Video: David Banner - Death Of A Pop Star Interview
David Banner Delves Into The Album's Meaning, Speaks On His Collaborative Work With 9th Wonder
As the heavily anticipated Death Of A Pop Star album release date approaches, David Banner took a few moments of his time during a recent studio session to talk about the collaborative album he's releasing this summer with 9th Wonder. Banner talks passionately about what the album represents, both for him and for hip-hop - Death Of A Pop Star isn't just another run-of-the-mill hip-hop album. For Banner, the album represents hip-hop beyond the quickly compiled throwaway projects, which Banner claims are hurting more than helping the art. Feeling trapped in this modern trend, the album is a breath of fresh air and a way for artists and fans to work toward achieving a musical balance. In addition to discussing the album, Banner also takes time out to discuss what it was like collaborating with 9th Wonder in making Death Of A Pop Star.
Look for David Banner and 9th Wonder's collaborative album, Death Of A Pop Star, this summer via Big Face Entertainment.
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.