Nines Releases New Album Crop Circle 2

Nines Releases New Album Crop Circle 2

The most legendary figure in UK rap, Church Road’s very own Nines releases his highly anticipated brand-new album Crop Circle 2,out now via Zino Records/Warner Records. Executive produced by Show N Prove and Karlos, the album features an all-star roster of guest verses from the likes of Wretch 32, Potter Payper, M Huncho, Clavish, Kojey Radical, Tiggs Da Author among many others. Alongside the album, Nines also announces the sequel to his critically acclaimed 26-minute directorial debut, the short filmCrop Circle coming soon and releases the video to new single Calendar.

It’s no understatement to call Nines one of the most influential British rappers of all time. With 3x OCC Top 5 Albums including a #No.1 with his last LP 2020’s Crabs In A Bucket, the gifted storyteller and polymath has amassed over 100M global streams and had the best-selling UK rap album with his now near-mythical sophomore album Crop Circle. Never one to rest on his laurels, Nines announced the sequel last week with the release of lead single Tony Soprano 2 sending fans into overdrive. With playlist adds already amassed from Radio 1Xtra, Kiss Fresh to name just a few, the track is already his highest charting single to date and his first solo Top 20 - while the always slick visuals continue to trend at #1 across YouTube UK.

About Nines:

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, and saw 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. However it was his 2018 sophomore offering Crop Circle, which debuted atnumber 4 in the UK album chart and went on to be the biggest selling UK rap album of 2018, that solidified his reputation as a singular British creative force like no other. Alongside the album, Nines wrote, directed and co-produced a 25-minute short film which premiered at Soho’s illustrious Prince Charles Cinema while the album’s lead single I See You Shining also demonstrated Nines’ ability to shift records; the track is currently sat at over 29M YouTube views and has recorded over 400,000 sales. He also performed I See You Shining during Anthony Joshua’s ring walk ahead of his fight vs. Alexander Povetkin at Wembley stadium in September 2018. Additionally, Nines’ has collaborated with the likes of Dave, J Hus and Akala, while also making his Glastonbury debut on the Sonic Stage in 2017 and playing heading at Reading & Leeds Festival in 2018 and made an acclaimed return at 2022’s Wireless Festival.

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