The End of the Beginning (Murs album)

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The End of the Beginning
The End of the Beginning (MURS album) coverart.jpg
Studio album by Murs
Released February 25, 2003 (2003-02-25)
Genre Hip hop
Length 69:47
Label Definitive Jux
Producer Tate the Example, Mr. Dibbs, Belief, Oh No, Jizzm High Definition, Patchwerk, Blockhead, Shock G, El-P, RJD2, Sunspot Jonz, Ant, Mum's the Word
Murs chronology
Murs Is My Best Friend
(2001)
The End of the Beginning
(2003)
Murs for President
(2008)
Singles from The End of the Beginning
  1. "God's Work"
    Released: 2002 (2002)
  2. "Risky Business"
    Released: 2003 (2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club favorable[2]
CMJ New Music Report favorable[3]
Dusted Magazine mixed[4]
Exclaim! favorable[5]
HipHopDX 4.0/5[6]
Pitchfork Media 7.7/10[7]
Stylus Magazine B-[8]
XLR8R favorable[9]
Village Voice A-[10]

The End of the Beginning is a studio album by American rapper Murs. It was released on Definitive Jux in 2003.

The song "Transitionz az a Ridah" was featured on the soundtrack to the video game Tony Hawk's Underground.

Critical reception[edit]

John Bush of AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, calling it "one of the most refreshing rap records in years."[1]

Louis Miller of CMJ New Music Report said, "While delivering bold statements against wannabe gangstas and shaking his head at record industry politics, Murs manages to marry street-life thug-appeal with intelligent lyricism and spitfire delivery, attempting to bring The End to corporate Hip-Hop."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "You & I" Tate the Example 3:14
2. "Dibbs Did This Shit" Mr. Dibbs 2:09
3. "What Do You Know?" Belief 4:05
4. "The Scuffle" Oh No 3:44
5. "The Night Before" Jizzm High Definition 4:38
6. "Transitionz az a Ridah" Patchwerk 3:26
7. "Happy Pillz" (featuring Aesop Rock) Blockhead 4:56
8. "Risky Business" (featuring Shock G) Shock G 4:53
9. "The Dance" (featuring El-P) El-P 4:37
10. "God's Work" Belief 4:24
11. "Def Cover" El-P 3:56
12. "Please Leave" Oh No 3:46
13. "Sore Losers" RJD2 2:50
14. "BT$" Sunspot Jonz 3:07
15. "18 w/ a Bullet" Ant 4:27
16. "Brotherly Love" Belief 3:50
17. "Got Damned?" Ant 4:19
18. "Done Deal" (featuring 3 Melancholy Gypsys) Mum's the Word 3:29

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[11] 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bush, John. "The End of the Beginning - Murs". AllMusic. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (March 4, 2003). "Murs: The End Of The Beginning". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Miller, Louis (March 3, 2003). "Murs - The End Of The Beginning". CMJ New Music Report: 7. 
  4. ^ Thomas-Glass, Daniel (March 25, 2003). "Dusted Reviews: Murs - The End of the Beginning". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (January 1, 2006). "Murs - End of the Beginning". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ J-23 (February 25, 2003). "Murs - End of the Beginning". HipHopDX. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ Kallman, Matt (April 23, 2003). "Murs: The End of the Beginning". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  8. ^ Thomas, Fredrick (September 1, 2003). "Murs - The End Of The Beginning". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  9. ^ Sherburne, Philip (March 26, 2003). "Murs - The End of the Beginning". XLR8R. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert (30 December 2003). "MLK Fever". Village Voice. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Murs - Chart history - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 

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