9th Wonder Reconvenes The Crooklyn Dodgers

Producer 9th Wonder

intends to remake "Crooklyn Dodgers," a decade-old Hip-Hop classic,

as the official lead-single for his solo LP, The Dream


The contemporary

song, simply deemed "Crooklyn Dodgers 3," features Mos Def, Jean Grae

and Memphis Bleek with DJ Premier on the turntables.

The original Crooklyn

Dodgers comprised rappers Buckshot, Masta Ace, Special Ed with A Tribe Called

Quest manning the production. The hit song was a lead single to Spike Lee's

1994 movie Crooklyn.

In 1995, Chubb

Rock, Jeru The Damaja, O.C. formed the Crooklyn Dodgers 95 and released "The

Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers" with DJ Premier on the beats.

The Dream Merchant

will be released through Six Hole Records, a label owned by Desi Relaford of

the Baltimore Orioles.

Relaford also released

Pooh of Little Brother's solo album and the affiliated group Justus League's

album as well.

9th Wonder's opus

is slated for an early August release and the producer said he has a purpose

in mind.

"We' re just

trying to put out good music, and get a bigger balance back in the game. This

is rap music, it' s not Calculus class where you

need a long formula. Its just rap," he told AllHipHop.com in a recent interview.

"Some cats will like it, some won' t - period."