Murs for President [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
With a major-label contract on the line (not to mention that presumptive presidential nomination), Murs was obviously ready to put his best foot forward -- and yes, Murs for President is just as ambitious as the title indicates. With a parade of tracks -- message tracks, lovers tracks, just-hanging tracks, back-in-the-day tracks, treat-her-like-a-queen tracks, political-outrage tracks, comeback tracks (subtitled "Half a Million Dollars and 18 Months Later"), life-on-the-road tracks -- Murs apparently wants to be all things to all rap fans (not a bad quality in someone hungry for higher office). Such a variety of themes isn't new for the underground's most ambitious rapper; ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
With a major-label contract on the line (not to mention that presumptive presidential nomination), Murs was obviously ready to put his best foot forward -- and yes, Murs for President is just as ambitious as the title indicates. With a parade of tracks -- message tracks, lovers tracks, just-hanging tracks, back-in-the-day tracks, treat-her-like-a-queen tracks, political-outrage tracks, comeback tracks (subtitled "Half a Million Dollars and 18 Months Later"), life-on-the-road tracks -- Murs apparently wants to be all things to all rap fans (not a bad quality in someone hungry for higher office). Such a variety of themes isn't new for the underground's most ambitious rapper; it's only appropriate for one of the best tale-spinners in hip-hop, a West Coaster who once looked up to fellow storytellers E-40 and Ice Cube. And by including a fair share of tracks produced by 9th Wonder, it's reasonable for fans to hope that Murs would be able to bring along everything that made him a critical part of the rap underground on his trip to the mainstream. But it's clear from listening that all the rough spots (read: interesting eccentricities) that made Murs so special in the past have been polished right out of this major-label product. Guest spots for new labelmate will.i.am and Snoop Dogg do little to further the album, and the productions, with a few each from 9th Wonder and DJ Quik associates, don't do much to captivate listeners either. As with politics from the past to the present, Murs for President is energy without subtlety, clearly lacking a sense of humor as well as the back-and-forth interplay of Murs' best records -- what you could call shades of gray, as opposed to black and white.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2008
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624995982
  • Catalog Number: 176828

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Murs Primary Artist
DJ Quik scratching
LaToiya Williams Vocals
Carlitta Durand Vocals
Evan Eneman Vocals
Latonya Givens Background Vocals
Justin Keitt Keyboards
Shvona Lavette Vocals
Robert "Bubby" Lewis Bass
Sukari Reid Glenn Flute
Terrence "Scar" Smith Vocals
Chucc Hamilton Keyboards
Khizman Vocals
Technical Credits
Ernie Isley Composer
Chris Jasper Composer
DJ Quik Producer
Chris Jackson Engineer
will.i.am Producer
Nottz Audio Production
Murs Audio Production
Ted Chung Executive Producer, Audio Production
Padraic Kerin Engineer
Khalil Audio Production
9th Wonder Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Russell Redeaux Executive Producer
Scoop DeVille Producer
Calvin Baliff Engineer
Christopher Avery Engineer
Nicholas Carter Executive Producer
Kosta Elchev Engineer
Victor Manzano Engineer
Wild Animals Producer
Josef Leimberg Producer
Russell "Double R" Redeux Audio Production
Knotch Audio Production
Keith Harris Producer
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