Janine "Jah9" Cunningham is a Jamaican reggae vocalist, dub poet, social activist, and yogi. After starting her artistic career in the Jamaican progressive poetry scene, she began to release music in 2009 and has since been "credited as the creator of the 'jazz on dub' genre." Her lyrics cover topics such as social activism, Rastafari, Jamaican culture, culture of the African diaspora, and gender, among many others. After releasing several singles and mixtapes, her debut album New Name was released in 2013. Described by United Reggae as "a straight cultural roots album," it was voted album of the year by AchisReggae.com. In 2013 she began performing on stage with her band The Dub Treatment, and she has since toured the United States and Europe multiple times, performing at events such as the Dour Festival. United Reggae listed her just-released album "9" on VP Records & Steam Chalice Records' one of the "most anticipated reggae albums in 2016. The Pan-African music album by Jah9 titled "9" holds 9-songs and has been themed "The Year of 9" by the mesmerizing songstress herself.