Last Saturday, Richmond was blessed by a visit from Jamla Executive, super-producer, Harvard Fellow, and Duke University & North Carolina Central University Professor 9th Wonder, who made the trip to speak at the 1st Annual Afrikana Film Festival. He was accompanied by Jamla Record’s Label Manager and member of the Soul Council Kash. Following the film screening of the documentary film The Hip-Hip Fellow, the podcast crew and a few others were able to walk down Broad Street with 9th, Kash, and the hilarious (and multi Grammy award-winning musician) Robert Glasper who was also in town for the festival.
Our amazing media partner Jess (Snydervision2020) was on hand and captured photos of this impromptu walk down Broad. The topics on the walk varied but 9th elaborated on his recent comments regarding the younger generation of MCs today. Stating that you really can’t blame any 18-year-old for not wanting to hear with 30 and 40 year olds consider classic hip-hop. The issue has a lot to with how a person is raised and the type of music they listened to growing up. Earlier in the day, 9th mentioned that he had “brainwashed” his daughters by the time they were 2 years old to hear chord changes and certain rhythms in music and if they did not hear those sounds, they don’t like the music. He went on to talk about his love of history, his passion for teaching, his love for sneakers (we made a quick stop into Round Two), and more. He constantly drop gems, while Robert Glasper was trying to ride our public bus system for free and illegally cross intersections. 9th’s passion for music, history, teaching, and people came through clear is just a brief amount of time. He made it clear that – to this day he doesn’t, and has never, chased fame. He just want to create quality music – music he likes and by doing so he’s found a successful lane.
9th, Rich, & Cheats
DJ Nobe, Hip Hop Henry, 9th, Rich, Cheats, & RT
Nobe, Hip Hop, 9th, & Rich
Nobe, Hip Hop, 9th, Rich, RT
Thanks to everyone that made this possible. Please check out the film The Hip-Hop Fellow. #WESEEIT