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Rising Southern rapper & producer Ande Bishop releases his debut EP “Ocean$ – Extended Play” on 19th May.

The recent signing to Seven 13 Entertainment first gained recognition for his production work on Londn Blue’s “False Hope” EP released last year before his first ever solo release “50 Centences” was debuted by The Source in January. Subsequent releases “$77.43” and “MoneyorFriendz” featuring on MTV and VH-1 have seen his fanbase in areas such as Alabama and Atlanta grow significantly in a short period of time, reinforcing his reputation as one of the hottest emerging talents from the region.

He has just launched the second single from his new EP, “OLDJAYZVIDEOS” produced by Taylor $upreme, premiered today by JackThriller.com. The official video for the track will be released in May.

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Look out for international press & media coverage on Ande coming soon. Meantime, you can connect with him on twitter @Ande_Bishop and his label @Seven13Music

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In their end of year edition, legendary UK magazine Echoes have included a review of Melanin 9’s new album “Magna Carta” which released on 3rd December 2012.

Recreating the claustrophobic climate of pre-millenial angst, Magna Carta could have snuck out in the late 90’s. To his credit, Melanin 9 never sounds like he’s having to try too hard” opens Sunil Chauhan’s analysis in an issue which also includes new releases by Homeboy Sandman, Ruff Sqwad, Kingdom of Fear, Lazy Habits, Kendrick Lamar, Jungle Brothers and Kool G Rap

Magna Carta does what it says on the tin, as it’s supposed to do” it concludes, and you can read the whole review in the publication which hit UK stores today. You can see more about the magazine online at www.echoesmagazine.co.uk

Meanwhile, French magazine International Hip Hop hits stores in France from Tuesday 18th December, and we have a sneak preview of the reviews section which as well as covering Melanin 9’s album with a 90% rating, also features releases by Mystro, K-Def, Lord Finesse, Pace Won & Mr Green, Snowgoons and Blaq Poet.

Written in the French language (obviously), the Paris based publication lives up to its name covering hip hop from all over the world, and is produced on a monthly basis. This month’s edition also includes interviews with Nas, Redman, Big K.R.I.T., Jean Grae and Kool Keith. You can find out more about them online at www.ihh.cc

Melanin 9 has built up a loyal fanbase in France and Europe for a number of years, so its no surprise he rates highly here, just as he’s done with a wide level of coverage in the UK’s media and now also making some headway in the States.

The album has been available to buy on iTunes since the 3rd December 2012, and CD versions can be bought by mail order from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

All international media for this release handled by UrbanElite PR. Any further press enquiries or booking enquiries for Melanin 9 from event & club promoters can be sent 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

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The Guestlist Network is a multi genre online and physical publication, distributed free around London every month

They carry news of all forms of music releases, interviews, videos, events and also report on what’s happening from around the UK

They have just made the debut album by Melanin 9, “Magna Carta”, their “Album of the Month” courtesy of a review by freelance journalist Oliver Pickup, and the review is live now on their website as well as due to be carried in their physical paper

Not for the first time, some loose comparisons are made with Nas, The Pharcyde and Wu Tang, to be expected given the heavy influence The Golden Era has had on this incredibly talented young emcee.

With mellow beats and forceful rapping about gritty street stories, Melanin 9’s Magna Carta is an important release setting out his own lofty ambitions” concludes the review which you can read in full HERE

Look out for much more media coverage coming from both sides of the Atlantic, including exclusive performances and interviews with SBTV, The Hip Hop Chronicle and Blatantly Blunt.

Pre orders of the CD version of the album can be made via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com and it will be available for general release on 3rd December

His album launch party at The Vibe Bar, Brick Lane, London will be hosted by Iron Braydz, and feature Choice FM’s DJ 279 on the decks with further performances by Genesis Elijah, Cyrus Malachi, Rewd Adams, Phoenix Da Icefire, Logic and Skriblah. You can get more information about the night via the Facebook page HERE

You can connect with the artist on twitter @Melanin_9 the reviewer Oli Pickup @CulturedClown and the Magazine @Guestlistdotnet

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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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London’s K-Mag, once under the guise of Knowledge, has long covered various genres from hip hop to soul, dubstep to dance, r&b to rap.

The magazine’s Aaron Jackson took time out recently to speak with Melanin 9 ahead of the release of his album “Magna Carta” out on the 3rd December

They discuss his earliest memory of hip hop culture from both the United States and Britain, the inspiration behind the new album and the writing process, his work with Triple Darkness and the development since releasing High Fidelity, 144,000 and Orion’s Stencil

Read the full interview HERE

Look out for many more magazine features and reviews, new track launches and special filmed footage in the weeks and months ahead, including interviews and performances with The Hip Hop Chronicle, SBTV and Blatantly Blunt among others

The official album launch event will take place at The Vibe Bar in London on Friday 23td November, full line up to be announced shortly. CD versions of the album are available via pre-order and will be delivered by 25th November as a mark of appreciation by Melanin 9 for his loyal fanbase in the UK and overseas. Anyone wishing to order the CD should visit his site HERE

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Already with well over 30 separate UK magazines covering the release, next up for Copywrite and his new album “God Save The King (Proper English Version)” is a review by Vanessa Ryan for the UK’s Niji Magazine

Based in the south of England, the online has been on the go now for a couple of years with the focus on supporting new emerging talent in music, fashion, art and covering a variety of events

They also actively look to encourage and support new young upcoming writers and journalists providing them with the platform to develop their skills and cover a variety of subjects. They’re a progressive publication with the emphasis on focusing on the positive of what’s happening with new emerging artists.

Unsurprisingly, the nature of Copywrite’s new album which also represents the UK and USA via features from the likes of Akala, Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, S.A.S., Melanin 9, Mystro, Dru Blu, Royce da 5 9, Crooked I, Sean Price, Roc Marciano, Torae, Evidence, Killah Priest and many more sat well with them given the international co-operation between hip hop scenes.

Read the whole review HERE

The album is out now via Man Bites Dog Records and as predicted is one of the biggest independent international hip hop releases of 2012. Copywrite is currently in the studio recording the new Megahertz album “Megacy”.

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