Ande-GetThatPaperSon

Rising Southern Rapper & producer Ande Bishop released his debut EP “Ocean$” this week through Seven 13 Entertainment

It is available on iTunes HERE

Since switching focus to his own career at the start of 2015, having been on production duties for fellow American Roulette stablemate Londn Blue, a string of buzz track and single releases have been featured prominantly by an extensive number of international online publications, with his debut video release “MoneyorFriendz” aired by MTV and VH-1.

His subsequent single release “OLDJAYZVIDEOS” was publicly co:signed by Rick Ross leading to the Russell Simmons owned “All Def Digital” channel hosting the official video

Florida’s online Get That Paper Son is the next to endorse someone being hotly tipped as the one to watch from the new wave of urban artists emerging from the South. Read their review of the “Ocean$ EP” HERE

Connect with Ande on twitter @2AndeBishop and his label @Seven13Music

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TimingIsEverything-SagittariusHH

It’s now nearly 2 weeks since Detroit MC Kid Vishis released his debut album “Timing is Everything” on Seven 13 Entertainment.

The younger brother of Royce da 5’9″ has enjoyed widespread international media coverage over the past couple of months, most recently by France’s online Sagittarius HH who have just published a new review which can be read HERE

Written in French, the review reflects on the fact that other than his brother on the final track “Coward”, there are no other featured artists, however “It represents his pedigree with an impressive lyrical density to the point that he has no need for guest appearances.” and presenting the explanation that as this is his debut, and clearly a deliberate approach this time around, it may be “because we feel that Timing is Everything is a very personal work.

The review also reflects the fact that the album is not necessarily what is expected, with only one Detroit producer, Mr Porter, providing beats along with California based Chase Moore, Canada’s Nick Zervos and New Jersey’s Nemisis, all of whom are providing a diversity of sound, even touching upon dubstep in the track “In Yo Face”, but never wavering from the core principles of lyricism & rhyme skills expected from a rapper influenced by the best from the Golden Age of hip hop.

Available internationally on Itunes & Amazon in digital format, CD’s of the album can also be bought directly from the label at www.seven13ent.com Check out the official audio stream on Soundcloud

Look out for further press coverage coming from the UK, Europe & USA in the next couple of weeks, including a special video feature in France’s Hip Hop 4 Life in the next few days. Currently in the middle of further media promotional activity as well as putting together tour dates for the UK, Europe & Canada, you can follow him on twitter @KidVishis.

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In the lead up to the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything” we linked up Detroit’s Kid Vishis with HipHop DX contributor Mike Trampe recently.

In the feature published on 24th July, they spoke about the thought process and choice of producers for the album, growing up in the Detroit scene as Eminem and D12 emerged globally and how the city has influenced him to become the artist he is today, and the experience and learning curve that touring in the UK with D12 & his brother Royce da 5’9″ in 2009 brought.

They then discuss his own future plans, his thoughts on the future for Detroit’s hip hop & rap scene, and speaks on the rap battle scene and specifically the Total Slaughter event he attended in early July.

Read the full feature HERE

The album includes production by Mr Porter (Shady / D12), Chase Moore of Californian duo Hippie Sabotage, New Jersey’s Nemisis and Canada’s Nick Zervos. Physical CD copies can be bought directly from the label Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com It can also be bought internationally in digital format from iTunes & Amazon

Full Track List & Official Audio Stream

1) T.I.E. Timing Is Everything Intro (Produced by Nick Zervos)
2) Message To The MCs (Produced by Mr Porter)
3) Look At All My Sh!t (Produced by Chase Moore)
4) Beautiful Day (Produced by Chase Moore)
5) Big Brothers (Produced by Chase Moore)
6) Talk Behind My Back (Produced by Chase Moore)
7) The Juice (Produced by Mr Porter)
8) In Yo Face (Produced by Nemisis)
9) Heaven (Produced by Nemisis)
10) Birds Eye View (Produced by Chase Moore)
11) Coward (featuring Royce da 5’9”) (Produced by Chase Moore)

Keep up to date with Kid Vishis on social media via twitter & Instagram @KidVishis

Look out for much more international media coverage coming on this release in the weeks ahead. Any press & media inquiries requesting an interview with Kid Vishis, or DJ requests for full quality clean radio edits of his singles, can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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TimingIsEverything-Sampleface

British online publication Sampleface are the latest to run the rule over the debut album by Detroit MC Kid Vishis “Timing is Everything” which released this week on Seven 13 Entertainment.

Opening with “There’s something to be said for a rapper who can generate a buzz as loud as a hornet’s nest without blessing the world with a full album. Kid Vishis is one such emcee and we reviewed his debut album, Timing Is Everything.” they reflect on the versatility of the mic skills, lyricism and fierce flows complimented by the production provided by Mr Porter, Nemisis, Chase Moore & Nick Zervos.

In the comment “Vishis is one of the few Golden Era lovers not trapped in recreating the sound of the forefathers, but instead taking the principles and bringing them up to date” they represent a great deal of the artist’s ethos and mindset in what is a well written piece.

Read the whole article HERE

Available now internationally on iTunes and Amazon physical CD copies can also be bought directly by mail order from the label at www.seven13ent.com

Currently in the middle of further promotional activity with the media, Kid Vishis is also at the early stages of putting together tours of Canada, the UK and Europe as well as beginning work on his sophomore album. Keep up to date with him on twitter @KidVishis and check out his latest tracks “Coward” featuring his brother Royce da 5’9″.

Any dj’s who would like a full quality mp3 of the clean radio edit of “Coward”, or members of the press & media with inquiries regarding Kid Vishis and the album “Timing is Everything” can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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TimingIsEverything-FuxWithIt

Toronto based online FuxWithIt.com have just published their new feature on Detroit MC Kid Vishis who releases his debut album “Timing is Everything” tomorrow, 22nd July, on Seven 13 Entertainment.

The feature begins with with a comprehensive summarized review of the album before an interview with the younger brother of Royce da 5’9″. They discuss the title of of the release and the reason for releasing his first studio album now and the creative process in its making, they speak about the development through the “Sick ‘Em” mixtape series while having a renowned elder brother in the industry, and also talk about his history in rap battles, his thoughts on the Detroit scene and much more.

Read the full feature HERE

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In a matter of a few hours, the album produced by Mr Porter, Nemisis, Chase Moore of Hippie Sabotage and Nick Zervos, will be available on digital mp3 and physical CD formats worldwide. Stores include iTunes and Amazon

As a taster of the sound, check out the single Heaven produced by Nemisis

Look out for much more international media coverage on this release in the coming weeks, and meantime keep up to date with Kid Vishis on twitter @KidVishis and on instagram “KidVishis

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MagnaCarta-Huck

Melanin 9 took time out recently to speak with London’s Huck Magazine on the 5 rhymes & verses that stand out for him over the past decades

Part of a regular feature for the publication, the London emcee has picked lines from Nas “Take in Blood”, Ras Kass “Reelishymn”, The Roots “No Alibi”, Cannibal Ox “Iron Galaxy” and Jesht “ESP” and explains why he rates them and the meaning for him as an artist.

You can read this feature in the magazine which is in stores now, and can also be bought online HERE

With Christmas only around the corner, you can buy Melanin 9’s Magna Carta, easily one of the hottest UK hip hop albums of 2012 at iTunes digital store HERE or order the physical version via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Look out for new interviews and videos coming in January 2013

Meantime keep up to speed with them on twitter @Melanin_9 and @HUCKmagazine

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MagnaCarta-SabotageTimes

UK’s online magazine Sabotage Times cover a wide range of content including music, sport, fashion, politics, food & drink, travel…a full lifestyle publication with the leader “We Can’t Concentrate So Why Should You”

Contributor Tobi Oke has just reviewed Melanin 9’s new album “Magna Carta” for them introducing the release as “an exploration into the facets of the mind

Touching on the influence of the 90’s era of hip hop, or Golden Era, the acknowledgement is there that the album takes it to a contemporary level, and not just a slavish re-enactment:

M9 is heavily informed by supreme mathematics, righteous teachings and the general imparting of knowledge using hip-hop as his medium. Regardless of this, the music above all is what truly separates one MC from another and whilst being a very capable lyricist, M9 has wisely aligned himself with some of the premier beat makers this country has to offer to sculpt his sound.

