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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

Further media and press enquiries about the release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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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

Media enquiries regarding this release should be sent to UrbanElite Promotions HERE

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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

For any media enquiries, interview requests or dj requests, contact UrbanElite Promotions HERE

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Elementz was launched at The Rhythm Factory, London on Thursday 26th April

A new night designed to represent the traditional 4 pillars, or classic elements of hip hop culture

The launch saw dj sets from Mr Thing, DJ Snips, 279 and Sarah Love, with live performances by Caxton Press, Genesis Elijah, Naba Napalm and Ether L Banks

The UK’s leading online platform, The Hip Hop Chronicle went along to film part of the night, and caught both Caxton Press and Genesis Elijah for an interview as well as getting some live footage of performances by Mystro, Naba Napalm, DJ Mr Thing, DJ Sarah Love and Genesis Elijah

There were further dj sets from Choice FM’s DJ 279, DJ Snips and a live performance from Ether L Banks, as well as a bboy dance off from members of the London Scope Dance Theatre and graff by London’s FDC

The video has just gone live today, 14th May

There is more information about Elementz via www.elementzuk.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/elementzuk

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Elementz is a new event taking place in London which celebrates the traditional 4 elements of hip hop

The classic disciplines, deejaying, emceeing, bboy breaks & throwdowns and graffiti

Planned as a quarterly night, it aims to showcase some of the biggest established names in the scene together with giving new emerging talent the opportunity to shine, all knowledge under one roof. The main focus is on UK talent initially, but wont be confined to that in what is a global culture which has produced so many positive benefits for those involved.

The launch night takes place at The Rhythm Factory, 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW. Its in the Shoreditch area of town, nearest Tube station being Aldgate East.

The night will use both the venue’s rooms.

From 8pm – 3am, the line up is as follows:

ROOM 1

DJ Sets from DJ Sarah Love (resident), DJ 279 (Choice FM), DJ Mr Thing (Scratch Pervert / DMC Champion), DJ Snips (Livin Proof)

Live performances by Caxton Press (who will also be celebrating Kingpin and Amy True’s birthdays), showcasing tracks from their new Devil May Care album, Genesis Elijah, approaching legendary status from the days of “So Hip Hop” to current BBC Radio 1 support for his Painkillers & Pilkington EP & hosted by Mystro, another long time in the game with much respect for his work over the years. Currently promoting What Kind of Drug is Mystrogen” EP. New talent on stage will come in the shape of London’s Naba Napalm and Ether L Banks

ROOM 2

Open Mic session, live graffiti courtesy of FDC, and a bboy / bgirl throwdown including members of London’s Scope Hip Hop Dance Theatre Company. Its the room designed for all in attendance to participate, whether in a dance off, testing their rhyme skills with the crowd or anything else they think they can bring to the table

This room is hosted by DJ Snuff, organizer of End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner, who will also be on stage with Caxton Press in the main room and DJ Johny Garcia

The live hip hop scene has grown considerably around the UK in the past year or two, thanks to some extent to the popularity of events such as Dont Flop’s rap battles, and the participation element that brings with it. A new generation has become interested in the history of the culture, and Elementz looks to provide a night which represents a broader experience and understanding. And in the traditions of hip hop, give an opportunity from the old to the new.

Price on the door is £8.00, this is an 18 and over event and dress code is casual but the venue advises “no tracksuits”

Each event will also be filmed by the UK’s leading online platform The Hip Hop Chronicle for future broadcast

You can learn more about the event and the various artists involved at www.elementzuk.wordpress.com or at www.facebook.com/elementzuk

Here’s Genesis Elijah speaking on the night

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Elementz launches at The Rhythm Factory 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW on Thursday 26th April 2012

A new quarterly event representing the classic 4 elements of hip hop all under one roof to full effect.

There’s already been a massive amount of talk on the street about this, given the rare nature of the night celebrating the whole spectrum of hip hop culture – the arts of Emceeing, Deejaying, Graffiti and Bboy / BGirl battles.

