Murs & 9th Wonder Have Recorded Their 7th Collabo Album. It’s Coming Soon
This March makes it 15 years since Murs and 9th Wonder partnered for Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition. Released on El-P’s Definitive Jux label, the album united the Los Angeles, California lyricist from the Living Legends crew with the North Carolina producer/DJ known for Little Brother’s exceptional introduction. For both artists, the project brought new attention to their craft and developed a bond that has lasted ever since.
Both Murs and 9th have been prolific artists in the space. They released five additional albums since Murs 3:16. That journey includes major label distribution (2006’s Murray’s Revenge), free giveaways to fans (2008’s Sweet Lord), and sneak attack releases (2015’s Brighter Daze). The extensive catalog has also included an appearance from 9th’s rapping alter-ego (“9th Matic”) on video single “Asian Girl,” along with guest spots by a cross-section of Rap including Suga Free, Phonte, Rapsody, and Kurupt. Although titles like 2012’s The Final Adventure previously hinted at an end to the series, these two trusted artists seemingly refuse to break up their chemistry.
This month, Murs announced on Instagram that a seventh collaborative album is on its way. With music reportedly starting to arrive around March 8, the pair will release The Illiad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over. The title references the two epic poems that are attributed to Greek author Homer.
Both Murs and 9th were busy in 2018. Murs partnered with another producer, Strange Music’s Michael “Seven” Summers for the deeply-personal A Strange Journey Into The Unimaginable. The current host of The Breakdown also launched a podcast, Felipe’s Garage, with L.A. Symphony member CookBook. Meanwhile, 9th partnered with Black Thought for Streams Of Thought, Vol. 1. Later in 2018, he released Jamla Is The Squad II, a label compilation also featuring the likes of J. Cole, Busta Rhymes, and Pharoahe Monch. A month ago, he also dropped Zion II, a collection of more than 40 beats and songs.
#BonusBeat: Murs also announced a spring cross-country United States tour, featuring past collaborator Locksmith. Here are the confirmed dates: