9th Wonder To Establish "Hip-Hop Central" In the Central University of North Carolina
Professor 9 says that his class is no easy A.
Between the producer 9th Wonder's many accolades is his role as a Teacher of 9 North Carolina Central University (NCCU). From 2015, the prolific beatsmith has taught a History of Hip Hop class at the historically black college.
Professor 9 recently chopped with local news station WRAL about his time a leader in the classroom and revealed his class is not for those looking for an easy A. He believes that the History of Hip-Hop is a way of connecting with the flourishing of Hip-Hop fans.
"This is the way to reach this generation," he said. "I believe that this generation speaks to us in a language that previous generations did not ... the Hip Hop is now a 44-year-old art form. Within it is the life. It is the fashion. Is the journalism. It is the law. It is, definitely, the technology when it comes to deejaying and production and recording and of the things that we use."
Besides 9th Wonder of course, NCCU plans to launch Hip-Hop of the plant, which include everything from a complex library database to an annual conference on Hip Hop, education, entrepreneurship, and marketing.
"Hip-Hop talks about what happens in the united states," he said. "We can speak about a side of America that can't be private. But they need a voice as well."
See the extended interview here.