To set the table for Laila’s Wisdom dropping, Rapsody drops an absolute banger off the album with “Power.” The Jamla emcee trades bars with Kendrick Lamar over a ridiculously savage beat from 9th Wonder. There are so many quotables that you’ll have a hard time picking one. Get Laila’s Wisdom, you won’t be disappointed.
PBS’ “The Open Mind” has featured everyone from Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. to Aloe Black and Bernie Sanders. 9th Wonder shows up for the 30 minute conversation and discusses the Harvard Hip Hop Archive, what it is and the first four albums that are in the catalog that are deemed classics. He also discusses today’s emcee, Jay-Z and much, much more. It’s certainly worth your time.
For those who think that G-Eazy can’t rhyme, think again. The Bay Area talent connects with 9th Wonder and shows his ass on the ultra dope “Maximum.” Whew.
This is extremely random and completely out of nowhere. Back in 2010, 9th Wonder and the Lost Boyz lead emcee Mr. Cheeks joined forces for a project that never saw the light of day, until now. Before hitting play, let 9th Wonder explain where “The Lost Tapes” came from.
“I have a ton of music on my drive. Sitting. I hate sitting music.
“I first connected with Mr. Cheeks in 2008, who has always had a close relationship with North Carolina. After I opened BrightLady Studios in 2010, one of the first artists to bless the booth in Jamla’s new home was Mr. Cheeks. Seven years later, after speaking with Mr. Cheeks’ manager Janet Williams of The Matriarch Agency, who has always supported the Jamla family, we decided to let these fly.
“Arranged by AMP and 9th Wonder for The Illustrious Soul Council. Recorded in BrightLady Studios, Raleigh, NC. Shouts to NC, Southside Jamaica Queens, and beyond. Enjoy. As always……For The Culture.”
JAMLA emcee GQ is joined by fellow camp member Rapsody for the 9th Wonder and Khrysis produced “Guns Hang High.”
For those that are down on the future of this country, Rapsody provides the inspiration with “Fire.”
Rapsody and Ab Soul absolutely terrorizes this 9th Wonder and Khrysis production on “2 AM.” It’s the Jamla emcee’s second verse that will raise eyebrows. Just nasty.
Fresh off of Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder’s Indie 500 project comes the video that features Rapsody titled “Life Ahead Of Me.” Kweli and Rapsody deliver stellar bars on this joint.
9th Wonder surprises us all with a 36-track beat tape with a plethora of instrumentals.
“I hope to release every beat I’ve ever made over the next few years,” he said to Mass Appeal. “Some unfinished, some ideas, some of my favorites, etc. They can’t just sit around, so this ZION series will be used for that. I’m letting them all go.”
Oh, now this is nasty. Rhymeslinger extraordinaire, Black Thought, joins forces with Styles P over a 9th Wonder production on the Netflix series inspired “Making A Murderer.” Enjoy!