When “Murs for President” came out, it was a time when the United States was in the middle of a tense political and social climate. We were on the cusp of a new electron, a deep financial crisis, and social media revealed itself as a leading form of mass communication. In an era when we felt bombarded by popular culture, Murs humorously and profoundly commented on the state of things, in turn contributing to a voice of the current generation. A couple of years have passed since “Murs for President,” and many things have changed for us. The feeling of being overwhelmed has turned into a subtle blase towards all things, a certain nonchalance for the otherwise shocking.
Cue “This Generation,” the new collaboration album between Murs and XXL Freshman Class alumni Fashawn. The album, which features beats by production duo Beatnik & K-Salaam, was created with the intention to identify with its namesake. FLuD Way TV got the opportunity to speak with the two artists for a light-hearted interview about their creative influence. After the short interview, the artists gave us an a cappella sneak peek of what to expect on their album, which was released last week. Check out “This Generation” on iTunes and in record stores nationwide, released via Duck Down Music.