Murs Goes Major, Inks Deal With Warner Bros, Preps 'Murs For President'

Independent Hip-Hop

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 "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 ['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."