People say that lightning cannot strike in the same place twice. Well Murs and 9th Wonder are here to prove them wrong. This is the second time that Murs and 9th have worked together, the first time being on Murs – 3:16. On 3:16, Murs provided his visual landscapes of musical wordplay with 9th inserting his patented beat-smith wizardry to make a perfect project. With Murs – Murray’s Revenge album they have defied laws of nature and has elected to have 9th produce all the beats on this album as well. The outcome is great follow up to an already great formula.
The great thing about Murs is that he has done Hip-Hop for a long time with his crew Living Legends, 3MG, Felt and numerous solo albums. All of his experience and subject matter makes Murray’s Revenge a very focused album. Songs like his L.A. anthem (the video can be seen here) will make you appreciate L.A. if you live here or makes you want to visit if you do not live in L.A. Another stand out track titled D.S.W.G. (Dark Skinned White Girls) gives a life lesson to be yourself no matter what people think or say. That is the unique quality of Murs is that he can layout a story that would be given by a mentor or older brother without sounding preachy.
Murs and 9th Wonder are both in top form on Murray’s Revenge and electrify (I’m taking that lightning reference a little to far) all of the tracks on this album. Hopefully this musical pairing will continue for future albums because this is not only what Hip-Hop needs but also music in general. Revenge is best served cold but Murray’s Revenge is best served loud, so turn it up and give it a listen.