Part of SABC1 strategy to deliver our entertainment mandate is to enter into constructive partnerships which enable the Channel to maintain its status as the torch-bearer of entertainment & music in Mzansi.
In pursuance of this objective, SABC1 Mzansi Fo Sho in partnership with Urban Phenomenon Entertainment will be hosting the One Night Only Hip Hop Event featuring, Phonte and 9th Wonder, at the The Bassline in Newtown, Johannesburg. This not-to-be-missed pure hip hop experience will take place on Friday 06 April 2012 starting at 9pm. Tickets are available at Compu-ticket at R250 for General Access and R300 for VIP Access.
“This concert is special to us as channel because it features musicians who strive for true authentic hip hop, in the vast commercial music business. We identify with these international hip hop artists as personalities who will contribute to and inspire up-and-coming musicians to be true to themselves”, says Dichaba Phalatse, SABC1’s Portfolio Manager for Entertainment.
In staying true to inspiring Mzansi’s youth, the tour will also include a Music Workshop in Pretoria, where aspiring musicians will learn from these great artists on how to craft their art.
The artists’ Profiles
9th wonder is one of the most well-known hip hop producers in the industry, and has produced for artists like Nas, Jay Z, Destiny’s Child, Mary J Blige, Mos Def and Little Brother amongst others. Patrick Douthit aka 9th wonder, began producing in his college years at the North Carolina Central University where has shown pride and loyalty to his community by helping in the empowerment of the NCCU students as artist-in-residence and more recently a spokesperson for P’tones Records who in partnership with the university give students scholarships in music.
Grammy-nominated rapper/singer/songwriter/producer Phonte Coleman was raised in Greensboro, NC. Phonte got his musical start by singing in his grandmother’s church choir and making beats on a Gemini sampler in high school. After entering North Carolina Central University in 1997, Phonte met future band mates Thomas Jones (Big Pooh) and Patrick Douthit (9th Wonder) and formed the group Little Brother in 2001. The group released four critically acclaimed albums before finally disbanding in early 2010. Afterwards, Phonte focused his career on singing, songwriting, and producing with longtime Foreign Exchange partner Nicolay.
Come experience hip hop at its best with the originators, 9th wonder and Phonte, brought to you by Mzansi’s biggest television channel and Entertainment Authority - SABC1 Mzansi Fo Sho!
Watch 9th wonder & phonte performing "band practice" live below:
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