The Hip-Hop Fellow hits OKAYPLAYER

Friday, March 07, 2014

One of our favorite sites OKAYPLAYER gave an awesome write up this week to showcase the launch of the trailer!

From the article:

“Oh you thought ?uestlove was the only one that could get all academic on this hip-hop ish? Well, prepare to be blown away by the fortitude of The Hip-Hop Fellow, a feature-length documentary charting 9th Wonder‘s tenure as a Harvard University professor, teaching “The Breaks” to a few dozen well-off Cambridge folk. As a complimentary effort to Harvard’s Hip-Hop Archive (curating all academic, cultural and political matters related to our dear tradition) 9th Wonder’s scholastic residency is not to be missed as a student of the college.”

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The Hip-Hop Fellow featured on WRAL-TV

Friday, March 07, 2014

North Carolina news leader, WRAL-TV featured The Hip-Hop Fellow during its “Living The Legacy” story on Duke University’s Dr. Mark Anthony Neal. Dr. Neal is prominently featured in The Hip-Hop Fellow as an interviewee on topics ranging from Nas’s Illmatic to 9th Wonder’s teaching style in the classroom.

WATCH: Duke Professor connects to students through music. 


The Hip-Hop Fellow gets a mention in the LA Times

Monday, February 03, 2014


“Rapper and producer 9th Wonder (Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige) chronicled his year of lecturing and research as a fellow of the Hip-Hop Archive at Harvard for the upcoming documentary The Hip-Hop Fellow.

For his project, 9th Wonder researched the records that created his top 10 produced albums, including Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic,” Jay-Z’s “Reasonable Doubt” and “The Blueprint,” a Tribe Called Quest’s “Midnight Marauders” and, yes, Nas’ “Illmatic.” Those records would go on to be cataloged and archived in the permanent collection at Harvard.”

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