Freestyle Fellowship and Project Blowed MC Myka 9 came up in Los Angeles during The Good Life Cafe era. The health food market and makeshift venue was responsible for helping the ’90s underground Hip Hop movement flourish in the City of Angles with their weekly open mic events.
Director and former Figures Of Speech MC Ava DuVernay brought the story to life in 2008 with the critically acclaimed documentary This Is The Life, which took a deep dive into the history of The Good Life Cafe.
Featuring Myka 9, P.E.A.C.E., Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na and Cut Chemist, Medusa, Abstract Rude, Pigeon John, 2Mex, Chillin Villain Empire, Busdriver and other important players, the film is often described as a “must-see” Hip Hop documentary.
Now, the film has finally arrived on Netflix just as one of the documentary’s co-stars Myka 9 unleashes his new collaborative album with the late UK producer Profound, the aptly titled Nine Clouds.
Anchored by the single and video “Satisfy My Soul” featuring Ab Rude, the nine-track project also boasts appearances from Blueprint, Living Legends MCs Eligh and The Grouch, Blu and Aceyalone, among others.
Check out the album stream, cover art and tracklist below. Find This Is The Life on Netflix here.
1. Microphone Mike
2. Cloud Nine
3. Fresh Dope
4. Joy and Pain
5. Satisfy My Soul
6. Keep On (Wake Yo Self)
7. City Dreams
8. Time Will Tell
9. It’s All Profound