In 2006, Murs and Guerilla Union combined forces to present the first annual Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival, selling out to over 5,000 concert goers at the Shrine Expo Center in Los Angeles, CA. Six years later, the festival is ever-more thriving and has tripled in attendance and in their roster of performing artists. Paid Dues Festival has progressed from a concert to a lifestyle event that highlights the powerful urban culture and the vibrant and flourishing independent Hip Hop scene.
Murs has established himself as one of the leading emcees of underground Hip Hop. After making his debut nearly a decade ago, Murs has released multiple acclaimed projects, both under his solo moniker as well as a member of influential groups Living Legends, 3 Melancholy Gypsies, and Felt. During his brief stint at Warner Bros Records, Murs stayed in tune with the independent scene. Hoping to share some of the mainstream spotlight and momentum with his indie Hip Hop family, Murs in conjunction with Guerilla Union, created the Paid Dues Festival – a platform specifically designed to celebrate and elevate independent Hip Hop music.
About GUERILLA UNION:
Established in 2000, Guerilla Union has developed into one of the premier core urban lifestyle brands in the U.S., manifesting itself in many forms including music, events, and media. Guerilla Union’s mission is to create experiential platforms, unique content and provide services that develop artists and their communities. Guerilla Union is a creative engineering corps dedicated to supporting artists and shaping urban culture.
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