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The Hip-Hop Fellow

2014
1h 19m
Biography/Documentary/Music
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Cast

Phonte Coleman (Self)DJ Premier (Self)Patrick Douthit (Self)Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Self)

Director

Kenneth Price

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Synopsis

The Hip-Hop Fellow follows 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 the importance of hip-hop's history culture and role in academia. For his research thesis titled 'These Are The Breaks' 9th explores the original records that created hip-hop's 10 most important albums from a production perspective. The film centers on the emerging significance of incorporating hip-hop studies into the academy and spotlights the scholars and musicians at the forefront of preserving 40 years of hip-hop culture. Featured interviewees include: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Kendrick Lamar, Young Guru, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Ab-Soul, DJ Premier & More.

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