In conjunction with their upcoming collaborative LP Death of a Pop Star, the duo is launching an anime comic strip in promotion for the album, which due in stores this December 21.
In an interview with AllHipHop.com 9th Wonder states, “Comics, sneakers, and Hip-Hop have always been close-knit with each other for years and years. This comic strip will show you exactly how close the relationships between those entities are. Death of a Pop Star!”
The comic strip, which has the same title as the album it accompanies, is set in the real world with the duo possessing super-human powers. 9th Wonder and David Banner are faced with issues of poverty and discipline throughout the series.
“The idea with Death of a Pop Star was never for it to be only an album,” Banner explained. “The aim of this project was to engage the consumer on many different levels. With the music industry being in the state it’s in, we as artists need to provide as much intriguing content as possible for our fans. This is the second step in exposing the Death of a Pop Star project on many different platforms.”