The current state of hip-hop is a perennial topic of debate among heads but, personally, I’m not worried; as long as THURZ’ heart is beating, I can feel secure in the knowledge that realness is alive and well in the rap game. On Keep Livin’, a new single off his next street album, the Los Angeles representative commits to carrying the torch for his genre, his city and his people, come what may. DJ Khalil and Phonix Beats complement the U-N-I alumnus’ resolute bars with a quietly determined, synth-driven beat, and singer Jarell Perry contributes earnest hook and backing vocals. Appreciate the sincerity and dedication THURZ exhibits here? Then stay tuned for the latest on forthcoming full-length Blood on the Canvas, scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2013.
Update: Click “Watch Video” above or scroll down to view Thurz’ Super Official-directed Keep Livin’ visual.