M9 – Orions Stencil [Exclusive]

• November 23, 2010 • Comments (9)

One third of Triple Darkness, M9 has been tipped as one of the most exciting artists to watch in the U.K Hip-Hop scene for 2011. His mixtape “Orion’s Stencil” will be released exclusively through Hip Hop Hype Dog, and present fans with brand new music from the London-based lyricist. The eighteen-track compilation features Cyrus Malachi, Nasheron and Blasphemy, with production coming from Beat Butcha, Chemo and Jon Phonics amongst others. Orion’s Stencil will be available as a free download to fans, yet posses the quality of a full-length LP.

M9 - Orion's Stencil

M9 - Orion's Stencil

Hip-Hop Kings previously posted the street video for “Black Widow” which is one of my personal favourite tracks featuring Cyrus Malachi and Blasphemy. The high level of intellect remains consistent throughout the album, with tracks such as “Voice of a Child Torn” displaying some amazing written work from M9 and Triple Darkness. The simply titled “Why?” is an inquisitive track which can only be described as a politically-driven and improved version of Jadakiss’ commercial track. M9 puts his own spin on the record, making it a very important addition on the track listing.

M9 also shows his alter-ego on the likes of “Shot” which is an insight into his street persona. The well-produced and gun-focused track doesn’t disappoint, as M9 ensures a high level of intelligence is used throughout the track. “When Brothers Die” is an equally dark affair, with M9 tackling the realities of the streets of England regarding death and confrontation. One thing can be said, every issue is addressed impartially, and a shout out to Chemo for delivering another great beat.

When it comes to criticism it’s hard to decipher how M9 could have made the mixtape any better. I anticipate his forthcoming album (available in 2011) will be commercially more appealing, but Orion’s Stencil is a raw mixtape with a good level of playability throughout. It’s a perfect opportunity to introduce new fans into the world of U.K Hip-Hop, and with a variety of tracks and topics to discuss, M9’s “Orion’s Stencil” should receive the praise and time dedication it deserves.

Review by Ryan Maxwell

M9 - Orions Stencil

M9 - Orions Stencil

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Ryan Maxwell and hypedog, M9 aka Melanin9. M9 aka Melanin9 said: shout out to ryan @HHKDotCom for my 1st review check it out http://www.hip-hopkings.com/2010/11/m9-orions-stencil-exclusive/ […]

  2. […] which has been presented by Hypedog. Followers of Hip-Hop Kings will know I’m a big fan of M9, and recently posted the review of the mixtape on the blog. You can also watch M9‘s video for […]

  3. Ryan Maxwell says:

    Please make sure you purchase the physical copy. Only £4.00!

  4. The producers for Trey Songz, Young Jeezy, Plies, Lil Boosie, Bone Thugs N Harmony, and Jim Jones are selling beats over at http://www.Jaywaninc.com for filthy cheap prices…just thought I’d get the word out. Thanks *exits quietly*

  5. gh says:

    m9 is one dope mc!!!! one of the greatest imo!!! get his shit and if u like that real hip hop this dude is it

  6. Szak Szaku PL MC says:

    Yo, Respect from Poland. I see you in UK when I was buy your cd on the street. Real Hip Hop. Thank You !

  7. […] watch the brand new video from Phoenix Da Icefire ft Logic, Rewd Adams, Cyrus Malachi, Skriblah and M9 – Vigorous Denial […]

  8. JY UK says:

    One of Britain’s finest MCs, arguably the deepest. Been following since High Fidelity and Orion’s Stencil is sick. favourite tunes are straight live, tug the rope and black box – love the flipped version of industrial revolution on the beat – sickness

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