With the fresh release of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s highly anticipated Watch the Throne, 9th Wonder took to Twitter last night to share his thoughts on the album, explaining why he wasn’t exactly feeling the project.
The super producer, who produced “Threat” for Hov’s 2003 LP The Black Album, stated that he isn’t a “follower, never will be” and that he wants to be “SCARED” when he listens to a new project. He justified his opinion by explaining that he judges music by the feeling he gets from it, and that the collaborative album didn’t resonate with him.
Read his messages below.
Thank you God for giving me the ability to listen to music objectively, despite how big the artist is…
Lemme tell yall something, I am not a follower, never will be, if something is dope, cool, if not, then cool, but I don’t follow. #STANDTALL
I just checked it out…..#WTT……
#WTT as a whole is not for me. I can rock with New Day & The Joy.
I understand expansion/experimentation in music, but its not for me…..
It has nothing to do with samples vs. keys…cause I ROCKS with The Neptunes, Swizz, etc….
As a musician/beatmaker/active participant in hip-hop, I want to be SCARED when I hear something, like when I heard Aquemini….
It has nothing to with the STYLE of rap, subject matter, NOTHING..its the FEELING for me..u can KILL 50 people in a song as long as it bangs