9th Wonder & Buckshot - The Formula
Despite sticking to the tried and true formula, 9th Wonder and Buckshot crafted a solid album and provide a refreshing reintroduction to the long lost pairing of a single MC with one producer for an entire album.
When Hip Hop music made its meteoric rise to the top of the charts, several elements that propelled the genre to the mainstream were lost in the process. Among them, the one MC/one producer collaboration album. The current generation is barely of age to remember the cohesion formed by duos like Eric B. and Rakim, Gangstarr and Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth. In addition to these lost gems, Hip Hop went pop and your favorite MC took to working with all the hot producers of the time, often resulting in albums that sounded like a compilation of radio singles.