Murs Shares The 1st Release From His New Collaboration With 9th Wonder
At the top of this year, it was announced that Murs & 9th Wonder were preparing to release the seventh album in their union. 2019’s upcoming The Illiad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over marks the pair’s first effort since 2015’s Brighter Daze.
This past weekend, the Los Angeles, California MC and the Winston-Salem, North Carolina producer celebrated the 15th-anniversary of Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition. That heralded Def Jux release (which 9th says “changed his life”) introduced chemistry that has stayed bubbling ever since. With milestones in mind, the duo dropped a quick-strike visual for “Ga$ $tation Gucci Belt.” The video finds Murs delivering some bars that honor his story in front of live graffiti tagging.
“One verse can put your eye out / F*ck around and find out / Underground for years, it’s too deep for me to climb out / Tunnels and the catacombs / Runnin’ from a battered home / I told my step-pops I would kill him if I had the chrome / Kept the door locked / Prayed to the warlocks / Right around the time Rodney King met the four cops / My psycho was so violent / I was screaming through the silence / Spray painting public property, unruly and defiant,” spits the MC who says that he buys the toys, clothes, and sneakers that he couldn’t in his youth. He emphatically closes: “Was a boy from the hood, still a ni**a from the streets / And I ain’t a conscious rapper, you can get your ass beat.”
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Happy 15th Anniversary of the record that changed my life. Murs 3:16 the 9th Edition In honor of me and @9thwonder rocking together for 15+ I thought it was finally time to share one of our new jams. Thanks for all the love ya’ll have shown us over the years. Hope you continue to rock with us for many more. ??❤️ This is: “Ga$ $tation Gucci Belt@ The album is: The Iliad Is Dead And Rhe Odyssey Is Over ? by @marmofilms ? by @getoverbumps
In a social media post, 9th confirmed that The Soul Council is taking on production for The Illiad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over. 9th’s team includes Nottz, Khrysis, Ka$h Don’t Make Beats, Eric G., E. Jones, and AMP. Not only have they produced Smif-n-Wessun’s recently released The All, the collective worked on last year’s Streams Of Thought, Vol. 1 by Black Thought as well as Jamla Is The Squad II.
Next month, Murs and Locksmith will begin a nationwide run, the Over The Odyssey Tour.
#BonusBeat: Murs and Brady Watt recently dropped a “Bars & Beats” video. This verse belongs to Murs’ upcoming “Night Shift” song: