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British online platform Blatantly Blunt have been reporting on homegrown and international hip hop, dancehall, grime and urban music since 2007, providing news, highlighting the best new video & audio releases and conducting interviews

They took time out recently to speak with Detroit’s Kid Vishis, the younger brother of Royce da 5 9, as he gets set to release his debut album “Timing is Everything” on 22nd July

They discussed the new album, his musical influences and artists he’s feeling now, his love of boxing and hatred of skinny jeans!! Read the full feature HERE

The album which includes production by Mr Porter, Chase Moore of Hippie Sabotage, New Jersey beatsmith Nemisis and Canada’s Nick Zervos can be pre-ordered from Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com

Check out the lyric video for the joint “Look At All My $hit”, a swipe at the prevalence of big ballers with no dollars on social media today

You can connect with him on twitter @KidVishis and his label @Seven13Music

All media, press and radio dj inquiries regarding Kid Vishis, requests for promotional copies of the album to review, requests to interview the artist, or for full quality radio edit mp3s can be forwarded to UrbanElite PR HERE

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North London rapper & producer releases his new EP Verbal sWARdz on 14th April.

One of the most highly rated hip hop MC’s on British shores has a big year ahead, first with the release of the EP which is the first in a series of releases due, and then he is also appearing in a new independent film “Night Bus” directed by Simon Baker who picked up several awards for his Paralympic series for Channel 4.

Braydz has also joined his old sparring partners Melanin 9 n (who of course we worked with in 2012 with his Magna Carta album), Cyrus Malachi, Phoneix da Icefire and Ray Vendetta as the latest member of the city’s Triple Darkness crew. In this interview with online magazine Blatantly Blunt, he speaks on the making of the new EP and appearing in the film, joining Triple Darkness and working with Sean Price & Guilty Simpson and lists his top hip hop records of all time.

Read the whole feature HERE

He launched the track “Millennium” recently featuring Organized Konfusion’s Prince Po

The ten track EP also features Sean Price, Kyza, Skriblah and several members of Triple Darkness. You can read the full press release and find the tracklisting HERE

Any members of the press wishing to request a copy of the EP for review, or to request an interview with Iron Braydz can do so by contacting UrbanElite PR HERE

Meanwhile, connect with Iron Braydz on twitter @Braydz and the magazine over at @BlatantlyBlunt

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Melanin 9’s debut album “Magna Carta” releases digitally on 3rd December and CD versions of the album can also be ordered now directly from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

With the recent release of his video “White Russian” ft Roc Marciano and packed launch event at The Vibe Bar last Friday under his belt, the album featured this week in MOJO Magazine, and three more publications have just gone live with their coverage

London’s Blatantly Blunt cover a wide range of genres including hip hop, rap, and grime, Kishmeister has been supporting the local hip hop scene for some considerable time now and Edinburgh’s The Skinny is a multi genre magazine with both a physical publication and online presence.

All 3 have fully endorsed the album with The Skinny giving a 4 star rating

Read the reviews below

Blatantly Blunt READ

Kishmeister READ

The Skinny (you can also buy in stores now) READ

As the album is near release, look out for much more media coverage going live from both sides of the Atlantic in the next couple of weeks, and look out for new features and videos coming over the next couple of months

You can keep in touch with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazines @BlatantlyBlunt @BrokenSoulBoy @TheSkinnyMag

All media, press & radio dj enquiries about this release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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London’s Melanin 9 will be launching his new video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano & produced by Anatomy on Tuesday 20th November 2012

New York’s renowned online portal for rap & hip hop music Nah Right will be premiering at 4pm GMT (11am EST) www.nahright.com

Taken from his debut album “Magna Carta” which drops on 3rd December, M9 has enjoyed a lot of international media attention on the release, and his freestyle for performance for SBTV’s new SkooledBy Series went live on the internet on Monday 12th November. It was subsequently picked up by The Source Magazine in the United States

His new video interview with Blatantly Blunt has just been aired today

Currently named as The Guestlist Network’s “Album of the Month”, expect to see a lot more media coverage in the weeks ahead including MOJO and Q Magazine

Meanwhile, Roc Marciano has just released his eagerly anticipated new album Reloaded on Decon Records

The Magna Carta album launch party takes place Upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Friday 23rd November. 8pm – 1am, £5 entry (18 +), nearest tube is Aldgate East. He’ll be joined by Choice FM’s DJ 279, Host for the night Iron Braydz, and there will be further performances from Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Cyrus Malachi, Logic, Phoenix da Icefire & Skriblah Dangogh. There will also be live graff and Caribbean food on offer – all the details are at the FB event page HERE

The album in CD format can be pre-ordered at http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

So be sure to check it out this coming Tuesday, 20th November at 4pm GMT / 11am EST, the video launch of Melanin 9 “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano via www.nahright.com

Artists on twitter @Melanin_9 and @RocMarci Nah Right on twitter @NahRight

For further media & press enquiries about Melanin 9’s release, contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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London’s Melanin 9 sat down with Nick from UK online magazine Blatantly Blunt recently ahead of the release of his new album Magna Carta which drops on 3rd December

In this video interview, he speaks on starting out as an emcee, the inspiration he draws from politics, social justice, the Black Panther and Civil Rights Movement, reading and the broad spectrum of life to write.

