Murs Details Making "The Iliad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over" With 9th Wonder

Murs Details Making "The Iliad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over" With 9th Wonder

Over the past 15 years, Murs and 9th Wonder have made some of the best collaboration albums between an MC and a producer. These works have become standouts in their respected catalogs. In the mix of both men's careers and personal lives, they carved out time to make The Iliad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over. On this reported final go-round for the pair, 9th also involved The Soul Council as well as his daughter, JDEAFBEATS.

In a conversation with AFH TV, Murs explains the importance of turning the page from 2018's "The Strange Journey Into The Unimaginable" into some new ground. Traveling from Los Angeles to North Carolina, Murray details the food, the artistry, and his close bonds with 9th, as well as Jamla artists Rapsody and Reuben Vincent. Specifically, he charges that the Grammy-nominated Rapsody (who appears on the album) has challenged her label-mates to work harder.

Additionally, the co-founder of The Living Legends and Felt opens up about what makes him unique as a human. He speaks about hesitancy to become a voice in the Hip-Hop media—even as people like Method Man received his jewels. Murs also discusses the complications that come from externalized storytelling, where he puts himself in the shoes of characters in verse. He also offers wisdom on running a business, how to treat women, and why he enjoys giving his kids the things he could not afford as a child. Locksmith also makes a couple of cameo appearances in the conversation.

Murs is not a cookie-cutter MC, and his devoted fans love him for it. He is just as original of a human being, which he makes clear in discussing his upbringing and views.

Press photograph by Edgar "Macksimo" Medina provided by Murs.

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Murs Details Making "The Iliad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over" With 9th Wonder
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