Soul brother 9th Wonder is the guest on this edition of your favorite beat game, Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette. We meet at “The Record Krate” shop in Raleigh, where a blindfolded 9th pick Charly McClain, Jermaine Jackson, and The Temprees from the bins.
The former Little Brother producer shows how talented he is by flipping multiple samples in no time. Even country singer Charly McClain get the soul treatment and the result is amazing! The final cut is chopped from the album he had the most hope about, Lovemen by the Temprees. Rapsody happened to be in the studio, so she jumped in the booth to add a layer of greatness on that impeccable beat.
The North Carolina beat king appeared in the spotlight when is rework of the “God’s son” album by Nas became viral on the web. With a lot of people curious to hear more from him, the 2003 Little Brother LP “The Listening” with his partners, Rapper Big Pooh and Phonte, was the proof that this guy was not a fluke! Another album came from LB in 2005 titled “The Minstrel show” and is considered a hip-hop classic by most fans and critics.
His shot to fame that propelled his career happened when Young Guru connected him with Jay-Z. He ended up having a placement on “The Black Album” and three beats for the “Destiny Fulfilled” projects by Destiny’s Child.
But this is just a small part of 9th Wonder discography. He went on to do collaborative albums with several respected lyricists like Murs, Buckshot, Skyzoo, Jean Grae, Talib Kweli and produced music for some of your favorite artists like Erykah Badu, Ludacris or Mary J. Blige, even winning a Grammy on the way.
He his now the head of Jamla records with genius MC Rapsody at the forefront of his movement, and continue to produced soulful gems, like the ones in the video above!