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Close Look Of 9th Wonder Teaching


Acclaimed Beatmaker (Producer) Leads Beatmaking Lecture At Duke University

By Amir Said (Sa’id)

For several years, 9th Wonder has been teaching a college level course on hip hop culture. And this past spring, he, along with fellow Duke University professor Mark Anthony Neal, began heading up a course dedicated to soul music and the ways in which it’s sampled and re-used in hip hop/rap music. This video, which was captured by Maestro (Maestro Knows) at Duke University, is most likely footage of 9th Wonder leading one of those classes.

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Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual

  • It’s about time that modern music is getting the learning stick. It took forever for other new forms of entertainment, and I suppose it will keep taking that long in the future.