Nines Wrote, Directed And Co-Produced A Short Film Ahead Of New Album ‘Crop Circle’

Nines had been relatively quiet since dropping his well received debut album One Foot Out last year. But last week he released ‘I See You Shining’, a summertime banger crafted by Zeph Ellis and man of the moment Steel Banglez, quickly setting in motion the surprise rollout for sophomore album Crop Circle, which dropped on Thursday at midnight. Predictably social media has been afire; for the past five years every release the Harlesden rapper put out felt like an event, which made the showing of 26 minute Crop Circle: A Film By Nines at Soho’s Prince Charles Cinema a masterstroke.

With his 2017 signing to XL Records upping the stakes considerably, Nines was able to achieve major mainstream success with a top 3 charting album last year, now the labels patronage has arguably lead to his directorial debut. As the title suggests, the ICB president stars in, directed and wrote the short film, showing his talents don’t just lay in rapping. The plot follows a day in the life of a Royal Mail employee who stumbles upon a weed farm during a postal run. Soon after he crosses paths with his longtime bedrin and the local kingpin – Nines (starring as himself) – who himself bumps into the whole world as he tries to get rid of as much product as possible.

I don’t want to spoil the film but it is very funny and features starring roles and cameos from a variety of figures from Black British culture including Ghetts, Black The Ripper, J Hus, Mist, Jocelyn Esien and many more.

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