Its a huge line up of established artists and new talent. Each event is in association with Urbanelite PR, Bltz Promotions UK and The Hip Hop Chronicle, one of the UK’s leading online media platforms, who will film exclusive footage of the night for later broadcast

Room 1

DJ Sets from Sarah Love (resident), 279 (Choice FM), Mr Thing (Scratch Perverts / DMC Champion) & Snips (Livin Proof)

Live Performances by Caxton Press, Genesis Elijah, Naba Napalm, Ether L Banks, hosted by Mystro

Room 2

Bboy / BGirl battle (with cash prize of £100), live graffiti, open mic session hosted by DJ Snuff (End of the Weak) & Johny Garcia. The throwdowns are open to everyone who comes along on the night.

8pm – 3am. £8 on the door / £7 in advance via TicketWeb. Nearest Tube Aldgate East. This is an 18 & over event. Dress code is casual but no tracksuits.

More information at www.elementzuk.wordpress.com or at www.facebook.com/elementzuk but we’ll let Numbers & Mys Diggi speak on it

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URBANELITE & BLITZ UK PROMOTIONS PRESENTS “ELEMENTZ”
(in association with The Hip Hop Chronicle)

ELEMENTZ is a new club night celebrating the traditional elements of hip hop – deejaying & turntablism, MCs, graffiti, b-boys & b-girls, open mic, beatboxing – all knowledge under one roof.

Planned as a quarterly event taking place throughout the year, the launch night takes place at Rhythm Factory, London on Thursday 26th April 2012.

Each event will host some of the biggest established names on the scene, while also showcasing new emerging talent and representing hip hop culture in all its forms.

Since the early days of the block parties in New York’s Bronx, hip hop has become a global phenomenon. A culture which has developed over the years representing all people irrespective of ethnic background, nationality, gender or religion. While Hip Hop Music has gone on to become a multi billion selling industry over the years, and has fragmented into various genres, the real spirit of hip hop culture remains within the various elements, practiced by those with an understanding of its principles.

The events will reflect the true meaning of hip hop and takes it back to its roots – at its best live with all elements in full effect

Resident DJ is London’s “1st Lady of Hip Hop” Sarah Love, recognized from her days performing at the city’s renowned Kung Fu events through to her time presenting for MTV Base, BBC 1Xtra and being the only female dj to be nominated twice as “Best DJ” for a MOBO award.

The events are in association with leading online media outlet The Hip Hop Chronicle. While covering the major stories from the UK and overseas, HHC have provided exclusive footage broadcast on BET, MTV and many others. HHC will film performances and interviews to be broadcast online in the weeks following each event.

FULL LINE UP
MAIN ROOM

DJ SETS FROM DJ SARAH LOVE x DJ 279 x DJ MR THING x DJ SNIPS

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY CAXTON PRESS x GENESIS ELIJAH x NABA NAPALM x ETHER L BANKS

HOSTED BY MYSTRO

ROOM 2
HOSTED BY DJ SNUFF WITH DJ JOHNY GARCIA, B-BOY BATTLES, LIVE GRAFF & OPEN MIC
VENUE : The Rhythm Factory, 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW Nearest Tube is Aldgate East / Buses 25 / 205 / 254 / N106 / N253
Door Price £8.00 / Tickets available in advance via TicketWeb £7.00
8pm – 3am. This is an over 18′s event only.
Dress code is casual though no tracksuits.
The venue reserves the right to refuse admission.

More information available at
The official site www.elementzuk.wordpress.com
(the site contains videos, images and more information about the performers)
The official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/ElementzUK
Thythm Factory www.rhythmfactory.co.uk

TWITTER
@ElementzUK @RhythmFactoryUK @DJSarahLove @DJ279 @DJMrThing @DJSnips @DJSnuffOne
@CaxtonPress @GenesisElijah @Mystrogen @Ether_L_Banks @HipHopChronicle

“ELEMENTZ” logo designed by The DR1NE

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