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Murs And 9th Wonder

A longtime friend of Definitive Jux leader El-P, rapper Murs first appeared as a solo artist in 2003, after nearly a decade of working with various groups in the underground. Based in Los Angeles, his first single was released in 1993, and came from a self-released album by his first group, 3 Melancholy Gypsies. The track barely made a dent, but it did catch the attention of indie hip-hop fans in the area. Over time, the group members became friends with Mystik Journeymen, who asked 3MG (their shortened name) to join them when they started the Living Legends collective in 1996.

Between both 3MG and the Living Legends, Murs rapped on several influential indie rap albums, appearing on more than 20 records, EPs, and singles within a seven-year period. When El-P started to pull together his Def Jux label, Murs contacted the producer and told him he would release his solo record for the company once he had the opportunity. His commitments to both the Legends and 3MG often kept him from working on the album, but after a few years of slowly putting together tracks, Murs finally delivered The End of the Beginning in the spring of 2003.

Featuring flashier production than his group projects, the album was more in tune with a mainstream hip-hop record, though projects with Anticon rapper Slug under the name Felt -- A Tribute to Christina Ricci and A Tribute to Lisa Bonet -- unveiled a more experimental side to his artistry. The rapper returned to solo work with Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition, a collaboration with producer 9th Wonder, in 2004. One of the tracks from that album, "Walk Like a Man," inspired a movie starring Murs himself, along with Damien Wigfall. The soundtrack, Walk Like a Man, also appeared in mid-2005. Murs teamed up again with 9th Wonder to release Murray's Revenge in 2006. Two years later, he jumped to the majors for a contract with Warner Bros., which yielded Murs for President, with appropriately major-label features for will.i.am and Snoop Dogg. Another two years later, Murs reunited with 9th Wonder to make Fornever. His 2011 effort Love + Rockets, Vol. 1: The Transformation was produced solely by Ski Beatz, while 2012's The Final Adventure found him partnering with 9th Wonder for one last album. In 2013 he signed with Tech N9ne's label Strange Music. A year later he collaborated with Strange label regulars Mayday! on the album ¡Mursday! ~ Bradley Torreano, Rovi
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I love women, not like all giys
WEST- WEST 310
Nowadays they respect the shooter but what about the victims of the murdering it's disgusting to think about today's youth headed down the wrong route sit back alone in a zone make my face in the clouds.....
I could only wish for another collaboratio n with Slug.
Big props
Murs,l.a song is da s**t!
:-)
As a 52 yr old true hip-hop head. I wish today's youth would tune into more underground rap. It is message based, with a societal awareness that can't be explained. Murs is just one of the many that know how to lace a track w/great lyrics. KEEP LISTENIN' to the REAL.
The first part of the song, I used to love her, "I met a little girl when I was three years old and what I loved most she had so much soul". Did he rip that of from Kanye west,homecom i n g , or did Kanye west rip that part off from I used to luv her?
Murs for prez with the 9th Wonder VP no joke digg all day
murs for president !
better than the best
albertm106
one of the real master rappers out there with real music and lyrics,beats all the goods..death to wack rappers
A++++++
Greatness... s i m p l y put.
yoo for the mainstream people that dont know about murs and 9th wonder ...... Keep listening to MAinstream Cause the Underground will eat u up and spit u out literally
i love murs! and we have the same b-day! =)))
lil wayne is real rhyme. idk what you guys are talking about
this man is nice
real hip hop
wa this is high scool dope!!!
s.duskett
Fantastic flow with fantastic beats, what else can you ask for?
NEVA HEARD OF 9TH???? HUH?? YEA FEELS GOOD RIGHT?!
Mur's tight!
Neva heard of this brotha but I dig his style.
IS YA ON
WAZ WAZ UP
l.chilstrom
that's whats up
rredlocs
For the real music listeners
Real Ryme,in
glad they got this kind music on here
murs and 9th, so ill !
Man they need to put "Good music" on here...that one really opened my ears
they really need more of his albums on here.
Where is his new CD? Mur's for president?
SLICK LIKE SILK?!?!?!?A H H H H H H H ? ! ? ! ? ? ! B R I N G S BACK THE SOUND OF OLD SCHOOL SOUNDS,, WITH A NICE UPPER NEWWER BEAT JUST GREAT LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! M U R S ! ? ? ! ?
Murs!
yesterday & today.. my fave. your awsome murs. keep on reppin
siikk man<33

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