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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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Included in Paul McGee’s monthly Hip Hop column in the January issue (Q318) of Q Magazine is the new album by Melanin 9, “Magna Carta”. The album was chosen along with releases by Miguel, Evitan, Vinnie Paz and Murs & Fashawn.

Q Magazine is a world renowned physical and online multi genre music publication based in London, and the coverage follows on from other reviews & features which appeared last in year in other notable magazines Clash Magazine, MOJO, Echoes, DJ Magazine and over 50 others from the UK, Europe and United States.

There has been a widespread level of appreciation for the London emcee’s lyricism and subject matter, and as debut albums go must be one of the most impressive releases of its kind in the history of UK hip hop.

Magna Carta can be bought in physical CD format by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com and also from iTunes HERE

Look out for more coverage shortly, and meantime you can keep track of what he’s doing on twitter @Melanin_9

Any other press & media requests for interviews or booking enquiries can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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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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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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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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Copywrite’s new album God Save The King (Proper English Version) is recognized in the new issue of one of the UK’s leading publications Q Magazine.

Included in Paul McGee’s Hip Hop Round Up for the month, it’s featured along with the new releases by Big K.R.I.T. and Aesop Rock.

The Ohio MC’s album was released on 7th August 2012 on Man Bites Dog Records and is available now on iTunes. Includes production contributions from Bronze Nazareth, Marco Polo, Stu Bangas, Jaguar Skillz, Curtiss King, Kount Fif and Surock.

The MC’s featuring from the USA and UK include S.A.S., Bigz Flygerian, Akala, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Melanin 9, Mystro, Context, Dru Blu, Royce da 5 9, Evidence, Roc Marciano, Torae, Crooked I, Killah Priest, Casual, Sean Price, Inspectah Deck, Sonny Seeza and many more.

However, as the article suggests, “The guestlist’s impressive throughout, but Copywrite’s characteristic self-assurance never lets you forget it’s his album”

Q Magazine Issue 315 is on sale in all UK stores now.

More information at www.qthemusic.com & www.copywritesworld.com

Connect with both on twitter @Copywrite & @QMagazine

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