Today In Hip-Hop: Murs Celebrates Birthday

On this day, March 16th, in hip-hop history…

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1978: West coast indie icon Murs was born. The Los Angeles-born emcee began his career in the mid-’90s as a part of the Living Legends collective. Although he released his debut album F’Real in 1997, it wasn’t until his 2003 album The End of the Beginning on Def Jux Records that Murs first broke through on the independent charts. Since then, he has released three solo albums, including his 2008 major label debut Murs For President in 2008.

Murs has also released 11 collaborative albums, including three acclaimed LPs with producer 9th Wonder. He is also a member of the group Felt with Slug of Atmosphere. Most recently, he formed a punk/hip-hop hybrid group the White Mandingos with ego trip co-founder Sacha Jenkins and Darryl Jenifer of the seminal punk group Bad Brains.