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LA rapper Murs is attempting to rap for 24 hours straight in a bid to break the world record for longest recorded rap session.

There is currently no Guinness World Record for the achievement, but in order to qualify he has to complete at least 24 hours. He gets five minutes every hour to nip to the bathroom, but other than that he has to keep rapping.

Murs told Rolling Stone that the idea was borne out of Boost Mobile’s unlimited music streaming program through Slacker Radio, but the marathon quickly took on a deeper meaning for him as he decided to pay tribute to hip-hop’s previous greats.

“Lil’ Yachty made his statement about not having to know older songs. And then setting this record became more about me paying tribute to the music I grew up on. And using this platform to maybe even expose someone younger or unaware to the classics,” Murs said.

“I understand where Yachty is coming from especially with the lack of respect he’s been shown from the old school and underground heads. But at the end of the day, hip-hop is rooted in African culture and it’s an oral tradition. And the only way for the essence of the culture to stay intact is for it be passed down from generation to generation.”

He looks in pretty good shape now, but there’s a long, long way to go yet. Find out how he’s getting on in the video above.

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