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Death Of A Pop Star CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 218395988
UPC: 099923213024
UPC 14: 00099923213024
Release Date: 12/21/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Diamonds on My Pinky ~ David Banner/9th Wonder
2. No Denying (Channel 3) ~ David Banner/9th Wonder
3. Mas 4 ~ David Banner/9th Wonder
4. Light, The ~ David Banner/9th Wonder
5. Slow Down ~ David Banner/9th Wonder
6. Be with You - (featuring Marsha Ambrosius/Ludacris) ~ David Banner/9th Wonder
7. Stutter ~ David Banner/9th Wonder
8. Silly ~ David Banner/9th Wonder
9. Something Is Wrong - (featuring Lisa Ivey) ~ David Banner/9th Wonder
10. Strange - (featuring Big Remo) ~ David Banner/9th Wonder

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recording information: BrightLady Studios, Raleigh, NC; Premier Studios, New York, NY.
Muze PNote Photographer: Annette Navarro.
Muze PNote A surprise pairing, for sure, but there's a great chemistry between rapper David Banner and producer 9th Wonder on Death of a Pop Star. The former Little Brother member adjusts his production style a tad, but it's Banner that totally shocks, successfully flowing in an introspective style if he needs to deliver a message and then switching into brute mode when he needs to drive words through thick skulls. He's got plenty to say too, as the opening "Diamonds on My Pinky" ponders "Boys club closing while they building P.F. Chang's" while the slow-rolling highlight "The Light" warns of both the death of hip-hop and society itself with "Rappers is turnin' into singers/Preachers touchin' the kids." Wonder's beats are the kind of top-notch, scratchy soul he excels at, but the real attraction here is Banner's coming off as a more layered and complicated artist than previously, with every rhyme he spits being a step in the right direction. Even when things get easy and romantic, he is the reason the Ludacris feature "Be with You" is an above-average bedroom number, and when it comes to getting soulful with Erykah Badu, "Silly" is the symbiotic proof he's more than able. All that said, Death of a Pop Star has morphed from a mixtape, to a full album, and then into this final, rather short release, and while it's sold as a conceptual piece inspired by the end of music industry, it does go off topic without warning. In the end, Death of a Pop Star seems like a sampler for something much bigger, but fans of innovative hip-hop will still be thrilled to hear that Banner has joined their ranks and taken a position on the front lines. ~ David Jeffries

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Heather Victoria
Muze Guest Artist Marsha Ambrosius
Muze Guest Artist Ludacris
Muze Guest Artist Anthony Hamilton
Muze Guest Artist Erykah Badu
Muze Guest Artist Lisa Ivey
Muze Guest Artist Big Remo

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Da Derrty Versions - The Reinvention (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Straight Outta Cashville (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Powerballin (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Longest Yard (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Outsider(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Rich Boy(Cln)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Trill(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Call and Response
Muze Music Compilations Point Of It All
Muze Music Compilations Footloose (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Return Of 4Eva(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Napalm(Explicit Version)

Associated Artists and Works

DJ Drama
Dj Gully
Drama, DJ

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 12/21/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : EOMCD 2130
Music Label Name Label : Bigface
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00099923213024

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Banner,David
Product attributeLabel:   Koch Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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