The Hip-Hop Fellow Featured on The Guardian

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Hip-Hop Fellow himself, 9th Wonder was recently featured on The Guardian discussing his scholarship and The Hip-Hop Fellow.

“Hip-hop has long been used as a vehicle for education – check out the countless children’s videos that teach fundamentals like spelling and math through rap. But ask any serious hip-hop head and they will attest to the fact that dissecting the culture – understanding something that bloomed from concrete and found its way into pop culture and beyond – is a science. The mainstream may not regard rap as particularly scholarly, but that could set to change with the advent of 9th Wonder’s Hip-Hop Institute, a new interdisciplinary program based in the history department of North Carolina Central University, which will launch this fall.”

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The Hip-Hop Fellow hits

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Renowned Documentary site posted a wrap up of The Full Frame Documentary Film and included The Hip-Hop Fellow as one of its top picks, saying:

“Character was dually embodied in the world premiere of The Hip-Hop Fellow, in which local filmmaker Kenneth Price follows Peter Douthit, better known as 9th Wonder, from teaching courses at Duke and North Carolina Central to becoming the first Harvard Hip-Hop Fellow. 9th Wonder’s goal in this fellowship was to challenge assumptions about the character of hip-hop and sampling, and relate the music to the rest of our cultural history.”

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3 Reasons ‘The Hip-Hop Fellow’ Is One of the Most Important Documentaries Of 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Hip-Hop Fellow received an amazing review from recently naming the film “One of the most important documentaries of 2014″

” A good documentary can change a person, and a great documentary can change the world. ”

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The Hip-Hop Fellow receives an 8 out of 10 from Paste Magazine

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Following our premiere at The Full Frame Documentary Festival, Paste Magazine viewed the film and gave it an 8 out of 10 saying:

“Ultimately, The Hip-Hop Fellow is an exciting look into the future. 9th Wonder is appropriately named, as one of a few in his field who is both “of the culture” and, now, of academia. His story and Price’s story of a burgeoning world of hip-hop theory play like the coolest college course you never took.”

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The Hip-Hop Fellow makes Nonfic’s Full Frame Top 5 List

Friday, April 11, 2014

We were pleased to screen with so many amazing films at The Full Frame Documentary Festival, not to mention making NONFIC’s Top 5 List!

“As Dr. Henry Louis Gates, his colloquium advisor, puts it in the film, it’s a similar approach to the one the New Critics brought to poetry in the 1940s. In this way the film manages to dispense with questions of race and authenticity, at least within the space of the classroom. It is, ultimately, a full-throated argument for the inclusion of hip-hop studies in the academy alongside literature and jazz studies.”

Click here to read NONFIC’s “The 5 Best Films We Saw at the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival”

NPR’s nationally syndicated Morning Edition covers The Hip-Hop Fellow

Monday, April 07, 2014

Following our appearance on WUNC’s The State of Things we were lucky enough to be invited on the nationally syndicated Morning Edition. Follow the link below to hear the brief segment with Director Kenneth Price and 9th Wonder as they discuss the film and the many issues it explores.

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The Durham Herald Sun reviews the premiere

Monday, April 07, 2014

The Durham Herald Sun was on hand for the World Premiere of The Hip-Hop Fellow at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. They give readers a bit of insight into the film as well as the twenty minute Q&A that followed. Photos from the premiere coming soon.

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Next Projection gives the first review of the film (90/100 ~ AMAZING)

Monday, April 07, 2014

Film site Next Projection provided an excellent review for The Hip-Hop Fellow stating:

90/100 ~ AMAZING. This film is for anyone that dismisses HipHop – and by prejudicial association, African-American history – as trivial and unworthy of analysis. The film is educational, exciting and fresh and should itself be studied over time as a document of the tipping point when HipHop became a respectable Harvard discipline.”

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Hip-Hop Fellow director Kenneth Price interviewed by Bearings Guide

Sunday, March 30, 2014

From Bearings Guide:

“The fascinating film will make its premiere at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina – the home state for both Kenneth and 9th Wonder – on April 5. You can watch the trailer for The Hip-Hop Fellow here and also track future screenings as the film travels to other cities and universities, where they will host interactive experiences to discuss the issues explored in the film.

We caught up with Kenneth to discuss the significance of hip-hop as a music and culture course at Harvard and why 9th Wonder is the ideal man for this moment in history.”

Click here to read the full interview