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
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
Constant Deviants release their fifth official album “Omerta” tomorrow, Tuesday June 28th through their Six2Six Records imprint.
As they have done since establishing the label in 2009, the album will be distributed worldwide on vinyl as well as being made available digitally through their BANDCAMP
It’s a straight banger from start to finish. MC M.I. has been quoted recently as saying it is possibly the group’s best work to date, and certainly DJ Cutt’s production and turntablism is seriously on point. With M.I. now based in Baltimore and Miami, and DJ Cutt in New Jersey, “Omerta” is the first album for many years to be recorded by the duo while being in the same studio together.
Whether coincidental or otherwise, the results are stunning with the additional twist of adopting a theme throughout which draws on their Italian and Russian heritage.
The group are currently in NYC for a weeklong series of press and live radio interviews, which began last night when they dropped in on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control on Sirius XM. Film footage shot by The Beeshine will be released to the internet soon.
Tonight they are on the line with The G.O.A.T. Show which broadcasts 7pm – 9pm EST on Atlanta’s Raw Radio, hosted by KB, JoseyWells and AK. You can listen online via the TuneIn App via www.rawradio.net
They will be live on air every night this week, so check back here daily for the latest information, and also keep up to date with the group on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and over on their Facebook Page
Make sure to cop that real hip hop goodness tomorrow, and meanwhle check their two singles “So Underrated” and “DeLorean”
All press, media and radio station DJ enquiries regarding Constant Deviants, including requests to interview the group can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, all our contact information is HERE
On 30th August, Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince Ak – aka 050 Boyz – took the trip over to NYC with Treach from Naughty by Nature to appear as guests on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM.
Other guests on the show were Boston’s N.B.S., and after the main interview sections, Eclipse got a cypher going with the members of the two groups. The Beeshine were on hand to film it, and the resulting video went live online today
The Newark / Illtown / East Orange trio launched their new single “Concrete Combat” yesterady, taken from the album “Everything 050” released on 4th August (available HERE)
Entirely produced by Clinton Place, it features Treach, DoItAll, Lakim Shabazz, Tha Advocate, Famiil and many others from the Garden State scene, including on the single Dunn D, Big Stomp, Double O & Fly Kwa.
CHECK OUT THE STREAM
Catch the guys live in Brooklyn’s GID Radio studio this Friday, September 11th, as guests of the Bodega Cold Kutz Show. It broadcasts between 5pm – 8pm EST, and streams live online HERE
They will then be making the trip to Sirius XM again on Friday 25th September to appear as guests on DJ Premier’s LFHQ Show.
Filmed on 12th May 2015, the actual day of release of their fourth album “Avant Garde”, Constant Deviants sat down with The Beeshine in New York while they were in town for a series of media and radio interviews.
For fans of the group, this footage is also a bit of a collectors item as both Emcee M.I…no it’s not DeNiro in Raging Bull ;)…and DJ Cutt discuss a variety subjects from their history, rarer than some of the 12″‘s in Cutt’s crates!!!
They talk about their very earliest days getting into music, M.I. explaing his family’s musical background and Cutt reflecting on the days of Red Alert on Kiss and hearing LL Cool J’s “Rock the Bells” for the first time.
Moving on to first performing, M.I. recalls the days of hip hop culture first arriving with breakdancin crews and the first freestyle sessions at a record store in Baltimore’s Saratoga Street, while Cutt reveals all about destroying his father’s turntable trying to scratch for the first time, then saving up lunch money to get his first decks….without a mixer….
However it was the progression for both to NY state, with Cutt at school for music engineering that the two met in the 90’s and performed together for the first time at college parties.
The pivotal point came with the release of their first 12″ Competition Catch Speed Knots, and Cutt reveals he still has a picture of DJ Premier buying a copy at Beat Street. M.I. explains his development from initially a battle rap style delivery to a writer of reality rhymes, and both speak about the benefits they’ve enjoyed of travelling to Europe, learning business skills from the industry and how they’d like to be considered in years to come.
WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW
At the time of this interview, they were also guests of Smokin Aces and DJ Bazarro on Beatminerz Radio, and meeting with DJ Evil Dee again after many years ultimately led to Da Beatminerz remixing Constant Deviants most recent single “End All Be All”.
Couple weeks back, The Beeshine made the short trip over from Jersey City to Newark to hook up with Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK, aka 050 Boyz.
As part of their “What Inspires…” series, the online tv channel spoke with the hip hop group about their early inspirations and what inspires them now, their own history, and their new album “Everything 050” which releases on 4th August
In this video, the group talk about early influences and inspirations with a particular acknowledgement of the role played by the success of local artists such as Naughty by Nature and Lords of the Underground (who they’d go on to work with), Redman, Queen Latifah and how they in turn now look to provide an example to others.
They discuss how watching live performances by Slick Rick & Doug E Fresh and hearing the music of MC Shan, Sugarhill Gang, Teddy Prendergast, Smokey Robinson, in their earlier years also acted as a major motivation
The mindset of inspiring and promoting new generations from the Garden State and shining a light on other local independent artists can be traced back to their involvement in Treach’s Garden State Greats Movement of 2004, and represented now by the inclusion of many as featured guests on the album.
They also look back on their own progression through the years from producing mixtapes, releasing videos and grindin on the streets to now reaching out globally and developing their own entertainment company which again they hope will benefit those on the come up in future. The appreciation of family and community support is clear as is their intention to reciprocate.
The group explain the dynamic of working as three MC’s with distinct styles, and how the creative process and interaction with the crowd at shows is both a cathartic and powerful experience. Prince AK then speaks about his role as hype man for Treach’s Naughty Nation and touring with them in China, before the interview concludes by addressing the album itself
Probably one of the most insightful interviews 050 boyz have given to date
We do love the sound of turntablism in the mornin’, so was a dope start to the day to pick up on this video clip of DJ Eclipse givin’ the new 050 Boyz joint “DNA” the full treatment on his Rap Is Outta Control Show on Sirius XM.
Shot a couple of nights ago by Bryan at The Beeshine who has also just interviewed the group
Riq da Kid, Prince AK & Tru Trilla have been at the heart of the New Jersey hiphop scene for years, and the Brick City trio are joined on their new album “Everything 050” by many other local Emcees holdin’ it down for the Garden State, including Treach, DoItAll and Lakim Shabazz. Produced entirely by Clinton Place, the album releases on 4th August
“DNA” which features Ib the Druid, Famiil & Treach, was launched on Friday and has already been gettin widespread international airplay. Check the stream
Any DJ’s who would like a full quality mp3 of “DNA”, or members of the media and press who would like a promotional copy of the album to review, or who would like to interview the group, can send their requests to us at UrbanElite PR. Contact details are HERE
While in New York in July to take in the Total Slaughter event, Detroit MC Kid Vishis, the younger brother of Royce da 5’9″, hooked up with local online tv broadcaster The Beeshine as part of their “What Inspires…?” series.
The Beeshine have interviewed some legends in the game over the years, and took the opportunity to meet up with the Michigan rapper while he was in town also promoting his new album “Timing is Everything” which released on Seven 13 Entertainment on 22nd July. It’s available worldwide from digital stores such as iTunes and Amazon, and in physical CD format by mail order from the label directly at www.seven13ent.com
Latest in The Beeshine’s “What Inspires” series, they speak with Long Beach rapper, now based in Kansas, Matt Maddox about what inspired him in hip hop & life. Others such as Pete Rock, King Syze, Small Professor & Lord Finesse have recently been featured in this series.
Shot in New Jersey while touring with Reef the Lost Cauze & Adlib, he released his new album “Righteous Fury” in February, available worldwide in digital and CD formats through Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music
The album also features Tragedy Khadafi, Burke the Jurke, King Magnetic and many more with production by Skammadix, Nemesis, Sicknature (The Snowgoons), Vanderslice, C Lance (Jedi Mind Tricks), Sultan Mir, and Engineer. Cuts are provided throughout by Red Phone labelmate DJ TMB