The Wonder Years (9th Wonder album)

album by 9th Wonder

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The Wonder Years
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2011
Studio
Genre
Length61:51
LabelIt's a Wonderful World Music Group
Producer9th Wonder
9th Wonder chronology
9th's Opus: It's A Wonderful World Music Group Vol. 1
(2010)
The Wonder Years
(2011)
The Solution
(2017)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic87/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
HipHopDX4/5[3]
RapReviews8/10[4]
XXL4/5[5]

The Wonder Years is the fourth studio album by American record producer 9th Wonder. It was released on September 27, 2011 through his own label It's a Wonderful World Music Group. Recording sessions took place at Khrysis' Crib, at the Peanut Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina, at Brightlady Studios, and at Record Plant in Los Angeles. Production was handled entirely by 9th Wonder himself, who also served as executive producer. It features guest appearances from Terrace Martin, Median, Phonte, Actual Proof, Big Remo, Bird & The Midnight Falcons, Blu, Erykah Badu, Fashawn, GQ, Halo, Heather Victoria, Holly Weerd, Kendrick Lamar, Khrysis, King Mez, Mac Miller, Marsha Ambrosius, Masta Killa, MeLa Machinko, Murs, Problem, Raekwon, Rapsody, Skyzoo, Talib Kweli, Tanya Morgan, Thee Tom Hardy and Warren G. The album peaked at number 76 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.

Overview

It was originally scheduled to be released in 2008 through Asylum Records but it was delayed to undisclosed reasons. The songs originally recorded for the album were leaked such as "Star" featuring his former group Little Brother, "Ms. Diva" featuring Tyler Woods and Talib Kweli and "Only Knew" featuring Tyler Woods and Styles P.

Track listing

Standard edition

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Make It Big (Intro)" (featuring Khrysis)5:14
2."Band Practice Pt. 2" (featuring Phonte and Median)
1:59
3."Enjoy (West Coastin')" (featuring Warren G, Murs and Kendrick Lamar)3:23
4."Streets of Music" (featuring Tanya Morgan & Enigma of Actual Proof)3:06
5."Hearing the Melody" (featuring Skyzoo, Fashawn and King Mez)4:04
6."Loyalty" (featuring Masta Killa and Halo)
4:15
7."Now I'm Being Cool" (featuring MeLa Machinko and Median)
  • Douthit
  • Larissa Conner
  • Livingston
4:09
8."Never Stop Loving You" (featuring Terrace Martin and Talib Kweli)4:00
9."Piranhas" (featuring Blu and Sundown)
3:19
10."Peanut Butter & Jelly" (featuring Marsha Ambrosius)4:04
11."One Night" (featuring Terrace Martin, Phonte, Bird & The Midnight Falcons)
  • Douthit
  • Martin
  • Coleman
4:22
12."Your Smile" (featuring Holly Weerd and Thee Tom Hardy)
  • Douthit
  • T. Carter
  • T. Hardison
3:49
13."No Pretending" (featuring Raekwon and Big Remo)
4:00
14."20 Feet Tall (Remix)" (featuring Erykah Badu and Rapsody)4:20
15."That's Love" (featuring Mac Miller and Heather Victoria)
3:38
16."A Star U R" (featuring Terrace Martin, Problem and GQ)
  • Douthit
  • Martin
  • Quentin Thomas
4:19
Total length:1:01:51

iTunes deluxe edition

  1. "Make It Big (Remix)" featuring Big Remo & Kryhsis
  2. "Band Practice Pt. 2" featuring Phonte and Median
  3. "Enjoy (West Coastin')" featuring Warren G, Murs and Kendrick Lamar
  4. "Streets of Music" featuring Tanya Morgan and Enigma of Actual Proof
  5. "Hearing the Melody" featuring Fashawn, King Mez and Skyzoo
  6. "Loyalty" featuring Masta Killa and Halo
  7. "Now I'm Being Cool" featuring MeLa Machinko and King Mez
  8. "Never Stop Loving You" featuring Terrace Martin and Talib Kweli
  9. "Piranhas" featuring Blu and Sundown of Actual Proof
  10. "Peanut Butter & Jelly" featuring Marsha Ambrosius
  11. "One Night" featuring Terrace Martin, Phonte, and Bird and The Midnight Falcons
  12. "Your Smile" featuring Holly Weerd and Thee Tom Hardy
  13. "No Pretending" featuring Raekwon and Big Remo
  14. "20 Feet Tall (Remix)" featuring Erykah Badu and Rapsody
  15. "That's Love" featuring Mac Miller and Heather Victoria
  16. "A Star U R" featuring GQ, Terrace Martin, & Problem
  17. "Band Practice" featuring Phonte
  18. "Me and My Nuh" featuring Teedra Moses
  19. "Base For Your Face" featuring Lil B, Jean Grae and Phonte

Charts

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 76
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 12
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[8] 10
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[9] 12

References

  1. ^ "Critic Reviews for The Wonder Years - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "The Wonder Years - 9th Wonder | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  3. ^ Hunte, Justin (September 28, 2011). "9th Wonder - The Wonder Years". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  4. ^ Baber, Mike (December 13, 2011). "9th Wonder :: The Wonder Years :: It's A Wonderful World Music Group". www.rapreviews.com. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  5. ^ Martinez-Belkin, Neil (September 29, 2011). "9th Wonder, The Wonder Years - XXL". XXL. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  6. ^ "9th Wonder Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  7. ^ "9th Wonder Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  8. ^ "9th Wonder Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  9. ^ "9th Wonder Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2022.

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