Visual art and hip-hop is becoming noticed more and more lately, giving MURS a time to shine.
Those familiar with MURS are quite aware of his love of comic books and superheroes, recently appearing on a panel at Los Angeles’s Comic-Con 2015. Having created his own comic books, he finds his way TWICE onto Mass Appeal’s Guide To Hip-Hop Comics Written by or Featuring Rappers.
Both created from concept albums, MURS tells captivating stories through both his works featured: Felt: True Tales of Underground Hip-Hop and Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl. These books describe different musical moments in his life, putting concept albums into visual works of art for comic book lovers and hip-hop heads of all ages to enjoy.
Peep this segment about Felt: True Tales of Underground Hip-Hop:
Like Twelve Reasons To Die, Felt: True Tales of Underground Hip-Hop was another dope comic that was made as a companion to a concept album. In this case, the album is 2005’s Felt, Vol. 2: A Tribute To Lisa Bonet, recorded by the duo of Slug (of Atmosphere) and Murs. Jim Mahfood, aka Food One, accepted the challenge of visualizing the albums lyrics for this one-shot, while Image Comics officially released it.
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