To introduce the release of his second LP for XL Recordings, Nines presents Crop Circle, a short film written, directed and co-produced by Nines. From the off, Nines proves that he’s as deft with film as he is with his lyrics. A long-time cinema buff, Nines presents a beautifully shot, moral tale of life on London’s estates.
Filmed on and around the Church Road Estate in North West London, where Nines grew up, the short film is a perfect transfer of Nines’ iconic brand of music directly on to celluloid– a gritty, realistic tale filled with humour and presented in his signature, laid-back fashion. Sound-tracked by selects from his forthcoming Crop Circle LP, the film sees a myriad of cameos, including an iconic scene with J Hus hollering from his Audi R8 at Nines riding a Boris bike, and also includes the rest of the cream of the UK rap scene; MIST, Mostack, Skrapz, Ghetts, Kurupt FM’s Grindah and Beats, and many more.
The forthcoming LP of the same name is another step forward for Nines. Crop Circle, his second LP to date, follows last year’s debut One Foot Out (which charted at No.4 in the U.K). With its depiction of life on the Church Road Estate presented with a ton of humour and a few sobering moments, not since Hova first appeared has someone balanced that gritty realism in such a brilliantly playful and witty manner. Crop Circle contains the previously released, Top 40 single ‘I See You Shining’ and sees star turns from Ray BLK, Skrapz, Tiggs Da Author and Dave, as well as appearances from up-and-coming stars of the UK rap underground.
“Nines has a constant yearning to both represent the world that made him, to understand it, to celebrate it, as well as to escape it.” The FADER