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8/10 - Good
on December 16, 2012
After the lackluster album with Fashawn just two months prior, Murs is back with his fifth, and final, album with 9th Wonder. Honestly, considering this is their last album I expected them to go out with a bang. Sadly, most of these songs never go beyond the level of "good." None of the material on here is necessarily bad, I just expected something more. Does that make sense?
The album starts with "Get Together" which is home to the only guest on the album, Rapsody. Murs tries to give Rapsody the spotlight on this and only spits like a 40 second verse at the end. Her verse is alright, but she's not good enough, in my opinion, to deserve basically her own song on the album. For me the album really picked up on track three "Funeral For A Killer." This is where Murs is flexing his storytelling abilities and songs like these are where the album shines the brightest. In terms of content Murs speaks on normal Murs topics. Speaking on Hip Hop, himself, life, and telling stories.
9th Wonder definitely came through with another collection of extremely dope beats. It's crazy that someone like 9th, who has been in the game for a decade and a half, is still producing some of the best beats you can find in Hip Hop. Of course Murs is no stranger to 9th's production so he rides all of these with ease. Even though some of these songs (Whatuptho) seem to lack the necessary intensity to make this a classic final album, 9th's production is a thing of beauty and it's definitely worth checking this out just for the production alone.
Standout Songs: "Funeral For A Killer," "Tale of Two Cities" & "Dance With Me"
Overall Score: 8/10 - As previously stated nothing about this album is bad, but considering this is their final album I expected to be blown away. Still, it's a nice addition to the collection. If you're a fan of Murs, 9th Wonder, or their past work then I would recommend checking this out.