LA rapper Murs is currently attempting to set a 24+ hour #BarsForDays world record. Murs is not far from breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest rap marathon, with his target of 26 hours.
The MC has rapped a mixture of his own material, as well as classic records including A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan and Pete Rock.
Murs’ reasoning for attempting this challenge was primarily because of Booste Mobile’s unlimited music streaming program through Slacker Radio. However Lil Yachty’s recent statement instigated an extra meaning behind the marathon:
“Lil’ Yachty made his statement about not having to know older songs. And then setting this record became more about me paying tribute to the music I grew up on. And using this platform to maybe even expose someone younger or unaware to the classics,” Murs said.
“I understand where Yachty is coming from especially with the lack of respect he’s been shown from the old school and underground heads. But at the end of the day, hip-hop is rooted in African culture and it’s an oral tradition. And the only way for the essence of the culture to stay intact is for it be passed down from generation to generation. And from Lil’ Yachty to Young Thug to Pete Rock to Shock G, no one wants to be forgotten.”
It’s safe to say Murs looks absolutely shattered right now, but is doing a grand job nonetheless – go support and watch the rapper spit for his remaining two hours above.