Limerick, County Limerick
MuRli is a rapper, producer and songwriter from Limerick, Ireland. Best known for his work as part of Rusangano Family, he’s been writing lyrics since the age of 13 after being put onto rap by a classmate while in secondary school. He went on to hone his skills over the following decade, culminating in his well-received debut EP, Surface Tension featuring the single ‘Both Sides’ which earned him plays on the BBC, Indie Shuffle and features in the Irish Times, Hotpress and Nialler9 and endorsement by the legendary photographer Brian ‘B+' Cross who incidentally, shot the Artwork photo.
In early 2015, MuRli joined forces with producer mynameisjOhn and fellow MC, God Knows to form the band Rusangano Family and hit the studio to record the ‘Let The Dead Bury The Dead’ album. The album was awarded Best Irish Album of 2016 at the RTE Choice Music Prize Awards the following year.
As part of Rusangano Family, MuRli has shared stages with local and international acts such as Girl Band, Snoop Dogg, Slow Moving Clouds, Run The Jewels and BadBadNotGood among others. In the summer of 2018, he was invited to take part in the PEOPLE festival and residency at the FunkHaus studios in Berlin alongside 200 artists from all around the world, an experience he credits as the motivation he needed to go and work on his solo debut album due in 2020. In the meantime, he dropped ‘The Intangibles’ in November 2019. A mixtape that showcased his production skills and confirmed his position as one of Ireland’s most gifted artists.
Sweeney Kovar (Indie Shuffle): "What is a win -- an epic win, even -- is when a foreign artist, or any artist really, can be influenced by sounds and ideas and then create their own context to draw you into. Ireland's MuRli does just that on his Surface Tensions EP. "
“likely the best, and most meditative, Irish rap verse produced in 2019” Passion of the Weiss, 2019.
“one of Ireland’s foremost lyricists” The Quietus, 2019.