Nines has released his second LP, Crop Circle, out now via XL Recordings / Remote Control.
This album follows on from last year’s debut One Foot Out. Its depiction of life on the Church Road Estate presented with a ton of humour and a few sobering moments, showcases Nines‘ ability to balance gritty realism in a brilliantly playful and witty manner. Crop Circle contains the previously released ‘I See You Shining’ and sees star turns from Ray BLK, Skrapz, Tiggs Da Author and Dave, as well as appearances from up-and-coming stars of the UK rap underground.
Having been prevented from performing live for the majority of his career so far, Nines performed on stage for the first time at last year’s Glastonbury festival. 2018 sees him upping the live appearances, with him due to perform at Reading & LeedsFestival as well as others across Europe this year. Watch this space- Nines can only be held back for so long.
To introduce the release of his second LP for XL Recordings, Nines presents Crop Circle, a short film written, directed and co-produced byNines. From the off, Nines proves that he’s as deft with film as he is with his lyrics. A long-time cinema buff, Nines presents a beautifully shot, moral tale of life on London’s estates.
Filmed on and around the Church Road Estate in North West London, where Nines grew up, the short film is a perfect transfer of Nines’ iconic brand of music directly on to celluloid– a gritty, realistic tale filled with humour and presented in his signature, laid-back fashion. Sound-tracked by selects from his LP, the film sees a myriad cameos, including an iconic scene with J Hus hollering from his Audi R8 at Nines riding a Boris bike, and also includes the rest of the cream of the UK rap scene; MIST, Mostack, Skrapz, Ghetts, Kurupt FM’s Grindah and Beats, and many more.