and scratches by Australia’s Debonair P. The soundtrack is in fact available now on vinyl from Six2Six Records,

The concept behind the movie was based on Michael Stanley’s best selling novel “The Swiss Conspiracy”, and it was recently uploaded to Youtube

M.I. will also be appearing on the new online video show “Rapping with Leiberman” on Wednesday 8th April from 7pm EST.

Hosted by Jon Leiberman (Sirius FM / Howard Stern), the show is a lively debate about the various political issues of the day mixed with news about the artist – last week’s guest was Bishop Lamont. The show streams live on Youtube, Google Hangouts and also via EasyJoe.com

The group have been busy conducting interviews with publications in the States, UK and Europe, the results of which you will see in the weeks and months ahead.

All worldwide press & media inquiries regarding Constant Deviants, requests for a promotional copy of the album to review or for interviews to be arranged, can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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

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