Murs is not an idle artist by any means. The rapper was a much called-upon voice of LA’s underground hip hop scene since his emergence in the late ‘90s, and self-released various recordings along with serving as guest until his breakthrough on Definite Jux in 2003, The End of the Beginning. He’s continued to prove his solo worth in the years since but seems to enjoy collaborating as much as writing alone. He teamed up illustrator Jose Garcia and writer Josh Blaylock to produce his 2012 Kickstarter.com-funded Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl, his album’s 10 new songs corresponding with the 10 chapters in the graphic novel they produced. He also dropped two other joint endeavors last year – The Final Adventure with 9th Wonder and This Generation with Fashawn. The latter joins him on his current “Road to Paid Dues Tour,” as does Minneapolis rapper PROF.