Producer 9th Wonder, formerly of Little Brother, and rapper Buckshot, of Black Moon and Boot Camp Clik, have re-teamed for “The Formula,” due April 15th via Duck Down Records. The album’s first single, “Go All Out,” featuring Carlitta Durand, has been serviced to radio while the video, which stars Charlie Murphy, will premiere on music television channels and websites in a few weeks.
Two additional videos for “The Formula” have also been shot; one for “Hold It Down” featuring Talib Kweli and another for the title track which will feature 3D animation.
“I found the formula with 9th Wonder,” Buckshot said. “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.” The pair previously worked together on “Chemistry,” an album released by Duck Down in 2005.
9th Wonder recently produced “Honey,” the lead single of Erykah Badu’s forthcoming album, “Nu Amerykah.” He is also slated to release a solo album, “The Wonder Years,” on Asylum Records later this year.
Buckshot, meanwhile, has also been busy writing original music for ESPN’s 2008 Men’s College Basketball Programming and producing the title track of The History Channel’s new “Gangland” series. In addition, he can be heard on the remix of “Who Got the Props” on Lil Wayne’s mixtape, which is due in two weeks.
Here is the track list for “The Formula”:
“Intro – The Formula” featuring the Formula Crew
“Ready (Brand New Day)”
“Be Cool” featuring Swan
“Go All Out” featuring Carlitta Durand
“Hold It Down” featuring Talib Kweli and Tyler Woods
“Whassup with U” featuring Keisha Shontelle
“Only For You (Lou)”
“Here We Go”
“Shinin’ Yall” featuring Arafat Yates and Big Chops of M1 Platoon Man Listen