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BIG NEWS from the Rockford Hip Hop Congress and the upcoming All Elements 2014 Series as we have confirmed that Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder will be joining us for Rock the Campus 2014 at Rockford University.
This is a huge break through for Rockford’s chapter of the Hip Hop Congress as we strive to bring more inspiration and knowledge to the community by providing more in depth events every time around. Although this is the second All Elements event the RHHC has hosted, it will be the THIRD Rock the Campus event, hosted by RHHC member and spoken word artist Justin Saicheck.
9th Wonder has produced for the likes of Jay-Z (Threats), Destiny’s Child (Girl, Is She the Reason, Game Over), Erykah Badu (Honey, 20 Ft. Tall), as well as others. He won a Grammy for his work on Mary J. Blige’s album “The BreakThrough” (Good Woman Down). He is also well known for his work with Drake and Murs, who has most recently been signed to Tech N9ne’s Strange Music Label.
An ambassador of the hip hop culture, 9th Wonder not only produces, but spends much of his time educating people on the hip hop culture, and black music in general. As said on his biography page:
“9th believes in the preservation of Black Music throughout all its divisions (jazz, gospel, funk, soul, afrobeat, hip-hop), and its connections to music enthnocology and the African diaspora”.
He was appointed the National Ambassador for Hip-Hop Relations and Culture for the NAACP by the President of the NAACP, and is a member of many organizations dedicated to preserving the culture of hip hop and black music, such as the Universal Zulu Nation which is a hip-hop peace organization began by the Afrika Bambaataa in 1973. See 9th Wonder’s biography page for more details.
Rock the Campus will take place Wednesday, April 23rd, and Thursday, April 24th, at Rockford University in Regents Hall, 5050 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108. Both days are absolutely FREE to the public. Be there at 6PM and stay until midnight.
Check out the song “Threats” on Jay-Z’s The Black Album below, produced by 9th Wonder.