Murs Speaks On Working With Ski Beatz, Upcoming Projects

The West Coast rapper also talks about releasing an album on BluRoc and how it differs from Def Jux and Warner Bros. Records.

Murs recently teamed up with producer Ski Beatz for the upcoming album Love & Rockets, Volume 1: The Transformation, due October 11th. Speaking with, the West Coast rapper explained that it wasn’t exactly an easy transition to BluRoc Records but that he’s pleased with the results.

“Ski wasn't too familiar with my work, but I think we got along well enough. I feel we are still getting familiar. Well, I should say he is still getting familiar with me. He is a certified O.G. in the game, so I am, of course, familiar with his catalog,” said Murs, who named Camp Lo’s “Swing” as his favorite Ski-produced cut. “After 50 cities of touring with me this fall, he will be very familiar with my music, fans, family and friends across the country. We will be able to work together with greater synergy on the next record if the fans see fit. We feel it's the right thing to do.”

He also discussed the difference between releasing albums on Def Jux, Warner Bros. Records and BluRoc, claiming that a change of scenery can often come with new problems.

“Def Jux was an all heart and love operation -- a bunch of friends supporting each other's art, but not always making the best business decisions. Warner Bros. was filled with a lot of people who love the art, but also want to keep their jobs. It was a lot of checks and balances to make sure money is not wasted, but all the red tape can sometimes hurt the creative process.”

Additionally, he revealed that his fifth and final album with 9th Wonder will be titled The Final Adventures of Murf and Beef Dog, and is hoping to release another record with The Invincibles.

“A comic book ( with an accompanying soundtrack by DJ Foundation and yours truly,” he says of his upcomgin projects. “Hopefully The Invincibles record, a mixtape or two, and Love & Rockets, Volume 2: The Declaration, of course!”

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  • nicholas arguello

    Y'all doos are stoopid. Murs makes a LIVING from rapping. People pay him to rap. 50 city tour with at least 2 gs per show. U do the math. Would u quit with those numbers?

  • me

    See that's the problem. Good music is not based on sales. Hammer, vanilla ice, nelly made millions does that make them the best emcees?? Murs is not a mainstream rapper. He's garbage why because he doesn't talk about drugs & have tats on his face? If you don't like him that's cool. To each its own. But the sooner we know that first week numbers don't make you a good rapper the better

  • Anonymous

    murs is dope. raps what he knows, good storyteller, voice sounds good over beats. 9th dropped one of the best tracks of the 00's IMO, "Walk Like a Man" is timeless shit. can';t wait to see what he and Ski cooked up. Ski been killing it lately.

  • underground143

    Murs Retire!! Your almost 40, and your fanbase isnt growing! Garbage!!

    • Anonymous

      C. English ur right my nigga, age isn't that bigga deal, but Murs aint progressed at all... he may rap about what he knows.. but its just not that good... sales speak for themselves

    • Christopher English

      His age has nothing to do with anything. If he's garbage to you.. then he's garbage. Young niggas act like it's a fucking sport where you slow down or some shit. SMH

  • GQ

    How Can Ski not be familiar with Murs? the dude has a lot of albums,Ski actually said the same thing about not being familiar with currensy...Damn who the hell is he familiar with?

  • Anonymous

    Murs.. U suck... you've released 10 albums.. NONE of them have hit the billboard charts... HTF does this guy stay around???

    • Anonymous

      damn kids!!! how did Murs survived?? Fan base who listen to TRUE HipHop and he might not be making mainstream which U personally LIKE but he make TRUE HipHop music. Listen to slugs and murrs or 9th and Murrs collabs you might learn alot rather that money, hoe, cars and coke that flow on the mainstreams lyrics.

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