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9m88 (aka Baba) is a R&B singer-songwriter based in Taipei.
Studying under the legendary double bass player Reggie Workman and alto saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom from The New School in NYC, 9m88's music genre is heavily jazz-influenced but well-blended with R&B, Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop and Pop music. Her soulful voice and her lyrics often emphasize both the female sensibility and rationality, she's adept in fusing styles into poetic songs. With her personal convention breaking aesthetics, she is gradually becoming an interdisciplinary artist.
In 2019, 9m88 independently released her debut album ‘Beyond Mediocrity’, her music journey also continues to overseas territories including playing at Summer Sonic festival in Tokyo, Clockenflap Music Festival in Hong Kong and SummerStage in New York. 9m88 has also been invited to perform at a virtual festival presented by 88rising in 2020. In August 2022, 9m88 has released her latest album ‘9m88 Radio’. Crafted in collaboration with an international roster of musicians and producers like Oddisee (U.S.), Arthur Moon (U.S.), Silas Short (U.S.), StarRo (Japan), SUMIN (South Korea).
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