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9th Wonder

Background information
Birth name Patrick Douthit
Also known as 9th Wonder
Born January 15, 1975 ( 1975 -01-15) (age 35)
Origin Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Producer
Instruments Akai MPC2500, Turntables, Pro Tools, FL Studio[1]
Years active 1997 – present
Labels ABB, Atlantic

Patrick Douthit (born January 15, 1975 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina),[2] better known as 9th Wonder is a hip hop producer from Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.. He began his career as the main producer for the hip hop group Little Brother, and has also worked with Nas, Mary J. Blige, Jean Grae, Wale, Jay-Z, MURS, Buckshot, and Destiny's Child. As part of Little Brother he gained widespread recognition and critical acclaim for his production on their debut release, The Listening. He has since left Little Brother[3]. 9th Wonder stated that as long as both Phonte and Big Pooh welcomed a reunion somewhere down the line, he would be completely open to the idea.[4]

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Background

As an up-and-coming producer, he released a remix album of Nas' 2002 album God's Son entitled God's Stepson. This album began what is now a regular trend of remixing whole albums. 9th Wonder has a smooth and soulful production style that relies on samples from artists such as Al Green and Curtis Mayfield.[5] He attributes the bass lines that he uses in production to DJ Premier, Pete Rock and J Dilla, while he claims to have learned "moans" from RZA.[5]

Recent & Current Projects

On October 29, 2007, he also made a rare public appearance on BET's Rap City, alongside collaborator Talib Kweli. Madlib, Jean Grae and Erykah Badu appeared as well.

Recently, 9th Wonder, along with Christopher "Play" Martin from the Hiphop group Kid-n-Play, were appointed Artist-In-Residence by the Chancellor of North Carolina Central University, and instruct a Hiphop history class in NCCU's Music Dept.[6]

9th Wonder hosts True School Radio every Friday night. This 5-hour show is a project of the True School Co.[7]

In January 2009, 9th Wonder announced plans to start two record labels, Jamla & The Academy. Jamla consists of Skyzoo, Gee-Q, Rapsody, Tyler Woods & Big Remo. The Academy consists of Thee Tom Hardy, Actual Proof & TP.

9th Wonder co-teaches a class titled "Sampling Soul" with Dr. Mark Anthony Neal at Duke University.

He will serve as the lead producer of the NBA Live 11 Soundtrack.

P'Tones Records

9th Wonder and Black Jeruz are the spokespeople for the Durham-P'Tones Records Studio which is partnered with North Carolina Central University. The new location for the P'Tones studio is currently being decided! 9th Wonder still resides in North Carolina. He has announced his dedication to the community in Durham, NC by joining P'Tones Records, whose Mission Statement statement is "to create constructive opportunities for inner city youth through no-cost neighborhood music programs." The organization's goal is to give students the opportunity to run a record label, creating music and merchandise while learning about the music industry. Former Professor Kawachi Clemons and founder (of P'Tones) Oren Rosenbaum opened the NCCU-P'Tones studio. The program is set to begin February 2010. Dr. Smith has replaced Dr. Clemons as the point man from NCCU.

