The Formula (album)

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The Formula
Studio album by Buckshot & 9th Wonder
Released April 29, 2008
Recorded 2007-2008
De Stu at North Carolina Central University
Durham, North Carolina
Genre Hip Hop
Length 47:39
Label Duck Down Records
Producer 9th Wonder
Buckshot & 9th Wonder chronology
The Formula
The Solution
(2012)The Solution2012
Buckshot chronology
Casualties of War
(2007) Casualties of War2007
The Formula
(2008) The Formula2008
Survival Skills
(2009) Survival Skills2009
9th Wonder chronology
The Dream Merchant Vol. 2
(2007) The Dream Merchant Vol. 22007
The Formula
(2008) The Formula2008
Singles from The Formula
  1. "Go All Out"

The Formula is a collaborative album by Buckshot (of the Boot Camp Clik) and 9th Wonder (formerly of Little Brother), released on April 29, 2008 through Duck Down Records.[1] The album is the second full-length collaboration between the two, the first being 2005's Chemistry. The album's first single was "Go All Out". The tracks' music video features an appearance from comedian Charlie Murphy.[2] Videos were also shot for the tracks "Hold It Down" and "The Formula".

The Formula debuted at #137 on the Billboard 200 album chart, opening with 5,874 units sold.[3]

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Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Kenyatta Blake and Patrick Douthit, except as noted.
  1. "Intro - The Formula" (feat. The Formula Crew)
  2. "Ready (Brand New Day)"
  3. "Be Cool!" (feat. Swan)
  4. "Go All Out (No Doubt!!!)" (feat. Carlitta Durand)
  5. "No Future"
  6. "Hold It Down" (feat. Talib Kweli & Tyler Woods) (Kenyatta Blake, Patrick Douthit, Talib K. Greene, Tyler Woods)
  7. "Whassup With U?" (feat. Keisha Shontelle) (Kenyatta Blake, Patrick Douthit, Keisha Hinnant)
  8. "One For You (Big Lou)"
  9. "Just Display"
  10. "Here We Go"
  11. "Throwin' Shade"
  12. "Shinin' Y'all" (feat. Arafat Yates & Big Chops of The M1 Platoon) (Kenyatta Blake, Patrick Douthit, V. Kerns, K. Dickens)
  13. "Man Listen" (Cause Ummm) (feat. Carlitta Durand)



Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard 200 137
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 47
US Top Independent Albums 17