Rub*ber1 - (r b r) n. 1) A yellowish, amorphous, elastic material obtained from the milky sap or latex of various tropical plants, especially the rubber tree, and vulcanized, pigmented, finished, and modified into products such as electric insulation, elastic bands and belts, tires, and containers. Until now, rubber was the only reason that Akron, Ohio was on the map. Projectnine has changed all of this. Formed in 1998, Projectnine combines old school funk with guitar driven fury to create an emotionally charged experience. Armed with an explosive live show including 'Helks Nolks', a performance art duo, Projectnine is making waves! In 2000 the band released their debut album 'Redirect' which sparked a cult following, whose loyalty remains today. The following year they began playing shows throughout the Midwest and along the East Coast, broadening their fan base even more. 2002 marks the release of 'The Element', the group's latest effort, which once again proves that Projectnine is a force to be reckoned with.