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US online Da-What run a series “Five Finger Discount” where they ask artists to highlight five of their tracks or videos for special mention, the story behind them and why they currently have a specific relevance and importance to them.

In the latest edition just published, they spoke with Constant Deviants. The group will release a new concept album “Omerta” on June 28th, and reveal the linkage between the new album and last year’s “Avant Garde”, specifically the role their tour of Switzerland played in how they were devised. They also speak more on the deliberate differences in style of production between the two albums and provide more background into how last year’s single “Standards” came to be remixed by The Beatminerz.

All the track streams and videos they selected are included in the feature which can be read HERE

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With the album set for release through their own Six2Six Records in just over a week’s time, it’s a busy period for M.I. and DJ Cutt.

They are performing at the Loudpalooza event at Baltimore’s Castaways next Saturday June 25th, before heading to NYC for a weeklong series of meetings with press and radio show guest appearances to discuss the new album and M.I.’s move into film making as an actor, writer and producer. His film “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee has been selected by Ralph McDaniels for a special screening at NYC’s Hip Hop Film Festival in August.

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Their radio appearances will begin next Sunday June 26th when they drop in on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM. Their new single “Delorean” will receive its first airplay on Eclipse’s show tonight, and you can also hear M.I. guest on London’s Pulse88 FM from 2pm GMT when he speaks on all his new ventures with Linda E.

Details of all their guest appearances on NYC radio which will span Monday June 27th – Friday July 1st inclusive will be listed here shortly, so look out for that together with their new single “Delorean” from early this week. Keep up to date with them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift, on their Facebook Page, and meantime check out the first single from the album, “So Underrated”

All press, media and radio station enquiries regarding Constant Deviants, including requests to interview the group whether during their week in NYC or otherwise can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR – our contact information is HERE

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There’s just over 2 weeks to go until Constant Deviants release their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on the 12th May.

It will be made available on vinyl, CD and digital formats through their own Six2Six Records label.

2016 will mark the 20th anniversary of their debut 12″ release “Competition Catch Speed Knots”, and while they spent 8 years working on seperate projects for Arista and Roc-A-Fella, they’ve been prolific since reforming officially in 2009 and setting up their own imprint. Albums, singles, releases with their colleagues in Switzerland SWC Records as Trilateral Commission, Emcee M.I. himself has recorded 4 albums in the past year and DJ Cutt has been producing various projects for the label.

The Baltimore & New Jersey duo, once based in Brooklyn in the earlier years, have been busy in the past few weeks conducting interviews with a host of international publications. The latest to appear on the internet is with French online “Hip Hop Breath” where they discuss their album, their work and time spent in France and Switzerland, their influences and thoughts on the current rap scene. M.I. then also speaks on recent events in the USA which has led to much publicized racial tensions and the role artists can play to address this.

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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A little earlier, M.I. spoke with Chase March for his WIB Rap Radio show which is broadcast Mondays midnight to 2am on Canada’s 94.9 CHRW and affiliated to the online publication The Word is Bond.

He talks about the meaning behind Avant Garde which brings them on to speak about the bridge between the old skool hip hop sound and today’s version, he gives his thoughts on the emergence of artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J Cole, production techniques through the years and how some classic albums compare to today, support levels for artists in the D.M.V. and Tri State areas compared to the west coast and the South, graffiti, their 20 years in the game and much more.

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M.I. and DJ Cutt will be in NYC to meet with media from Friday 8th May to Thursday 14th May inclusive. Any radio station djs or members of the press who would like the opportunity to interview with them while they’re in town can contact UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION with their request and we’ll set it up

Meanwhile, connect with Constant Deviants on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or through their official Facebook Page

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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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A new short movie “Swiss Banks” has just hit Youtube, and is a production of Trilateral Commission, an international hip hop collaboration between Six2Six Records (USA) and SWC Records (Switzerland).

The musical odyssey features M.I. of Constant Deviants in the role of “Pisano” in a series of scenes based on the novel “The Swiss Conspiracy” by Michael Stanley. Filmed on various locations in Baltimore, Washington DC and Switzerland, the specially written soundtrack was produced by Monsieur Mat, Eagle, Dreem and Starsh#t from the SWC roster, with further mixes and scratches by Australia’s Debonair P, and of course M.I. from Constant Deviants delivering the rhymes.

