MURS is set to release his debut Strange Music solo project on May 19 titled “Have A Nice Life” and has stated it will be “his signature artistic statement.”

“My former manager told me this is supposed to be the ‘quintessential MURS album, Jay Z is the ex-crack dealer, hustler rapper. Rick Ross is the Tony Montana rapper. I feel like I have a duality and I’m hard to classify. There’s a duality to the album. It’s conscious, but it’s still street.”

The new album – available for pre-order now – is primarily produced by longtime friend, collaborator and platinum, Grammy-nominated producer Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Kelly Clarkson, Kosha Dillz) and will feature tracks including the politically charged “Control,” the lead single – a gangbanging exposé “Okey Dog” and the social examination “PTSD,” which features E-40.

The official press release also states ‘MURS also focuses several songs on one of his favorite subjects: women. “Mi Corazon” details his affinity for a half Mexican-half Salvadorian girl and includes a fortuitous encounter with the police, while “The Worst” is a cautionary tale of a married rapper battling the temptations of the road.’

Having dropped his first Strange Music release last year – the collaborative album with ¡Mayday!, ¡MursDay! – the long-established and hugely successful independent MC says he’s found a long-term recording home with Strange Music.

“I believe that the people who work for Strange Music are good people and that they want to see me succeed and they want to see the label succeed, It’s good to have that for once.”

Watch the single’s video below and then ensure you pre-order the album.

MURS – Okey Dog (Video)