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Tag Archives: 9th Wonder
Murs & 9th Wonder, Fornever SMC Recordings Murs and 9th Wonder’s third album together (not counting the Internet-only My Sweet Lord) has a distinctly L.A. vibe, with guest spots from Sick Jacken, Kurupt and Suga Free. The beats are slightly … Continue reading
Two weeks ago, Murs and I spoke for a half hour for Rhapsody. It was part of a promotional push for his new album with 9th Wonder, Fornever. I posted the interview on Tuesday, April 13, the same day that … Continue reading
100. 9th Wonder, God’s Stepson HipHopSite.com Released March 2003 9th Wonder inadvertently pioneered the album remix when online retailer Hiphopsite.com obtained a cappella recordings of Nas’ albums, and sought out three producers to rework them with original music. He was … Continue reading
Next up on Hip-Hop Smackdown: 9th Wonder vs. Phonte Coleman. Isn’t it interesting when rappers start beefing with other rappers, catching weapons/drugs/robbery charges, and dating R&B singers just months before their albums are released? It seems like this is the … Continue reading
Last week, 9th Wonder posted a notice on Okayplayer.com’s message boards and MySpace announcing two new label collaborations with Stones Throw and Duck Down: Starting in 2009, and with the blessings of Egon, PBW, and Dru Ha, I will be … Continue reading
It looks like the talented Jean Grae finally has a release date for Jeanius, her long-delayed album with producer 9th Wonder. It’s scheduled to hit stores on June 15. (May 28 update: The digital version was released to iTunes on … Continue reading
As most 9th Wonder fans know by now, Asylum Records has put the North Carolina producer’s major-label debut The Wonder Years on hold … for now. However, it’s full speed ahead for the second leg of 9th’s spring attack: a … Continue reading
Durham, N.C. production wiz 9th Wonder is scheduled to kick off 2008 with two full-length albums. The first, The Wonder Years, is scheduled for a January 26 release on Asylum Records. Guests on the album include Erykah Badu, Teedra Moses, … Continue reading
The last several months have been quiet ones for 9th Wonder. Once widely hailed, and sometimes criticized, for his productivity — in 2005 alone he produced several albums, from Little Brother’s The Minstrel Show to Kaze’s Spirit of ’94 — he’s mostly stuck to the lab in 2007, even as wild rumors surrounding his departure from Internet faves Little Brother surrounded him.
9th’s absence will end this fall, however, with the incipient arrival of Dream Merchant 2. The first edition, released in 2005, was strictly an in-house affair with his longtime crew the Justus League. Volume 2 will be considerably more high-profile, with guest shots from Sean Price, Camp Lo, Royce da 5′ 9", Saigon, Buckshot, Naledge from Kidz in the Hall and a slew of fam like Joe Scudda and Skyzoo. It will also include the "Brooklyn on My Mind" track with Jean Grae, Mos Def and Memphis Bleek that circulated earlier this year. And, yes, it will feature a Little Brother reunion.
Dream Merchant 2 will likely be just one of several 9th Wonder-affiliated projects that drops before the year is out. Others include Median’s Relief (due out September 25) and possibly The Formula, the sequel to his Chemistry collabo with Buckshot.
But first, Dream Merchant 2, which drops October 9 on Six Hole Records. The track listing is below.
Little Brother, the acclaimed Raleigh, North Carolina trio, is now down to two members. In a January 27 story on HipHopGame.com, Big Pooh and Little Brother manager Big Dho revealed that rising producer 9th Wonder is no longer in the group.
"Little Brother has decided, in the best interest of the group, for Little Brother and 9th Wonder to part ways," said Big Pooh, who shares the group with Phonte Coleman. "There are no hard feelings and no beef. This is just a decision that had to be made so all three of us could move forward and continue to provide the world with dope music."
Big Pooh and Big Dho also revealed that they are trying to leave Atlantic Records. "First, I want to say that Little Brother has not been dropped from Atlantic," he told the hip-hop website. "At this time we are in the process of negotiating our release from the label due to a difference in philosophies."