9th Wonder's 'Dream' Comes True With New Album

Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2," Oct. 9 via Six Hole/Hall of Justus Records.

Little Brother rapper/producer 9th Wonder will release his solo debut, "Dream Merchant Vol. 2," Oct. 9 via Six Hole/Hall of Justus Records. Veterans like Saigon, Royce the 5'9", Mos Def, Memphis Bleek, Jean Grae, Camp Lo, Buckshot and Sean Price make guest appearances, as well as newcomers Skyzoo, Torae, Joe Scudda and Kidz In The Hall's Naledge.

The concept for the album, says Wonder, came to him years ago and was inspired by his Uncle Fred's music collection. "I remembered all of those records he had when I was a kid," he says. "I went downstairs and the first record I pulled out of the crate was Jerry Butler's 'Dream Merchant.' I thought the title was so fly that I decided to do a compilation album with me doing all the beats and cats I knew that rhymed."

9th Wonder has previously worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Destiny's Child, Mary J. Blige and De La Soul.

Here is the track list for "Dream Merchant":

"Mr. Dream Merchant" intro
"Shots," Big Dho & Sean Price
"Merchant of Dreams," the EMBASSY, Skyzoo & Torae
"Brooklyn in My Mind," Mos Def, Jean Grae & Memphis Bleek
"Sunday," Keisha Shontelle & Chaundon
"Baking Soda," Big Treal
"Reminisce (Take Time)," Big Remo & the Great Novej of the A.L.L.I.E.S.
"No Time To Chill," Little Brother
"It Aint Over," Jozee Mo & Tyler Woods
"The Last Time," Royce the 5'9, Naledge & Vandalyzm of the Midwest Wreckin' Crew
"Saved," Saigon & Joe Scudda
"Milky Lowa," Camp Lo
"Backlash," Sean Boog & Buckshot
"Thank You," D.O.X & O-Dash
"Let It Bang," Ness & Skyzoo
"What Makes a Man," Big Pooh & Buddy Klein