The Hip-Hop Fellow

Director: Kenneth Price
Documentary Feature :: Magnolia
Running Time:
79:00

Screening Info:
Saturday, November 15
1:15 PM
Thalian Main
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Credits:
Writer:
Kenneth Price

Producers:
Airtype, Torry Holt, Jenny Hwa

Associate Producers:
Phazer Laboratories, Opiyo Okeyo, Learned Vices, Janet Williams

Sound:
Justin Drust

Starring:
Kendrick Lamar, Henry Louis Gates, Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Release Year:
2014
Country:
USA
Winston-Salem-born music producer and turntablist supreme Patrick Douthit (aka 9th Wonder), whose musical collaborators range from Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige to Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Mac Miller, is leaving North Carolina for Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he's been given Harvard University's first Hip-Hop Fellowship, an opportunity to build on the hip-hop scholarship he began in courses taught at Duke and North Carolina Central University. As 9th Wonder makes the leap to join the ranks of Harvard's W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, home to the national Hiphop Archives, he faces the challenges of developing a deeper yet more presentable understanding of sampling and production in hip-hop. Listen in as he flips the record, places the needle on the vinyl, and delivers the word on what it means to harvest and catalog the richness of R&B break beats from the likes of Al Green and Curtis Mayfield.

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Director Bio:
Kenneth Price is an Emmy-Award winning filmmaker from Raleigh, NC; he has directed and edited four feature films, eight shorts, and more than 100 music videos. Price’s films have won a variety of festival awards, been selected as Vimeo Staff Picks and featured on MTV, VH1, and BET.