MURS uncovered the details surrounding his new album yesterday (April 14). The project, Have A Nice Life, is prepped to hit stores May 19 and include an array of personal accounts.
The album’s debut single came in form of the “Okey Dog” narrative record. An ode to his homie on the inside, the song tells the story of his real-life Deebo.
According to MURS, Okey Dog differed from the Friday character in that he was shorter and would only bully people when he was bored — but he stood as a standalone thug all the same. “There’s a lot of dudes that rap, talking a lot of shit, but he is that dude,” MURS says.
The Making Underground Raw Shit rapper also released the visual for “No More Control,” Have A Nice Life‘s second single, yesterday. In it, he urges those behind the #BlackLivesMatter campaign to seek change in the Hip Hop and Black communities, as well.
“‘No More Control’ is about not letting the media or the powers that be control us or guide us into thinking that the problem is anything other than violence,” he says in a press release.
Other conceptual Have A Nice Life records include, “Mi Corazon,” a love song for a half Mexican-half Salvadorian girl, and “The Worst,” an intimate account detailing the temptations that throw a married emcee on the road.
The Have A Nice Life project will be his first solo effort to be released through Strange Music.
Check out the cover art and tracklist for Have A Nice Life below:
- Have a Nice Life
- Surprises f. Ryan “Myagi” Evans
- Mi Corazon
- Woke up Dead
- P S T D f. E-40
- Okey Dog
- Pussy and Pizza
- Two Step f. King Fantastic
- No More Control f. MNDR
- Skatin through the City
- The Worst
- Black Girls Be Like
- I Miss Mikey
For additional MURS coverage, watch the following DX Daily:
(April 15, 2015)
UDPATE: MURS’ Have A Nice Life album is now slated to be released May 18, according to a press release.
(May 13, 2015)
UPDATE #2: MURS’ Have A Nice Life is available for streaming via Spotify.
It is as follows: