Murs live at Amoeba Music

Posted in Artists, Live Performances on December 19th, 2008 by Hyphen

I think I remember seeing this footage go around the blogs back at the end of September, but I never posted it up for some reason.  As I mentioned in the post on his Sound Session appearance, Murs is one of the hardest working artists out there.  He consistently puts his all into his live performances, and that’s on display here in the footage from Amoeba’s Hollywood store.  Peep the video and watch him run through tracks like “Better Than The Best,” “H-U-S-T-L-E,” “Bad Man,” “Can It Be,” “Silly Girl,” “Lookin’ Fly,” and more.

Thanks to Paul for sending this through.

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Murs on Sound Session

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on December 17th, 2008 by Hyphen

(watch part one in HD on HyphenTV)

J. Moore and I recently got the chance to have one of our favorite artists in the game, the one and only Murs, come through Sound Session and kick it with us.  Back when I used to do college radio down in Los Angeles (KSPC what up!), I used to joke about how many people would call in to request Living Legends music.  Seriously, I’d get one every 15 minutes…it was crazy.  They have such an ill following in Cali (and worldwide), and it’s been great to watch Murs build upon that to take his career and brand to a new level.

When we sat down with him, we talked all about his new Murs For President album, why he decided to sign to a major label, his love for No Limit & Cash Money records from the late 90’s, life on the road, politics, and much more.  Be sure to watch both parts of the interview to see why he’s the most authentic rapper you’ll ever find.

(watch part two in HD on HyphenTV)

If you need the audio for your mp3 player, here you go:

Murs on Sound Session
(back up / streaming link – )

If there are any problems with the links or videos, just let me know.  Enjoy!

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Murs – Can It Be (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 9th, 2008 by Hyphen

Dope new video for the lead single from Murs‘ latest album, Murs For President, which is in stores now.  I hate when I get chased by acrobatic parkour experts wearing gimp masks too.  But on the serious tip:

“I coulda done a Nas and screamed “hip-hop is dead”/
I got up off my ass and I did something instead/
Signed with the devil, brought the scene up a level/
Killed the beast from within, I’m a born again rebel”

That sums up Sound Session perfectly.  I’ve always said that we’re like Neo operating within the Matrix.

Anyway, Murs will be here in Seattle on Saturday for a show with Kidz In The Hall at Nectar.  Before that, I’ll be linking up with him…any questions y’all want me to ask?

Video courtesy of OnSmash.

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Murs – Lookin’ Fly (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos, Samples on October 7th, 2008 by Hyphen

Well, this is embarrassing.  Not the video itself, and certainly not Murs’ song, but you see all that footage inside the metal barriers from what appears to be the desert?  Yeah, that would be the Washington stop of the Rock The Bells tour down at the Gorge.  I think the only positive aspect of seeing all my fellow NW’ers look like idiots wild out in front of the camera is that my dudes got their “Wake Up and Smell The Hip-Hop” shirt in a Murs video.  That’s whassup.  Actually, this reminds me…I have random RTB footage to edit…I should probably get on that.

Seattle people:  be sure to catch Murs and Kidz In The Hall at Nectar on Saturday.  It’s gonna be a great show and it’s a weekend so you have no excuses.  I’ll leave you with a little treat courtesy of Kevin Nottingham‘s excellent blog:

Al Hirt – “The Green Hornet Theme (Flight of the Bumble Bee)”

Video swiped from OnSmash.

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Murs – Choose or Lose MTV Promos

Posted in Artists, Politics, Videos on September 25th, 2008 by Hyphen

These promos are running 1,100 times through October 4th on MTV.  That’s a great look for Murs and his upcoming album, Murs For President.  Plus, they’re funny and on point.

Not Voting Sucks

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Murs speaks the truth

Posted in Artists, Politics, Videos on September 25th, 2008 by Hyphen

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