Bit of a change from my normal posts, but big ups to the dude on the street in Reading that played me some of these tracks on his CD Walkman (!!!*) ["Hey man, do you like real Hip-Hop? I'm promoting my artist"] from UK artist M9 aka @Melanin_9, off of his FREE album Orion's Stencil. I'm loving the RZA/Nas style beats and the lyrics ABOUT problems with violence and social deprivation and the damage they cause, rather than about BEING those problems. Both things that are far too rare in contempory Hip-Hop and rap.
Check out his blog http://melanin9.blogspot.com (with videos) and more free music on his Bandcamp page http://m9ether.bandcamp.com
This is #RealHipHop
*I didn't know those still existed hahaha