Featuring Grammy Award-Winning Producer 9TH WONDER
The Underground @ The Music Factory
820 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm – Film. Documentary film screening of The Hip-Hop Fellow + Talk. Discussion and Q&A with 9th Wonder and Mark Anthony Neal
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm – Beats. Gantt After Dark experience with music and mixing by DJ Chela
North Carolina native, 9th Wonder is the subject of the 2014 documentary The Hip-Hop Fellow, which will be screened as part of this three-part Heritage & History program. The film traces his 2012-15 tenure as a Fellow at Du Bois Institute at Harvard University where he taught and explored hip-hop’s role in academia. Currently, 9th Wonder is a Lecturer in African American Studies at Duke University.
In 1998 along with Phonte and Big Pooh, 9th Wonder formed the critically acclaimed hip-hop trio Little Brother. His first major label placement as a producer was the song “Threat” on Jay-Z’s Black Album, and since then he has worked with such artists as Erykah Badu, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige.
Joining the program is Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University Professor of African & African American Studies and English, who co-teaches The History of Hip-Hop with 9th Wonder. Dr. Neal is the author of numerous books, including New Black Man, and is host of Left of Black, a video webcast produced with the John Hope Franklin Center.
The Harvey B. Gantt Center is a proud partner with Duke Energy in presenting the new Heritage & History series. This program series features nationally noted artists and scholars who are preserving Black culture through an array of disciplines and media. In hosting each culture keeper, the Gantt Center invites public participation in special events and experiences that illuminate important stories and engage audiences.
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