North west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan releases the second single from his new album “S.C.U.M.” tomorrow, September 6th.

“Distress Signals” features Long Island’s Hus Kingpin, and you will get the chance to hear it first on the US online Nah Right who will be premiering the track from midday EST / 5pm GMT HERE

It follows the first single “Savile Row” which featured current Stateside luminary Westside Gunn

DFH also released a new video “Romero Bryan” recently. Premiered by Complex Magazine, it’s a tribute to the London fashion designer taken from his EP “Fucc Ya Life Praise Mine” released earlier this year

In a very rare step for a British rapper, DFH has signed with a US label for the release of the new album via Miami’s 22 Entertainment whose back catalgue includes Royce da 5’9″, Fashawn, Joe Budden, J-Kwon and KXNG Crooked. Releasing on October 27th, it’s available to pre-order on digital and CD formats from the label’s BANDCAMP

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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

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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

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Known internationally as one of the leading music magazines for many years, the UK’s MOJO is the latest to review Melanin 9’s album “Magna Carta” which releases on Monday 3rd December.

Their end of year edition includes Andy Cowan’s new hip hop column, which as well as featuring Melanin 9’s debut album, also includes Main Attrakionz, Stones Throw’s Homeboy Sandman, and Rhymesayers’ P.O.S. The magazine is available to buy now from various stores

You can hear Melanin 9 live on Bang FM in London tonight from 10pm GMT,(5pm EST), with Mr 13 and DJ Bones via http://www.wearebang.com

Having just launched his new video & single “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano which was featured on The Source, Nah Right, 2 Dope Boys, Hip Hop DX and Complex Magazine, he is busy filming a new video which will be launched over the next few weeks.

Look out for more coverage coming shortly on this release. You can buy CD versions of the album HERE

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

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As the name suggests, BritishHipHop.Com have been one of the long standing supporters of UK hip hop, but have also covered a wide variety of international artists.

Andy Fletcher from the magazine sat down with London’s Melanin 9 recently ahead of the release of his new album “Magna Carta”, due out on 3rd December.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the talented emcee, freestyle performances for SBTV being featured on The Source in the United States, the launch of his single & video this week for “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano, premiered by Nah Right and covered by many top international onlines including Hip Hop DX and 2 Dope Boys, and the preparation for his launch event tonight, Friday 23rd November upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 (8pm – 1am, entry £5) where he’ll be joined by DJ 279, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Rewd Adams, Cyrus Malachi, Phoenix da Icefire, Skriblah Dangogh and Logic.

The interview covers the early days, starting out working with Terra Firma’s Skriblah Dangogh, the meaning behind his new album Magna Carta and the emphasis on relevant subject matter playing a pivotal role in his overall approach, thoughts on the world of hip hop and the various sources and artists from which he draws inspiration, and his overall reflection on the past 6 years

Its one of the most in depth interviews he’s given for some time and can be read HERE

British Hip Hop are also the latest to give their full backing to the release in their review of the record, which can be read HERE

Although now near the year’s end, Magna Carta has become one of the biggest UK hip hop albums of 2012 making an unprecedented international impact. Look out for much more coverage in the weeks ahead, and for Melanin 9 to be making even bigger moves in 2013

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

Follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and also the guys over at @BritishHipHop

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Props to Eskay and his team at Nah Right in New York

Nah Right have today, 20th November, premiered the new official video by London’s Melanin 9 ft Roc Marciano “White Russian”, produced by Anatomy

Taken from the album Magna Carta which releases on 3rd December, with CD versions available by pre – order via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Its rare for a UK hip hop artist to receive this level of Stateside support, however Melanin 9 has already featured in The Source last week via his performance for SBTV’s SkooledBy series, and with coverage coming in key UK publications MOJO and Q Magazine, it’s testament to his skills as a lyricist and wordsmith, and refreshing to see it being recognized at such a wide level

Check the video on Nah Right HERE

Follow them on twitter @Melanin_9 @RocMarci and @NahRight

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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

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