9th Wonder discusses the making of “Shining”, the meaning of quality music and the importance of working with other like minded producers and artists.
Producer 9th Wonder discusses auditioning beats for Jay Z, working with Erika Badu, and teaching music history. Later 9th goes on to talk about the importance of saving older work and doing other thing besides making beats. I made the actual beat for Erykah Badu’s honey seven years ago. That’s why I say, everybody save … Read more
Sometimes all a video needs are a few shots of mixing consoles, turntables, and samplers. 9th Wonder and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League artist Laws get together to finish the single “Shining”.
How would you like to receive college credit for knowing about Outkast? 9th Wonder discusses teaching a course entitled Hip Hop In Context (1973-1997) with Christopher Martin (Play) at North Carolina Central University and maintaining his soulful style when working with various artists. I don’t really get into the technicalities of it. I just get that feeling in … Read more
Maestro visits with 9th Wonder as he explains his philosophy behind making beats, feeling the music, and sample chopping. 9th also briefly touches on Fruity Loops vs the MPC 2500 and what he feels are the most important ideas involved in being a producer/music maker. Everybody has different technical ways that they make a beat, but … Read more
A classic interview where 9th Wonder explains breaking into the music industry as a new producer, the musical challenges involved in sampling, and his views on the currently crowded producer market. Notable Quote: "Now the internet is flooded, I mean truly everybody is a producer. You’ve got all types of people with beat machines in … Read more
A routine beat preview session goes off the rails as DJ Toomp lets loose on producer/rapper/A&R politics, "You’ve got some rappers who really don’t know how to pick beats." DJ Toomp and 9th Wonder then go on the combined tirade against A&R’s picking beats for artists and pushing their own personal agendas. Notable Quotes: "It’s … Read more
De Blog Jam #5 treats us to 9th Wonder and David Banner digging through samples for an upcoming project. A few minutes and a little MPC chopping presents us with a preview of a future hit. [respect to juney for the updated working link]
9th Wonder hits us with another episode of De Blog Jam and gives a MPC workout along with a quick chopping lesson. Notable Quotes: "It’s like falling out of bounds and calling time out with the ball. You can’t teach it… they don’t teach that at camp!" "I feel like the Rachael Ray of beatmakers… … Read more
Broccoli City serves up an interview with 9th Wonder as he talks about the origins of Hip-Hop and Soul music, his new labels, and collaborating with E. Jones. [via WET]