The Final Adventure
Two superstars of indie hip-hop, 9th Wonder and Murs have been putting in work for many years. Hailing from North Carolina and Los Angeles, respectively, they were originally best known for their group projects: 9th is the main producer behind Little Brother, while Murs is a top-shelf emcee and founding member of the mighty Living Legends crew. They teamed up in 2004 for the universally jocked Murs 3:36 the 9th Edition, which led to a series of collabo albums including Murray's Revenge, Sweet Lord, and Fornever. Billed as their last record together, The Final Adventure is loaded with the soulful, sample-driven beats and intelligent, autobiographical lyricism we've come to expect. Murs sounds off about dead gangbangers ("Funeral for a Killer"), the pros and cons of L.A. life ("Tale of Two Cities"), and various relationships with the ladies ("Dance on Me," "Walk Like a Woman"). A strong finish for one of the most consistently dope pairings in the game.