Nines first shot to notoriety with 2012 mixtape Church Road To Hollywood, a fiery, compelling body of work that spawned a string of street anthems, seeing Nines play out his role as North West London’s Robin Hood – a rapper intent on giving back to his local community. The release was later followed by the 2013 mixtape Gone Till November which earnt him the People’s Choice Award at the 2013 BBC 1Xtra Mixtape Awards. Sequentially came the 2014 release Loyal To The Soil and One Foot In the following year, which saw him nominated for Best Hip Hop Act at the 2015 MOBO Awards. A pioneering and differentiated young polymath, few artists are able to retain the artistic vision and credibility that Nines has spent the last 10 years uncompromisingly building. In 2017, Nines released his debut album One Foot Out which thrust him into the limelight as a raw, honest and richly inventive artist like no other, this was followed by his 2018 sophomore offering Crop Circle -which debuted at number 4 in the UK album chart and went on to be the biggest selling UK rap album of 2018- the album featured lead single I See You Shining, the track is currently sat at over 20M YouTube views and has recorded over 300,000 sales. Continuing to solidify his reputation as a singular British creative force like no other, in 2020 he released his most recent album Crabs In A Bucket (which is now certified Gold) securing his first number 1 album and 3rd consecutive album in the UK Top 5.