MagnaCarta-TheVoice

The Voice Newspaper is a well known publication in London which has run from 1982, and has been regularly voted “Britain’s Best Black Newspaper” for their coverage on a range of issues specific to the community including sport, current affairs, education, lifestyle, faith, career opportunites and entertainment.

The papers’s Hazel Ann Williams took a trip up to Islington recently to interview one of the hottest emerging figures in the UK hip hop scene, melanin 9, to discuss his new album Magna Carta, his early days of starting out as an artist and his views on hip hop generally today.

You can read the whole interview HERE

There has been a tremendous amount of media coverage on Magna Carta in the UK primarily, and also in Europe and the United States since the promotional campaign began in the autumn of 2012. Hip Hop specialists, general urban music online and physical magazines, and national physical publications such as Clash, MOJO and Q Magazine have all featured reviews and interviews.

We predicted this, his debut album, would be a landmark release for this highly talented lyricist, and the international online coverage of his freestyle for SBTV and official videos, including “White Russian” ft Roc Marciano, premiered by Nah Right – a first for such a UK artist – has proven this to be the case.

Included in Wordplay Magazine and Bonafide Magazine top hip hop albums of 2012, there’s little doubt this has been one of the biggest UK releases of last year within the genre

It is available to buy now from iTunes, and a physical CD format version is also available to buy direct from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

You can check it out for yourself via this snippet version on his Soundcloud

Expect to see a video for the track “Heartless Island” featuring Triple Darkness in the near future, as well as him performing some shows, including on the main stage at the Boom Bap Festival in September.

Any booking enquiries for Melanin 9 can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE or you can connect directly with him via the contact details provided on his twitter profile @Melanin_9

All further media enquiries can be sent to Urbanelite PR via the link provided above

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MagnaCarta-BrokenCulture

If youre into all things hip hop, and we assume you probably are, you should definitely check out the UK’s online magazine Broken Culture

They have a really wide level of coverage including music, events, art & graff, skate & bmx and much more. The owner Max Quinn has done an excellent job in representing the culture and you can easily tell that “the knowledge” is there given the in depth analysis provided.

They’re the latest to cover Melanin 9’s new album Magna Carta which releases on 3rd December. The feature covers the launch event last Friday at London’s Vibe Bar, provides some extra background information and history on the artist, you can also watch several of his videos and of course read a thorough review of the album itself.

It’s a really well presented piece of journalistic writing, and you can read it HERE

The CD version of the album can be bought direct from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com and the album will also be available to buy digitally. Note that you can also buy the vinyl 12″ of his highly successful single White Russian featuring Roc Marciano, so again if you contact his Bandcamp you can cop that heat there

There will be a lot more coverage on this release coming over the next few weeks, including special video features, and an exclusive snippet stream of the entire album via Bonafide Magazine shortly.

Meanwhile keep up to date with what Melanin 9 is doing on twitter @Melanin_9 and connect with Max and the guys @BrokenCultureUk

Any magazines, press, media or djs looking for more information about the release should contact UrbanElite Promotions HERE

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