9th Wonder On Sampling For Kendrick Lamar | The Formula | NPR Music

Even though he produced three beats for “Duckworth,” 9th Wonder had a realization during our interview. Three samples, three genres, three generations– Kendrick Lamar intentionally wove “threes all the way across.”

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