Murs and 9th Wonder release the ‘The Iliad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over’ mini movie.
After premiering â€œHigh Noonâ€ featuring Rapsody with Complex (the track was also produced by 9th Wonderâ€™s 15-year old daughter JDEAFBEATS), Murs and9th return on the eve of their new release to present the visual for their mini-movie â€œThe Iliad Is Deadâ€ which was exclusively premiered by Okayplayer. With protagonists and villains aplenty, the mini-movie takes you on a visual tour, as a mega-mix of five tracks from the album; â€œThe Hulk, â€œMy Hero, â€œF*ck Them, â€œCancun 08â€ and â€œGas Station Gucci Beltâ€ are interspersed throughout.
â€œAs a kid I loved Hip Hop, comic books, cinema and sports. When I hit high school and realized my growth spurt wasnâ€™t coming. I took to smoking and selling weed. When I graduated I traded weed for women. When I got marriedâ€¦ well I think you get the point. Iâ€™ve always loved comic books, cinema and Hip Hop. This video was a chance to combine all three. The first time I created a short film was for â€œWalk Like A Manâ€ off of me and 9thâ€™s first album. It was fun and very well received. Iâ€™ve wanted to do something similar for years; and now seemed like the perfect time!â€ Murs commented to Okayplayer.
â€œThis being my first project post Strange Music, I wanted to make sure the content was comparable to the visuals I had been releasing over the past few years. When director Justin Marmostein sat down to discuss the visuals for this album, we knew this is what we had to do. We created super heroes like myself (â€œThe Hulkâ€) and Alexis (Nikki Narcos) the protagonist of my song â€œMy Hero,â€ which was inspired by Cyntonia Brown and her case (Cyntonia was released from prison yesterday after having her life sentence commuted). We also created villains like the muscle bound chain wielding cheater (Michael Giovanni Rivera) and the gun toting Pookie Blow who along with her henchmen played by Villain Park try to shoot-up my after party. Making this mini-movie a reality was fun and expensive as fuck. All fifty something of us cast and crew members worked our asses off to make this film a reality. 9th and I hope you all enjoy the film as well as the album that inspired it.â€
Murs & 9th Wonderâ€™s The Iliad Is Dead and the Odyssey Is Over will be available at midnight tonight (8-9-19) on all DSPâ€™s. You can now pre-order the album.
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