Los Angeles-based rapper Murs versed his way into the Guinness Book of World Records with the longest continuous rap session.
He began rapping at 9 a.m. PST on Wednesday October 12th and ended it on Thursday at 11 a.m. PST as part of a YouTube-broadcasted session, adding up to a monumental 26 hours. As part of a promotional stunt with Boost Mobile, Murs rapped for a frozen 24 hours straight or more, with a five-minute break every hour, to set the record for world’s longest recorded rap session.
Comprising three hours of the marathon were songs from Murs’ own inventory, including songs that he normally doesn’t perform live, as well as fan-favourite album tracks. Helping round out the rap collection were tribute songs to the West Coast as well as songs from groups like “A Tribe Called Quest and Wu Tang Clan”. Murs performed, both, his own and other artists’ tracks, making for a mixed bag.
After a commendable run, he concluded by saying, “Fuck it, I’m outta here. Have a nice life everyone,” referring to his last album ‘Have a Nice Life’.
This record comes right after Miami MC, Pablo Alvarez, set a rap marathon record by freestyling for 25 hours in July. He holds the record for the longest freestyle session confirmed by Guinness.