Philly rapper Kur is excited to finally release his long-awaited album SHAKUR via Entertainment One (“eOne”). In addition, he also drops the new single “Philly For You” that was produced by Jonathanfor3, which describes his struggle and how his hometown Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love,” holds him down and supports him as he navigates his way through the music industry. The accompanying video was directed by Rick Nice and shot all over Philadelphia including North Philadelphia and Southwest Philadelphia. Previously Kur released singles “Crack,” “Back Then,” and “Soul,” which features West Coast rapper Mozzy. The project also features production from the aforementioned Jonathanfor3, Visionz, and Certifyd. Kur recently shared the stage with Meek Mill at the Philly Love Concert at NOTO Philadelphia. SHAKUR is currently available on all digital platforms. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
Philadelphia has come to be known as the “land of the spitters,” where rappers from all walks of life are competing to be the very best the city has to offer. One thing that allows you to stand out and differentiate yourself is out-rapping your competition. For Kur (pronounced “Core”), he’s become a conversation starter within the city’s rap networks. Kur began bubbling under with a string of mixtapes—Straight From the Kur, Straight From the Kur 2 and Broken Dreams—that put his rapping in the forefront: piercing punchlines, gripping tales of the streets, and introspection over instrumentals and original production.
In 2015, Kur dropped his How It Never Was mixtape, which featured his slow-burning, singing anthem “I’m a Star,” followed by another mixtape, Finally Happened, demonstrating that his work ethic is unmatched. In 2016, Kur released his most telling EP to date, “Have Not,” The rawness of “Have Not,” elicited a response from G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T who shared on Twitter: “Your truth is your greatness.” That same year, Kur performed one of the Cyphers on the BET Hip Hop Awards.
Kur collaborated with Harlem’s own Dave East for his 2017 EP, Born Broke, Die Rich, which was recorded and released in the span of two days. Then came his acclaimed 180 mixtape, which included more thought-provoking music. Kur has worked with artists like Dave East, Lil Uzi Vert, A$AP Twelvyy, Quilly, and Lil Reese, and more, and with cosigns from Timabland, Pusha T and Meek Mill. Kur is readying his next project due out in the next few months, leading off with the gripping single “Crack.”
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