Producer/university professor 9th Wonder discusses the importance of knowing cultural history, setting goals, commitment, and maintaining a consistent, elevated work ethic.
“You kinda gotta know the history of something you want to be a part of. Me I learned from Dilla and Madlib, who learned from Pete [Rock], who learned from James Brown, who learned from Duke Ellington.”
“I had this thing called 30 before Thursday. I started on Monday and by Thursday I needed to have 30 beats, because I read in an article that Pete Rock did 25 beats a week. So I’m saying I have to do 30 beats a week… I have to.”
[via Soul Culture]