Being fortunate enough to have had an abundance of musical influences such as Jazz, Soul, R&B, Rock & Roll and many more, the art of mixing and blending vinyl almost came together naturally for DJ Just Nine. With the powerful influence of Hip Hop culture, perfecting the craft of DJing consumed his life from a young age.
That same desire to perfect his craft has been noticed throughout the Twin Cities and beyond earning DJ Just Nine spots on two Atmosphere tours, taking part in Rock the Bells Hip Hop Festival, playing multiple Soundset Hip Hop Festival’s and acted as I Self Devine’s tour DJ for five years. During that time he has also been holding down the decks for TUSS Music members Greg Grease, I.B.E and Akrite as well as playing countless nights throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. Partnered with Greg Grease, he has played countless events and festivals including 10,000 Sounds Festival, CMJ Music Festival, SxSW Music Festival, A3C Hip Hop Festival, SoundSet and more.
Just Nine is a DJ that understands the essence of what it means to be a Hip Hop DJ; planning sets with the emcees he works with by using his craft to grab and hold any crowds attention while he is on the turntables. His precision with cutting and scratching the records during his live sets is reminiscent of DJ's Mixmaster Mike, Qbert, Premier, Rob Swift, Jazzy Jeff, A-Trak, Craze and Klever and has lead to many placements on albums both locally and beyond.