IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?

SEPTEMBER 6TH: I was born and raised in the Windy City of Chicago, Illinois and I currently reside in Miami, Florida.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

SEPTEMBER 6TH:  I’ve always been in love with music.  As a kid, I had a massive CD collection that ranged from Anita Baker and Stevie Wonder to Nas and Bone Thugs N Harmony. I would sneak and stay up late with my Walkman and listen to late night radio until like 2 in the morning.  The radio would play full albums before they released and underground joints from Chicago artists like Twista, Do Or Die, and Psychodrama.  I decided to pick up the mic and start rapping in college after an artist by the name of Willie Griggs took me under his wing and showed me how to write music.  He was the reigning freestyle and open mic champ on our campus. After a while, I was tired of rapping over instrumentals, and I decided I wanted to learn to make my own beats.  I heard 9th Wonder’s production for Little Brother’s joint “Lovin It” and instantly fell in love with that sound.  So I purchased it and learned the same program he used to produce and emulated his style to get a foundation for what I do now.  I dropped my first album, Hip Hop x Sneakers x Vagina, in 2011 and its been on ever since.  Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to have my songs featured on FM radio all over the country, as well as many digital radio sources. I’ve also been fortunate enough to be featured on a vast amount of blogs, websites, and magazines.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?

SEPTEMBER 6TH: Music is therapeutic for me.  It’s a way for me to release all the emotions I have pent up inside of me.  It’s a constructive platform for me to express my thoughts, opinions, and ideals and connect with other people that feel the same way.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are your songs about?

SEPTEMBER 6TH:  My songs are 100% about my life experiences. I try to speak from that standpoint so that I can be viewed as a person first and then as an artist.  I’m one of those people that uses music as my personal therapy. A lot of us as people have the same issues in life. It could be as complex as love and relationships and family drama or as simple as I’m not where I want to be in life .  At the end of the day we all have similarities. I love when people tell me they love a song because they went through the same thing or listening to a song helped them find a solution to a similar problem they were facing.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

SEPTEMBER 6TH: Growing up I was most lyrically influenced by Nas.  I can recite any song from any album, mixtape or unreleased material word for word.  The way he put his words together and the stories he told were picturesque!  That really helped me with the way I formulated my bars as well as my cadence and delivery on the mic.  On top of that, the messages he conveyed in some of his tracks translated well into my life.  Musically I was heavily influenced by 9th Wonder.  I patterned my early production off of his work and learned how to be great off of his blueprint.  That’s actually part of the reason my name is September 6th.  I flipped that 9 into a 6 as a way to pay homage to him.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?

JAY EM: Aside from original, creative and influential, I would say my music is an experience. You can see my words because I paint a picture for you.  At times my music may take you somewhere you’ve never been, make you feel an emotion you didn’t know was there or give you an understanding of the world from my point of view.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?

SEPTEMBER 6TH: I stand out from other artists because I don’t conform to the norm.  I’m a leader in all walks of life so I try to translate that into my music as well.  I don’t speak like everyone else, I don’t dress like everyone else and I have a completely different thought process than everyone else.  When you hear my music I want you to want to be like me.  When you listen to my music I don’t want you to ever be able to say, “this sounds like ‘anything’ or anybody else.” I make music that I feel and music that I want to hear on the radio.  I try to write a score for hip hoppers that got lost in the transition of this new wave of hip hop.  We don’t have a lot of artists like Common, A Tribe Called Quest, Tupac, and Biggie here.  So I try to write and produce music to that quality and standard.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?

SEPTEMBER 6TH: Throughout my career I’ve faced hardships from bad management, shady promoters, production theft from artists I’ve submitted and shopped beats with, fake A&R’s and promo teams trying to scam me out of money.  All of that is discouraging but none of that really bothers me I just learn from my mistakes so I don’t make them twice. I work smarter, not harder, and I keep my circle small and filled with my closest friends so we can avoid the snakes.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

SEPTEMBER 6TH: I’m currently working on 3 new albums.  I’m putting the finishing touches on No More Hip Hop x Sneakers x Vagina, which will be the final installment of the critically acclaimed trilogy.  I’m also currently working on my new trilogy Autopilot and parts 1 and 2 are in production.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 

SEPTEMBER 6TH: Career wise my goal is to become more relevant.  I want people to be able to know my beats when they hear them the same way you can a  Neptunes, Timbaland or 9th wonder beat. I want to expand past being known in my city and pour into every city of every state, province and country around the world.  In 10 years I realistically see myself established in music. I see September 6th as a mainstream brand with corporate backing.  I see my complete discography in stores. Lastly, I see myself staking my claim in the music industry as one of the dopest artists/producers to come out of Chicago.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?

SEPTEMBER 6TH: Fans can find my previous albums and mixtapes on Datpiff.com by searching September 6th.   Fans can access my singles by going to www.soundcloud.com/september6th. Stay up to date with all things September 6th by visiting my blog www.itsflyordie.com.

