In a Facebook post uploaded to his profile a little over a week ago, producer 9th Wonder provided a recap of an encounter he had with a police officer near the South Carolina border following the A3C Hip Hop Festival.
While traveling with fellow artist Rapsody and his assistant, 9th says he was pulled over after a police officer pulled up to the side of his vehicle to possibly get a look inside the car, which he says included a “Harvard Est. 1636” sign around the license plate.
He says the police officer then pulled back behind his vehicle to put on his lights and pull him over.
In his Facebook post, 9th Wonder offered a transcription of the conversation between himself and the officer after he stepped out of the car. A portion of the exchange, according to 9th, can be found below.
Officer: “Do you know why I stopped you?”
Officer: “You moved into the rumble strip lane a little and you got a crack in your windshield..Is this your car?”
Me: “Yeah…it says Patrick Douthit on my registration”
Off: “What do you do?”
Me: “Music Producer…and I also am a Professor…”
Me:”Harvard, Duke, and NC Central…” as I point to my license plate..”
Off: “No Kiddin…”
Me:”Would you like to see my ID’s officer?” Long pause…….
O: “Who is that in the car?”
M:”That’s my assistant, and my artist…”
O:”Artist? She draws?”
M:”No….she is an emcee…a rapper”
O:”Oh ok….you play any instruments?”
M:”Yeah…I played 7 in high school, mainly just use beat equipment now, and I deejay”
O:”You say you teach school…what college did you graduate from?”
M:”I didn’t graduate…”
O: “Wow…you got it all figured out…..do you drink…..any drugs?”
O:”Ever been arrested? Any trouble?”
M:”Nope….I personally don’t have time for that…”
9th Wonder’s full transcription of his exchange with the officer can be found on his Facebook page.
The producer concluded his post by stating that he’s a “Grammy Award Winning, Professorial, Sample Chopping, favorite Producer,” but “black first….before anything…..”