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Nine Livez

4.8 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Ova Confident
  2. Redrum
  3. Da Fundamentalz
  4. Hit Em Like Dis
  5. Who U Won Test
  6. Whutcha Want?
  7. Fo'eva Blunted
  8. Peel
  9. Retaliate
  10. Tha Cypha
  11. Ahh Shit
  12. Everybody Won Heaven (Redrum The Remix)
  13. Any Emcee
  14. Ta Rasss


Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 7, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Profile
  • ASIN: B000000CIT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,255 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
Man, I remember this CD was blowin up back in the day, then he all of a sudden fell off the face of the earth. It's a shame, too, because this was an awesome disc. I spent many days my sophmore year of high school dipping out at lunch and driving and smoking with friends with this cd playing at full volume, so these tracks bring back some great memories for me.

With a pre-DMX rasp to his voice, clever rhymes, and great music to boot, this CD was great. Standout tracks include "Whutcha Want?", "Redrum", and my personal favorite, "Fo'eva Blunted" (which I certainly was in my younger days). If you can find a copy of this, buy it right now...
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First off if you wonder who would spent over twenty dollars on this LP, look no further I am one of them. I bought this CD used for 20 but every cent was well spent. Nine's debut LP is nothin less than mind-blowing! If you feel like me in that everything that dropped between 94-96 was the illest...this album imbodies all of that. One of my Favorites for stellar production & hardcore rhymes!!!
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Yeah, headz that know know that Nine is the man. Never before or ever since have I heard such ill rhymes as are on this disc. Cloud 9 is also great, but this will always be my fave. Nine got some limited air back in the day with "Whutcha Want?," but despite what he might tell you, he never really blew up. He's got a great, rough, pre-DMX style voice, smooth flow, and best and most importantly, he's clever. On the first cut he just opens up with a tirade about all the commercial rappers out there that just keep recycling the same old beats, same old rhymes, same old garbage. Not really new territory in the rap, excuse me, HIP-HOP game, but never before have I heard it as fierce and true as Nine lays it down. Peeps who know the difference between rap and hip-hop already know, Nine is the MAN!
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First off, let me just say that this cd was hard to come by, seeing as the label that signed Nine back in the day went bankrupt, and as a result, all the prints were pulled from shelves and the only place you could really find it was in used music stores, or here online. And it was a little pricey, but regardless of the fact, this CD is completely worth it. The beats are ill, the rhymes flow smooth, and Nine is completely unique--not like all those other rappers out there trying so desperately to be different & stand out. I was jammin to this when it first came out in the 90's and I was completely hooked. I highly recommend this to any old-school hiphop head (esp. those that can appreciate the late 80's/early 90's old-school). This cd is one of the best cds, will always be a classic favorite. I give it 5 stars all across the board.
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The gravelly voiced Nine (so called because the number had a special and almost mysterious way of cropping up in his life) was a Funkmaster Flex protege revered by those who place an equal focus on the beats and production - in addition to lyrical dexterity of an emcees delivery. With a respectful nod towards the old school with a liberal peppering of MC Shan and Run DMC samples, Nine eschewed the grittier, harder edged street style, typical of New York emcees of the period.

Lead single "Watchuwant" with its jeep-riding video, its follow up, the Rakim-sampling "Any Emcee" and "The Cypha" are clearly the best cuts on the album. Overall, the album is well produced and because Nine never "blew up" commercially, the deleted CD is hard to find and commands a high second hand price.
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Picked this album up 4 day's ago and I'm totally blown away. The production is A1, and Nine's voice is incredible. "Redrum"is a classic, "Whatchu Want" is also good. Kudos to the producers Tony Stoute and Rob lewis for creating classic hip hop back drops for Nine to rap over.
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Straight up, this album is amazing. No matter how many times I listen to it, it still gets better each time.

Nine's debut album is crammed full of dirty, dirty, dark beats that perfectly accentuate Nine's grimy voice (not quite Rock from Heltah Skeltah, but rougher than Smoothe the Hustler). Anyways, the production is STELLAR. More importantly, Nine is a truly dope MC. Unfortunately, most people remember him for his uniquely raspy voice and this has overshadowed his lyrical ability. It's a shame, 'cause his flow is totally on point w/ the beats and his lyrics are original and memorable.

Almost every track on this album (save 1 or 2) could be single, they're that good. I don't wanna separate any tracks from the rest (I love 'em all!) but the first single "Whutcha Want" is one of my favorite tracks ever. Also, I have to give mad props to Nine for the track "Hit 'em Like Dis," which features MC Froggy Frog, who is really Nine rhyming like a frog and trading rhymes with himself. Most people don't get this track when I play it for them, but those few who do appreciate how creative and funny it is...ahh 1995, when MC's could still have fun w/ Hip-Hop and not care what people thought.

Although this album seems kinda dark and grimy, trust me when I say that IT'S THE PERFECT STONER ALBUM. After the short intro, you'll be sold as soon as you hear "Ova Confident."

Bottom Line: This album is so good it's infectious. Nine is one Hip-Hop most unappreciated MC's and he'll always be one of my favorites. 5 Stars, peace.
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