VIDEO: 9th Wonder interview w/ P.E.A.C.E. Academy

I did blog this awhile ago but the video was swiftly passworded, so here we are again in case you missed it first time around:

Esteemed North Carolina based Hip Hop producer 9th Wonder 9thdrops some knowledge in this interview with P.E.A.C.E. Academy.


“My goal was to make the best music I possibly can and to be in the pantheon of great musicians, whether we’re talking about Dr Dre, Burt Bacharach or Led Zeppelin; it didn’t matter to me, I just wanted to be a great musician. You kinda gotta know the history of something you wanna be a part of. For me I learned from Dilla and Madlib, who learned from Pete, who learned from James Brown, who learned from Duke Ellington.

Originality especially is big in Hip Hop. No biting. No jacking styles… None of that. It makes you you. It’s your artistic DNA. The three things that you have to do if you wanna start right now: learn your history, learn your history, learn your history. You can’t be a expert of what you wanna be a part of if you know nothing about it.”