Discography

Solo albums

Collaboration albums

Remix albums

Production

  • 1997: "Night Riders" (remix ft. Aaliyah) - Boot Camp Clik
  • 2002: Paper Gods - Cesar Comanche (produced 10 of 17 songs)
  • 2003: "Make Your Move" - Hieroglyphics Full Circle
  • 2003: "Threat" - Jay-Z ( The Black Album)
  • 2004: Sleepers - Rapper Big Pooh (produced 6 of 14 songs)
  • 2004: "Supa Love", "Don't Rush Me" - Jean Grae ( This Week)
  • 2004: "Good Ol' Love" - Masta Ace (A Long Hot Summer)
  • 2004: "Illuminate Part 1" (ft. Vursatyl) - Lightheaded (Never Square)
  • 2004: "I See Now" - Consequence (Take 'Em to the Cleaners)
  • 2004: " Girl", "Is She The Reason", "Free", "Game Over" - Destiny's Child (Destiny Fulfilled)
  • 2004: "Church" - De La Soul featuring Spike Lee (The Grind Date)
  • 2005: The Ripple Effect - Splash (produced 7 of 14 songs)
  • 2005: Squirrel In The Aces - Cesar Comanche (produced 5 of 17 songs)
  • 2005: "Carolina Agents" - Little Brother NBA 2K6: The Tracks
  • 2005: Project Mayhem - L.E.G.A.C.Y. (produced 11 of 19 songs)
  • 2005: "Good Woman Down" - Mary J. Blige (The Breakthrough)
  • 2005: "Heartburn" - Sean Price (Monkey Barz)
  • 2005: Wooden Nickels 1998–1999 Revisited - Cesar Comanche (produced 9 of 16 songs)
  • 2005: "Smoke the Pain Away", "Alright" - Memphis Bleek ( 534)
  • 2005: "Sugar" (ft. Mother Nature) - Beyond
  • 2005: "One Day" (ft. Big Daddy Kane & Kofi) - Spectac
  • 2005: "Hey Young World Pt. 2" (ft. Phonte & Mystic) - Dave Ghetto (Love Life?)
  • 2006: "Dreams" - Saigon (The Return Of The Yardfather)
  • 2006: Separate But Equal - DJ Drama & Little Brother (produced 5 of 22 songs)
  • 2006: "Live from Amsterdam" - Memphis Bleek
  • 2006: Where's Calvin - Binky Fingers (produced 9 of 15 songs)
  • 2006: Floe Almighty - Edgar Allen Floe (produced 5 of 12 songs)
  • 2006: "Special" - Strange Fruit Project (The Healing)
  • 2006: "Here We Come", "Take a Look (In the Mirror)", "So Focused" - Boot Camp Clik (The Last Stand)
  • 2006: "One Night Stand" - Lloyd Banks ( Rotten Apple)
  • 2006: "Instigator" - M.O.P. (Ghetto Warfare)
  • 2007: "Brooklyn In My Mind" - "Crooklyn Dodgers" Single
  • 2007: "Nowhere No More" - Eternia (The Setup)
  • 2007: "P-Body", "Violent", "You Already Know", "Let It Be Known" - Sean Price (Jesus Price Supastar)
  • 2007: "How Big is Your World?" - Median (Medians Relief)
  • 2007: "First They Love You" - Bishop Lamont featuring Prime and Indef (N*gger Noise)
  • 2007: "I Just Want the Money" (ft. Bokey) - Bishop Lamont (The Pope Mobile)
  • 2007: "I Need More" - Boot Camp Clik (Casualties of War)
  • 2007: "Breakin' My Heart" - Little Brother (Getback)
  • 2007: "Think Good Thoughts" - Aubrey Graham (ft Phonte and Elzhi) ("Comeback Season"/"This Is Me")
  • 2008: "Cold Success" - Jay Z & Coldplay ("Viva La Hova")
  • 2008: "Honey" - Erykah Badu (New Amerykah)
  • 2008: "Be prepared" - Akrobatik feat. Little Brother ( Absolute Value)
  • 2008: "Here We Go" - DJ K.O. feat. East & Silent Knight (Picture This)
  • 2008: "There You Go", "Water feat. Edgar Allen Floe & Lazurus" - Kooley High ("The Summer Sessions EP")
  • 2008: "Do the Right Thang" - Ludacris feat. Common & Spike Lee (Theater of the Mind)
  • 2008: "What Is", "So Far", "Shine" - Edgar Allen Floe (The Streetwise LP)
  • 2008: "Left 4 Dead" - EPMD feat. Skyzoo (We Mean Business)
  • 2008: "I'm Innocent", "Can It Be (Half A Million Dollars And 18 Months Later)", "Love and Appreciate II", "Breakthrough" - MURS (Murs for President)
  • 2008: "On The Low" - Royce Da 5'9" The Album
  • 2009: featured on The Boondocks soundtrack [1]
  • 2009: "Meet Me In The Zone" - MoeRoc (Not The Average Joe (Street Album)/Presidential MC (forthcoming Album))
  • 2009: Die In Your Lap - Cesar Comanche (produced 5 of 15 songs)
  • 2009: "Rear View Mirror" - Rapper Big Pooh (The Delightful Bars)
  • 2009: "Wonder Why" (feat. Wale, Big Sean & Mike Posner), "Sum Ish For Dave" (feat. Haysoos) - Kenn Starr (It's Still Real (mixtape))
  • 2009: In The W.ide W.orld Of W.rap - E.Ness (produced 9 of 12 songs)
  • 2009: "Do Remember", "We Are", "We Belong" - Skyzoo (The Power Of Words)
  • 2009: The Salvation - Skyzoo (produced 5 of 16 songs)
  • 2009: "Past Present Future" (feat. Melanie Fiona & Naledge) - KRS-One And Buckshot ("Survival Skills - Collaboration Album")
  • 2009: "S.P.I.T." - David Banner & GQ (EA Sport NBA Live Mixtape)
  • 2010: "Slow Down"- David Banner (Death Of Pop Star)
  • 2010: "Let’s End It (Poverty)"- Nas & Damian Marley (Distant Relatives)
  • 2010: "20 Feet Tall"- Erykah Badu (New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh))

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