The Wonder Years
von 9th Wonder
Veröffentlicht: Sep 2011
Label: It's A Wonderful World Music Group/Hits & History
The Wonder Years collects mixed nuts from 9th Wonder's soundboard. He lathers his soulful hip-hop signature over tracks by industry friends like Erykah Badu and Raekwon, close collaborators like Murs and Phonte, and North Carolina homies like Khrysis and Rapsody. It's 16 tracks deep, but best enjoyed piecemeal, as 9th Wonder's staid production makes these songs blur together. However, he pushes himself on "Now I'm Being Cool," a retro-soul showcase for Mela Machinko, and Talib Kweli's "Never Stop Loving You"; if he had done it more often he would have worked true wonders.