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n the current July 2013 issue of the UK’s DJ Magazine, reviewer Neil Kulkarni picks his top releases for the month

He has made Melanin 9’s single Heartless Island which also features his old sparring partners Triple Darkness, the “Money Shot” Single of the Month

The single appears on M9’s album Magna Carta which was released in December to wide critical acclaim in the UK and also overseas – Jay Z take note! – and it can be purchased on iTunes or in physical format via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com by mail order

He has a number of live dates coming up, including on the main stage at the Boom Bap Festival in September, and also look out for some brand new recorded material being released in the months ahead. You can keep up to date with him via twitter @Melanin_9

Meanwhile, check out the video for the track

Any media or booking enquiries can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE or live venue & club promoters can contact the man himself via his Bandcamp or through his social media platforms

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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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