Interview with Detroit artist C. Ninety

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Being able to express myself through my art and potentially touching someone in a way that they can relate is very precious to me.

Detroit based artist C. Ninety presents his 2nd mixtape FIRSTBORN, the follow up to his 2012 debut “S” on My Chest. This eight song project released on independent label New Hearbreak, features only one guest appearance, coming from LunnDunn McBridge on the lead single “Wet Cocaine.” The surprise mixtape was released to hold over fans in anticipation of Ninety’s upcoming EP Black Purple Heart, set for release March 28th.

First Born Mixtape: http://cninety.bandcamp.com/album/firstborn

Press_PicTell us about your music
My music is an extension of my very “unique” personality. I believe I can be described as a “dark nerd”. I am into the stereotypical nerd stuff like superheroes, anime and pro wrestling but I also have a dark side. A not so happy side, and that is reflected in my music. So I take all of that and express it through slick metaphors, nice melodies and hard punch lines. I am also socially aware so I make sure to throw that in my music as well. I guess you could say I am a J. Cole meets Childish Gambino meets The Weeknd type of guy lol.

What do you like most about your profession?
What I like most about this profession is the connection that people make with the artist through the music. Being able to express myself through my art and potentially touching someone in a way that they can relate is very precious to me.

What’s your favorite album from another artist?
My favorite album from The Weeknd is KissLand. Very dope album from beginning to end.

What song of yours are you most proud of?
I am proud of all my songs as cliché as that may sound. I treat them as if they were my kids, I don’t have a favorite. But that could change in the future.

What is the formula for success in the music industry?
I believe the formula for success is never stop trying and don’t take no for an answer. There a lot of people in the world. You’ll find your fans.

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1 Comment

  • Reply February 17, 2015

    Jasmine

    Thank you for this interview. I’m not usually much into rap music, but will listen to his songs.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman

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