Friday, December 12, 2008
9th Wonder is my favorite producer and the first Hip-Hop artist I really got addicted to, I make a point of downloading any and everything I come across that he’s produced. He has a smooth and soulful production style that relies on samples mostly from Al Green and Curtis Mayfield. He attributes the bass lines that he uses in production to DJ Premier, Pete Rock and J Dilla, while he claims to have learned "moans" from RZA. With the help of filmmaker Tee Smith and sound engineer Young Guru, 9th Wonder landed a coveted production credit on Jay Z's then highly-anticipated The Black Album. He was a founding member of Little Brother and did most of their production, up till their most recent album "Get Back". He has production credits for albums by Jean Grae, Kaze, Buckshot, Immortal Access, Skyzoo, NYoil and Murs. 9th Wonder has also produced tracks for widely known artists such as Destiny's Child, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Mos Def, Memphis Bleek, The Game, Lloyd Banks, and Sean Price. Also 9th Wonder, along with Christopher "Play" Martin from the Hip-Hop group Kid-n-Play, were appointed Artist-In-Residence by the Chancellor of North Carolina Central University, and instruct a Hip-Hop history class in NCCU's Music Dept. Im just gonna post a compilation of my fave tracks from 9th and an album he did with Skyzoo called "Cloud9: The 3 Day High".