9th Wonder’s previous work experience includes being a member of Little Brother, in addition to producing tracks for a myriad of rap artists, including Jay-Z.

Now, the producer is onto his next project: helping teach an African-American Studies course at Duke University alongside Professor Mark Anthony Neal.

According to the Professor’s blog, 9th will participate in teaching “Sampling Soul,” a course that focuses on music from the Civil Rights and Black Power movements.



“The class is studying soul music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, the neighborhoods it came out of and where was the influence for this song to come out of,” said 9th Wonder in a video interview [view below]. “I’m excited man, it’s a new frontier for me. I’m always excited for new frontiers.”

This isn’t the first course the producer has taught, as he led a Hip Hop history class at North Carolina Central University, It was at this school that he met Phonte and Big Pooh – rappers with whom he formed the group Little Brother. 9th left the group.in 2007.

Maestro Knows – Episode 1 (9th Wonder) from Maestro Knows on Vimeo.