Having put in years throughout the LA/Bay Area hip hop underground before releasing more than a couple of classic records, MURS, short for “Makin Underground Raw Shit”, has never been one to hide what’s going on between his own ears or cower under the norm. It’s not that MURS is the most socially conscious rapper out, but he uses his music to rap to you, and not to rap at you. He’s caused a bit of a stir within the past week or so with his new video “Animal Style”, which tells the story of a gay couple who are keeping their relationship a secret, with MURS playing one of the main characters. MURS actually ends up kissing the other man in the video at the very end. With 2012 r&b prince Frank Ocean declaring that he is in fact bi-sexual, there seems to be a strong push on the part of MURS and Frank Ocean to wake up hip hop fans still drowsy with homophobia. Or like MURS’ shirt reads in this video, “Legalize Gay”.