This production represents a long standing relationship between Six2Six and SWC with Constant Deviants also having toured in Switzerland as part of Trilateral Commission in early 2014.

The soundtrack is available now on vinyl through Six2Six Records, and can be ordered from the label’s Bandcamp HERE

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Constant Deviants themselves are releasing their fourth studio album Avant Garde on 12th May which will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats through Six2Six Records.

You will be able to watch M.I. appear on the new Rapping with Leiberman online video show on Wednesday 8th April from 7pm EST (2pm GMT). Hosted by Sirius FM’s Jon Leiberman, the new weekly show began last week with this week’s guests including Bishop Lamont, and streams live on Youtube, Google Hangouts and EasyJoe.com. M.I. and DJ Cutt have also been conducting a series of interviews recently with international media, so expect to see extensive coverage about the release in the weeks and months ahead.

All international press & media inquiries regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION

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

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Switzerland’s online BMint published their monthly round up for August today, “express” reviews of albums by Wiz Khalifa, Twista, Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Madlib and Detroit MC Kid Vishis’ debut “Timing is Everything”

Read the whole article (written in Italian) HERE

Look out for further reviews and interviews with Kid Vishis in publications in Spain, France, Italy, the UK and United States as well as a new official video for the track “Look At All My $hit” shortly. The album “Timing is Everything” was released on Seven 13 Entertainment worldwide on 22nd July 2014, and is available from various digital stores including iTunes and Amazon, while CD’s can be purchased direct from the label at www.seven13ent.com

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Currently working on new material for a future EP and sophomore album, you can keep up to date with Kid Vishis on twitter @KidVishis

We have arranged album reviews and a wide range of features for Kid Vishis whether conducted in person or by other means with press & media around the world throughout the summer, and are still accepting further interview requests. All such inquiries can be addressed to UrbanElite PR via our contact section HERE

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Germany’s The Snowgoons have had a big year in 2012 since releasing their Dynasty album in July via Babygrande Records

Producers DJ Illegal and Det have come a long way since starting out in 1999, and since being joined by Sicknature and J.S. Kuster in 2011, theyve made massive inroads with the most recent release which includes features from Ghostface Killah, Joell Ortiz, Sean Price, Ill Bill, Killah Priest, Termanology, Planet Asia, Ras Kass, Ruste Juxx, Blacastan and many more.

They released the single “The Rapture” which featured D12’s Swifty McVay and New York’s Sean Strange

The Snowgoons have announced they will be touring Europe in December 2012 with Swifty and Sean Strange, and so far have confirmed the following dates:

December 7th St Gallen Switzerland
December 8th Chur Switzerland
December 12th Les 2 Alpes France
December 13th Lyon France
December 14th Dijon France
December 15th Zurich Switzerland

There are still dates available to book on the 5th, 6th, 9th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd December for anywhere in Europe and the UK

Any promoters looking to book any of the dates should contact UrbanElite Promotions
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Oakland’s hip hop legends Souls of Mischief return to the UK and Europe for the first time in 2 years since their “Montezuma’s Revenge” tour.

It’s almost 20 years since the release of the classic ’93 Til Infinity’, but the group members, as part of the Hieroglyphics Crew, have remained one of the most prolific artists on the scene with numerous solo and group releases on Hiero Imperium Records. They still tour regularly all over the United States and Canada, and are due to perform at SXSW on their return from Europe

2012 starts with three solo albums being released in quick succession.

Tajai has already released his new collaboration with Sleeprockers “Machine Language”

Opio is set to release his new album “Vultures Wisdom Volume 2” on 28 February

Phesto’s new album “Background Check” drops on 13 March. Taken from Background Check is the bangin single “Every Detail” with a drivin beat courtesy of the ever dependable Lalo Schifrin. Check out the video below

The European tour takes in Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Germany and Belgium, while UK fans can expect to hear a mix of new material and the old classics on the following dates

March 5th Norwich Arts Centre
March 6th Ipswich The Swan
March 7th Manchester Roadhouse
March 9th Penzance Sound
March 10th Cardiff The Moon
March 11th London Jazz Cafe
March 12th Leeds Sedgwick Avenue
March 13th Edinburgh The Electric Circus
March 14th Glasgow Classic Grand

Expect to hear some more new exclusive releases over the coming months.

Can keep up to date via Hiero’s official site www.hieroglyphics.com

On twitter, @TajaiMassey @OpioHieroSom @PhestoHieroSoul @HieroImperium

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