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Myka 9 of Freestyle Fellowship | Interview

Myka 9 is an emcee and producer from Los Angeles, CA. He is a founding member of Freestyle Fellowship, Haiku D’Etat, and Magic Heart Genies. In 1987, he ghost-wrote two tracks on N.W.A.’s debut album, N.W.A. & The Posse. Known for rapid-fire, jazz-influenced, melodic rapping, Myka was instrumental in the hip hop scene at the Good Life Cafe in the early 90s. In 1993, Freestyle Fellowship released their second album, Innercity Griots, which became a landmark of Los Angeles hip hop. In the late 90s, Myka joined emcees Aceyalone and Abstract Rude to form Haiku D’Etat. Myka is featured in the hip hop documentary Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme, as well as the award-winning documentary, This Is the Life, chronicling the music movement that was birthed at The Good Life Cafe in South Central, Los Angeles.

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