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

Any media, press or dj enquiries about this release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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With just over a week and a half to go until the general public release of Melanin 9’s debut album Magna Carta on 3rd December, one of the UK’s leading online specialists for hip hop & rap music, Hip Hop Kings, is the latest to give the release their endorsement.

HHK regularly present exclusive freestyle and interview filmed content, are involved with some of the live events taking place in the north of England, and of course cover reviews, latest video and single releases and more

There’s no doubt that Magna Carta is one of the most soulful, heartfelt and honest pieces of music Ive heard in a long time” begins the review

Its this aspect of Melanin 9 as an artist, combined with his wordplay and lyricism that has established him as one of the most respected UK emcees, and has earned much media attention to this release

The review summarizes :

The support I’ve seen M9 receive is a testament to the quality of Magna Carta, and his decision to be truthful with his music and the direction of this album. I will be using this album as a reference to U.K Hip-Hop for many years to come, as certain elements of the music are unrivalled by M9’s peers

Read the whole review HERE

The review comes hard on the heels of the launch of his new video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano, produced by Anatomy, and premiered on New York’s Nah Right

This Friday also sees his album launch night upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London where he’ll be joined by DJ 279, Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Iron Braydz,Cyrus Malachi, Logic, Phoenix da Icefire and Skrblah Dangogh. Entry is £5.00, nearest tube Aldgate East, 18 + over

You can also hear him live on Guess Radio in London from 7.30pm GMT / 2.30pm EST with DJ Sammy Jay on the Xposure show at http://www.guessradio.co.uk Thursday 22nd November.

You can order CD versions of the album via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and Hip Hop Kings @HHKDotCom

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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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London’s Melanin 9 sat down with Nick from UK online magazine Blatantly Blunt recently ahead of the release of his new album Magna Carta which drops on 3rd December

In this video interview, he speaks on starting out as an emcee, the inspiration he draws from politics, social justice, the Black Panther and Civil Rights Movement, reading and the broad spectrum of life to write.

He acknowledges the influence played by artists such as Wu Tang, Nas, Jay Electronica, producers Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Hi Tek and reveals who he’d like to work with in the future, as well as his thoughts on operating as an independent artist and new plans with Triple Darkness.

Its an excellent insight into how Melanin 9 operates, and also addresses the general saturation of music on the internet compared to a more methodical traditional approach to releasing videos, singles and albums

Check it out

His new video “White Russian” will be released on Tuesday 20th November, details to follow very shortly

The album launch party takes place on Friday 23rd November upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL. 8pm – 1am, £5 entry and 18 + event, nearest tube is Aldgate East approximately 5 minutes away. Joining him will be Host Iron Braydz, DJ 279 and there will be further performances by Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Cyrus Malachi, Logic, Phoenix da Icefire and Skriblah Dangogh

Pre order CD versions of the album directly from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Any further press or general media enquiries about the release should be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

Keep up to date with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and Nick and the guys @BlatantlyBlunt

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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

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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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