August 22

Regal Rhythm and Rhyme- Melanin 9

I came across Melanin 9 when I was browsing for new tracks from one of my favorite “underground” MCs Roc Marciano. The two collaborated on a track called “White Russian” and from there I was hooked. Melanin 9 is from London, and you can definitely tell he grew up inspired by authentic hip hop from his flow, to the pictures he paints and how he pretty much attacks a track with nothing but rawness. His latest track called “Colours” finds him relaying an entire story start to gloriously ambiguous finish, describing his scene and situations with different colors (GET IT!!??) to give the listeners a vivid imagery. The beat was produced by a crew called Loopholes, which is for sure to get your head nodding..unless you lost your sense of hearing which by all means don’t nod then. The jazzy bass line and the narrative are a match made in heaven to Hip Hop purists. Don’t sleep on Melanin 9, I really see him gaining ground the US and gaining recognition worldwide. Check out his other releases and his most recent album entitled” Magna Carta” at