(AllHipHop News) 9th was named a Harvard fellow in 2012, shortly after he screened his film “The Wonder Years” at the institution of higher learning.
Part of his duty as a fellow is to research influential hip hop albums for a archival project titled “These are the Breaks” in honor of Kurtis Blow’s classic 1980 song, which is the first Hip-Hop single to go Gold.
9th also tracks down each original sample that was used on every song for the albums, which are also being cataloged and permanently archived in Harvard’s collection.
“These are the first four we chose to start with to live for forever in the Harvard Library…and to be forever placed in the canon…complete with liner notes and the vinyl that was used in the production of the album,” 9th said.
The first four albums 9th Wonder has selected to go in are: Nas’ classic album “Illmatic,” Lauryn Hill’s “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” A Tribe Called Quest’s “Low End Theory” and Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly.”
There are still 196 albums left to be finished according to 9th Wonder.
Check out four albums below: