Return of the Hardcore
Any real head from the mid 90s will remember Nine as the gruffed voice spitter, the precursor to cats like Ja Rule and DMX or Xzibit. Back in '93 came on the scene with Funk Master Flex and Tragedy teaming up on a track called '6 Million Ways to Die. While that got the labels buzzing it was Nine's "Whutcha Want" from his much lauded first album Nine Livez that most heads will likely remember. In 1996, After another solid effort in Cloud 9, Nine pretty much vanished from to scene only to be heard on a few scattered tracks over the last ten years.