He acknowledges the influence played by artists such as Wu Tang, Nas, Jay Electronica, producers Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Hi Tek and reveals who he’d like to work with in the future, as well as his thoughts on operating as an independent artist and new plans with Triple Darkness.

Its an excellent insight into how Melanin 9 operates, and also addresses the general saturation of music on the internet compared to a more methodical traditional approach to releasing videos, singles and albums

Check it out

His new video “White Russian” will be released on Tuesday 20th November, details to follow very shortly

The album launch party takes place on Friday 23rd November upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL. 8pm – 1am, £5 entry and 18 + event, nearest tube is Aldgate East approximately 5 minutes away. Joining him will be Host Iron Braydz, DJ 279 and there will be further performances by Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Cyrus Malachi, Logic, Phoenix da Icefire and Skriblah Dangogh

Pre order CD versions of the album directly from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Any further press or general media enquiries about the release should be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

Keep up to date with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and Nick and the guys @BlatantlyBlunt

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The Guestlist Network is a multi genre online and physical publication, distributed free around London every month

They carry news of all forms of music releases, interviews, videos, events and also report on what’s happening from around the UK

They have just made the debut album by Melanin 9, “Magna Carta”, their “Album of the Month” courtesy of a review by freelance journalist Oliver Pickup, and the review is live now on their website as well as due to be carried in their physical paper

Not for the first time, some loose comparisons are made with Nas, The Pharcyde and Wu Tang, to be expected given the heavy influence The Golden Era has had on this incredibly talented young emcee.

With mellow beats and forceful rapping about gritty street stories, Melanin 9’s Magna Carta is an important release setting out his own lofty ambitions” concludes the review which you can read in full HERE

Look out for much more media coverage coming from both sides of the Atlantic, including exclusive performances and interviews with SBTV, The Hip Hop Chronicle and Blatantly Blunt.

Pre orders of the CD version of the album can be made via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com and it will be available for general release on 3rd December

His album launch party at The Vibe Bar, Brick Lane, London will be hosted by Iron Braydz, and feature Choice FM’s DJ 279 on the decks with further performances by Genesis Elijah, Cyrus Malachi, Rewd Adams, Phoenix Da Icefire, Logic and Skriblah. You can get more information about the night via the Facebook page HERE

You can connect with the artist on twitter @Melanin_9 the reviewer Oli Pickup @CulturedClown and the Magazine @Guestlistdotnet

Further media and press enquiries about the release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Magna Carta is one of the best British hip hop albums I’ve heard in a long, long time” concludes Andrew Kay in his review of Melanin 9’s debut LP for the UK magazine Blacksheep

An in depth track by track analysis is then perfectly summarized, highlighting the mix of an emcee with deep thought provoking lyrics and highly skilled wordplay, complimented by a range of beats from the standard boom – bap hip hop head-nodders, jazzy mood music and electronica.

Melanin 9 isn’t an artist afraid to push the musical boundaries, experiment with different sounds and production and yet keep a the 14 track album coherent and one which is already providing high praise from many which you will see in the weeks ahead.

The UK hip hop community has long known about this highly talented wordsmith, but there is about to be a wider appreciation from a larger cross section of the musical fraternity

Read the whole review HERE

Very shortly, you will be able to watch video interviews with The Hip Hop Chronicle and Blatantly Blunt, his special exclusive performance for SBTV’s new SkooledBy series and hear him on Funhouse with Kiss FM’s DJ MK, and on DJ 279’s legendary Saturday Night Flavas Choice FM radio show

Busy putting the final line up together for his album launch event at The Vibe Bar in London on 23rd November, he will also be launching the new video for his track “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano in the next couple of weeks, so keep em peeled for that.

The album releases to the general public on 3rd December, however CD versions of the album can be pre-ordered from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com and will be delivered by 25th November

You can also follow him on twitter via @Melanin_9

All media enquiries related to this release should be addressed to UrbanElite Promotions HERE

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London’s K-Mag, once under the guise of Knowledge, has long covered various genres from hip hop to soul, dubstep to dance, r&b to rap.

The magazine’s Aaron Jackson took time out recently to speak with Melanin 9 ahead of the release of his album “Magna Carta” out on the 3rd December

They discuss his earliest memory of hip hop culture from both the United States and Britain, the inspiration behind the new album and the writing process, his work with Triple Darkness and the development since releasing High Fidelity, 144,000 and Orion’s Stencil

Read the full interview HERE

Look out for many more magazine features and reviews, new track launches and special filmed footage in the weeks and months ahead, including interviews and performances with The Hip Hop Chronicle, SBTV and Blatantly Blunt among others

The official album launch event will take place at The Vibe Bar in London on Friday 23td November, full line up to be announced shortly. CD versions of the album are available via pre-order and will be delivered by 25th November as a mark of appreciation by Melanin 9 for his loyal fanbase in the UK and overseas. Anyone wishing to order the CD should visit his site HERE

Any media enquiries about this release should be addressed to UrbanElite Promotions via the official website URBANELITEPR CONTACT

On twitter, connect with the artists & magazine via @Melanin_9 and @Kmag_Colin

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