When: June 22 and 23, 10am-4pm
Location: El Rancho de las Golondrinas
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Ages: All Ages
Murs will stop at Sol at Santa Fe Brewing for an all-ages show on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Dee-1 provides opening support. Advance tickets are $13 plus service fees, and are available at www.solofstantafe.com.
Known as one of the hardest working rappers alive, Murs spends much of his year on the road, both domestically and internationally, for relentless tours, including the annual Paid Dues hip-hop festival, which he created and organized. When he's not touring, he's in the studio, constantly adding to his lengthy discography, which includes projects released with everyone from major labels like Warner Bros and indie powerhouses like Rhymesayers, a display of the respect he's earned from both the underground and commercial worlds. Raised in Los Angeles' mid-city area, he began writing songs at an early age, perfecting what he calls "sitcom rap," tunes about living neither in the hood nor Hollywood, but somewhere in between. His style is, in turn, straightforward, down to earth, and honest.
Before long, Murs had the luck of falling in with California underground pioneers Mystik Journeymen, in turn drafting him into the Living Legends crew with emcees like Eligh, The Grouch, and Scarub, who he's since toured with the world with multiple times. His live shows are said to be frenetic, as he does kicks, splits, and backflips on stage, to the point that he's over-exerted and injured himself on multiple occasions for the simple joy of performing with out a hype man. Currently, Murs is supporting his latest release, Love & Rockets, Volume 1: The Transformation, which came out last October, following both an EP and a collaborative record he released last year as well. Still active in the local hip hop scene in his hometown, Murs has also recently co-curated a hip hop concert series this summer, the first of its kind, with Los Angeles County Museum of Art, featuring emerging and experimental LA-based hip hop artists.