New Video Interview | Melanin 9 speaks with Blatantly Blunt
London's Melanin 9 sat down with Nick from UK online magazine Blatantly Blunt recently ahead of the release of his new album Magna Carta which drops on 3rd December
In this video interview, he speaks on starting out as an emcee, the inspiration he draws from politics, social justice, the Black Panther and Civil Rights Movement, reading and the broad spectrum of life to write.
He acknowledges the influence played by artists such as Wu Tang, Nas, Jay Electronica, producers Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Hi Tek and reveals who he'd like to work with in the future, as well as his thoughts on operating as an independent artist and new plans with Triple Darkness.
Its an excellent insight into how Melanin 9 operates, and also addresses the general saturation of music on the internet compared to a more methodical traditional approach to releasing videos, singles and albums
Check it out
His new video "White Russian" will be released on Tuesday 20th November, details to follow very shortly
The album launch party takes place on Friday 23rd November upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL. 8pm - 1am, £5 entry and 18 + event, nearest tube is Aldgate East approximately 5 minutes away. Joining him will be Host Iron Braydz, DJ 279 and there will be further performances by Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Cyrus Malachi, Logic, Phoenix da Icefire and Skriblah Dangogh
Pre order CD versions of the album directly from http://m9ether.bandcamp.com
Any further press or general media enquiries about the release should be sent to UrbanElite PR via http://www.urbanelitepr.com/contact/
Keep up to date with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and Nick and the guys @BlatantlyBlunt