artist Murs has inked a major label deal with Warner Bros. Records and is preparing
his 7th album titled Murs For President. According
to Murs, he plans on recording 50 new tracks and will then select the best 15
for the album.Murs,
who hails from Mid-City, Los Angeles, has worked with artists like Slug, Jean
Grae, Aceyalone, Company Flow, Little Brother, and 9th Wonder and has toured extensively
throughout his 11-plus-year career. According
to the rapper, he is currently 35 songs into Murs For President, which
is slated to hit stores this summer."I'm
gonna keep doing what I do, it just took people a long time to recognize,"
Murs told AllHipHop.com. "People are finally waking up because they're selling
this garbage ass music."The
album is the follow up to Murs' last critically acclaimed solo album Murray's
Revenge [AllHipHop.com's 2006 Independent Album of the Year], which re-teamed
him with producer 9th Wonder.9th
Wonder also crafted the sonic backdrop for Murs' previous release 3:16—The
9th Edition, which was released on the Def Jux label. Murs
for President will feature a who's who in Hip-Hop production with beats from
Les, Kwame, Nottz and others. Murs,
known for his story telling abilities, also serves as a regular host on Current
majors their scrambling to pick up people who they know have been dope for years,"
Murs said of his new deal. "They didn't need us then, because they were selling
millions of copies of bulls**t. Now its a scramble to get these real guys, cause
we have to, 'cause the bulls**t isn't selling."