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9th Wonder Says Watch The Throne “Isn’t For Me”

While most of the industry is taking in and enjoying Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch The Throne album, not everything is buying into the hype.

North Carolina producer 9th Wonder expressed his displeasure in Jay and ‘Ye’s new offering, but dropping his opinions in a series of tweets early this morning.

9th tweet:

Thank you God for giving me the ability to listen to music objectively, despite how big the artist is.

Lemme tell yall something, I am not a follower, never will be, if something is dope, cool, if not, then cool, but I don’t follow. #STANDTALL.

I just checked it out.#WTT.

WTT as a whole is not for me. I can rock with “New Day” & “The Joy”.

I understand expansion/experimentation in music, but its not for me. It has nothing to do with samples vs. keys, cause I ROCKS with The Neptunes, Swizz, etc.

So lets see who’s the first Hip-Hop blog will be the first one to put up my thoughts of the album. So I guess my brother @marcopolo is crazy too? Nah, not at all.

As a musician/beatmaker/active participant in hip-hop, I want to be SCARED when I hear something, like when I heard Aquemini.

It has nothing to with the STYLE of rap, subject matter, NOTHING. Its the FEELING for me. U can KILL 50 people in a song as long as it bangs.

I said ” the joint wasn’t for ME”, reading is fundamental.

I think I expressed my opinions very eloquently. Different time, different generation. Errybody says IM angry.

Who’s more angry, ME or THEM? *Turns on Section 80*.

Maybe if 9th had produced a song or two on Watch The Throne he’d feel differently about the project.

9th Wonder’s new album The Wonder Years his due out on September 27th, so we’ll see how his own LP measures up to WTT when it drops.

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