Video: Making Beats With 9th Wonder
Professor/beatsmith 9th Wonder breaks down his own beat to “What I Gotta Say,” coming straight off the newly-released Buckshot collab, The Solution. Surprisingly enough, his usual beat machine consists of FruityLoops…but for The Solution, 9th brings out the Akai MPC2500, cutting and looping his samples straight off the pads. It seems like 9th and Buckshot really found the solution in the MPC2500, with 9th dropping live beats in the studio for Buckshot to jump right on. So watch Prof. Wonder (you think that’s what he goes by at Duke?) craft the instrumental for “What I Gotta Say” and cop The Solution right here. Oh and NYC: if you missed 9th and Buckshot at Santos Party House last night, fear not. You can catch them both tonight at the SoHo Apple store for a musical discussion curated by Chuck Creekmur, followed by an in-store performance.