The review is a thoughtful look at this record in context of the various directions the genre has taken generally, and the artist’s approach specifically in terms of subject matter and lyricism

Read the whole review HERE

The album can be bought via iTunes now HERE while CD versions can be purchased by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

You can follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the guys at the magazine @Teflontobz & @Sabotagetimes

There’s been a fantastic international media response to the release over the past couple of months, and you can expect to see more press coverage and video features into 2013.

Any further press and media enquiries about this release can be directed to UrbanElite Promotions HERE Any club and event promoters looking to book Melanin 9 can also contact us via that link or at the artist’s Bandcamp

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The UK’s Bonafide Magazine has today exclusively streamed album snippets of Melanin 9’s “Magna Carta”

The magazine, who will also include the album in their Top 50 releases of 2012, introduces the feature “Melanin 9 is a true UK hip-hop talent….and the LP tackles real issues such as human rights, social cohesion and self worth

The 18 minute long stream includes all of the tracks in order of the tracklist:

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)

Check the full feature HERE

Meanwhile, Stateside online magazine Surviving The Golden Age has reviewed the album, again picking up on the strong influence of the Golden Era of 90’s hip hop contained within the release.

Comparing his “raw, hard hitting hip hop beats” to that found on Nas’ “Illmatic” (not the first time the comparison has been made), and like Nas & Biggie “his lyrical content deals with his city….North London” the magazine cites the track “Heartless Island” and credits Melanin 9 as “a highly literate rapper as he references House of Flying Daggers in the same breath as soliloquies

Read the whole review HERE

There has been extensive international media coverage on this release, with more on the way, and once you check out the album stream on Bonafide you’ll hear why

You can buy the album on iTunes now HERE

You can also purchase the CD physical format direct by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

You can follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazines @BonafideZine & @StGAdam

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Proving that it is possible to deliver street-influenced, hardcore Hip-Hop without having to appeal to the lowest common denominator, with “Magna Carta” M9 has succeeded in his mission to elevate, stimulate and edutain, delivering one of 2012′s most essential albums in the process.” is how Ryan Proctor summarizes the new album from London’s Melanin 9 for his online blog Old To The New

Ryan has been writing about hip hop for several magazines over the years, contributing reviews, interviews and news, and has established a real tastemaker online platform with his blog, covering some of the best traditional hip hop international releases, videos, singles, albums and events

If in any doubt about his standpoint on hip hop & rap music today, his opening line about Melanin 9’s album and his overall view are combined with :

Although there may be many artists today prepared to sell their soul and dumb down their content in an attempt to appeal to the masses and achieve their fifteen minutes of fame, there are still real emcees out there who aren’t willing to take the easy route, choosing instead to put hours of effort into mastering their craft, keeping their lyrical swords sharp as they walk in the footsteps of the greats that came before them. London-based lyricist Melanin 9 a.k.a. M9 is one such artist.

A full in depth review follows HERE

The strength of the classic Tru Skool sound influenced by the Golden Era of the 1990’s is reflected by the international element of his album sales on iTunes throughout Europe and in the States, as well of course as in the UK. This would indicate that the genre is in good health, and still passes the test of time when others come & go.

You can buy the album on iTunes digital store HERE or if you prefer purchasing the CD format by mail order, or the limited edition 12″ vinyl of the single “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano, go to http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Connect with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and reach out to Ryan on twitter @RyanProctor75

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MagnaCarta-GuestlistInterview

London’s monthly music newspaper and online platform The Guestlist Network had already given Melanin 9’s new release “Magna Carta” their full endorsement by naming it their “Album of the Month” at the beginning of November.

They have just followed that up with a new interview courtesy of Janine Francois

He speaks on his new album and how it was put together, the universal nature of hip hop culture compared to the more insular outlook of others, his thoughts on the Golden Era and the influence that has played in his writing style and his earlier days coming up through the scene

Read the whole interview HERE

The album was released on iTunes on 3rd December, and you can buy that HERE

If you prefer physical CD copies and the 12″ vinyl of his single featuring Roc Marciano “White Russian”, these can be purchased via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and the magazine @GuestlistDotNet

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