It started off as a mixtape idea, now it looks like the collaborative album between David Banner and hit-producer 9th Wonder "Death Of A Pop Star" will become a full album. "9th Wonder is probably one of the most soulful cats in our generation,"
Banner says. "Death Of A Pop Star is needed for a balance
in the music landscape right now, just like 2 Live Crew and A Tribe
Called Quest were once needed at the same time."
"David Banner and I both share the same views on topics such as manhood,
being black in America in present day, and the state of black music in
general. David and I hash out a lot of options before we actually do a
song. Once we get past all the options, the end result is always clear,”
9th said of the album.
"Who knows what concept Death Of A Pop Star may be in the future, next
year it might be Lil Wayne and Pete Rock. 9th Wonder and I would still
oversee it, but we don't know what it's gonna be," David Banner said.
"This concept is bigger than hip-hop music. It shows us that young
people do have soul."
David Banner, 9th Wonder – Death Of A Pop Star (The Beginning)