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With Melanin 9’s debut album “Magna Carta” releasing on iTunes today, you will see a lot of international media covering the record in the next couple of weeks.

Latest is Hip Hop is AWOL, based over in Ireland, and as the name suggests regularly covers a lot of international videos, singles and albums. Owner Ruairi tells us that Magna Carta is in his top 3 albums for 2012 along with Roc Marciano (who features on Melanin 9’s video “White Russian) and Ka.

A great supporter of UK hip hop, he reflects on other British artists who have made some international headway this year citing Genesis Elijah’s appearance with Royce da 5 9 on Copywrite’s album (another handled by UrbanElite PR) together with Melanin 9’s own progress :

Hopefully this is the start of UK Hip Hop getting its proper recognition on the international stage and no better album to lead the charge than M9’s Magna Carta

The unprecedented support from Stateside onlines such as Nah Right, Hip Hop DX, 2Dopeboys, The Source and Complex combined with UK publications MOJO, Clash, Guestlist, Q Magazine (end of December) and many more does suggest that the traditional sound of hip hop isnt so much making a comeback, but now receiving wider recognition for its longevity and being introduced to a new generation.

Melanin 9’s wordplay, lyricism and subject matter leans towards the ethos of The Golden Era of hip hop in the 90’s, but the album is broader than that with a willingness to push the boundaries more in its beats and production. It takes from the past to be relevant in the present

You can read the whole review HERE

You can buy the album now via iTunes HERE

You can buy physical CD copies of the album and the 12″ vinyl of his single White Russian via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Connect with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine @HipHopisAWOL

Any media, press and radio enquiries about this release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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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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The UK’s multi genre online Subba Cultcha has undergone a revamp recently, and just relaunched with a whole load of news, reviews and audio clips from the world of hip hop, rap, dance, and various forms of “urban” music.

They are the latest to review Melanin 9’s new album “Magna Carta” which releases 3rd December 2012

Contributor Ben Bradford opens “Melanin 9 draws you into his deep river of words, strong, powerful and meaningful words” and analyzes the subject matter in some depth. Little surprise as the London based emcees has been regarded as one of the UK’s most skilled lyricists for some time, a long time student of the “Golden Era” now putting his own take on it for 2012.

Concluding on his involvement with Triple Darkness, he ends “Both Melanin 9 and Cyrus Malachi it seems are determined to take hip hop into a meaningful and dark world of its own. With no compromise

You will be able to see his Triple Darkness sparring partners Cyrus Malachi and Phoenix da Icefire at his album launch party on Friday 23rd November upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1, where they will also be joined by DJ 279, iron Braydz, Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Logic and Skriblah Dangogh. 8pm – 1am, £5.00 entry, an 18 + over event

You can read the whole review HERE

As debut albums go, it’s going to be a landmark release for this British emcee, already featured in The Source Magazine USA via his SkooledBy performance for SBTV, named “Album of the Month” by The Guestlist Network with more to come via MOJO, Q Magazine, Clash, and the launch of his video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano on 20th November, premiering on Nah Right in New York.

You can pre order CD versions of the album at http://m9ether.bandcamp.com and 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!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)

Follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine @SubbaCultchaCom

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

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With his new album “God Save the King (Proper English Version)” having dropped in August, Ohio’s Copywrite took time out recently to speak with Ayara Pommells for Stupid Dope

They discuss the concept behind the album and the differences between the “Proper English Version” and the version released to the US market, the differences and similarities in the US and UK hip hop scenes, and his new Mhz album “Megacy” – also recently covered in this month’s Clash Magazine “Rapture & Verse” column.

He speaks on how he rates artists such as Rhyme Asylum, Lady Sovereign, Radiohead, The Snowgoons, Slick Rick and Joe Budden and his views on female emcees Jean Grae, Kreayshawn, Eternia, MC Lyte, Lauryn Hill & Roxanne Shante

The new Mhz album “Megacy” will be dropping over the next few months and should coincide with a planned tour of Europe & The UK in early 2013.

Read the full interview HERE

Keep up to date with Copywrite at www.copywritesworld.com and you can connect with them all on twitter @Copywrite @iAmaButtafly & @stupidDOPE

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