The Interview named “Hip Hop We Don’t Stop” 9th speaks why he is doing this tribute concert, and what’s it going to happen…

I think it’s pretty neat, that 9th is doing this, and think more artists should do it…most people front, and don’t really recognize the impact that these pioneers have on the music today, specially nowadays that Hip Hop is influencial in so many levels.

Here’s an Excerpt from the NewsObserver:

For 9th Wonder, the Winston-Salem-born, Wake Forest-based hip-hop DJ/producer who has produced music for local and big-name artists, there have been only two men whose careers he has taken cues from. Their real names are Christopher Martin and Peter Phillips, but they’re both better known by their respective stage names: DJ Premier and Pete Rock.

Premier and Rock have similar backgrounds. They started out in two-man hip-hop crews back in the day: Premier was in the group Gang Starr with MC Guru, while Rock performed DJ duties with C.L. Smooth. But both men went on to produce instant hits for many artists. Premier has done memorable joints for Jay-Z, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G. and Christina Aguilera, to name a few, while Rock worked with 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest and Raekwon.

Wonder, along with what looks like most of the Triangle’s hip-hop community, will pay tribute to the beatmakers with a show this Saturday at Cat’s Cradle. And, as Wonder confirms, the honorees will be in attendance to take in the festivities. All it took was a phone call. “They’re both great friends of mine – my mentors, you know, when I started in this game,” says Wonder (real name: Pat Douthit). “But, as the years have gone by, I call them for advice or just to talk sometimes, youknowhamsayin.”

Continue reading the interview HERE


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