What’s the best part about the Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival? “It’s mine,” says Murs, who will release Murs for President later this year. As the founder of the festival, Murs loves that young people (under 21+) get a chance to see their first rap show ever.

“It’s like popping their cherry,” he grins. “Hopefully, it’s changing their young lives.”

Here, the sun lovin’ MC shares his favorite L.A. hangs.

Restaurant: M Café (7119 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles). It’s expensive and bourgie, but the people are nice. I’m a vegan so I don’t have many choices.

Hang out: My car. Or Liberty Board Shop (330 N. Brea Blvd.) at the Brea Mall.

Venue to perform at: El Rey (5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles) or the Roxy (9009 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood).

Neighborhood: Mid-City. It’s the greatest neighborhood in L.A.

Clothing Store: Barracuda (7600 Melrose Ave., Ste B, Los Angeles)

Sneaker Store: Undefeated (112 1/2 S La Brea Ave., Los Angeles).

Comic Book Store: Golden Apple (7018 Melrose Ave., Hollywood)

Music Store: Amoeba Music (6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood).

Movie Theater: ArcLight Cinemas (6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles)

Favorite thing about L.A.: “It’s home. You can’t beat it. On clear days it’s the greatest city in the world.”

Paid Dues Festival will take place March 22 at the Nos Events Center, San Bernardino. For more information, visit www.guerillaunion.com/paiddues.