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Dream Merchant Vol. 2

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Dream Merchant Vol. 2

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
9th Wonder
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B+

The underground producer went legit after providing beats for Nas and Jay-Z. But for his solo debut, Dream Merchant Vol. 2, North Carolina’s 9th Wonder gives lesser-known talents like Jean Grae, Saigon, and Rapsody the chance to lay rhymes over his instrumentals. These compositions are both dense (”Shots”) and flamboyant (”Brooklyn in My Mind”), mixing soul samples with organic sounds like shattering glass and running water. With an aptitude for nurturing such star turns, 9th has the potential to be hip-hop’s Mark Ronson. B+
DOWNLOAD THIS: ”Shots”

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