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|10. Murray's Revenge|
Murs is a famous rapper. A prominent figure in the hip-hop community for over a decade with his group, Living Legends, Murs has also released three solo projects and recorded albums with Slug of Atmosphere and 9th Wonder (Little Brother). This is his latest solo offering, an inspiring and action-packed release continuing the successful collaboration with longtime friend and famed producer 9th Wonder. Record Collection. 2006.
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Thanks MURS and 9th
9th provides all of the production here, and he does a great job as usual. But, some of the beats are lacking the punch he had on Murs 3:16. I mean, he provides some great musical highlights on the album ('Murs Day', 'Silly Girl', 'Yesterday, Today', 'D.S.W.G.', etc...), but I can't help but feel he could have done a better job on some of the production here. As we've all come to expect from 9th, all of the beats are sample driven, and there are definately some dope samples here. But 9th flipped some extrordinary samples on 3:16, and the fact that we KNOW he can flip samples like that makes the beats here seem a bit lacking.
9th might have been a bit lazier this time around, but Murs still comes strong on the mic. Murs is always someone you can count on for interesting subject matter, and great execution with it. As with 3:16, he has his surplus of songs about women on this album ('Silly Girl', 'Love And Appreciate', 'D.S.W.G.'), and they generally come out very well. The rest of the songs are all about various subjects, and Murs executes well on each one of them. He also comes with his usual flow, which I really enjoy. If you're a fan of Murs, or even a fan of good MC's, you'll definately like the lyrical aspect of this album.
Really the only negatives with this album is that 9th slacked a bit on the production end, it's worse than 3:16 (regression isn't a good thing), and it's too short (32 minutes...but 3:16 was 35 minutes, so you can see this isn't a big issue). The positives easily outweight the negatives here, and it's worth the purchase for any fan of Murs and/or 9th Wonder.
Top 5 Songs (In Order):
1. D.S.W.G. (Dark Skinned White Girls) - Love the beat, and Murs provides us with a very amusing song in the vein of 3:16
2. Murs Day - My favorite beat on the album, and while it's only 1:54, it's a dope track
3. Barbershop (Featuring Big Pooh) - Very nice track, Murs really needs to make an appearance on the next Little Brother album
4. Silly Girl (Featuring Joe Scudda) - Another song that sounds like it could have been on 3:16. 9th provides a great sample here, and Murs & Joe Scudda (from Little Brother's 'Lovin It') deliver well.
5. Yesterday, Today - I don't think it's a coincidence that all the songs appearing here had the best had the best samples on the album - this song is no exception
Murray's Law - This was a pretty good song, but the production was lackluster for a 9th Wonder track, and every other track on here is a step above it.
Lyrics/Substance/Subject Matter - 8.5/10
Flow/Delivery - 8.5/10
Production - 8/10
Overall Feel - 7.5/10
Guest Apperances - Joe Scudda, Big Pooh - 7/10 - Both contribute well to 2 of the best songs on the album, but they're not pivotal to the overall product
Overall Rating - 8/10 - It's not as good as 3:16, but it's worth the money. Looking forward to their next project.
There are a few things wrong with this album. If you have enough Justus League albums, then you know every now and then 9th will produce a boring cut or two. The beats here don't shift gears and they become sort of boring after a while. There's nothing (production wise or lyrically) on the level of "Walk Like A Man" or "And This Is For..." (well, "Dark Skinned White Girls" is probably on that level) from the 3:16 album. Also, "L.A." falls under skip material for this listener. To top it all off, I'm still on my Joe Scudda boycott, so I was less than pleased to see his name on the album. Dude is garbage and he totally ruins "Sillygirl" (which is a good song otherwise). Hell, Big Pooh is weak too, but at least he's tolerable on "Barbershop" (despite his ad-libbing and corny jokes at the end of the song). Thank goodness Murs only has two guest spots on the album.
If you're expecting something on the level of Murs 3:16 then you're in for a bit of a letdown, but when graded on its own, Murray's Revenge is still a solid album. Despite a lack of variety on the production side, the solid songs are good enough to make getting this a good idea. There's nothing on it that will blow your socks off, but you won't be mad you bought it either. It's worth checking out, just don't expect to be amazed by it.
Standout Tracks: Murray's Revenge (The End), Dreamchasers, Murray's Law, Dark Skinned White Girls, Yesterday, and Love & Appreciate
As usual, Murs does his thing here. Lyrically I've never been disappointed with Murs, and I own 4 of his cd's. This one is no exception...
Silly girl is a hysterical track about girls who play games. More specifically it is about girls who make hard to get seem more like mission impossible, before eventually breaking down. Dreamchaser is the highlight of the cd. Murs spits two verses about how growing up these days is a lot different than it used to be, and 9th kills the beat. LA is a great track that breaks down Los Angeles. DSWG is a very positive track about girls who struggle with their identity, and Murray's revenge is worth mentioning as well.
I have to say that overall I was a little disappointed with this cd though. Don't get me wrong it is worthy of 4 stars, but I was hoping for the classic cd this duo is capable of creating. The main problem with this cd, as previously mentioned, is the production. 9th laces Dreamchaser and DSWG, but a lot of the beats on this cd are repetitive and a little bit boring.
I like this cd, but it should have been better.