Murs (born Nick Carter on March 16, 1978), is an underground mc from Mid-City Los Angeles. The name ‘MURS’ is an acronym for Making Underground Raw Shit. Even though his discography spans almost an entire decade he only had limited recognition up until three years ago when he released both the full length Def Jux release The End Of The Beginning and the more introspective Varsity Blues EP, which helped open up a lot of people’s eyes to him as a solo artist. He then followed this up by releasing an even more popular and critically acclaimed album together with famous Justus League beatmaker 9th Wonder called Murs 3:16 – The 9th Edition.
He has stated that he wishes to work with as many artists as possible in his career to help avoid creative stagnation and this certainly shows in his musical output. Together with his crew, Living Legends he has put out a total of four albums. Then there is the Three Melancholy Gypsys (3MG), a group consisting of three Living Legends members, who have put out two full length releases. His collaboration with Atmosphere’s Slug has so far produced two cd’s, the first of which was a tribute to Christina Ricci whom he also sang softly of on another collaboration – NetherWorlds together with lesser known rappers Anacron and Himself.
In 2005 he broadened his horizons by directing an indie film called “Walk Like a Man” with the plot being loosely based on the track by the same name from Murs 3:16 – The 9th Edition. A soundtrack to this movie was also released which besides his own material also featured artists such as Atmosphere, Blueprint and Brother Ali.
A second collaboration with 9th Wonder was released in 2006. It was a full length album entitled Murray’s Revenge.