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Nine Anthems is a production
organisation that produces Hip Hop music for the majority of Nine Music’s
artists. It is the dominate production organisation in Nine
Music and has recieved an extraordinary amount of critical acclaim for
it's music style. The top 4 Nine Music releases are 100% producted by Nine
Taurus was producing beats from the late 1980s using unconventional methods
(coke bottles, card board boxes). In the 90s it developed when he started
using Mario Paint on the Super Nintendo. Nine Taurus contiued to produce this
way when he started up the Nine Corporation
in 1996, becoming the sole producer for his label Nine Music.
In 1998 Nine Taurus decided
to set up Nine Anthems anticipating that he would no longer be the sole producer
on Nine Music, and wanting to ensure the fans of his production would easily
be able to identfiy the music. Nine Taurus'
debut album was released in 2000 and all beat were produced by Nine Anthems.
It was the most successfull album of its time.
In 2004 From The Dirt
Came Forth Bread was released as Nine Anthems debut production album. The
album featured all of that generatons biggest artists and it became Nine Music
most successful project. Futile Tears, Nine
Taurus's sophmore album also featured 100% Nine Anthems production. It became
Nine Music's second most successful album.
Rex Type Beats
Mainly known as Nine Taurus'
production label, there was one other producer who was involved in Nine Anthems
known as "Rex Nine". Rex Nine passed away in 2004. Nine Taurus credits
him for the creation of a style of production he called a Rex Type beat. This
type of production can be heard on Tactics from the debut
Nine Anthems album and Huned Percent on the Nine
Corporation Celebration Album. Nine states that "Rex was trying to
produce beats like the ones that became popular in the mainstream in the early
2000s, but trying to keep it sounding like real Hip Hop. To a certain extent
he did it, so I will keep the legacy of these beats going.
In 2000 Nine Taurus decided
to further ensure that fans could identify to type of sound that would be
on a product by putting the NIne Anthems logo on any product that features
more than 75% of the production. This can be seen on many Nine Music releases.
The Dirt Came Forth Bread (2004)