Following the success of “The Wonder Year”, a documentary film following the Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder “from his childhood home to late nights in the studio and everywhere in between”, Kenneth Price of Price Films begins it’s Kickstarter campaign for “The Harvard Fellow”.
I am definitely proud of the moves 9th Wonder has made since I met him at North Carolina Central University back in 2007 where he was an artist in residence and instructor of a Hip Hop history course. While I had the opportunity as a young aspiring beat-maker/producer to sit in on several studio and beat making sessions at “Dee Stu”, I can honestly say he touched a lot of students as a creative mentor and an example of how to stay humble even after you receive acclaim for your craft. For those that don’t know, 9th is a CEO, NAACP ambassador, Duke University professor, husband, father, son and Grammy Award winning producer. Outside of those accomplishments 9th is known for being an advocate for the preservation and balanced representation of the Hip Hop culture.
“The film will explore hiphop’s place in an academic setting and why it is important to protect and archive its history. There has never been an active member of the hiphop community who has spent a year immersed in the the study of hiphop at an Ivy League school like Harvard University. Making this film will allow audiences around the world to experience this important academic and cultural journey alongside 9th Wonder.”
To support Kenneth Price and 9th Wonder in their efforts to raise funds for this film, go to THE HARVARD FELLOW KICKSTARTER PAGE