Murs & 9th Wonder- Brighter Daze
Bringing it back to home plate Murs and 9th Wonder team up with a menacing project hitting all the stops from East to West with Brighter Daze. The album is laced with the powerful samples 9th brings to every project with the raw authenticity the Living Legends MC is known for. The Midcity artist has had a longstanding run within his career from backpacker to manhood, and every slot in between.
As a duo the two have been unapologetically peddling out classics since 3:16. Over 15 years later they haven't dropped the ball. Front to back the project itself is nearly breathless being packed with Murs expansive verses backed by the soulful foundation set by 9th Wonder. The feel is not distinctly coast-based or unbalanced between both artists, which is refreshing to hear. Problem comes in with a smooth feature on some player vibes in Get Naked, where Murs also explores the idea of the word "B**ch". Songs like How To Rob With Robb and The Shutters bring it back to the come up before the spotlight with vivid storytelling accompanying the recipe and ingredients of wisdom. This generations rap queen Rapsody is enlisted on Walk Like a God opening up about the religious presence Hip Hop has offered as well as her own prayers with Propaganda ushering in a wide perspective of the cultures impact. Otha Fish presses into territory from Murs’ early style of vocal inflections. In Murs SuperStar the rapper brings it back home expressing his duality as a successful Hip Hop artist, father, and a product of Los Angeles.
This album is a feel-good summer collection. There are some strong joints on here definite to make some playlists for those who are looking for something to vibe to openly in nearly any spot.