The Formula (album)

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The Formula
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 29, 2008
De Stu at North Carolina Central University
Durham, North Carolina
GenreHip Hop
LabelDuck Down Records
Producer9th Wonder
9th Wonder & Buckshot chronology
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Buckshot chronology
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9th Wonder chronology
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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]

Professional ratings
Review scores
HipHopDX4/5 stars link
Rap4Fame.de4/5 stars link
RapReviews.com8/10 stars link
The Smoking Section3/5 stars link
DJBooth.net4/5 stars link

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


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-12-18. Retrieved 2007-12-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-12-18. Retrieved 2007-12-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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