Super producer 9th Wonder, formerly of Little Brother, is teaming up with Black Moon’s Buckshot for a second time for The Formula, set for release in April.
The collaborative effort between the pair will be the follow up to 2005’s Chemistry, which released to critical acclaim.
When it came time to name their second collaborative opus, Buckshot lamented it was an easy choice. “Every song is dealing with a topic. Each track specifically has a Formula, hence where the title of the album came from,” said the rapper. “I am The Formula and I found The Formula with 9th Wonder. I’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.”
The album’s lead-single “Go All Out”. The video will feature Charlie Murphy in a series of skits with Buckshot.
Two other videos have already been shot as well for “Hold It Down” featuring Talib Kweli and the LP’s title track “The Formula,” which will feature 3D animation.
9th Wonder continues to be a force in the hip-hop production landscape. He recently produced the lead-single, “Honey,” for Erykah Badu’s forthcoming LP and is also slated to release a solo album, The Wonder Years, via Asylum Records later this year.
Fans can watch Buckshot at Murs’ Paid Dues Festival in March in Los Angeles, and in Texas at he SXSW Music Conference. He will also be on tour as part of Duck Down’s USA Summer Label Tour, which will touch down in over 35 major cities.
The Formula is slated to hit stores April 15.