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
Listen to Kevorah's new single "Pull Up" after the jump!Coming from the city of Toronto it's not hard to see how this 20 year old MC stands out from the rest of his predecessors. We have covered many rappers from Toronto with the city's signature RnB fused Hip Hop/Trap sound (many refer to as the "Drake effect") but Kevorah's intricate lyricism definitely separates him from the crowd. With a new sonic wave taking over Hip Hop we need someone who can play both sides when it comes to approaching…See More