The Film

The Hip-Hop Fellow is a 78-minute documentary following Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder’s tenure at Harvard University as he teaches ‘The Standards of Hip-Hop’ course, conducts research for his thesis and explores hip-hop’s history, culture and role in academia.

The film centers on the emerging significance of incorporating hip-hop studies into academic curriculum and spotlights the scholars and musicians at the forefront of preserving 40 years of hip-hop culture.

Interviewees include Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Kendrick Lamar, Young Guru, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Phonte, Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Ab-Soul, Rapper Big Pooh and DJ Premier.

The Subject

9th Wonder

Patrick Douthit, better known as 9th Wonder is a Grammy Award winning producer, record executive, DJ, lecturer and professor from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

His career began in the highly praised hip-hop trio Little Brother and continued to gain popularity working with the likes of Ludacris, Erykah Badu, Destiny’s Child and Jay-Z.  In 2007 he received a Grammy Award for his collaboration on Mary J. Blige’s The Breakthrough.

Currently he is the CEO of Jamla Records and is a lecturer at both Duke University and Harvard University. Follow him on Twitter @9thwondermusic and visit his site

The Filmmaker

Kenneth Price is a North Carolina based Emmy Award winning filmmaker. The Hip-Hop Fellow is his second documentary with 9th Wonder and fourth feature film.

Price is best known for his extensive music video work with artists such as Mac Miller, Big K.R.I.T., Phonte, 9th Wonder, Rapsody, Buckshot, The Foreign Exchange, Skyzoo, Idris Elba and more.

Follow him on Twitter @pricefilms and visit his site