Kay Nine Tha Boss Talks Music & More With HHW

Why did you start to do music?

I come from a family that loves playing music at all hours around the clock. Throwing parties in the backyard and having cookouts was like a religion in my house growing up. Music was always being played inside my mother and father’s car. Because of them, I was introduced to a lot of genres which gave me a more versatile approach.

When did you know that it was actually going to be your career?

I began Battle Rapping when I was 12 years at school and freestyling at house parties. Once I realized how much passion I had for it I became dedicated. I always knew there were other people out there who could relate to me and my lifestyle. 

If you could get advice from any artist in the industry, who would it be and why?

Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and P-Diddy to name a few. They have consistently stayed relevant and successful within the culture.

What or who influences your music?

Brotha Lynch Hung influenced me as an adolescent. As I became older, Nipsey Hussle (RIP) was someone from my generation who I felt shared a lot in common with me.

Has anyone helped you or guided you in getting your foot in the industry?

It has been a long journey for me. I feel a lot of people respect and show me love based on my dedication and work ethic. I have a friend by the name of C.A.U.T.I.O.N who was like a brother/mentor to me. I met him early on in my career. He helped guide me with packaging my album and made sure I did not cut any corners. In the more recent years, West Coast Bay Area Rap legend Spice 1 has become a major.

How many albums have you recorded?

Officially two albums, “Reality Check” (2010) and “Tha Backstreets” (2011). Since then, I focused more on singles.

What differentiates you from other artist?

I come from Santa Ana, CA (Orange County). Being next door to Los Angeles we have never had any light shined upon us. Like anywhere else, there is a story to be told.

How can artist looking for features get in contact with you?

They can hit me up on my personal email: k9thaboss@gmail.com

What do you hope to get out of your involvement in the music industry?

Make a big mark within the culture as an artist and influencer.

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