My man the Analog Giant beat me to the punch a few weeks back when he posted about Murs’ new album Murray’s Revenge. But I have no qualms about a little repeat action, especially when it comes to an artist as good as Murs.
As AG let us know, Murs and super-producer 9th Wonder are back at it. My opinion? Murs, of the Living Legends crew, is one of our finest storytelling emcees since Slick Rick. Seriously. His rhymes weave narrative tales of love and LA. When everyone seems so critical of misogynist rappers, how can you not be lured in by a line from The Pain, a track from his last album, 3:16 The 9th Edition?:
“I wanna be picked up, held tight and kissed /
but things like this don’t hapen to dudes like me /
‘Cause I’m more Coldplay than I am Ice-T.”
If ever an emcee would appeal to the indie crowd, Murs is your man.
Murs (feat. Joe Scudda) | Silly Girl
From Murray’s Revenge. Buy it.
(from 3:16. Buy it at eMusic.)
Murs | Bad Man!