Legendary BX, NY emcee Nine is back with a brand new project (his 4th studio album to be precise) titled “King”. The 13 track project is produced in its entirety by the infamous German production team Snowgoons. The project serves as some form of reintroduction to new fans who may have not been privy to the emcee who got his start in the mid 80s but got his first break out single “Six Million Ways To Die” as a duo with Funk Master Flex.
“King” is a testament to the vocal strength of the raspy voiced rapper whose tenure in the game has given him experiences that span over two decades and then some. On here, the beats are gritty, cinematic and fit the urban narrative provided by Nine while the features are limited but just enough to provide variety for the avid listener. Features include Conway the machine , Kool G Rap, Smoothe Tha Hustler , Ruste Juxx and Chris Rivers. The album is available NOW on all digital formats and CD, followed by a limited edition vinyl release early October.
Nine – “King” produced by the Snowgoons out now: HERE
First off, congrats on the release of the new project “King”.
Thank you. I appreciate the support.
Can you break down the process with working the Snow Goons? How different is it now compared to back in the day?
Everything is online now. No tapes. It’s a lot easier. We started talking about this project before we even met in person.
Was there a special process for selecting features on this project? Compared to “Quinine” which had no features, the features on “King” are pretty minimal.
I choose people whose pen game I respect. Kool G Rap in particular was hero of mine, so it was a dream. Conway, Chris Rivers and Ruste Juxx, I love the way they rap and me and Smoothe Da Hustler go back to Cloud 9.
What are your thoughts on the way rap has changed in terms of sound?
I don’t listen to rap; I listen to Hip-Hop so I have no opinion.
What is the greatest thing about working in the music industry? And what would you change if you had the opportunity?
The greatest thing is to be able to do what you love. What would I change…more entrepreneurship, less corporate control.
Looking back, what have been the most important moments in your life so far?
Discovering me and waking up to what the world really is.
What have been the biggest highlights?
“Whatchu Want” coming out. I knew I was not crazy and belonged here.
Are there any other interesting facts about you that hardly anyone else knows?
No. Get my album it explains everything: Album Link
What has been your biggest challenge…and how did you overcome it?
Re-entering the Hip-Hip game at my age, I overcame it when I stopped caring about my age.
Any final thoughts?
Help me restore order. Let’s keep Hip-Hop alive.
You can watch some of his Videos: here and here
Watch the video for the single “Belafonte” featuring Shady Record’s Conway The Machine. The track came together when the Snowgoons asked Nine who are his favorite new artists. Immediatly he came up with the names Conway, Westside Gunn and Benny The Butcher. A few days later Snowgoons affiliate Sean Strange, who is connected with the Griselda team, made the hook up.