Murs 3:16 The 9th Edition

Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Murs' strongest all-around album.
  2. Murs fails to gain any ground regarding his approach to rhyming and lyrical ingenuity. Yet, Murs 3:16 is far superior to The End of the Beginning, due to the tight and refreshing skills of producer 9th Wonder.
  3. Even while The 9th Wonder's production tends to lag, Murs is worth listening to on every song.
  4. Alternative Press
    100
    An appreciation for the heart, humor and no-bullshit directness of the very best hip hop is all that's required. [May 2004, p.108]
  5. Mojo
    80
    This is one explosive package no hip hop loving home should be without. [Aug 2004, p.92]
  6. Urb
    80
    9th [Wonder]'s impassioned beatwork's sole shortcoming is there's not enough of it, as this album runs less than 40 minutes. [Apr 2004, p.83]
  7. What sets him apart from other, more gifted MCs is the refreshing degree of naked self-examination and social commentary he brings to the table.
  8. Spin
    83
    More prosaic and profane than many of his labelmates. [May 2004, p.108]
  9. The A.V. Club
    90
    It's a testament to hip-hop's liberating ability to transcend geography that a Californian, a brilliant young producer from North Carolina, and a New York-based independent label have united for an album that says more in 35 fat-free minutes than most rappers will ever say. [24 Mar 2004]
  10. Murs' command of his rhyme scheme -- and the uniformly banging, soul-drenched beats of his labelmates -- make this one of the most engaging hip-hop records of the young year, even at just over a half-hour.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mar 17, 2016
    10
    with incredible production from 9th wonder and Murs superb lyricism this here is a fine peace of work from two incredible artists. this is hipwith incredible production from 9th wonder and Murs superb lyricism this here is a fine peace of work from two incredible artists. this is hip hop right here. Full Review »
  2. Yeska
    Feb 14, 2007
    10
    Damn Murs straight up killed it on this ablum but then again on what album does Murs not show his best true talents?
  3. carlod
    Apr 25, 2006
    10
    the greatest lyrics combined with the greatest beats. 100% great HipHop