The 3rd solo EP by Y-Kay since 2012. After 3 solo projects, one taken off public platforms, and 3 attempted projects that were never released: "Thorns of an Aries", "Phase 2", & "Art, Gods, & The Cosmos"
Still, 9 dYēus came out with a connection to "Art, Gods, & The Cosmos"
Being a songwriter for 11 years, Y-Kay has been writing more songs than he can remember.
To never being satisfied by your own work must be a curse, but to be able to keep creating art in different forms every day is like having an unstoppable mind with the creativity of the Ancient Greek, Roman, & Egyptian Gods. Yet the project doesn't depict that image in it's literal historic form, but in Y-Kay's personal life, the struggle of any artist, and to transform that into music or art, can only be done by creatives.
The bittersweet symphony of it all has all been heard before, but not quite like this. A lot of religious references, biblical, & philosophical on one side, and money, drugs, and sex on the other. DYEUS literally translates to God, in greek, and latin. But a personal connection is that Y-Kay is a Deist. the 9 stands for the first number used in the international call code when you phone most countries in the Middle East.
9 models “everything” and “nothing” simultaneously. What does that mean?
The sum of all digits excluding 9 is 36. Paradoxically, 9 plus any digit in our base 10 number system returns the digit you’re adding to 9. So 9 literally equals all the digits (36), and nothing (0).
As a rap artist, Y-Kay is stating that he is a God in his own right, in many fields, but specially as an artist, his art is only a reflection of himself and surroundings. It's not a statement about claiming to be the best in the region, and it has little to do with people's perspective of religions.
Y-Kay considers himself a meritocratic lord. Objective skills rule overall. Because numbers do not lie, or so goes the saying, still, it does hold more value than opinions, for a fact. Mirroring Y-Kay's lyrical approach.
11 years of trying to create one perfect project is bordering on insanity, but if you get called that, and you keep going, and you make that album happen, then you're definitely a genius.
9dYēus was not the one perfect project, but it projects it.
1st LP - coming soon
Project artworks, lyrics breakdown, and more on Genius: https://genius.com/albums/Y-kay/9-dyeus
Written & Performed by: Y-Kay
All Artworks by: Y-Kay
Music Visuals Directed by Y-Kay for his single "Carpe Diem" -
Production: Various artists
Creative Director & Executive Producer: Y. Khalil