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“Oh I just love it ’cause my life’s so public,” Murs rhymes on “Road Is My Religion,” from last year’s Murs for President. It’s not a complaint, it’s an ethos: The Los Angeles MC is a touring monster, has, like, eight side projects, and has turned what’s left of his private life into an entertaining Twitter feed, where he talks about comics, watching Bill Maher, and eating vegan Ethiopian food “with a side of carls jr.” This past winter, the reasonable-to-a-fault rapper was drawn sideways into a feud between 50 Cent and Rick Ross, who used some of Murs’ music as a backing track while huffing he didn’t know who Murs was. Murs was delighted to oblige: “I’m not a homophobe/And I ain’t Clay Aiken” he rapped in a response song that mentioned his own strong following among the rap nerds known as backpackers and cursed Manny Ramirez for dicking the Dodgers around. He also wished Ross well. Commercially inviable, perhaps, but entirely entertaining.
MURS PERFORMS AT 10 P.M. WITH WHOLE WHEAT BREAD AND CUZZIN B AT THE ROCK & ROLL HOTEL, 1353 H ST. NE. $15. (202) 388-7625.