Thees Handz, Murs and The Grouch release the new ‘Thees Handz’ video.
When hip-hop fans mention theÂ Living LegendsÂ Crew â€“ the 8 member collective from California that kicked open the doors for rap music that highlighted the everyday man â€“ they often think of two members:Â MursÂ andÂ The Grouch. While the two built a name for themselves within the crew, and as solo artists, they never collaborated on an official project with each other, until now.
The relationship between the two could be likened to college roommates who once shared living spaces together in their formative years, who went on to become successful in their own paths but remained rooted to their beginnings. After years of collaborating with other Living Legends crew members (The Grouch & Eligh, Three Melancholy Gypsies), and people outside of the crew (Atmosphere, Strange Music, Slightly Stoopid), the two decided to make a full project together -Â Thees Handz.
They have both had success in the live space as well; Murs was the first rapper to have his own festival, Paid Dues, and The Grouch with his annual tour, How The Grouch Stole Christmas. While ruminating on who to tour with for the 12th and final year of the Grouchâ€™s Christmas Tour, a light bulb went off and The Grouch reached out to his brother, Murs. After discussing joining him on tour the two also decided to give their fans something they never knew they wanted â€“ a joint album from Murs & The Grouch.
Clocking in at 10 tracks â€“ a reference to the title, by way of the number of fingers on two hands â€“ the project is effective in its succinctness. With tracks that run the gamut from braggadocious to introspective,Â Thees HandzÂ will touch the listener one or another. The production is handled byÂ The Grouch, Ant of Atmosphere, Eligh, DJ Fresh, DJ Rek, andÂ Brady Watt. The album featuresÂ Reverie, Rabbitt, Brady Watt, with scratches byÂ DJ Abilities.Â Thees HandzÂ will be available onÂ 11-8-19Â via Thees Handz/EMPIRE.
â€œMurs and I didnâ€™t always see eye to eye. During our time in the living legends, we butted heads when it came to creative and business decisionsâ€ Grouch commented.Â Â â€œAs time has gone on, our love for each other as brothers has grown. We recorded this album from a real place and Iâ€™m very proud of how far weâ€™ve come. We built this shit from the ground up with our bare hands, so to speak, and the title track, â€œThees Handzâ€ embodies that. Enjoy!â€
You can now pre-order, add and favorite Thees Handz at your preferred DSP:Â https://empire.lnk.to/TheesHandz
Tracklisting & Cedits For Thees Handz:
1. â€˜Carpe Diemâ€™ ft. Reverie (Prod. by The Grouch & Eligh)
2. â€˜Murs N Coreyâ€™ (Prod. by DJ Rek)
3. â€˜Born & Raisedâ€™ (Prod. by Eligh)
04. â€˜Thees Handzâ€™ (Prod. by DJ Fresh)
05. â€˜RWTHYAâ€™ (Prod. by The Grouch)
06. â€˜Light Up The Sageâ€™ feat. Rabbitt (Prod. by Ant of Atmosphere)
07. â€˜All Dayâ€™ (Prod. by DJ Fresh)
08. â€˜Bleed Outâ€™ feat. DJ Abilities (Prod. by The Grouch)
09. â€˜Be Niceâ€™ feat. Brady Watt (Prod. by Brady Watt)
10. â€˜Play Freebirdâ€™ feat. Brady Watt (Prod. by Brady Watt)
Murs & The Grouch will also kick off the 12th and final, How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour on November 12, 2019.
* with DJ Abilities
** with Pure Powers
*** with Daniyel
11/12/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom*
11/13/19 – Flagstaff, NM @ The Green Room*
11/14/19 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf*
11/15/19 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom*
11/16/19 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre*
11/18/19 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre*
11/20/19 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Theater*
11/21/19 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up*
11/22/19 – Durango, CO @ Animas City Theatre*
11/23/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro M Hall*
12/05/19 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater
12/06/19 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst**
12/08/19 – Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre**
12/09/19 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone**
12/10/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades**
12/12/19 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre***
12/13/19 – Bend, OR @ Domino Room***
12/14/19 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater***
12/15/19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos***
12/16/19 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo***
12/18/19 – Lake Tahoe, NV @ Crystal Bay Casino**
12/20/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
12/21/19Â – San Diego, CA @ Music Box