Flavour Magazine’s Shireen Fenner sat down with Melanin 9 recently ahead of the release of his debut album “Magna Carta” which releases on 3rd December.

They discuss a range of issues including the situation for a UK hip hop emcee and the general levels of support for the genre, the various issues which influence his writing, his choice of producers and working with Triple Darkness and what went into putting Magna Carta together and his plans for 2013.

You can read the whole interview HERE

There has been a fantastic response to this album from media in the UK, USA and Europe, and you will see more examples of this in the weeks ahead, together with new singles and videos

Anyone preferring CD versions of the album can buy them now directly from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com All those pre-ordered have just been sent out

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the guys over at the magazine @shireenxoxo and @flavourmag

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London’s Secret TV are an online magazine mixing filmed interviews, reviews, performances and views covering a broad spectrum of subjects from Film, Art, Music and more with a healthy focus on new talent

They are the latest to review Melanin 9’s new album Magna Carta which is on general release from the 3rd December, although pre – orders of CD versions can be placed via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com and will be delivered by 25th November

The review is another in appreciation of his lyrical content, wordplay and diversity of production.

Pointing to Nas’ “Illmatic” as a reference point for the overall concept, the review concludes:

Melanin 9’s honesty and lyrical prowess shines through, proving that with a fresh beat, deep lyrics and talented delivery, you can be as ‘conscious’ as you want. The message doesn’t detract from the music, and the music doesn’t detract from the message.

It’s ideology and medium in perfect harmony.

Read the full review HERE

Also look out for an exclusive filmed performance by Melanin 9 coming to Secret TV in the weeks ahead

You can follow the artist on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine @SecretTVOnline

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One of the UK’s leading online platforms, The Hip Hop Chronicle, are the latest to endorse Melanin 9’s new album “Magna Carta” with a massive 9.5/10 rating

Long known for world exclusive interviews and live footage, and sharing of some of the best UK and international releases and videos, The Hip Hop Chronicle has had a big year in its development, with a growing team of contributors now covering album reviews and a range of other articles. This in addition to their ongoing partnerships with some of the biggest broadcasters on satellite and internet tv.

In this latest article, there is a genuine appreciation of this highly talented Emcee’s lyrical skills, subject matter and wordplay, all in the finest traditions of hip hop.

It’s a highly impressive analysis by Natasha Ferguson of the tracks on offer and their meaning which again reinforces his established position as one of the UK’s most respected wordsmiths. It also perhaps indicates a gradual shift in the tectonic plates back to the true essence and artists of this calibre

Read the entire review HERE

Also look out for a video interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle and Melanin 9 hitting the internet very shortly

Magna Carta releases on 3rd December, with a launch party at The Vibe Party in Brick Lane, London taking place on 23rd November and includes a line up of Choice FM’s DJ 279, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Cyrus Malachi, Rewd Adams, Logic, Skriblah, Phoenix da Icefire and more

Visit www.melanin9.com for more links to the artist’s various online platforms, and reach them on twitter @Melanin_9 and @HipHopChronicle

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Islington’s Melanin 9 took time out his busy schedule recently to speak with lifestyle magazine The London Word about his thoughts on the capital city

It’s a regular feature in the online publication where local residents involved in a cross section of the performing arts give their opinions and experiences on living there

Read what he has to say HERE

Meanwhile, full details of the album launch event have just been announced.

Happening upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Friday 23rd November, the night runs from 8pm – 1am

Door price is an extremely reasonable £5 where you will get the opportunity to see Melanin 9 perform various tracks from his new album Magna Carta, which is on general public release from 3rd December.

DJ for the night is Choice FM’s DJ 279, hosted by Neasden’s Iron Braydz.

Also performing will be Genesis Elijah, Phoenix da Icefire, Cyrus Malachi, Skriblah, Logic & Rewd Adams, which in anyone’s language is a massive lineup representing some of the best in the UK hip hop scene.

The Facebook Event Page is HERE

You can also get more information at http://vibe-bar.co.uk or call the venue on 0207 247 3479 Nearest Tube is Aldgate East which is only 5 minutes away. For any fans of hip hop in London, its an absolute must see event.

