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The Hip-Hop Fellow Outtakes: Dr. Henry Louis Gates Speaks On 9th Wonder


Still building anticipation from the trailer, Price Films & 9th Wonder decided to release an outtake from the upcoming documentary The Hip-Hop Fellow. In this outtake, Dr. Henry Louis Gates speaks about learning a lot more hip hop through 9th Wonder and his teachings. Interviewees include Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Kendrick Lamar, Young Guru, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Phonte, Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Ab-Soul, Rapper Big Pooh & DJ Premier.

Check out the outtake below.

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Jamla Is The Squad (Video)


I know Ace is a massive follower and supporter of the whole Jamla movement, and in my opinion if you claim to be a hip-hop fan then the Jamla crew is a must in your music library. 9th Wonder and his talented crew are fresh off the release of their compilation project Jamla Is The Squad (go grab that here) the crew release a short documentary if you like showcasing a few things they have planned for this year as well as the crew members such as Rapsody, Kash, Khrysis, Add-2, Big Remo sitting down and speaking on their own music. Watch the video below.

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Trailer: 9th Wonder ‘The Hip Hop Fellow’ Documentary (Video)


After much anticipation of this documentary shot by Kenneth Price (of Price Films), a trailer emerges from “The Hip Hop Fellow” documentary surfaces. The 78 minute docu-film follows the Grammy Award winning producer during his role as a professor at Harvad University teaching The Standards of Hip-Hop course. Not sure about you, but I’m ready for this to be released. Interviewees include Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Kendrick Lamar, Young Guru, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Phonte, Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Ab-Soul, Rapper Big Pooh & DJ Premier.

The Hip-Hop Fellow is a 78 minute documentary following Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder’s tenure at Harvard University as he teaches ‘The Standards of Hip-Hop’ course, conducts research for his thesis and explores hip-hop’s history, culture and role in academia. The film centers on the emerging significance of incorporating hip-hop studies into the academy and spotlights the scholars and musicians at the forefront of preserving 40 years of hip-hop culture.

Check out the 3 minute trailer after the jump.

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Album Stream: 9th Wonder Presents: Jamla Is the Squad


After a week long worth of consistent music, Jamla Records has released the pre-order for their forthcoming project, Jamla Is The Squad. The pre-order includes the 24 track deluxe tracklisting as well. Tracklisting features Jamla Records recording artists as well as outside features from Jadakiss, Rapper Big Pooh, Talib Kweli, Pete Rock, Terrace Martin and more.

Check out the tracklisting after the jump. Pre-order here.

UPDATE: Now with album stream, check it out after the jump.

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Rapsody – Betty Shabazz (prod. by 9th Wonder)

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Just a few days after releasing her “Dark Knight” video, female Hip Hop emcee Rapsody just dropped a new track titled, “Betty Shabazz” which is expected to be on Jamla Is The Squad –  the upcoming Jamla compilation project hosted by Statik Selektah.  The release date for Jamla Is The Squad is set for January 28th.

Rapper Big Pooh – Jambalaya (prod. 9th Wonder)


Pooh and 9th back to slangin’ that dope, this red tops!

Rapper Big Pooh will release a new version of Happy Birthday Thomas entitled Fat Boy Fresh 3.5. The project will include production from Willie B., Astronote, Focus…, The Nukes, and 9th Wonder. Contains features from J. Pinder, King Mez, Blakk Soul, and Scolla and will be available on CD.

9th Wonder & Rapper Big Pooh have been recently working on their personal relationship which is great news to hip hop fans. 9th also produced this track “Jambalaya” which is featured on Fat Boy Fresh 3.5 and hopefully is a step closer to recording more music together. Check out the lyrics after the jump, and check back here tomorrow for the actual mp3.

Album cover & lyrics can be found after the jump. Album in stores 12/3/2013.

Updated: Now with audio, purchase it on iTunes or Amazon.

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9th Wonder – Bladey Mae (The Beat Tape)


Says 9th Wonder,

“This past weekend, I met my grandma, Beulah Mae Jarrett Douthit’s family (my dad’s mother) for the first time. My grandma passed in 1965, so I’ve had no connection to her at all. I listened to the elders talk about her all day. One elder in particular, her oldest niece, who’s 78-years-old, told me that her nickname was ‘Bladey Mae’, because of the blades she carried around in the purse and pockets, to protect her children from a segregated South, one of them being my dad. I was looking for a name for a new beat tape, and that one just came out of nowhere.”

Bladey Mae, contains 73 beats, YUP 73. Stream after the jump. Purchase here.

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9th Wonder & Young Guru Debate Kendrick Lamar “Control” Verse (Video)

As we all know by now, Kendrick Lamar has been making headlines with his verse on Big Sean’s “Control”. So far we’ve seen tweets, responses, and now we’ve get a debate from 9th Wonder & Young Guru. Before they played Rapsody’s She Got Game, 9th Wonder and Young Guru discussed some valid and solid points about Kendrick Lamar’s verse. Great listening.