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Old 01-23-2009, 03:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Forgotten Gem: "Nine Livez" by Nine

"Nine Livez" by Nine (1995)

Recently I've been listening to this old CD I have, "Nine Livez" by Nine. I did a little googling and was shocked to discover that that this album is fairly hard to find these days and pretty sought after—one site was selling it for $90! Apparently quite a few people consider it kind of a forgotten classic and I have to say I agree with them.

In a lot of ways it's a typical mid-90s hip-hop album, but I don't know, something about it really sets it apart and really makes it a solid, super-gritty album from beginning to end. Part of it is Nine's voice, which will probably remind some people of DMX but I think he's a hell of a lot better than DMX and he predates him by several years. And then there's the music which I think is a little more melancholic and often more skewed than what was going on in mainstream hip-hop at the time.

Anyway, here's a sample of his biggest song, which is fairly straight-ahead musically but is still one of his better songs:



And another great track off the album:



And, hell, why not one more. A bit more on the experimental side:

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Old 02-12-2009, 01:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Seriously people, this album is worth checking out.
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How come I didn't notice this thread before? Definitely a unique sounding voice. Hit me with a PM please.
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