Los Angeles rapper, Murs, real name Nicholas Carter is attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records feat for longest marathon rap session. He just kicked off a 26-hour rap session, yes 26 hours, where he will rap until 11 a.m. PST tomorrow morning, Oct. 13. He started earlier today, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. PST.
Over the course of his marathon, Murs will spit a mix of original material and some hip-hop classics. There aren't many bells and whistles or a large stage setup. He is just sitting in front of a screen with some computer-generated graphic going behind him. Murs needs to save his energy to keep the marathon going.
He is allowed only one five minute break per hour.
"For the season finale of Where You At? LA, we wanted to do something a little bit outrageous. Once I volunteered to break the record for rapping and my team loved the idea, my heart kind of sunk a little," said Murs in a statement. "Doing anything for more than 24 hours straight is insane, but to rap lyrics LIVE for that long in front of the world is a huge test for me. Wish me luck!"
The entire event is being streamed live via Boost Mobile (no chirping has been seen thus far) and Slacker Radio.
Watch the live stream below and see if you can follow along with Murs as he tries and make history. To date, there isn't a world record for the longest rap by an individual, but Murs is looking to set the bar high in case any challengers come down the road.
He offers some freestyles and quick ad-libs during the marathon as well.