This has been my personal first time hearing of Murs but I have been a avid follower of 9th Wonder and Little Brother. Murs lyrically held his own on this LP. He doesn't offer up mind-bending metaphors but the brother definitely has flow. As far as subject matter, songs like "Bad Man" and "Pain" talk of rejection and the difficulty of finding the right woman instead the typical male bravado that is all too common in the mainstream industry. As far as just straight spitting, "3:16" and "Animal" are perfect. On "Animal" Phonte from Little Brother rips it. The track itself sounds like a bonus track from "The Listening". On "Walk Like A Man" Murs goes into the storytelling of his friend being killed in front of him and him getting his remorseful revenge. Subject matter aside, 9th changes beats after every verse to fit the affect of Murs' verses. "And This Is For...", Murs speaks of white rappers, white fans that take Hip-Hop and black music as a trend. Not a new subject, but Murs gets his point across without sounding "whiney" (see Benzino). Overall, ths album is a definite buy for those that appreciate Hip-Hop with a pulse.