9th Wonder’s Soulful Boom Bap Takes G-Eazy To His Maximum Potential (Audio)
9th Wonder is having an incredible year. The veteran producer already has had an incredible career, working with the likes of Jay Z, Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Black Thought, Murs, De La Soul, Raekwon, KRS-One, Anderson .Paak, and countless others, not to mention his own beloved group, Little Brother. In 2017, he’s shifted to another gear, having produced Kendrick Lamar’s “DUCKWORTH.,” a strong candidate for Rap song of the year, and liberating hidden jewels, like the recent Mr. Cheeks The Lost Tapes EP. Now, 9th has reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out a soulful banger for Oakland’s G-Eazy.
While many may know G from mega pop hits like “Me, Myself & I,” young Gerald came up in the midst of the Bay Area’s rich Hip-Hop scene, studying legends like E-40 and Mistah F.A.B. And, make no mistake, he can spit.
On “Maximum,” 9th tees up an extra soulful beat with his typical KNOCK, and G responds in kind. He rides the track perfectly, exhibiting the kind of breath control that may have been less evident in his radio hits. Both remain true to their sound, but the styles mesh beautifully.
Earlier this year, G-Eazy made an appearance on Raekwon’s “Purple Brick Road.”