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Leaving His Mark on the World Through Rap

Play the game by the rules and then for keeps … then I change all the rules adjust to me …

9Ine “My Name Is”



Born and raised in the Goretti Park area of New Orleans East, Edwinn “9ine” Henry learned at an early age to “let the good times roll!” At the tender age of 13, 9ine decided to pick up a pen and write raps as a hobby with his younger brother, Carl, and other neighborhood friends. His hobby soon became his passion, and he hasn’t looked back since. In 2002, an opportunity presented itself, and 9ine moved to Houston, Texas. He teamed up with Thomas “V.I.T.” Lakey, mentor, and cousin, and they joined the Through Hell And Back Productions record label. While with the label, 9ine dropped his first mixtape, Show Tyme. As a result, 9ine was featured on singles for artists such as Nutt the Kidd and Joe Kane. Moreover, he performed at several sold-out venues and won the prestigious King of the Mic Contest held at the infamous Hot Spot in Houston.

2005 was a pivotal year for 9ine. He moved back to Louisiana and settled in Natchitoches to spend time with his brothers and father before his father’s passing. Dealing with the effects of Hurricane Katrina and the loss of his father drove 9ine to channel all of his energy into music. He eventually started his record label, Shake Em Up Records, with partner V.I.T. In 2011, 9ine dropped the critically acclaimed East Bank Hank Volumes I and II for his growing fan base.

9ine has caught the attention of VH1 producers, Roc Nation executives, and many others. Hard work and sheer talent have paved the way to unimaginable opportunities. 9ine’s hit single Turning Lane was featured on XXL Magazine’s Future of Music Volume 3 mixtape and in the February 2012 edition of the magazine. 9ine worked in the studio with some of the hottest up-and-coming music producers such as Moo Real, Seven Six, FLACO the Great, Prophecy, and more on his highly anticipated debut. The LP, Almost Perfect, was released in the late spring of 2012.

9ine is leaving his mark on the world and in a major way!

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