9th wonder

At Her Best: Aaliyah’s 25 Greatest Hip-Hop Collaborations

August 25 will never be an easy day for many music fans across the world, particularly for those who love the late R&B icon Aaliyah Dana Haughton. View this post on Instagram On August 25, 2001 we lost such a beautiful soul. Today we celebrate 18 years without you baby girl, we love and we […]

Black Thought’s Solo Debut EP To Feature Only 5 Potent Tracks

Just last week, head lyricist of class act hip-hop band The Roots Black Thought verified the coming of his first official solo project titled, Streams of Thought Vol. 1. On the production tip, 9th Wonder and The Soul Council are in control which is a pretty sound match due to their history honing the melodies […]

9th Wonder – 15 Years Later and People Still Marveling

It’s been 15 years since the release of the debut album The Listening from the North Carolina trio Little Brother blessed the scene. The record dropped to much critical acclaim and fanfare as a return to the style of Hip-Hop that Pete Rock, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul made popular. That’s actually […]

Charlie Wilson Shows Support For Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars Temporarily Stops Show Due to Stage Set Fire

This past weekend, a debate on whether or not Bruno Mars used cultural appropriation with his 24K Magic album spread across social media.  On Thursday night (Mar. 8) The Grapevine released a two-part, one-hour discussion regarding Bruno Mars and cultural appropriation. Seren Sensai’s portion of the discussion regarding Mars is what has garnered the most attention, in […]

Watch The Video For Rapsody’s Grammy Nominated “Sassy”

The lyrically savvy Rapsody of Roc Nation sparked an abundance of wonders when she earned two Grammy nominations last month thanks to her leading-edge album, Laila’s Wisdom. The 9th Wonder produced album is currently nominated for Best Rap Album and the album’s single “Sassy” caught a nomination for Best Rap Song and the visual is finally out! Hip-hop fans […]

Kendrick Lamar’s “Duckworth” Originally Had A Different Title

Producer 9th Wonder reveals that the outro to Kendrick Lamar’s “Damn” album went by a different name at the beginning than “Duckworth.” The RapRadar podcast sat down with 9th Wonder and fellow producer, Young Guru, where they revealed a story of how 9th Wonder met Kendrick Lamar and the details of how “Duckworth was produced. […]

9th Wonder Class To Start ‘Hip-Hop Central’ At NCCU

9th Wonder Class To Start 'Hip-Hop Central' At NCCU

For the past two years, 9th Wonder has been teaching the History of Hip-Hop class at North Carolina Central University. Wonder, whose alma matter is NCCU, will contribute to his register in music academia as his course launches the creation of Hip-Hop Central. Hip-Hop Central is a development by NC Central that will document the […]

Watch the Visual: Rapsody’s “Power” ft. Kendrick Lamar & Skiiiwalker

Words by Ime Ekpo Finally! The highly-anticipated video for one of Lalia’s Wisdom’s most raved about tracks, “Power,” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Skiiiwalker has been released. Hip-hop heads have already declared Rapsody’s Lalia’s Wisdom a 2017 classic with its flawless signature production by 9th Wonder. The track appears to mirror the stance of modern day society […]

#SXSW Recap: Live at the BBQ [Watch]

The endless parade of Hip Hop heavyweights at SXSW was at an all-time high, but no show shut it down like Mass Appeal’s Live at the BBQ SXSW Takeover at Stubb’s BBQ. On Thursday (Mar 16) the Viceland sponsored event opened with sounds from DJ Green Lantern with DJ Statik Selectah as the emcee. A true […]

9th Wonder, Talib Kweli & Rapsody Collab on “Life Ahead Of Me”

The 9th Wonder, Talib Kweli and Rapsody collaboration proved to be the dream team with the 2015 hit, “Every Ghetto.” Now they’re back at it again. Yesterday [June 13] 9th took to his Instagram to announce the release of his latest joint with Kweli, “Life Ahead of Me” featuring Rapsody. Accompanied by a graphic driven […]

9th Wonder Drops 36-Track Beat Tape, ‘ZION’

9th Wonder is giving fans a reason to smile as they return to work after the long weekend. In a surprise move, one-third of the Jamla commision has released a 36 track beat tape, which features every beat he’s made over the last few years— finished, unfinished and some of his favorites. In an exclusive […]

Robert Glasper Tapped To Teach Course On Miles Davis At NYU

Grammy Award winning pianist, producer, composer and recording artist Robert Glasper is teaming up with NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music to lead a journey through music focused on the contributions from legendary jazz artist Miles Davis. Glasper, the music supervisor for Davis’s biopic Miles Ahead starring Don Cheadle, will teach a seven-class course on the eternal […]

Happy Birthday 9th Wonder!

On January 15, 1975, one of Hip-Hop’s most critically acclaimed producers was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 9th Wonder, born Patrick Denard Douthit, was introduced to Hip-Hop back in 1982 and since then has not stopped influencing music with his soulful style of production. 9th Wonder gained his first musical training through music theory classes […]

Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder Drop “These Waters” to Kick Off 2016

Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder have released their latest single from their highly anticipated LP Indie 500 with their 2016 single “These Waters” featuring K’Valentine, Chris Rob, NIKO IS & Jessica Care Moore accompanied with a powerful video delivering an even more poignant message. The Indie 500 project, a movement started by Talib Kweli, 9th Wonder and […]

Duck Down Music Celebrates 20 Years of Independence

“There’s a lot of 40-year-olds in the building tonight!” hosts Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds teased into the mic, as the audience at B.B. King’s Blues Club erupted into laughter. They weren’t necessarily wrong either, as the crowd gathered last night [December 3] were there to honor and celebrate 20 years of rocking with Duck […]

A Soulful Conversation with Add-2

        Advertisement     Def Soul: Peace king. Tell me what happened in the time frame between the ending success of Between Heaven and Hell into the beginnings of creating Prey for the Poor? Add-2: A lot of life happened. Actually we had immediately started working on Prey for the Poor as […]

Watch Rapsody’s Interview on ‘Ebro in the Morning’

Jamla Army’s first lady and queen supreme Rapsody dropped by Ebro in the Morning to discuss complexion, women in Hip-Hop, as well as working with Kendrick Lamar. The queen even gives us a few bars at the end to cleanse our lyrical pallet. Watch the interview above and let us know your thoughts.  Also, Rap […]