Reason’s sophomore album Porches drops on August 11 and the emcee teams up with 9th Wonder for the third installment of his “The Soul” series. And what we learn is that we definitely could use some more Reason and 9th Wonder collaborations in the future.
Russ’ Chomp 2.5 EP is yet another entry into the rapper’s catalog of dope songs featuring dope producers. One of the standouts is “Perfectionist” produced by 9th Wonder. The video is simple as Russ is poolside kicking rhymes but the song is reason enough for you to check out the entire project.
D Smoke jumps on the remix for Rapsody’s “Afeni” from her stellar Eve album. With 9th Wonder’s smooth production and PJ Morton’s vocals, the duo salute women in this welcome revisitation of a standout off of Rapsody’s album.
Most of the time, when you think of a supergroup, you think of emcees. But this collaborative between musicians is one that we should all be checking for. Terrace Martin, 9th Wonder, Robert Glasper and Kamasi Washington are working together as an outfit called Dinner Party and will drop an album on July 10. To formally announce the project, the quartet releases the song “Freeze Tag” with singer Phoelix.
Murs and 9th Wonder continue to push the stellar The Iliad Is Dead & The Odyssey is Over with a video for “Super Cojo Bros” that features verses from Cojo and GQ.
If you managed to miss out on The Iliad Is Dead & The Odyssey is Over, go back and find it. In the interim, Murs delivers the absolute goods alongside 9th Wonder from their Brighter Daze album with a video for “God Black / Black God.”
“This song is a few years old, but it’s always been the people’s choice from the Brighter Daze project,” Murs says. “And it’s perfect timing because I think the first verse of this song is really resonating with folks right about now; with all the losses and gains our community has experienced over the past few years.”
Murs and 9th Wonder are preparing to drop their 6th studio album on July 19th titled The Iliad Is Dead & The Odyssey is Over. The duo premiered their latest set of visuals with Billboard titled “Night Shift” that blends concert footage with candid moments hanging with Murs.
“I didn’t take this lightly,” Murs told Billboard. “I sacrificed weeks away from my family, to write in seclusion and work with this team and hopefully make my best album to date. I am a true artist and my aim for the past two decades has been to master my craft. I am not an athlete. My age and longevity is not a limitation, it is a blessing. My focus isn’t what’s best for my brand — it’s what’s best for the music.”
Rapsody has been relatively quiet since dropping the stellar Laila’s Wisdom a couple of years ago. But to celebrate Mother’s Day, Rapsody looks to the ultimate TV mom in Phylicia Rashad for inspiration on the Buddy assisted and 9th Wonder produced “Phylicia.”
Could an album be on the horizon?
The long overdue Carolina connection has come to fruition as Rapsody and J. Cole join forces over 9th Wonder production on “Sojourner.” This joint right here is the truth.
Brace yourselves because Smif N Wessun have announced a joint album with 9th Wonder coming titled The A.L.L. The Cocoa Brovaz let loose the first single “Let It Go” produced by 9th Wonder. You can fully expect Khrysis and The Soul Council to be all over this one.