Murs isn't the best rapper, but he is honest. When he talks about being a hustler, it's more about trying to get a buck off helping an old lady up the stairs with the groceries rather than being a stick up kid, or slanging those shitty school fundraiser fake Crunch bars instead of yay. His flow and annunciation can be awkward, but they aren't mistakes because they play into his persona. 9th Wonder isn't the best producer of all time, but he is solid, and contours the music to whatever artist he works with, which, when done properly - over one album with one rapper - can lead to an album that the listener can keep returning to. This was waaay better than the second one, fwiw.