Thursday, October 20, 2011

Love and Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation by Murs (2011)

Kind of Like: Atmosphere, Blu, Fashawn
Genres: Hip-hop
Preview: rdio

This is Murs' first release after a release with Warner Bros, and it goes back to his independent roots.  On the first track he proclaims that he will ""take a million dollar and gather all the scholars to make a rocket ship out of old-school impalas", and that sets the tone for the whole album.  Some aspects of the album have a new feel to them like the continuous quick hi-hat hits that I find extremely annoying in mainstream hip-hop.  However, to make up for it, there are a ton of unique/catchy samples used in this efforts that occassionally have a throwback feel to them.  So far, the tracks that stick out to me are "Remember 2 Forget", "International" and "SKIBEATZ".  Murs is a great story teller as well.

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