9th Wonder Credits Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper To Give Political Rap New Hope
He also had praise for his "Black Album" collaborator, JAY-Z.
The City of new York, NY – the Hip Hop scholar and Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder thinks that Kendrick Lamar is taking the Hip Hop back to the days of Public Enemy. In an interview with PBS, 9th Wonder-filled praise in Compton's native son.
Speaking of Open Mind, Alexander Heffner, 9th Wonder, said that "Kendrick is speaking of the unification. Kendrick is the best-selling rap artist this year. If we look back two or three years ago, the politics of rap doesn't sell, right?"
The producer, who worked with Kendrick on her 2017 album DAMN. to produce the track "Duckworth," he went on to say, "is changing that narrative, kind of bring you back to the times of Public Enemy, It takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us back, sold two million copies to a seventh grader like me. So going back to that time, is gradually returning to that moment, but it's going to take a while".
9th Wonder was delivered similar support to the Possibility that The Rapper, who says: "this is Not only a political border, but a spiritual edge and religious edge, venturing into a place in which a lot of people think that Hip-Hop can't go."
"People still look at Hip Hop as not, the genius of the art form that it is. I think that the Chance has proven that wrong on so many levels. He demonstrated " I can be spiritual, that can be religious, can be political, can't be Governor of Illinois, I can sell at Comiskey Park.'"
See the fascinating full interview below.