Tuesday, December 9, 2008

MURS For President

Hip Hop Rapper MURS, aka Nick Carter, will perform live and chat with host Jason Bentley on the Morning Becomes Eclectic Radio Program today. MURS will be performing music from his new album MURS for President.

MURS released his first single in 1993, taken from a self-released album by his first group, 3 Melancholy Gypsies (aka 3MG).The group became friends with Mystik Journeymen, and joined them in the Living Legends collective in 1996.

MURS appeared as a rapper on more than 20 records, EPs, and singles over a seven-year period, both on releases by 3MG and Living Legends. His debut solo album, The End of the Beginning, was released in the spring of 2003. He also worked with anticon. rapper Slug under the name Felt, taking a more experimental approach. A second solo album, Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition, was produced by 9th Wonder.

Taking a more thoughtful approach to rap, the album prompted Andy Gill of The Independent to say "eschewing bogus glamour for emotional realism, Murs manages to say more about the corrosive cancer of hip-hop's gun culture than all the thousands of column inches lavished on 50 Cent's bullet wounds". The track "Walk Like a Man" from that album inspired a film of the same name in which Murs starred along with Damien Wigfall. After another solo album with 9th Wonder, Murray's Revenge, in 2006, Murs signed a contract with Warner Bros., his debut album for the label being Murs for President. This was preceded by Sweet Lord which was given away free to fans.

He has collaborated with many artists including will.i.am, James Blunt, Shock G, Humpty Hump of Digital Underground, Slug, Whole Wheat Bread, Snoop Dogg, El-P, Aesop Rock, RJD2, Hieroglyphics, Little Brother & 9th Wonder, E-40, John Cena, Mr. Lif, Jean Grae, Freestyle Fellowship, DJ Z-Trip, Chingo Bling, Shing02, The Game, Supreeme, The Stiletto Formal. He also appeared on L.A. metal band Terror's album Always The Hard Way (2006).

Aside from music, MURS is a host of Current TV.

Listen live to Morning Becomes Eclectic via www.kcrw.com, KCRW-FM 89.9 in the Los Angeles area or link via Bosco Radio: Music. The show, highlighting new music and new artists, starts each weekday at 9:00 AM PST/12 Noon EST.

This show has been archived.

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