Named after his late grandmother, 9th Wonder new instrumental project “Bladey Mae” boasts an insane 73-tracks. Teaming up with DJ Booth, the Grammy Award winning producer has made 10 of them available for stream. Click play and check 9th’s words on the project below. Those wanting to purchase the full project can do so by clicking here.
This past weekend, I met my grandma, Beulah Mae Jarrett Douthit’s family (my dad’s mother) for the first time. My grandma passed in 1965, so I’ve had no connection to her at all. I listened to the elders talk about her all day. One elder in particular, her oldest niece, who’s 78-years-old, told me that her nickname was ‘Bladey Mae’, because of the blades she carried around in the purse and pockets, to protect her children from a segregated South, one of them being my dad. I was looking for a name for a new beat tape, and that one just came out of nowhere.