9th Wonder: Politics As Usual (Video)

9th Wonder is a legendary producer AND a Harvard professor. Who better to discuss the nexus between hip-hop and socio-political commentary? We sat down with the icon and he talked about the role music plays in change, how hip-hop has bridged the races, the importance of social media and more…and that was just the answer to the first question. He also discussed the impact of music like The Message by Grandmaster Flash and It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy on disseminating political viewpoints through rap. 9th Wonder also talks about how not every rapper is meant for the responsibility of injecting political messages in their music. He gives props to the next generation of MCs, as well, like Joey Bada$$, Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T. for putting out substantive lyrics. Check out the knowledge this man drops in Politics As Usual. Related: 9th Wonder & Buckshot – What I Gotta Say (Audio)