Murs releases “Murs for President”

Murs has scheduled a release date for his long-awaited sixth album and major label debut. Reprise/Warner will issue his sixth album, Murs for President, on September 30.

Interestingly, if the initial track listing is correct, Murs for President doesn’t include last year’s single, ‘Better Than the Best” b/w “Dreadlocks.” However, the 15-track disc features collaborations with Snoop Dogg, and DJ Premier.

“This one is for all the marbles,” Murs says in a press release. “If this don’t go, it don’t go. This is it for me. I’m almost 30. I’ve been doing this and if I don’t know how to do it by now and I can’t make a platinum record, I’ve failed.”

That’s a tall order for a rapper who, while hugely popular on the West Coast, has never dominated the indie rap medium like MF Doom, Atmosphere or Little Brother. Plus, very few artists of any genre go platinum anymore. But hey, when you’re running for president, you’ve got to dream big, right?

August 12 update: The track listing for Murs for President has changed. One song has been removed in favor of “Everything,” and “Away Too Long” was retitled as the single “Can It Be?”

  • 1. “Intro”
  • 2. “I’m Innocent”
  • 3. “Lookin’ Fly”(feat.
  • 4. “Science”
  • 5. “Away Too Long” “Can It Be (Half A Million Dollars And 18 Months Later)”
  • 6. “World Wide” “Everything”
  • 7. “Road is My Religion”
  • 8. “Comfortable”
  • 9. “Time Is Know” (feat. Snoop Dogg)
  • 10. “You Think You Know Me”
  • 11. “Me and This Jawn”
  • 12. “Love and Appreciation” (feat. Tyler Woods)
  • 13. “Part of Me”
  • 14. “Breakin’ Up”
  • 15. “Breakthrough”

And here are the tour dates:

  • 7/19: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater, Tinsley Park, IL
  • 7/20: Arrow Hall, Toronto, ON
  • 7/26: Tweeter Center, Boston, MA
  • 7/27: Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD
  • 8/02: Bicentennial Park, Miami, FL
  • 8/03: Jones Beach Amphitheater, New York, NY
  • 8/09: Glen Helen Pavilion, Devore, CA
  • 8/16: Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA
  • 8/23: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, Englewood, CO
  • 9/06: Gorge Amphiteater, Quincy, WA

7/19-9/06: Rock the Bells

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