Some more sampled shit

January 31, 2009

One of my favorite 2Pac songs, if not my favorite of all time, is “Bury Me A G.” The soulful synth loop that provides the song’s backbone was lifted from The Isley Brothers’ jam “For The Love Of You.” More recently, Murs sampled the same track for “Me And This Jawn,” a standout from Murs for President. All are dope:

“For The Love Of You”

“Bury Me A G”

“Me And This Jawn”

More Murs

September 4, 2008

So I already have my favorite track from Sweet Lord. “And I Love It” is exactly the kind of song I would write if I were even remotely musically inclined. Just makes you feel good. Kind of reminds me of the beginning of Amelie where the narrator just lists things that make each character happy.

“And I Love It”

Free Murs & 9th Wonder

September 3, 2008

Just a few weeks before Murs is set to release his new LP Murs for President, your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper and DJ/producer 9th Wonder have released a free album online. Called Sweet Lord, the album features 10 as of yet unheard tracks, and comes as the third installment of the duo’s collaboration following Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition and Murray’s Revenge. 3:16 is one of my favorite hip hop records ever and I love Murs for the tales he tells. I’m downloading the album as I’m typing this, so I haven’t heard it yet, but can’t wait. While you’re waiting, you can listen to Murs tell you why you should buy Murs for President. Basically if you don’t, you’re a thief. I’ll buy that shit on vinyl so long as I get one of those free MP3 cards too. Sheeeit.

Download Sweet Lord HERE.

Oh, and he’s coming to Bowery Ballroom in October. Be there or be L7.