The upcoming Dope Squad 9 (DS9) is a music which was formed in 2014 in USaid Estate,Kisumu as dance crew with members over 15 people.
The crew consist of 3 members Shmanu Shniqqa(Emmanuel Odhiambo),Nyquo254(Erick Otieono)and Steve Wiz(Stephen Omollo).
This crew later on year 2015 due to talented rappers in the crew it later in the year turned into a rap crew and dancing crew at the same time. The rappers in the crew began focusing so much on there rapping career which made the crew stand strong still now.
“In the course some members left which led to decrease in number of the group to 6.Thats when music now became more serious in crew from early 2016” said one of the Members
In December 2016, Dope squad 9 released two tracks which helped them to gain a little bit big attention and acceptance (Panda Parody and Cokenfanta) ,this two tracks were so lit and most people in kisumu really loved them.
“Early 2017, We released our first audio album in CD form which we sold a couple and copies and people really accepted it.we kept on pushing through the year where one member also left the crew for his personal affairs and we had to push on till at the end of 2017 when we had one big show in Mombasa where we were the main artists (Intrusion festivals),and performance was amazing” the member also added
That performance made the crew gain a lot of respect. They also released two song the same time which were loved and saluted by great rappers in Kenya like Khalighraph Jones and Notiflow.
” So coming 2018 two members had to leave the crew due to there personal issues and priorities. That made the crew to currently contain 3 official members” concluded Steve Wiz