Keep up to date with Melanin 9 via http://www.melanin9.com or http://m9ether.bandcamp.com where you can also pre order CD versions of the album which will be delivered slightly ahead of official release date on 25th November

You can also follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine via @TheLondonWord

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Magna Carta is one of the best British hip hop albums I’ve heard in a long, long time” concludes Andrew Kay in his review of Melanin 9’s debut LP for the UK magazine Blacksheep

An in depth track by track analysis is then perfectly summarized, highlighting the mix of an emcee with deep thought provoking lyrics and highly skilled wordplay, complimented by a range of beats from the standard boom – bap hip hop head-nodders, jazzy mood music and electronica.

Melanin 9 isn’t an artist afraid to push the musical boundaries, experiment with different sounds and production and yet keep a the 14 track album coherent and one which is already providing high praise from many which you will see in the weeks ahead.

The UK hip hop community has long known about this highly talented wordsmith, but there is about to be a wider appreciation from a larger cross section of the musical fraternity

Read the whole review HERE

Very shortly, you will be able to watch video interviews with The Hip Hop Chronicle and Blatantly Blunt, his special exclusive performance for SBTV’s new SkooledBy series and hear him on Funhouse with Kiss FM’s DJ MK, and on DJ 279’s legendary Saturday Night Flavas Choice FM radio show

Busy putting the final line up together for his album launch event at The Vibe Bar in London on 23rd November, he will also be launching the new video for his track “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano in the next couple of weeks, so keep em peeled for that.

The album releases to the general public on 3rd December, however CD versions of the album can be pre-ordered from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com and will be delivered by 25th November

You can also follow him on twitter via @Melanin_9

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Expect this to be the first of many!

London’s Melanin 9 releases his debut official album “Magna Carta” on 3rd December, following on from much vaunted Mixtapes and EP’s “High Fidelity”, “144,000” and “Orion’s Stencil”

Journalist Oli Arditi is first off the mark with a typically in depth analysis of the 14 tracks on offer which includes features by Triple Darkness and Roc Marciano.

As an artist, Melanin 9 is renowned as a conscientious lyricist with superior wordplay, and its no secret that this album has been a long time in the making, as each, verse, track, producer and guest artist is painstakingly put together, a fact Oli picks up on

The degree of commitment and seriousness with which this album has been assembled is hard to miss”….”this is an artwork of great power, remarkable vision and pinpoint accuracy

Its a really insightful review of the album and the artist, and can be read in full HERE

A new single from the album “Landmark” produced by Anatomy will be launched this week, with further special releases earmarked in the coming weeks and months. He will also be filming a new interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle and performance for the SBTV Series SkooledBy shortly, so look out for those hitting the internet soon.

To mark the release of the album, a launch event will take place at London’s Vibe Bar on 23rd November. Full details of special guests and more information about the night will be announced in the next couple of weeks, but it will be a night not to miss for all fans of hip hop in the city

Keep up to date with what he’s doing via www.m9ether.bandcamp.com where you can also pre order CD versions of the album, and via his twitter @Melanin_9 You can also connect with Oli on twitter at @oli_the_bass

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London’s Melanin 9 (aka M9) drops his debut album Magna Carta on 3rd December, although pre-orders of the physical CD are available directly from his label Red Snow via www.melanin9.com In these cases, as an appreciation for his loyal fanbase, they will be delivered by 25th November

Already cosigned by Choice FM’s legendary DJ 279, Numbers spoke on it “Nice thought provoking album, good stuff and Im loving the new single Organised Democracy” The album has just been serviced to the media in the last couple of days, however any members of press also looking for a copy to review should send all enquiries to UrbanElite Promotions via the CONTACT page at www.urbanelitepr.com

A number of plans are already underway, including a special exclusive for leading youth broadcaster SBTV and a launch party in London at the end of November. Meanwhile, check out his performance for Rapper Tag UK, the baton being handed over to him most recently by fellow north London emcee Iron Braydz. An excellent online series which was kicked off several months ago by Mystro

Look out for a lot of media coverage over the coming months on this release

Follow the artist on twitter @Melanin_9 and the online at @RapperTagUK

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