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British multi genre online publication DataTransmission have just allocated Melanin 9’s debut album “Magna Carta” an 8/10 rating via their review by Janine Francois

Just simply a stunning piece of art” is how the review is summarized which you can read in full HERE

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There’s little question that this has been a landmark release for the London emcee with such an extensive of international media coverage, and it was also good to see the re-emergence of London’s Itch FM who featured Ryan Proctor’s review in Old to the New. Anyone involved with British Hip Hop will be well aware of the role the radio station played over many years in supporting artists such as Blak Twang, Jehst, Phi Life Cypher, Task Force, Skinnyman and many others, before winding up operations a few years back.

However theyre back online, and you can see the feature at http://www.itch.fm/melanin-9-magna-carta-review/

Magna Carta is available from iTunes now, and can be bought HERE You can also buy the CD physical format by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

You can hear snippets of the whole album streamed exclusively yesterday by Bonafide Magazine, another publication to give the release its full endorsement by including it in their Top 50 Releases of 2012. Hear the audio stream HERE

You can keep up to date with all of them on twitter @Melanin_9 @D8aTransmission @ItchFM @RyanProctor75 and @BonafideZine

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The UK’s Bonafide Magazine has today exclusively streamed album snippets of Melanin 9’s “Magna Carta”

The magazine, who will also include the album in their Top 50 releases of 2012, introduces the feature “Melanin 9 is a true UK hip-hop talent….and the LP tackles real issues such as human rights, social cohesion and self worth

The 18 minute long stream includes all of the tracks in order of the tracklist:

1) Gene of Isis (prod by Anatomy)
2) Magna Carta (prod by Anatomy)
3) Landslide (prod by Anatomy – scratches by Evil Ed)
4) The 7 Blues (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by Hey!Zues)
5) Cosmos (prod by Parental – scratches by DJ LOD)
6) 11:08 (prod by Option Command)
7) Love’s Stencil (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by OhBliv)
8 ) Heartless Island (ft Triple Darkness) (prod by Jehst)
9) White Russian (ft Roc Marciano) (prod by Anatomy)
10) Red Snow (prod by Anatomy)
11) Organised Democracy (prod by Tony Mahony – scratches by DJ Madhandz)
12) No Man’s Land (ft Triple Darkness) (prod by 7th Dan)
13) Colour Blind (ft Madame Pepper) (prod by Anatomy)
14) Marble (prod by Tony Mahoney)

Check the full feature HERE

Meanwhile, Stateside online magazine Surviving The Golden Age has reviewed the album, again picking up on the strong influence of the Golden Era of 90’s hip hop contained within the release.

Comparing his “raw, hard hitting hip hop beats” to that found on Nas’ “Illmatic” (not the first time the comparison has been made), and like Nas & Biggie “his lyrical content deals with his city….North London” the magazine cites the track “Heartless Island” and credits Melanin 9 as “a highly literate rapper as he references House of Flying Daggers in the same breath as soliloquies

Read the whole review HERE

There has been extensive international media coverage on this release, with more on the way, and once you check out the album stream on Bonafide you’ll hear why

You can buy the album on iTunes now HERE

You can also purchase the CD physical format direct by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

You can follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazines @BonafideZine & @StGAdam

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Bonafide Magazine has been a long established publication in the UK focusing on hip hop with various exclusive mix series, interviews, reviews and much more

They publish online as well as produce physical copies of the magazine distributed around the UK

One look around their site and you can see the full range of topics they cover, the 4 elements of hip hop, books, streetwear & fashions, film reviews, street art, djs, photography, everything you could possibly have an interest in is covered

Ex editor of the now defunct Hip Hop Connection Andy Cowan has provided the words on the review for the new album from Ohio’s Copywrite, “God Save The King (Proper English Version)” which they have combined with a world exclusive album snippet stream and interview

The album releases on 7th August 2012 via Man Bites Dog Records and features production from Marco Polo, Jaguar Skills, Bronze Nazareth, Stu Bangas, Curtiss King, Vanderslice, Surock and Kount Fif

Features are provided by a string of quality MCs from both sides of the Atlantic, including from London, Iron Braydz, Akala, Bigz Flygerian, S.A.S., Genesis Elijah, Mystro, Context, Dru Blu Strapzy, Don Jaga and Melanin 9. They stand shoulder to shoulder with Royce da 5 9, Crooked I, Sean Price, Torae, Roc Marciano, Evidence, Casual, Killah Priest, Inspectah Deck, Sonny Seeza and more

Look out for a new video coming soon for “Ghost in the Machine” which features Context

Check the review and get a sneak preview of the album at Bonafide HERE

The new interview can be read HERE

You can connect with the artist and magazine via twitter @Copywrite & @Bonafidezine

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