MELANIN 9'S journey into the path of Hip Hop started from the age of 14, from which stemmed his inspiration of various legendary emcees and producers such as MOBB DEEP, NAS, ONYX, RAS KASS, THE UMMAH, PETE ROCK, and WU-TANG-CLAN to say the least.
He is part of the group called "TRIPLE DARKNESS", but is highly capable of displaying his on movement and solo carrier. By March 2007, M9's official solo offering "HI FIDELITY" was presented to the world. Even though it was seen as an album, it was just a mixtape, a taster to introduce himself to the scene. It received positive feedback and reviews and had extensive radio play ranging from "BBC 1 XTRA", BBC ASIAN, KISSFM and many more. His solo offering had major promoters intrigued and was given the chance to open shows for artists such as STYLES P, SAIGON, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE also REDMAN & METHODMAN.
M9 has recently released his new project known as "144,000".
M9 has taken the time to make us (F$DB) an exclusive piece of material, called 'Strange Fruit' produced by Jon Phonics, a version of this is on his "144,000" however we have acquired a mix that can only be heard on our 'Second Serving' album. A NO- NONSENSE track over a jazz style rhythm laced with a Hip Hop beat, 'Strange Fruit' is an excellent example of what good music should sound like..!