Dee-1 links up with legendary West Coast rap star to release his new music video, “Ridin’ By Myself.” The video, which is also the name of Murs’ and Dee-1′s 20 date West Coast tour, was shot on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, CA.
An ode to the independent hustle, “Ridin’ By Myself” is the final installment from Dee-1′s critically acclaimed mixtape, I Hope They Hear Me Vol 2!
Murs presents “Gods Gone Crazy”, the first exclusive track from Yumiko: Curse Of The Merch Girl, his album and graphic novel collaboration with Josh Blaylock. The album and novel unite to tell the story of Yumi Morales, a girl living the fabled tour life working the merchandise table for her boyfriend Dominick’s band Murder Acts. The 124-page graphic novel is illustrated by Jose Garcia, written by Josh Blaylock and the ten-song album – whose lyrics are printed in their entirety throughout the novel – is produced entirely by DJ Foundation.
Followed by the release of the album and book, an animated music video will officially be unveiled at Murs’ party during the Comic-Con convention in San Diego. “Yumiko is hip hop and comics done correctly,” says Murs of the project. “Comics have always been a huge inspiration to me. And having the chance to publish my own comic is truly an honor. Working with my partners to create this book was a lot of fun and we are looking forward to making our dream a reality with the help of the fans.”
“Love & Rockets Volume 1: The Transformation,” available now.
Cali underground rap legend Murs proudly presents the music video for “316 Ways”, premiering today on MTV to celebrate today’s release of Love & Rockets Volume 1: The Transformation, his new album produced entirely by Ski Beatz, the man behind classic tracks for Jay-Z, Mos Def, Camp Lo and many more. Love & Rockets comes courtesy of BluRoc, the fledgling imprint headed by ex-Roc-A-Fella co-owner Damon Dash, who also counts rappers Tabi Bonney and Da$h, singer McKenzie Eddy and musician Sean O’Connell on his roster. The BluRoc crew is currently on the road for the MTV/Sirius/Adidas-sponsored Hip Hop & Love Tour, on track to hit 50+ cities between September 27 and November 26. Love & Rockets’ cover art was designed by Dave Barnett, the talent behind covers for Curren$y’s Pilot Talk series. The album features O.C., Dee1, Tabi Bonney, Ab-Soul and Locksmith, and is available on iTunes, Best Buy and mom ‘n pops worldwide.
9th Wonder brings the West Coast back with features from Warren G, Murs, and Kendrick Lamar. “The Wonder Years,” in stores September 27th. According to 9th, this track was leaked. So now download link.