Born June 18, 1993 in Andalusia, Alabama. DeAdrian “9Dre” Crawford grew up in a small town on the outskirts of Dothan, Alabama called Taylor Rehobeth. He discovered his passion and talent at the young age of 7 yrs old. At 17 he took a serious approach towards his music career by releasing his first solo R&B mixtape “The Bedroom Confessions of NiAndre”. After his first mixtape release 9Dre took some time off to develop a sound far from ordinary mixing his genres through his music. He’s recently dropped the follow up mixtape “#TBCO9Dre Vol. 2” and “#CLXCO” released on Spinrilla & Datpiff. His Debut Single “Karma” is available for purchase in all digital stores #Karma via #iTunes #GooglePlayMusic #TIDAL #Shazam #Spotify #AppleMusic etc.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
9DRE: Dothan, Alabama
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
9DRE: I’ve always loved music as a kid, actually I’ve been rapping and singing since I was 7 years old. I knew when I got in High School this is what I wanted to do with my career.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
9DRE: I just feel Like I could be the Leader of the new wave.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
9DRE: My music varies but I mainly like to focus on being the voice of the struggle coming from this part of the south.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards
9DRE: Anywhere from 13 – 40 years old.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
9DRE: The Temptations, James Brown, Usher, Missy Elliot, Eminem, Dr. Dre, 2pac, Biggie, Drake & Future
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
9DRE: A mix of Hip Hop & R&B.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
9DRE: My drive and hunger for success to be great.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
9DRE: I have a Single called “Like She Kno Me” droppin on itunes June 18th.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
9DRE: I just want to put out great consistent music for as long as I live. Maybe when I get old I can go more into production. I actually can see myself acting a bit too.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
9DRE: ITunes, Spotify, Youtube, Soundcloud, Google Play Music, AudioMack, and Spinrilla.