Living Legends alum Murs put out one of my favorite records last year with his Murray’s Revenge. He’s since signed with Warner Bros. (weird, right?) and is preparing to release, just in time for the election season, Murs for President.
His management company has posted the first single, Dreadlocks, a track about, uh, yeah, dreadlocks. Like Noz over at Cocaine Blunts, I’m not sure what to make of this Rick Rock-produced track, which also shows up on the Madden ’08 soundtrack.
On the one hand, it swipes a De La Soul line (from Bitties in the BK Lounge) for the chorus’ hook. And I’ve got nothing against the beat or the hyphy/Bay Area-influenced feel of the track. It just seems Murs’ tongue-in-cheek delivery doesn’t exactly suit the style. I’m wondering if this is the exception on Murs for President or a sign of what’s to come.
Murs | Dreadlocks