MURS is Captain California.
The last time we saw MURS, he was busy breaking world records for rapping 24 hours straight. But now he’s back in album mode. And on March 10th, he’s releasing Captain California — his second solo album as part of the Strange Music family, following 2015’s Have A Nice Life.
“2016 has been filled with a lot of bumps and transitions,” Murs said when first announcing the album in December. “This is a pic from the morning I woke up and decided my album was finished. Most of it was written while driving multiple trips between AZ and L.A.. Playing beats with my son in the back seat if I was lucky.”
We got our first taste of the album shortly after when “Colossus” appeared as a bonus track on Tech N9ne’s The Storm. Now, pre-orders for Captain California are available.
On top of revealing the album’s artwork (a snapshot of his son that was surely taken during one of those trips) and tracklist (featuring titles like “God Bless Kanye West” and “G Is For Gentrify), Rap Game Negan also wanted to get a few things off his chest with a bonus, non-album cut called “Survivor.”
With over two decades in this rap shit, MURS is the very definition of survivor. From his start with 3 Melancholy Gypsys and Living Legends to his recent run with Strange Music, the South Central native has proven time and time again he’s one of the hardest working artists in the music business — releasing countless (literally) solo projects, albums with Slug of Atmosphere, 9th Wonder, Terrace Martin, Fashawn, and plenty more.
Not to mention, he’s the genius behind one of hip hop’s best festivals to ever be created: Paid Dues.
Armed with a boisterous flow, MURS lets loose on the OhGoshLeotus-produced “Survivor.”
Check it out below, keep scrolling for the tracklist to Captain California, and pre-order on Strange Music to receive instant downloads of “Survivor” and another bonus track: “Same Ol Day” with ¡MAYDAY! and DopeHouse favorite Eric Biddines.
- “Lemon Juice” f. Curtiss King
- “Shakespeare On The Low” f. Rexx Life Raj
- “GBKW (God Bless Kanye West)”
- “Another Round” f. Krizz Kaliko
- “Xmas and Thanksgiving”
- “1000 Suns”
- “One Uh Those Days” f. Reverie
- “G Is For Gentrify”
- “Animals” f. Beleaf
- “Ay Caramba”
- “Wanna Be High” f. Big Too Big
Based off the tracklist alone, I’m most interested in hearing “GBKW” (for obvious reasons) and “Animals” (because, Beleaf is nice with it).