9th wonder has created some of the most amazing music in hip hop during his illustrious career, he’s worked with everyone from Mac Miller to Mary J. Blige and from Kendrick Lamar to Jay-Z. Since 2007, the legendary producer that hails from North Carolina has been working his way spectacularly into the field of music academia.
It all kicked off when he was given the title Artist-In-Residence in his home state at North Carolina University and began teaching classes there. Recently, he was accepted at Harvard University and offered a role as a fellow in The Hip Hop Archive which may be the highest honour he’s received yet.
He’ll be spending 3 years compiling 200 of the best and most influential hip hop albums in a collection called ‘These Are The Breaks’. Back in early 2016 he shared a picture on Instagram of the first four legendary projects that have been chosen to reside in Harvard’s Library.
Strangely enough, it didn’t garner any widespread attention until he posted the picture below a few days ago during a visit to view them in their archived form. In another photo 9th Wonder revealed that MC Lyte’s 1988 classic ‘Lyte As A Rock’ would also be added to the collection that is being made to withstand time.
He’s doing it all under the guise of historians Marcy Morgan and Henry Louis Gates, the collection will remain in own of the world’s most fantastic libraries “complete with liner notes and the vinyl that was used in the production of the album.” Other hip hop magnates will be giving their 2 cents as well, Nas is the figurehead of the Hip Hop Archive and visited recently to weigh in on the process.