(AllHipHop News) West Coast veteran rapper Murs and his new group, The White Mandingos have announced the release of their debut full length album dubbed, The Ghetto is Tryna Kill Me.
The White Mandingos project also includes the work of Bad Brain founder Darryl Jenifer and Ego Trip co-creator Sacha Jenkins.
The album is a concept record that is told from the perspective of Tyrone White, a rock band frontman from Harlem’s Polo Grounds housing project.
Production from Jenifer and Jenkins on the project blurs the boundaries separating Hip-Hop, hardcore punk, metal, and R&B as the album confronts the issues of race and identity.
“I think a lot of folks will be able to relate to Tyrone and his struggles,” Jenkins says. “He feels misunderstood- by his women, his friends, his people. And that misunderstanding sometimes affects who he is and who he truly wants to be. Should he not be playing this music because he’s black? And who the hell is in the position to tell him what to do anyways?”
The Ghetto is Tryna Kill Me is set to be released on June 11th via Fat Beats.