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I Love 9th Wonder, But...

...if you're telling me that this album is worth five stars, you're an idiot. Take it from somebody who's been down with 9th Wonder since '02; it's worth buying if you're a dedicated fan, but I wouldn't recommend it for your average hip hop listener. The album is some of 9th's earliest work, and (for better or worse) it sounds very amateurish as a result. Anybody who tells you that this album is worth five stars "becuz it's real hip hop!" would probably also tell you that Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt is worth five stars for the same reason: they think they're cool for knowing an up-and-coming artist's earliest work. Don't believe the hype. It's good, but not classic.

Keeping It Real

For anybody saying that "this iz real hip hop!" and "if you don't like this, you don't like hip hop", please consider the fact that this may not be a classic album, and that a person can dislike this album and still like hip hop. If you really think about it, this isn't 9th Wonder's best album; it's just his first. It's good, but if I compared this with Pete Rock's first album, Pete Rock wins. Good, but not classic.

Vintage 9th

This album was really hard to find but it was worth the work. This is a great album.


Born: January 15, 1975 in Winston Salem, NC

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the boy who would become producer 9th Wonder, Pat Douthit, performed in the school band and also played keyboards at home. Initially, while a student at North Carolina Central University, Douthit planned on saving his money for the producer's favorite tool, the MPC, but after a friend showed him that he could make the beats he wanted on a computer, he decided to use that instead. In 1998 he met classmates and future bandmates Phonte and Big Pooh, and with...
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