David Banner Says "Death Of A Pop Star" Helped Him Spirtually

UPDATE #2: 9th Wonder says the album is coming December 21, after overwhelming responses.

 Yesterday evening in New York City, emcee/producer David Banner and producer 9th Wonder sat down with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and members of the press to discuss their upcoming collaboration album, Death of A Pop Star.

Boasting features such as Ludacris and Marsha Ambrosius, the two Grammy Award-winning artists spent time explaining the inspiration and drive behind the project. Banner revealed, “Money can’t soothe your soul. I was making a lot of money but something didn’t feel right spiritually for me. I just said I wanted to do something different.”

The Mississippian behind hits such as “Like A Pimp” elaborately broke down his thoughts on his definition of art, he and 9th Wonder’s growth as human beings, politics and social issues, and the risks of an artist such as himself taking the path towards releasing a more conscious project. “Our music is dying. If we don’t change something soon, this won’t be an art anymore… Why should somebody buy it if there’s no complexity in it? An art means it’s something that everybody can’t do. Rap music shouldn’t be easy…I want Death of a Pop Star to make you feel a different way, because then it’s an art. It’s something you have to be prepared to listen to.” (June 30)

UPDATE: It was announced this morning that Death of a Pop Star will be released November 9. The duo's next single, "Be Without You," featured past collaborator Ludacris. A video is planned for production for the song. (August 9)

UPDATE #2: Last night (November 4) 9th Wonder announced a new release date for Death of a Pop Star, December 21. The action came after increased anticipation for the collaborative album.

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****NEWS FLASH***** DUE TO OVERWHELMING RESPONSES OF DEATH OF A POPSTAR @therealbanner and I will be RELEASING IT DECEMBER 21st!!!!!!!!!less than a minute ago via web

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23 Comments

  • Rachael Misek

    It helped me spiritually also thank you pop stars are like candy diarrhea.

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  • Sensaye252@yahoo.com

    I think David Banner is a respectable person, a good producer, and a good performer. But honetly, I think he's kinda weak lyrically. Every time I hear him over a 9th Wonder beat I find myself wishin' it was someone else spittin' on it. To me the chemistry isn't right.

  • Anonymous

    I respect david banner for recognizing a dope producer and not being all stuck-up and money obsessed like most of those dudes in the south. definitely getting this album when it drops.

  • skibo

    meant to end that by saying the lives that they effect...sure you all could figure that, in case you didn't there goes my edit...lol

  • skibo

    This is a must get for me, hip-hop has to be stopped being controlled by those who don't care for the culture. Projects like this need to be put out more often than not!! Hip-hop involves a broad spectrum of styles but one style should not be forced on us the way it is with these radio programmers, A&R's and other music execs who really don't care about the culture or the young lives the effect.

  • exclusiveKICKS2

    I LIKE BANNER, NEVER BOUGHT AN ALBUM BUT I APPRECIATE HIS MUSIC. CADILLAC ON 22'S WASNT ABOUT RIMS OR CARS!

  • Its Um

    so far the music sounds dope, this probably his best produced album yet.

  • Charlie Alvarez

    i've always been into 9th wonder. ive been into david baner only a little bit but lately ive been hearing their collaborations and it sounds dope. i can wait another month for the album.

  • Controverse

    I could be wrong, but spiritually=emotionally. It's best not to mix the two up. Either way I'm looking forward to this album.

  • The Voice

    David Banner comes from the bible belt so hes not confortable with the evils... There is a dope artist on the rise and he is talking change with his new wave...."CHANGE MUZIK". P.M. stepped on the seen in 2009 with contraversial mix cd "Truth is Power". He newest single "Road to Redemption" (rmx ft.GRAFH) is certified official. Log on to experience Change Muzik.....this is what hip hop needs.... www.youtube.com/MilitantMindedEnt The Voice

  • Robert Laryea

    IMA COP THIS BYTCH

  • younglazy

    ill probly cop this one, that slow down joint that dropped a while back off it was hot. 9th bringin the heat

  • Cuzzin Pete

    David Banner got that heat on this 1.

  • The REAL German Chocolate

    at least this motherfucker is trying.

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  • phraynkh

    new found respect for banner i might actually cop this one

  • Its Um

    This might be the first album I buy from him.

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