Deviants Of Reality is a Hip Hop group based out of Red Bank, N.J (the home town of movie Director Kevin Smith- Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob). Their Debut album "The Art of Mind Travel" was released and distributed by ZYX Music in Europe during the Spring of 2004 and has sold over 8000 copies to date.
Their CD "The Art of Mind Travel" is one of CD Baby’s Best Selling Hip Hop CDs www.cdbaby.com (in the vein of Kanye West, Black Eye Peas, Mos Def). They also were featured on i-tunes mix tape Vol.2 along side De La Soul and Jean Grae.
"This is my style of hip hop-classic style hip hop with thought provoking lyrics and pumping beats. These guys remind me of the old school of hip hop. Smooth vybes with Outkast clever lyrics" (CMJ NEW MUSIC JOUNRNAL).
The group has performed all over the north east opening for such major label acts like the Roots, G-Love and the Special Sauce, and Slum Village. Their new album entitled "Love, Sex, and Situations" will be released in the USA in June 2006.
Deviants of Reality give credit to these artist and groups that have heavily influenced their style :Eryka Badu, De La Soul, The Roots, Tricky, Massive Attack, Gang Starr, OutKast, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Krs One, Prince, Common, Prince Paul, A Tribe Called Quest, Earth Wind and Fire, Al Green, Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Rick James, George Clinton and Funkadelic.
Capcom has already licensed several songs from the album for the video game Final Fight Streetwise. The group has been described as a throwback to the golden era of hip hop.