9th Wonder Talks About Teaching His History of Hip-Hop College Course
Professor 9th kicks knowledge
Since 2015, producer 9th Wonder has been teaching a college course about the history of hip-hop, at North Carolina Central University. (If you are a fan of 9th you know how important NCCU is to 9th: that is where he formed Little Brother with Phonte and Big Pooh.)
The producer, who students call Professor 9th, recently gave an interview to a Durham, North Carolina outlet called WRAL about his class.
Speaking about the class, 9th said:
“It’s just the way to reach this generation. I think this generation speaks in a certain language that the generations before did not … Hip Hop is now a 44-year-old art form. Within it is life. It’s fashion. It’s journalism. It’s law. It’s definitely technology when it comes to deejaying and producing and recording and the things that we use.”
North Carolina Central University is fully embracing hip-hop. The university is planning to build the “Hip-Hop Central,” which will include a library database, a studio, and an annual conference to discuss hip-hop education, entrepreneurship, and more.
In the interview, 9th also talked about his career, specifically about how he got his name and the song that first made him interested in hip-hop.
Watch the clips below.