Not since the late great Tupac Shakur has an mc from the west coast captivate the cali scene, albeit the underground scene. Murs, a member from the Living Legends group, is what the west coast needs and on The End Of The Beginning, he solidifies that. With production from El-P, Shock G of Digital Underground, Ant of Atmosphere, Blockhead and appearances from Aesop Rock, Murs rips through 18 tracks with his Biggie/Ice Cube flow and rips through awesome beats. On "The Scuffle" and "The Night Before" paints a picture and brings a story into the mind of the listener. On "Transitionz Az A Ridah" creatively inverts 2Pac's "Ambitionz Az A Ridah" into an ode to skating. Murs rips apart Shock G's dark and grimey beat on "Risky Business", Shock G transforms into the humorous Humpty Hump and delivers hilarious verses. The best track in my opinion is the El-P produced "The Dance", where Murs flows perfectly over a quick synth type beat. Murs goes double time on this classic track. There are many more tracks to check out, but i'll leave that up to you to check out. If you're becoming a fan of the Definitive Jux label that Murs is on, I suggest you pick The End Of The Beginning.
Best Tracks-The Dance, Happy Pillz, You And I, Risky Business, Transitionz Az A Ridah, etc etc, you get the point