Nines has revealed that he will no longer be on the music scene from next year, announcing he plans to release his final album in 2022.
In an interview with Chuckie Online, as part of JD’s In The Duffle Bag series, the UK rapper discussed his music journey, creative processes, ambition and manifestation. Nines told Chuckie Online, “I’m lucky enough to be successful in this game. I’m out. I’m out of this shit – dropping my last album next year to be fair.” Announcing that he has other plans, he said: “Come on man, man can’t be out here rapping.” The rapper reveals he has plans to do some work in his ‘ends,’ he has hopes of starting up workshops and aims to get a proper football pitch installed on his block.
Promoting the podcast’s release on Instagram, Chuckie Online Wrote: “Not everyone can come!!! I broke some ice with @csbnines • JD In The Duffle Bag Podcast • available whenever you get your podcasts or @jdofficial YouTube. “
Nines touches on how he said he would have probably quit music this year, but had a setback in 2019. He said, “I always had it in my head that I’m dropping nine projects and I’m out. I’ve got two left in me. Not on some whole ‘my name’s Nines’ and that, it was just a point where I was like yeah, I got nine to do. When I got to about six I was like ‘I’m doing nine.”
The 51-minute interview offers a candid insight into the London rap artist; speaking on his success and the journey he took to the top, he said: “I was mad ambitious init, very ambitious…..I defo thought I’d be a millionaire, but defo not from rap… I was ****** at that age like I was out of school just trappin’, but like that’s my career it’s not like this is a little stepping stone, this is my career, but at the time I’m like advanced for my age, so even though I’m 14, man’s driving cars.” Nines goes on to reminisce of being 16-years-old, with a burning ambition for financial freedom.
In a statement accompanying the video’s release on YouTube, JD wrote: “Nines rarely makes himself available for podcast appearances, so this one had to be special! Sitting down with Chuckie Online, the North West London mogul talks about how he’s approaching rap music this year, hitting number one in the album charts, his career before rap and more…”
JD’s In The Duffle Bag series first started in 2019 and has seen numerous big names across the entertainment industry. From sport’s Eddie Hearne to MTV presenter Maya Jama and has hosted a variety of UK rap stars, including Aitch, Krept & Konan and Chip.
The series mission statement is: “the most influential names in youth culture come through the JD studio to talk about the topics that matter with Chuckie Online and Elz The Witch.”