The Hip-Hop Fellow follows hip-hop 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.
In addition to releasing several solo albums, 9th Wonder has contributed to GRAMMY-winning recordings by artists such as Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu and Robert Glasper.
To read more about the film, visit: http://www.theharvardfellow.com/
The Memphis NARAS Chapter is pleased to sponsor the Indie Memphis Film Festival again this year. Recording Academy and GRAMMY U members will receive free admission to a special screening of the music-oriented film, The Hip Hop Fellow on Nov. 1 at the Hattiloo.