As far as social networks go, I’m easily accessible through Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

Official Website-www.itsflyordie.com
















  1. The thing I like about September 6ths music is that he snaps on all his songs they are all bangers I can listen to them all day keep the hits coming and I’m going to keep spreading the word

  2. Dude’s a BEAST! Can’t wait till he starts touring. I can def see him opening for major GOOD ARTISTS real soon. As long as he stays away from the gimmicky sellout rap.

  3. Windy City native September 6th always had great music. Always told him his time will come. Great music and beat maker. Idk if it’s that cold weather but first it was Kanye now September . Looking to collab with him and add to his collection. His team strong. Time for real music to come back.

  4. To have known you since high school and then to listen to September 6th the rapper, it’s like I get to learn you in a whole different way!! I’ve always been a fan of your work ethic and music…keep them hits comin! I look forward to the day everyone knows your name!!! Btw… “Midnight marauders” is my ish!!

  5. Def a good article. It seem true to the heart. Sept. 6th music speaks to a lot of different age groups. I can see him really performing for major artists soon.

  6. This guy September 6th us a sleeper. Great music, good lyrics, Aldo his topics are very relatable. I hope to here more of his work soon.

  7. He doesn’t rap about the false stuff, everything he talks about, I feel like I’ve dealt with. I got put onto him by my boy Dylan, can’t wait to see where he takes this.

  8. September 6th is the most underrated rapper in the game today. Industry is sleeping on him. Great Lyrics, Beats and just great overall quality all around. 6th is on the rise!! Can’t wait to hear more music. Keep dropping fire!!

  9. This dude is mad nice. Heard him on Midnight Marauders and been a fan ever since. I’d say he’s better than 95% of the trash on the radios today. Keep moving 6, you have a loyal fan base and we gon rock wit you.

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  11. Sad that there isn’t much of a market for REAL Hip-Hop anymore. This guys music is what needs to be popular, not that just bass ignorant shit that’s out now smh.

  12. Been listening to you for a minute. About damn time people start paying attention lol. That guy up there ^^^ is crazy, Miami is gonna show the same love that the Chi did, just give it time fam.

  13. We need more rappers like September 6th who are actually passionate about producing quality and authentic hip hop. I haven’t experienced much of his music, but I love what I’ve heard so far, and this interview definitely piqued my interest even more. Good luck to you and remember to keep your integrity over money always!

  14. 6th is that dude! His flow keeps you entertained and his lyrics give you meaning. Nothing better than someone who can deliver a message that makes you want to turn your system up. Keeping doing work!!

  15. This is not a surprise to me. sixth has always delivered when it comes to the feel good hip hop. This is not an new artist to me i have been following since day 1 not to many artist have a catalog or one like this

  16. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

  17. Smoke one with sixth, swear it feels like Septembers lungs don’t lift. Vegas we on a trip, so let’s toast to all the fortune. Please raise your drinks.

  18. Greatness will definitely illuminate through a persons bars
    And September Sixth has lines for days
    His delivery is on point

  19. So yall saying the man ain’t better than young thug? GTFO of here!!’
    Migos ain’t even rapping on his level.
    It’s all about who you know an you management

  20. Gabster here and I think we shouldn’t be hating and just give everyone a chance
    Especially if we are the minority’s trying to come up.
    We gotta stick together to accomplish a goal
    September Sixth is a great artist. He deserves all the support we can give

  21. Another generic ass rapper with just enough bars to catch on but not enough to fuck with serious artists… I guess you alright.

  22. I see alot of bitching and hating on here lmao. Most of these mf’s posting shit from they mom crib n got the balls to say you aint shit hahaha yall killin me. Let this man live and do what he loves, gang of scrubs trying to stir the pot.

    Once six get on every one of em is gonna want a feature, show tickets, etc…


  23. Your soundcloud was bangin… No albums or mixtapes tho, all I see is singles. When is the next project man? we should collab, I got beats n bars for these niggas.

  24. I went to school with the guy that owns CGMG (6’s management group) He’s been working at this shit for a minute. It’s good to see that it’s starting to pay off. With an artist like this and his team of producers/engineers I know they gonna claim it soon. Good shit yall boys!

  25. How you make hits and ain’t out? ^^^^^
    My nigga sixth ain’t perpetrating he making an example out of scrubs like jimmy
    We in there

  26. This dude is beast
    And his followers fuxk with him
    You should have no problem doing what you want in the next ten years with proper management

  27. With the right plan you gonna be okay, not great at first but hard work pays off. Maybe you will be vital to reviving hip hop
    Cause that shit dead lol

  28. Why these haters up so late? Don’t yall stop!
    The boy got talent. You just wish you were that good. You prolly wanna suck him up V. Slut.
    Sixth don’t listen to these dumb hoes!
    You gotta make it for Chicago and the hood!