Leonard “Uncle Murda” Grant is incapable of holding back. The all-too-candid Brooklyn rapper, who fought his way out of East New York’s notorious Pink Houses projects, became one of Jay-Z’s high profile signings at Roc-A-Fella Records in 2007. But Jigga’s abrupt Def Jam exit saw Murda split from the iconic hip-hop label. But that’s not the whole story.
In VIBE’s three-part Wednesday video series, senior editor Keith Murphy sits down with U.M. who details his harrowing (and at times laugh-inducing) life from his infamous street hustling past and joining up with the DMX-led Ruff Ryders clique as he became the center of a citywide police manhunt to miraculously surviving a gun shot blast to the head. In the first installment of Stories With Uncle, Murda—whose buzz-heavy mixtape will be available for download on VIBE.com in two weeks—opens up about his intense showdown with rap behemoth 50 Cent, a meeting that was supposed to lead to a union with Mr. Jackson’s G-Unit imprint. Say Uncle.”—Keith Murphy
"Lagartija" which means lizard in Spanish is a 23 min prequel to his 2017 mainstream debut "The Lizard King" self determined and often singled out by his unrivaled hunger to connect with the world. Energized by his own production and the late Jim Morrison's dauntlessness, he rages over dark basslines that make the undergound come to…See More
Grammy Nominations 2017 date59th GRAMMY Awards NominationsThe Recording Academy and 2016 GRAMMY Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, will kick off this year's GRAMMY Awards nominations by revealing nominees in the four General Field categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Album Of The Year) live on "CBS This…See More