The Final Adventure

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The Final Adventure
Studio album by Murs & 9th Wonder
Released November 13, 2012
Recorded 2011-2012
Brightlady Studios
Raleigh, North Carolina
Genre Hip-hop
Length 37:05
Label Jamla Records
IWWMG-04
Producer 9th Wonder
Murs & 9th Wonder chronology
Fornever
(2010)
The Final Adventure
(2012)

The Final Adventure is the fifth and final collaboration album by Murs and 9th Wonder. It was released on November 13, 2012, on Jamla Records. The album features only one guest appearance by Rapsody.[1]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[2]
XXL 4/5 stars (XL)[3]

The Final Adventure was met with generally favorable reviews from music critics. Andres Vasquez of HipHopDX gave the album four stars out of five, saying "It’s clear that Murs and 9th Wonder had a task here: finishing their saga as strongly as they started it. With The Final Adventure, the duo does just that, crafting an album that speaks on a variety of topics over soulful instrumentation, much like on 3:16. This time, they managed to tie up loose ends, showing the growth of the boy who once hustled recyclables (“H.U.S.T.L.E.”) now proudly acknowledging that he is behind Paid Dues. The boy who was alone on “The Pain” became the smiling groom on “Walk Like a Woman.” And while this may not be the end of their individual careers, it’s safe to say it’s over for them as a duo. “That’s all, folks. That’s all that she wrote,” Murs says as the album closes. “It’s over and it’s finished. We gon’ end it on a good note.” And that’s precisely what they did."[2]

Christopher Minaya of XXL gave the album an XL, saying "The true standout of The Final Adventure is the aptly titled “It’s Over.” While the first verse takes on affection, the second verse exhibits Murs confronting sucker MCs seeking handouts. The song’s—and album’s—final verse finds parallel theme to the last verse of the opening track “Get Together,” and ironically emblematic of the duo’s start and end, for they’re concluding the saga on a “good note.” It’s identical to how they began their journey with Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition. Though fans might mourn for the ending, it was a praiseworthy run, and certainly a great closing."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Get Together" (featuring Rapsody) 2:46
2. "WhatUpTho?"   3:35
3. "Funeral for a Killer"   4:09
4. "Baby Girl (Holding Hands)"   3:20
5. "Walk Like a Woman"   6:12
6. "Tale of Two Cities"   3:49
7. "Dance with Me"   3:27
8. "Better Way"   3:36
9. "Wherever You Are"   2:43
10. "It's Over"   3:24

Samples[edit]

  • "Get Together" contains a sample of "Deep Inside of You" by Gloria Taylor
  • "What Up Tho" contains a sample of "House of Wood" by Mandrill
  • "Baby Girl (Holding Hands)" contains a sample of "I Had a Choice" by Sun
  • "Walk Like a Woman" contains samples from "Woman (You've Gotta Be There)" by Jae Mason, "Diana" by Jae Mason and "Yearning for Your Love" by The Gap Band
  • "Tale of Two Cities" contains a sample of "Come Into My Life" by Alphonse Mouzon
  • "Dance With Me" contains a sample of "Lost Because You Can't Be Found" by Marc Jordan
  • "Better Way" contains a sample of "I Come to Love You" by Booker T. Jones
  • "Wherever You Are" contains a sample of "Reaching for You" by Jae Mason
  • "It's Over" contains a sample of "When It's Over" by Michael Franks

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Murs (of Living Legends) & 9th Wonder - 'The Final Adventure' Audio CD". UndergroundHipHop.com. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Vasquez, Andres (December 1, 2012). "Murs and 9th Wonder The Final Adventure". HipHopDX. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Minaya, Christopher (December 1, 2012). "9th Wonder & Murs, Final Adventure Review" (Web). XXL. Harris Publications. Retrieved November 29, 2012.