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One of the biggest UK hip hop releases of 2012 is now available to buy from iTunes.

“Magna Carta” is London emcee Melanin 9’s official debut album and from today, 3rd December, people can purchase it online via the store HERE

Of course, if you prefer to buy the physical CD version of the album, they can be bought by mail order directly from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

There has been huge trans-Atlantic and European media interest in the album, already named “Album of the Month” in Guestlist Network with further coverage in publications such as MOJO, Clash, Flavour, British Hip Hop, The Hip Hop Chronicle, K-Mag, Subba Cultcha and many more, with much more to come.

His freestyle for SBTV’s new SkooledBy Series was also featured by Stateside magazine The Source, he’s been interviewed live on DJ 279’s Choice FM show and Funhouse TV, and you can look forward to seeing further filmed performances and interviews in the weeks ahead. His single & video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano had a massive international response, and he’s currently working on the follow up

Any fans of the Golden Era of hip hop in the 90’s with a contemporary twist where the focus is on powerful lyricism and skilled wordplay will want to get their hands on this release. A truly 2012 tru skool classic.

You can follow him on twitter @Melanin_9

The full tracklist is :

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!Zeus)
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)

Any further media enquiries about the album should be addressed to UrbanElite Promotions HERE

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At that the beginning of what is going to be a busy week for London’s Melanin 9, international online “The Word Is Bond” are the latest to cover what they describe as “a quite exceptional album“.

The Word Is Bond are made up of a collection of hip hop enthusiasts from all over the world, UK, USA, Japan, and have a history of supporting that traditional classic hip hop sound from wherever in the world it happens to be

Check their full review HERE

“Magna Carta” as a debut album has received an exceptional response from the media in the UK and overseas, and this week will see Melanin 9 live on Funhouse TV with DJ Chris P Cuts from 9pm GMT / 4pm EST on Tuesday 20th (Live stream HERE ), and on Thursday he will be live in the studio with DJ Sammy Jay for the Xposure show on Guess FM from 7.30pm GMT / 2.30pm EST http://www.guessradio.co.uk

On Friday his album launch party takes place from 8pm – 1am at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 (nearest tube Aldgate East).

An 18 and over event, for £5.00 you can watch him perform assisted by Choice FM’s DJ 279, Host Iron Braydz, and further special appreaances by Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Cyrus Malachi, Logic, Phoenix da Icefire and Skriblah Dangogh

Tuesday 20th November also sees the launch of his new video featuring Roc Marciano. “White Russian, produced by Anatomy, will premiere on Nah Right from 4pm GMT / 11am EST http://www.nahright.com

The album will be available to the public on iTunes from 3rd December, and CD versions can be pre-ordered HERE

Keep up to date with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and check in with the magazine @TheWordIsBond

Any further media, press or radio dj enquiries regarding 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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DJ Slim, aka Tom Clover, is the editor of UK online PopCulturez

Longtime fan of that classic hip hop sound, he is the latest to review Melanin 9’s new album “Magna Carta” which releases to the public on 3rd December

A typically in depth review by Slim compares the feel of the album to the Golden Era and the wordplay and lyricism of Wu Tang, Mobb Deep and Nas with that true UK traditional flow style representing real stories from the street.

While fans of the Wu-Tang Clan will certainly find much to latch onto here, Melanin 9 also brings the power of UK crews like Terra Firma to bear, making this an impressively accomplished debut album” concludes the review

Read the whole review here

With his SkooledBy Performance for SBTV having just gone live and featured by The Source in the United States (view HERE )Melanin 9 is preparing the launch of his new video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano, as well as his album launch party Upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Friday 23rd November.

From 8pm – 1am there will be the opportunity to watch Melanin 9 perform live assisted by host for the night Iron Braydz, DJ 279 from Choice FM, and further performances by Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Logic, Cyrus Malachi, Phoenix da Icefire and Skriblah Dangogh

Entry is £5.00, and an 18 + event.

Physical CD versions of the album can be pre-ordered via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Keep up to date with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine @PopCulturez

Any further media enquiries about the release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Anyone involved in the UK scene will know all about Jamal Edwards’ SBTV, one of the leading Youth Broadcasters online platforms

He has just developed his latest SkooledBy Series, dedicated to hip hop emcees going back to the classic Golden Era all the way up to the present day, celebrating and showcasing the people who laid the foundations for the next generation.

We know the names he’s filmed so far and it will DEFINITELY be a series worth keeping an eye on. All of it will be brand new footage

Only the 2nd episode was launched to the internet today and features London’s Melanin 9 going in hard with some barz exclusive for the station

His album Magna Carta is on general release from 3rd December, but can be pre-ordered in CD format from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Currently Guestlist Network’s “Album of the Month”, there will be a lot more media coverage on this release in the weeks ahead

His album launch party will take place upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL 8pm – 1am on Friday 23rd November. Entry is £5.00 and as well as performing himself, he will be joined by host Iron Braydz, DJ 279 from Choice FM, and there will be further performances by Genesis Elijah, Cyrus Malachi, Rewd Adams, Logic, Phoenix da Icefire & Skriblah Dangogh

Keep up to date with him on twitter @Melanin_9 for more news on the release, live dates and radio appearances, and link up with SBTV on twitter @sbtvonline

Any media / press enquiries about the release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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B-Girl Document is a UK online dedicated to Tru Skool hip hop, and run by the people behind Raw Blue Cheese

This soon to be released album amps the mind and suggests to the listener they should consider launching a quest for knowledge” opens the review and

If we had a Hip Hop university, Magna Carta would be a Rap dissertation” helps conclude the in depth analysis of the 14 track album which features Triple Darkness, Roc Marciano and Madame Pepper, with production from Anatomy, Jehst and Tony Mahoney.

Available from 3rd December on general release, pre orders of the CD version can be placed via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Read the whole review HERE

Keep up to date with Melanin 9 on twitter @Melanin_9 for news about his launch night on Friday 23rd November at The Vibe Bar, London which will also feature DJ279, Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Logic, Phoenix da Icefire, Skriblah, Iron Braydz, Cyrus Malachi and more. You can also reach the magazine via twitter @RawBlueCheese

Any more press / media enquiries about the release, address them to Urbanelite PR HERE

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One of the UK’s leading online platforms, The Hip Hop Chronicle, are the latest to endorse Melanin 9’s new album “Magna Carta” with a massive 9.5/10 rating

Long known for world exclusive interviews and live footage, and sharing of some of the best UK and international releases and videos, The Hip Hop Chronicle has had a big year in its development, with a growing team of contributors now covering album reviews and a range of other articles. This in addition to their ongoing partnerships with some of the biggest broadcasters on satellite and internet tv.

In this latest article, there is a genuine appreciation of this highly talented Emcee’s lyrical skills, subject matter and wordplay, all in the finest traditions of hip hop.

It’s a highly impressive analysis by Natasha Ferguson of the tracks on offer and their meaning which again reinforces his established position as one of the UK’s most respected wordsmiths. It also perhaps indicates a gradual shift in the tectonic plates back to the true essence and artists of this calibre

Read the entire review HERE

Also look out for a video interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle and Melanin 9 hitting the internet very shortly

Magna Carta releases on 3rd December, with a launch party at The Vibe Party in Brick Lane, London taking place on 23rd November and includes a line up of Choice FM’s DJ 279, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Cyrus Malachi, Rewd Adams, Logic, Skriblah, Phoenix da Icefire and more

Visit www.melanin9.com for more links to the artist’s various online platforms, and reach them on twitter @Melanin_9 and @HipHopChronicle

Media enquiries regarding this release should be sent to UrbanElite Promotions HERE

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