So, is 2012 the year that rap gets gay and gays get into rap? First Frank Ocean talked about falling for a dude, then Russell Simmons says “these types of secrets should not matter anymore,” and now Murs has a brand new video about a gay relationship gone sour.
That’s awesome! But wait—who’s Murs?
We will sheepishly admit that we are not exactly avid followers of the indie rap scene, so we had to scramble a bit to educate ourselves. Here’s a quick backgrounder on what we’ve learned so far:
* From: Los Angeles
* Affiliations: Living Legends, Felt, the 3 Melancholy Gypsys.
* Dates active: 1993-present
* Thematic motifs: Deep interpersonal relationships; disadvantaged people who improve their lives; renouncing violence; Christina Ricci
* Health level: Expert. No meat, no dairy, no drugs.
In other words, he’s a busy guy. So how do you like his new video?