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  • Summary: The Los Angeles-based indie rapper's second Def Jux disc was produced by 9th Wonder.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 83
    More prosaic and profane than many of his labelmates. [May 2004, p.108]
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. He's effectively run aground in the middle of the alt-rap landscape.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 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?
  2. davem
    Jul 24, 2005
    10
    a classic hip hop album without the bling bling timeless!!
  3. carlod
    Apr 25, 2006
    10
    the greatest lyrics combined with the greatest beats. 100% great HipHop
  4. Frenchie
    Mar 31, 2005
    9
    Shorter but better. Murs is as good as usual and 9th wonder just gives Murs' prods another touch. At lesat half of the album is dope. Shorter but better. Murs is as good as usual and 9th wonder just gives Murs' prods another touch. At lesat half of the album is dope. The other half is great. And that is if I'm being hard with Murs and 9th! P.S. Murs might sound dull sometimes but the riming is here ! And some stories are funny (Trevor an' them). 2 Jason T =) Expand
  5. parappa
    Apr 2, 2006
    9
    Murs is on point for pretty much every track. 9th's beats range from crap (Trevor An' Them) to mediocre (H-U-S-T-L-E and 3:16) to Murs is on point for pretty much every track. 9th's beats range from crap (Trevor An' Them) to mediocre (H-U-S-T-L-E and 3:16) to average (The Animal) to good (Intro, Bad Man, The Pain) to great (Freak These Tales, Walk Like a Man, And This Is For...) The album is short and sweet, definately give it a listen. Expand
  6. ToucanS
    Aug 16, 2005
    8
    Murs is a great, humorous rapper with some different subject matter. However, I am really get sick of 9th Wonders production. The man needs Murs is a great, humorous rapper with some different subject matter. However, I am really get sick of 9th Wonders production. The man needs some new drums. The first song, however, is one of the most different 9th beats i've ever heard, and walk like a man is an equally great song. Dope album, but with only two really high points I can't give it higher than an 8. Expand
  7. sirazht
    Apr 8, 2004
    7
    i like this album becuase it made me to feel other things but love or something that

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