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9th Wonder Speaks On Teenage Audience
Posted by Administrator at Friday, April 6th, 2007 at 11:15AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Former member of Little Brother and versatile super-producer 9th Wonder is the latest to chip in on the state of music. In an interview with Urban America News Network, 9th commented on downloading music, the general audience maturity level, and what the game's been missing:

“You have to understand that there's a generation that grew up under you that still wants to hear you but is now upset because you're trying to cater to a kid as an attempt to make more money. The truth is we have the most disposable income. We make the most money and we have nothing to spend our money on. Case and point, Jamie Fox did 500 or 600 thousand his first week, Mary J Blige did 700 thousand the first week; Jay-Z did 600 thousand … because they cater straight to their audience. The problem with kids is that this is a downloading generation. So, how could you sell music to a generation that downloads? When Mary J Blige sold 700 thousand her first week, it was all of her fans since What's the 411?. And all of her fans are past the age of 30. But the problem is that's probably the only album they bought in the past 8 years because nothing is speaking to them right about now.”

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