Video: OKPTV Presents: David Banner & 9th Wonder - Death Of A Pop Star Interview Part 1
David Banner And 9th Wonder Sit Down With OkayPlayer To Discuss Their Upcoming Album
As we continue to approach the highly anticipated release of Death Of A Pop Star, OkayPlayer.com's OKPTV met up with the project's collaborators, the Grammy Award-winning duo David Banner and 9th Wonder, to bring us the first half of an interview, shot while the two were recently in New York for their Peter Rosenberg-presented An Evening With... event. Upon the opening moments of the video, fan's biggest curiosities are put to rest, as the two address their surprising partnership and how it came about. Though a difference in personality is clear, their chemistry is undeniable. Among other topics discussed, are the many common grounds shared by Banner and 9th. The creative duo also touch on their next single, "Be With You" featuring Marsha Ambrosius and Ludacris, as well as their behind the scenes arguments over some of the project's creative decisions.
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. Streams: