With an indescribable flow, incalculable unpredictability, and infectious intensity, 9lokknine shows off a fiery, focused, and fresh phenomenon for rap music in 2018. A turbulent nine-year journey paved the way for his arrival.
Born and raised in Orlando, he lived with his mom and three brothers as dad shuffled in and out of jail. At the age of nine, he started rapping on Garage Band from his iPod, developing catchy cadences and a knack for rhymes. However, trouble proved inescapable throughout junior high and high school. 9lokknine logged multiple stints behind bars before finally writing his mom a letter from jail announcing that he’s going to “blow up”when he gets out…2018 saw him make good on that promise.
Inspired by Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Plies, and Youngboy NBA, he turned up with a sizzling signature style on independent projects such as Loyalty Kill Loveand Bloodshells Revenge. As he generated tens of millions of YouTube views and garnered widespread critical acclaim from XXL, No Jumper, Noisey, and more. Pitchforknamed “Front Door”among “The 5 Best New Rap Songs”and The Fader touted “Blatt”on “The 10 Best New Rap Songs Right Now.”
In the wake of his rapid rise, 9lokknine inked a deal with Cash Money Recordsand is putting finishing touches on his debut EP GlokkToberwhich will feature the singles “10 Percent”and “Beef.”
9lokknine is undoubtedly blowing up!