The Story so far
Growing up Qn9nety listened to a wide variety of music, in 2000 after just 1 listen to the Marshall Mathers LP his love for Hip-Hop began. Introduced by friends to the world of hip-hop legends including 2pac, Biggie and big L and the genre was engraved in his mind.
At the young age of 15 set up with a Deck mixer with a sing star mic, running to a cd player playing beats, while a second tape player was used for recording, he began to make his own music, his first group ILL MINDS was formed in a friends garage. Here the group recorded 50+ songs including their highly anticipate EP, Authentic Insanity. ILL MINDS first gig was McJazzyFest 2k11, a local festival with over 400 people, which gave them onstage confidence and gigs all over the North West soon followed.
In 2011 he enrolled in NWRC Derry to study music production and performance, the skills he learned here helped secure various jobs within the industry such as in the West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Although music has always been his passion over the last few years other elements of life had meant he couldn’t spend the time needed on making music, but this changed last year when a house moved gave him the opportunity for his own studio at home, from here Qn9nety was born.
This new studio was the spark that reignited the fire and allowed him to find the space in his mind to bring his new music to life. Each song is written, recorded, mixed and produced by Qn9nety, with 8 songs released and an album on the way, he is motivated more than ever. Along side his own music he has mixed and produced songs for other local artists, an avenue which he sees as a significant part of his music future.
Qn9nety is one for the future, an artist from Derry, Ireland. Hip-Hop influenced, he brings energy to his tracks with a venomous deliverance of conscious rap. Independent but by no means new to the music scene, Qn9nety has been around for the last 15 years, writing and performing on various platforms in Ireland with ILL MINDS before taking and break, but he is back with his new sound, pumped and ready to take the Hip-Hop scene to new level.
Debut Album By Qn9nety - Available On all streaming service now
His debut album, Occupying Space being released on the 6thof November, is alive and teeming with Synths driven heavily over the powerful 808s, kicks, snares and accompanied by a powerful deliverance of intelligent words. Self produced in Q90studios, this album was written as a way of identifying the unnecessary things that take up space in our lives physically and mentally, and focuses on the problems that come with people being unable to let go.
Qn9nety believes we can not make changes in our lives without firstly changing our mind-set.
Occupying Space “There are more than a few bars that grab attention though, draw affection and appeal for their poignancy or inspiration intermittently. The production is also decidedly refreshing, and Qn9nety’s voice is easy to pinpoint once it’s crossed your path. Uniquely creative, and impressively produced".
Lets Begin Podcast
Lets begin. I decide to do a podcast for various reasons but mainly to connect with people. This has given me an opportunity to talk about things that I find interesting, as well as supporting friends, family and artist. Join me and get involved.
Songs By Qn9nety
A playlist of songs that Qn9nety has worked on.
My Life Music video
The 5th track on Occupying Space
this is the music video for My Life.