The inspiring journey of Ntg Dre9: From Foster Care to Musical Triumphs


Meet Da’Mon Rice, also known as Ntg Dre9 or Dre9, a talented music artist hailing from Orangeburg, South Carolina. In his music, Da’Mon Rice channels his emotions, delivering raw and authentic verses that resonate with listeners. Let’s get started with the interview.

Hi, Great to have you with us today! Please share with our readers about yourself.

Hi, I grew up in the country, Orangeburg, South Carolina. I’m 22 Years old and my birthday is Oct 26, 2000. I was raised By my God mom Alice Tyler & her husband, Earl Tyler, My aunts, uncles & my main lady my Grandmother, Loretta Rice. I come from nothing, no silver spoon, no hand out straight grind & work. I was forced to learn the street life early on in my life because neither of my parents was present until I got much older. 


Please tell us more about your journey. 

I’ve always moved around, so I had to learn how to adapt to certain environments. I was placed in foster care for six years until I got older & signed myself out. 5-26-20 is a DATE I’ll never forget. That’s the day my older brother (Malik Glover) on my dad’s side I’ve grown close to over my teen years, got killed at a block party. I strive every day to be all I can be for me & myself & most importantly, my Daughter (Kay’Ari Rice).

Please tell us about your music.

I’m really expressing pain and anger because my brother was wrongfully murdered & still, we have no answers to this day. Soo, it was really a tribute to him.

What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey? 

Stay out of drama & out of the police way. Gotta stay militant-minded & understand what exactly I am trying to accomplish in this music business & life. 

Through my music, I’m Expressing pain, anger, rage all kinds of emotions. I’m speaking for the trappers, scammers, and everyone in the streets hustling for real 24/7, Making it happen for their family. I put my thoughts & feelings into music. It helps me cope with my brother’s loss. The most influential artist to me is my Bros I grew up with that been rapping before me. Shoutout to Yung D1 my Twin, Beezy Youngin, Yung Hef & a few more mainstream artists like Chief Keef, YoungBoy, Migos, Big Yavo Stunna 4Vegas.


Any message for our readers? 

If you have a dream & you know for sure that’s what you want to do with your time & life, go after it & never let nobody kill your confidence in whatever it is. 

Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you? 

You can follow me on Instagram @Ntg_Dre9 and listen to my songs on Apple Music.

Thank you so much for giving us your precious time! We wish you all the best for your journey ahead!