10 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though he’s a veteran of Los Angeles’ storied Living Legends collective Murs has always favored the sort of straightforward storytelling style pioneered by rappers like Slick Rick and Kool G Rap, rather than the self consciously experimental, Kool Keith-derived verbal boundary pushing of many of his Los Angeles cohorts. Though some of Murs’ earliest efforts found the rapper smothered by obtrusive avant-garde production, 2004’s Murs 3:16 - The 9th Edition was a critical and commercial breakthrough, and found Murs delivering compelling stories over crisply produced, old-school minded productions from 9th Wonder. Murray’s Revenge duplicates 3:16’s successful formula and is, if anything, a more compelling work than its predecessor. 9th Wonder’s languid, soul saturated productions, which borrow from the seamless early ‘70s sound of groups like the Chi-Lites and the Delfonics, give Murs plenty of room to develop the self-deprecating yet fiercely critical persona he introduced to such great effect on 3:16. “Yesterday & Today” serves as a sort of career retrospective, while “L.A.” finds Murs reflecting on his place in the titular city’s rich musical history.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though he’s a veteran of Los Angeles’ storied Living Legends collective Murs has always favored the sort of straightforward storytelling style pioneered by rappers like Slick Rick and Kool G Rap, rather than the self consciously experimental, Kool Keith-derived verbal boundary pushing of many of his Los Angeles cohorts. Though some of Murs’ earliest efforts found the rapper smothered by obtrusive avant-garde production, 2004’s Murs 3:16 - The 9th Edition was a critical and commercial breakthrough, and found Murs delivering compelling stories over crisply produced, old-school minded productions from 9th Wonder. Murray’s Revenge duplicates 3:16’s successful formula and is, if anything, a more compelling work than its predecessor. 9th Wonder’s languid, soul saturated productions, which borrow from the seamless early ‘70s sound of groups like the Chi-Lites and the Delfonics, give Murs plenty of room to develop the self-deprecating yet fiercely critical persona he introduced to such great effect on 3:16. “Yesterday & Today” serves as a sort of career retrospective, while “L.A.” finds Murs reflecting on his place in the titular city’s rich musical history.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

jokes ,

real hip hop

this is what good rap should be. murs is one of the most refreshing voices in the underground rap scene. he does not talk about gun play and "ho's," but instead about the everyday struggles of a normal human being. 9th wonder, on the other hand, is a genius with his beats. he makes the simplest soul loop sound amazing. the combination is near perfect, strongly reccomended

dagoon ,

Why am I so late?

Man I've seen adds for Murs & 9th Wonder but thought it would be wack. My BAD! The flow is ill, the production is tops, Murs & 9th Wonder have done there thing. Sorry I'am so late but I am glad I came to the party. With all the trash out here now calling itself hip-hop, it's about time some came out 4 real !!! Dagoon will cop all Murs & 9th Wonder from now on. This is real music 4 real everyday cats.

nickw513 ,

The Legends Did It Again....

At least one of them did!!! (All the Legends drop dope CDs!) This is one of the best CDs Murs has dropped to date. The whole album is great, with beats by 9th Wonder and rhymes by Murs you can't go wrong with this album. The whole thing flows with greatness from start to finish! GREAT HIP HOP RIGHT HERE!!

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