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M9 - Strange Fruit / Paintbrush 12

M9 – Strange Fruit / Paintbrush 12″ [Vision]

M9 aka Melanin is one half of the Heresy and one third of Triple Darkness. Two of the most renounced conscious British hip hop crews. Strange Fruit is redemonstrating, reamplifying, and just plain reminding us that what makes these crews so strong and sure is that as individuals, each of them excel to another level. And they can all do their own thing and still carry it equally as strong.

Jon Phonics

Jon Phonics

Jon Phonics is an MC / Producer based in the South. He has worked with some well known names and got them to feature on his Half Past Calm release. Whilst he was over in the US he took the time out to parle with Nino. Read on to find out what he had to say.

Jon Phonics - Half Past Calm CD [White]

Jon Phonics – Half Past Calm CD [White]

Going back to Kool Herc’s Bloc Parties, many things have remained the same when it comes to DJs. Their new scratches and breaks mixes create new breaker moves, inspire new graff designs and provide a foundation for new styles of spitting. But, when we reach the end of the weak ones, the thing that really makes the DJ the king pin is that he’s often the coolest cat in the joint.

Triple Darkness - Anathema b/w Heresy ft. Kyza CD [Higher Heights Records]

Triple Darkness – Anathema b/w Heresy ft. Kyza CD [Higher Heights Records]

Most up and coming crews around nowadays are more likely to cite T.I than Tragedy Kahdafi or Kanye West before Killah Priest as an influence, but then this isn’t most crews… Triple Darkness are the sum of two mighty parts, the first being The Heresy (Cyrus Malachi & Nasheron) and joining them to completing the trio M9ine, the underground wordsmith responsible for the one of the most gritty debut mixtapes, ‘High Fidelity’.