With another installment of Unsung Producers which we highlight the producer(s) we consider non-mainstream, but have contributed a stellar amount of work to the culture of hip hop. This edition is dedicated to North Carolina’s own, 9th Wonder.
9th Wonder is a captivating hip hop producer and label owner of Jamla Records. First introduced to the world through the ground breaking group, Little Brother, he has worked with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Wale, Kendrick Lamar and Nipsey Hussle.
There are many issues in hip hop music such as the glorification of sex, money and violence, but there is also a battle within the genre and it’s called Ageism. No other genre of music faces this issue as much as hip hop and we want to discuss issues from a producer and rapper aspect.
We were having a discussion the other day and thought about how the game has changed over time. A word that gets tossed around is “wave”. There has been plenty of game-changing waves (also known as movements) and we will discuss a few that were very impactful in hip hop.
What are the differences between DJ Mustard, Cardo, Hit Boy, Metro Boomin and DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Buckwild and The Alchemist? Before answering that question, let's discuss the differences between Analog and Digital Producers.