9th Wonder Speaks on Harvard Fellowship, Leaving Music for Academia

Producer 9th Wonder will continue his quest to elevate hip-hop culture’s place in academia this fall when he becomes a fellow in Harvard’s Hip Hop Archive. The sonic mastermind behind Little Brother will spend three years working on a research project at Harvard’s W.E.B. Dubois Institute. He recently told XXL that he one day hopes to leave producing behind for good to focus on academics. “I’m gonna be there in a fellows program at the Hip Hop archive,” 9th told XXLmag.com, “So I’ll be a Harvard fellow for three years.” The North Carolina producer also shared his aspirations to transition completely ...

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