Murs (born Nick Carter) is a Los Angeles born-and-bred emcee. His moniker is an acronym holding several meanings, including “Making the Universe Recognize and Submit” and “Making Underground Raw S**t.” He formed the group 3 Melancholy Gypsy with classmates Scarub and Eligh, joining the Living Legends collective in 1996. Murs released his debut solo album F’Real in 1997 and followed up the project in 2000 with Murs Rules the World. In 2002 he joined the group Felt with Slug of Atmosphere and together they released A Tribute to Christina Ricci and A Tribute to Lisa Bonet—two projects that showcased Murs’s willingness to experiment artistically. His third solo album, 2003’s The End of the Beginning, marked his first release on El-P’s Definitive Jux imprint. A year later, he released Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition, an album entirely produced by 9th Wonder. Following this collaborative effort, Murs and 9th Wonder released a second album together in 2006, titled Murray’s Revenge, with the two later joining forces again for Fornever in 2010. In 2008, Murs signed with Warner Bros. Records, releasing his debut under the imprint Murs For President that same year. The following years saw the releases of 2012’s This Generation with Fashawn and 2013’s The Ghetto is Trying to Kill Me—a loose concept album created alongside music journalist Sacha Jenkins and Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer. He signed with Tech N9ne’s label Strange Music in 2014, releasing his first solo album after a seven-year hiatus, Have a Nice Life, in 2015. He later dropped Captain California in 2017. By consistently releasing albums and collaborating with different acts, Murs continues to reinvent himself. He even challenged himself to secure a Genius World Record for rapping non-stop for 24-hours, a feat he accomplished during a live stream on in 2016.

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