If you’re anything like me, when you heard/read Phonte say that he was the “Quincy Jones” producer of Little Brother and that 9th Wonder was “the beatmaker” you bristled just a little bit. In producer circles making such a distinction to someone’s face could end up with someone having a Triton shoved where the sun don’t shine. Ya Dig?
But even though the tension tween 9th and Phonte is no secret I had to ask him man-t0-man to explain exactly what he meant in this instance.
Watch the clip for his response and to hear how his process of making music differs with his Foreign Exchange partner Nicolay.