The Video Crates

Hiphop video's from the old to the new, from coast to coast, from bootyfilled to the conscious... If a link is down, just drop a comment and emailadres, and I will upload the file again. The only thing I ask in return is to leave a comment, telling me what you think of the video.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Nine - Ova Confident

The portrait of a starving MC, Bronx-native Nine got his big break in late 1993 as a featured guest on Funkmaster Flex and the Ghetto Celebs' "Six Million Ways to Die." The verse showcased Nine's harsh, gravelly flow and the artist was signed a deal with the now-defunct Priority Records. Nine's debut album, Nine Livez, appeared in early 1995 on the strength of the up-tempo single "Whatchu Want." While the album did not make a big splash, it spawned a slew of underground hits including "Redrum," "Everybody Won Heaven," and "Any Emcee," which tastefully borrowed from the Spinners' "I'll Be Around." Nine's signature black lung vocal tone drew some comparisons to the over-the-top antics of Busta Rhymes. Nine followed up with Cloud Nine in 1996, then mostly fell off hip-hop radar screens when Priority closed up shop. During his hiatus, Nine popped up on the TV series NY Undercover landing a bit part as a thug. In late 2000, the Bronx MC hinted at a comeback, releasing the single "It's Ugly.."

Dear readers. Can I ask you for a favor? If you have the "Nine Livez" album, please get it out of your collection, blow the dust of it, and let Nine take you on a ride through the year 1996.
Do I have to confince you? N O P R O B L E M ! ! !

Nine - Ova Confident


  • At 10:33 AM, Blogger boog-a-licious said…

    You seriously make me wanna break out the vhs tapes!

    Have a happy new year!

    Catch you in the '06

    The Sole Life

  • At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    NINE is dope, alleen jammer dat je um niet kan downen.
    Verder dope site met dope clipkeuzes

  • At 11:38 PM, Blogger krukz said…

    whatchu want joint is one of my favourites, nine was dope back then


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