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3:16 The 9th Edition
Label: Definitive Jux
Released: January 01, 2004
This album was my 2nd Def Jux release. It was completely and totally
by 9th Wonder.
I met 9th via my boy ID. He came to a show we had in
Petaluma (shout out to Tsunami Bomb) and out of nowhere says "Does anybody
wanna hear these 9th wonder beats?" I all but snatched it out of his hands,
kicked everyone out of the van and began listening. Y'see, I had been trying
to track this guy down for months ever since my best friend "the hater"
Terry H. Smith put me up on his group Little Brother. For the record, this
all takes place before 9th prod. the "Threat" on Jay Z's Black Album.
Meanwhile back in the van, I listen to about 4 tracks then I open the door
and ask ID to get 9th on the phone right then and there.
I talk to him and
tell him I originally just wanted a remix for my obligatory Def Jux post-album EP. But after listening to his stuff I had to have him do a whole
project. He agreed, and sent me out a couple of beat cd's. We talked back
and forth for a couple of months and agreed I would record the tracks in
L.A. and send them to him for mixing and what not. After my first
unsuccessful attempt, I rung him up and told I was coming to North Carolina to
record, after a week or so of him arguing with my stubborn ass. I arose with
what some have called one of my best releases. I learned a whole lot
recording with 9th. And made a gang of friends. As far as tracks that stand
out, to me it's all one song or moment. No one part of it is more special
- Bad Man!
- The Pain
- Trevor An' Them
- Freak These Tales
- Walk Like A Man
- And This Is For...
- The Animal feat. Phonte of Little Brother