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Artist-In-Residence Honored by N.C. Music Hall of Fame

Patrick “9th Wonder" Douthit

Patrick “9th Wonder” Douthit, NCCU artist-in-residence who teaches in the Department of History, was recently named to the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

Douthit was honored for his influential contributions to the music industry. He will be formally installed on October 17, 2019, at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Kannapolis, N.C.

The Grammy Award-winning producer, educator and social activist is the co-founder of hip-hop music group Little Brother. His much-celebrated career began as the group’s main producer. Douthit also collaborated with Jay-Z on his Grammy nominated “The Black Album”. He co-produced the soundtrack for EA Sports video game NBA Elite 11. Douthit is CEO of Jamla Records.

Douthit has also participated in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture executive committee for hip-hop and rap since 2014. He is also featured in a video exhibit in the museum’s music section discussing the history of hip-hop culture. The interview was taped in Raleigh at Douthit’s Brightlady Studios, which is named after his late sister.

As an artist-in-residence at NCCU, he teaches a hip-hop history class. Read more about Douthit in the latest issue of NCCU Now magazine here.

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