Just hours before 2015 comes to an end, Murs and 9th Wonder decided to crash the year-end party with a treat of their own. The California rhymer and North Carolina beatsmith have team up once again and release another collaborative album, Brighter Daze.

The 10-track project features guest appearances from the likes of Problem, Reuben Vincent, Mac Miller, Bad Lucc, Rapsody and Propaganda, with production duties handled exclusively by 9th Wonder. The pair may have brought a few friends to tag along, but it's clear who's show it is, as Murs and 9th Wonder both shine bright in their own right.

"The story will end before the story begins / I throw ya' demo CD on the floor of my Benz," Murs barks on the Brighter Daze opener, "The Battle," which sees the veteran lyricist going bananas while weaving between the glorious horns and drums provided by 9th.

Revered for his knack for storytelling, Murs flexes those chops on the cautionary cut, "How to Rob With Rob," before slowing down the tempo with the plush rap ballad, "Lover Murs." While Brighter Daze is a solid listen from top to bottom, there are a few selections that stand out.

One is the subdued posse cut, "The Shutters," on which the aforementioned Reuben Vincent and Bad Lucc join Murs for some verbal gymnastics. The other highlight is "Walk Like a God," featuring Rapsody and Propaganda, which sees the three rhymer-slingers getting spiritual.

The sixth edition in their ongoing series of collaborative albums, Murs and 9th Wonder rise to the occasion yet again with Brighter Daze and deliver some quality hip-hop for fans to enjoy long after the ball drops and the rest of 2016.

Happy New Year!

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