Last week, Ski Beatz and Murs announced the impending release of their collaboration album Love & Rockets, Volume 1: The Transformation, due this fall on Dame Dash’s DD172/BLUROC labels. Speaking with XXLMag.com, the veteran producer recalled first meeting the Left Coast MC and how the seed was planted for the LP.
“I met Murs through tabi Bonney,” he said. “He brought him to the studio. I had never heard of him before—I’m out the loop when it comes to anything. So I met him and he was cool, we kicked it for a second and recorded a song with him and tabi.”
A few months later, Murs returned to the Big Apple and visited the Dojo, only to have Dash encourage the two to record a full-length LP and tour the album.
“Me and him locked in—he stayed a couple weeks—and we made a bunch of songs,” he continued. “It was different, because I’m not familiar with his music, so I wasn’t exactly sure what type of music he likes. So we just came up with some totally different stuff that was different for both of us, and it sounds good.”
In anticipation of the album’s release, the two will embark on a 60-day tour alongside tabi Bonney, McKenzie Eddy, Dash and Sean O’Connell.