Super-Producer, 9th Wonder, formerly of Little Brother, has once again teamed up with legendary MC, Buckshot, of Black Moon, and the lead MC, of the mighty Boot Camp Clik, for their follow up album The Formula. The due released their first project in 2005, entitled Chemistry, as part of Duck Down Recordâ€™s â€œTriple Threatâ€ Campaign, which also showcased albums from Sean Price Monkey Barz and Smif N Wessun, Reloaded and Chemistry is now the highest selling album from the campaign.
9th Wonder continues to remain a force within the Hip Hop production landscape. He recently produced the lead-single, â€œHoney,â€ for Erykah Baduâ€™s forthcoming LP and is also slated to release a solo album, The Wonder Years on Asylum Records in 2008.
Buckshot has made recent headlines by creating original music for ESPNâ€™s 2008 Menâ€™s College Basketball Programming, along with producing the title track for The History Channelâ€™s â€œGanglandâ€ Series. He has also teamed up with Lil Wayne for a remake of â€œWho Got the Props,â€ which will be featured on Wayneâ€™s latest Mix Tape, which will be in stores shortly.
When it came time to name their second collaborative opus, Buckshot lamented it was an easy choice â€œEvery song is dealing with a topic. Each track specifically has a Formula, hence where the title of the album came from. I am The Formula and I found The Formula with 9th Wonder. Iâ€™ve always had a certain sound within Hip-Hop and 9th Wonder helps bring out my unique style. We share a comfort level that allows me to be at ease when it comes to recording and that natural sound translates into great music.”
While The Formulaâ€™s lead-single, â€œGo All Outâ€ f/Carlitta Durand) is already making waves, the video for the single will feature Charlie Murphy in a series of skits with Buckshot. Two-other videos for The Formula have already been shot as well, â€œHold It Downâ€ f/Talib Kweli and the LPâ€™s title track â€œThe Formulaâ€ which will feature 3D animation.
Fans can watch Buckshot live in concert this year at the SXSW Music Conference, the â€œPaid Dues Festivalâ€ in LA (March) and as part of Duck Downâ€™s USA Summer Label Tour, which will touch down in over 35 major cities.
Tracklisting and credits for The Formula (all songs produced by 9th Wonder):
1.) Intro-The Formula f/ The Formula Crew
2.) Ready (Brand New Day)
3.) Be Cool f/Swan
4.) Go All Out f/Carlitta Durand
5.) No Future
6.) Hold It Down f/Talib Kweli and Tyler Woods
7.) Whassup with U f/Keisha Shontelle
8.) Only For You (Lou)
9.) Just Display
10.) Here We Go
11.) Throwing’ Shade
12.) Shinin’ Yall f/Arafat Yates and Big Chops of M1 Platoon
13.) Man Listen
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