LA Rapper Back on Tour With New SoCal Show Dates


LA Rapper Murs plays The Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara on Nov. 24

Hot off hosting this year’s hip-hop stage at the Sunset Strip Music Festival, LA rap veteran and entrepreneur MURS is on a national tour with local show dates at The Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara on Nov. 24, House of Blues Anaheim Dec. 26 and The Roxy Dec. 27. MURS hits the concert circuit joined by fellow rap artist, Mayday round out 2014 with more Mursday! Tour antics.

The rapper initially appeared as a solo artist in 2003, after almost 10 years of working with a variety of groups in the underground. His first single was released in 1993, and came from a self-released album by his first group, 3 Melancholy Gypsies.

Just within a seven-year period, Murs rapped on several influential indie rap albums, appearing on more than 20 records, EPs, and singles. The OC Concert Guide had the opportunity to talk to Murs about his accomplishments, inspiration and upcoming shows.

OCCG: Why did you decide to title yourself as Murs? What is the significance behind it and 316?
Murs: Personally? It’s just something that came to me. There’s no meaning behind it. There’s nothing to it. 316 is my birthday!

OCCG: How did you get started with your rapping career? How did you know music is what you wanted to pursue?
Murs: I’ve always felt like it felt right.

OCCG: Which rapper would you like to collaborate with if you could choose anyone?
Murs: 2Pac.

OCCG: How do you enjoy working with the producer 9th wonder?
Murs: He’s definitely like a brother to me. I enjoy working with him. I’ve learned a lot from him.

OCCG: What do you want for your listeners to gain out of your music?
Murs: Hmm. That’s a good question. Happiness and comfort just in inside.
OCCG: What has been your biggest accomplishment and struggle thus far?
Murs: I would have to say being married and staying married. You just make it work. My wife is aware of getting herself into. I try to be amazing.

OCCG: What’s your next career move?
Murs: I’ll be rapping for quite sometime. Rapping and my first feature film will be out this year. It’s called Mauldogs. We started last August. It’s supposed to come out in October.