David Banner & 9th Wonder Announce Release Date for Joint Album

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Death Of A Pop Star To Be Released on November 9th via Banner’s Own Big Face Entertainment

After months of talking about their much buzzed-about concept album, Grammy winners David Banner and 9th Wonder are excited to announce a release date of November 9th for Death Of A Pop Star. The album will be released through Banner’s own Big Face Entertainment. The seemingly unlikely partnership grew legs when the two Southern boys discovered they shared a lot in common, including misconceptions due to their fame about how they hold the power to resurrect hip-hop music. “There’s a lot of pressure because people think we have all the money and the answers, explained Banner in a recent interview with AllHipHop.com.

Formerly intended as a mixtape, the project developed into a full-length album as Banner and 9th realized the significance of Death Of A Pop Star. “David Banner and I both share the same views on topics such as manhood, being black in America in present day, and the state of black music in general,” says 9th of the collaboration. In a recent HipHopOfficial.com interview Banner says that most people think the album title refers to the death of being a pop star but he insists they chose the title so they could not only talk about the album but also the death of contemporary music. 9th Wonder further articulated, “We’re talking about the death of contemporary black music.”

Following the release of the first song “Slow Down” the album’s next single will feature fellow Southerner, Ludacris, on a song entitled, “Be With You.” Other guest spots on the project include Heather Victoria and Big Remo.

Death Of A Pop Star drops November 9th, 2010.

Check out David Banner & 9th Wonder’s “Slow Down” Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKLOeDJcQv4

The Background:

9th Wonder has a history of teaming with legendary emcees and crafting dream projects that have resulted in both critical and commercial success. A producer from North Carolina, 9th Wonder started his career as the main producer for the hip-hop group, Little Brother. Leaving Little Brother after their second album together, The Minstrel Show, 9th Wonder has since become a producer and emcee in his own right. Working with MURS, Nas, Beyonce, Jay-Z and more, 9th Wonder has made a name for himself in the hip-hop world. Also known as his rapper alterego, 9thmatic, 9th Wonder is a modern-day hip-hop renaissance man. Hailing from Jackson, Mississippi, David Banner has made a name for himself on the hip-hop scene since 2000. Since then, he has released four studio albums and even became a celebrated producer like producing smash hits like T.I.‘s “Rubberband Man,” and having smash hits of his own like “Get Like Me“. David Banner’s most recent successes include writing, producing, and arranging (with guidance from Jimmy Smith and The G Team at Chalt Day) the new non-hip hop Gatorade theme song “Evolve,” performed by Kermit Quinn. Teaming up with 9th Wonder may seem like an unusual collaboration but as the two talented artists come together, their initial album will leave a deep impression on fans. Death of A Pop Star drops summer 2010 via David Banner’s own Big Face Entertainment.

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