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9th Wonder was born on January 15

North Carolina’s own , born Patrick Denard Douthit, was born in 1975. The superproducer got his start using FL Studio to produce for Durham’s rap duo . He worked with Destiny’s Child and Jay-Z around the same time. After parting ways with the group he produced for many of ’s top stars including , , , , and many more.

Known for chopping up soul samples, he got his start with a of the Nas album God’s Son called God’s Stepson. He has been in the conversation as one of the best soul-sample producers ever, an argument that will seemingly never end but should also never leave him out. In he joined the group Dinner Party consisting of musicians Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington, and Robert Glasper. His label is called Jamla and they’ve partnered with to form JamRoc. He’s also a professor and hip-hop historian.

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Pitbull was born on January 15

NBA YoungBoy Allegedly Failed to Show Up After J Cole Waited Eight Hours in the Studio

NBA YoungBoy’s ‘Colors’ mixtape release date pushed back to next Friday