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Been a busy past couple of years for us here at UrbanElite PR working with hip hop artists from the USA and UK, in the main promoting their EPs & albums to press and media in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand & Japan.

In recent times, this has included artists such as Bumpy Knuckles, Melanin 9, ethemadassassin, Apex Zero, Matt Maddox, Iron Braydz, Kid Vishis with further tour & additional press for Ultramagnetic MC’s & Rah Digga. There is a full list of artists we have worked with HERE

This site is the primary online platform for UrbanElite PR, and the main page has all the regular updates of press coverage as they are published for current campaigns. We have just updated some of our other sections to reflect the promotional activity we’ve undertaken recently, and also to update information on the services we provide.

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In the VIDEO section you can watch some of those we have promoted usually as part of an EP / album campaign. They include official music videos and special feature & interview coverage by artists such as Souls of Mischief, D12, Copywrite, Iron Braydz, Genesis Elijah, Kid Vishis, Matt Maddox, Classified & Verbal Kent

In the SINGLES section, you can hear audio streams of just some of the tracks we have promoted worldwide to onlines and djs, again usually in conjunction with ongoing EP & album campaigns, but there are also some stand alone single projects. In addition to the artists mentioned above, they also include joints by Bumpy Knuckles, ethemadassassin, Ultramagnetic MCs, Apex Zero, Skyzoo, Butta Da Prince, & Vast Aire

If you’re a fan of hip hop which draws from the traditions of quality lyricism & production, then there should definitely be plenty in the VIDEO & SINGLES sections for you to enjoy!

We have also updated the PRESS section which includes snapshots & images of international press coverage during various EP & album campaigns, while the CAMPAIGN section provides details about specific previous press & media campaigns we have undertaken, and the results delivered.

Information about us and the full range of services we provide have also been updated HERE

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If you are a hip hop artist or label with an upcoming single, EP or album release of a similar nature to those we have promoted in the past, and may be interested in the range of international services we provide, drop us a line via the CONTACT section, providing us with a little background information about you & your project and we’ll send a reply within 48 hours.

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Melanin 9’s launch night for his new album “Magna Carta” took place at The Vibe Bar in London’s Brick Lane in late November, and the venue was rammed full with the city’s hip hop fraternity there to see him joined by Choice FM’s DJ 279, Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Iron Braydz, and his Triple Darkness sparring partners Cyrus Malachi and Phoenix da Icefire.

There was also a healthy media turnout, included in their numbers Snehal Shah from Live Magazine which publishes online and in physical print and covers a broad range of lifestyle subjects targeted at the youth market

The magazine has combined a review of the album with an interview and it can be read in full HERE

Released on 3rd December, “Magna Carta” is available on iTunes and also in physical CD format by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Its been a landmark release for the highly talented lyricist and the UK scene generally given the level of international media coverage and attention it has received over the past few months, all promotions handled by UrbanElite PR. Check out the following videos

Organized Democracy

White Russian ft Roc Marciano

Freestyle for SBTV’s “Skooled By” series

Melanin 9 is now accepting booking enquiries via his Bandcamp above, his twitter @Melanin_9 or they can be emailed to UrbanElite PR HERE

With thanks to Snehal and Alya for the feature, you can follow the magazine on twitter @LiveMagUK

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In the January edition of DJ Magazine in UK stores now, the Hip Hop Singles Reviews page places Melanin 9’s “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano as their “Money Shot Single of the Month”

Written by the magazine’s Neil Kulkarni :

So pleased M9 is finally making the leap from mixtapes (if you ain’t heard High Fidelity or 144,000 you ain’t been reading this page enough!) to actually releasing an official album : this is the first single from “Magna Carta” and is just astonishing. A slow burning groove over which RM drapes some engrossing rhymes, crepuscular keys and smoky cymbals riding the groove deep intro your cortex. Essential

The rating’s all the more impressive when considering the company it keeps on the page, including 9th Wonder & Buckshot, Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson, Craig G, Edward Scissortongue, Piff Gang, Pacewon & Neek the Exotic ft Bumpy Knuckles. Check the video for it

Meanwhile, US online Premiere Hip Hop are the latest to give the album Magna Carta their full endorsement

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The review by their editor in chief, Sunez Allah, is extremely in depth looking into the subject matter behind the tracks.

Summarizing “Magna Carta ultimately is a fulfilled debut that like melanin, an infinite measure of our supremacy, cannot be merely gauged by the mere shade of the Black, Brown or Yellow skin, the country, city or ghetto of the MC or the cover of an album. It must be heard and understood by engaging in its depth and seeing the life of Hip Hop expressed by our people.

You can read the whole review HERE

Magna Carta is available now on iTunes and in CD / physical format by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

You can follow Melanin 9 on twitter @Melanin_9 and any further media or booking enquiries can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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UrbanElite Promotions are one of the leading PR companies in the UK specializing in hip hop and rap music.

Our team have two decades’ worth of experience servicing the releases of artists from the UK, Canada and United States to physical & online press, blogs, radio, tv and various other online platforms. The focal point of media activity related to album releases is within the British marketplace, however with singles & videos they are distributed worldwide and we have affiliates on mainland Europe.

Additional services including tour dates & tour related press, event promotions and label & artist marketing & development plans are also provided as additional support assistance.

For more detailed information, visit the PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS page where you will be able to read about examples of recent cases and how they were developed. More background information is available in the ABOUT page

The other pages linked at the top of this website will provide lists of previous artists and examples of their singles, videos and magazine & special feature coverage

Any artists or labels wishing to enquire more about the various services provided can do so via the CONTACT page

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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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