Murs is a man of many words. Like, many many. Dude can barely stop talking, to be honest. Fortunately for those on the receiving end of a Murs flow, his rants are the real deal, overflowing with wit, passion, positivity, humor and depth (and length).
This should come as zero surprise to those who have followed his work, vibe and legacy across the past 10-plus years of underground hip-hop. He’s dropped records on basically every label in the scene (as well as many that aren’t), toured the majority of the civilized nations on the planet, collaborated with a host of lyrical and musical visionaries (from Slug to Living Legends to 9th Wonder) and spread his storytelling humanism to countless young heads looking to follow the beat of a different, well, beat.
Ever since Murs started dropping solo LPs back in …
9th Wonder has cats straight merkin’ some shit, without talking about they rims, they chain, or how they sell cane. With everybody missing Murs or Little Brother jumping over these tracks, other rappers can and will continue to make 9th’s solo a thing of beauty. Dream Merchant Vol. 2, which will be released on Oct 9 through Six Hole/Hall of Justus Records. Royce 5’ 9,” rhymes a Brokeback joke in an otherwise applause worthy verse while Naeledge from Kidz In The Hall sounds just as dope over a Ninf beat that he does over the ones were used to hearin’ him over from Double O. Leaving the least known Vandalyzm to “lick shots like tequila” straight out the St. Lou.
Now, it's not that we're on some Kanye level narcissicm, but we do get Google alerts for “URB Magazine.” It's super easy, anytime anything with those words gets into Google's behemothian web, we get an email about it. We just want to make sure that people aren't in the need of beat downs for putting our name in their mouth (no John Hancock). It seems that the Houston Press is kind of blaming us for the cancellation of that city's Rock the Bells.
OK, so Maybe it's the narcissism again, but they're not really blaming us entirely. Houston's line-up lacks the punch of Public Enemy and Rage Against the Machine that is making the internuts and idiots wrestle in the New York mud, but it was supposed to have Nas, Pharoahe Monch and …
Slug’s out on the Paid Dues Tour with his Felt pal Murs but that doesn’t mean he and Ant haven’t been busy satisfying the demand for more Atmosphere. Via MySpace post, Slug informs the masses that the next Atmosphere joint, titled When Life Gives You Lemons…, will be out in early ‘08.
But there’s no need to wait that long for a new taste of the Minneapolis duo. The ninth in their Sad Clown Bad Dub series of underground? releases, this one titled Sad Clown Bad Summer, is out and available to people catching Ant on tour, in some record shops around the country including Fifth Element and eventually iTunes.
Click the link for a piece of the latest Clowns as some “Sunshine” enters the Atmosphere.
Can Koch get the indie label Boot Camp Clik-clakin’ all the way to the bank? The near future releases include mixtapes from Price, BCC, Steele from Smif N Wesson. Buckshot is following Murs and crafting a follow up record with 9th Wonder, called “The Formula.” Word is that a mouthwatering collabo with Black Milk, Guilty Simpson and Sean Price is also brewing. Sean P, the brokest rapper you know, will also be releasing his next solo LP, “Mic Tyson” soon. New artists are also inking with the label like Special Teamz, who’s debut “Stereotypez” has beat wizards Pete Rock, Marco Polo and DJ Premier handling the production. Joining labels like Stones Throw, Def Jux and Rawkus—Duck Down is prepin’ to burst the seams of their indie pockets before Christmas.