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Hip-hop producer 9th Wonder is the subject of another documentary

Posted by on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM

click to enlarge 9th Wonder with Chuck D at Hopscotch 2010 - FILE PHOTO BY ABBY NARDO
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  • 9th Wonder with Chuck D at Hopscotch 2010
Yesterday, director Kenneth Price and Grammy-winning hip-hop producer 9th Wonder released a trailer for a new documentary. The Hip-Hop Fellow chronicles 9th Wonder’s year as a teacher and research fellow at the Hiphop Archive at Harvard University's W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute.

During the fellowship, 9th Wonder (nè Pat Douthit) was charged with researching the samples and production techniques behind the 10 hip-hop albums that he deemed most influential to his career. The 78-minute documentary features interviews and commentary from Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, DJ Premier, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal and 9th’s former Little Brother bandmates, Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh.

While being filmed for The Hip-Hop Fellow, 9th also intermittently spent valuable time on the campus of another prestigious academic institution, Duke University, where he and Neal teach a course on “Sampling Soul,” as seen in 2011 documentary The Wonder Year, also directed by Price.

The Hip-Hop Fellow will be screened at locations across the country. According to the film’s website, screening dates and locations will be posted in April.

THE HIP-HOP FELLOW TRAILER from Pricefilms on Vimeo.

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