Murs and producer Curtiss King are joining forces for a new project. Described as a “backpacker’s adventure into the world of trap music,” Shut Your Trap will be released for free on January 23rd.
Using the above video to announce the mixtape, Murs had the following to say about what to expect, and why.
I love hip hop. I love rap. So to me, the Top 2 albums of the year are Run The Jewels and Young Rich Niggas by Migos. That’s my dichotomy. That’s my balance. I’ve always been like that. Personally, no disrespect to anybody, but I’ve never heard the whole Black Star album. I don’t know that type of hip hop. I grew up on E-40. I’m an at-risk youth from the inner city, but I make backpack music because I did read and my mother stressed being educated.
I guess I’m from the trap and I’m making trap music. To me, it’s a genre I respect. I don’t like a lot of backpack rap. I don’t like a lot of trap music. There’s not one genre of music that has a bunch of good rappers. There’s a bunch of motherfuckers biting me and especially biting [beeeep] right now. Some of them are blowing up off of us. Some of them aren’t. And I’m supposed to like that just because it’s backpack or just because it’s conscious? No. Fuck that. It’s not creative. You’re still an artist and you’re failing. I don’t care if you got a positive message. If you suck, you suck. I’m just doing me and having fun.
January 23rd is the date. Mark your calendars.
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