Murphy Lee

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Murphy Lee
Birth name Torhi Harper
Born (1978-12-18) December 18, 1978 (age 35)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Origin St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer, actor
Years active 1995–present
Labels UC-Me Entertainment
Derrty Ent.
Universal Records
Geffen Records
Associated acts Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, Da House, P. Diddy
Website Official site

Torhi Harper (born December 18, 1978), better known by his stage name Murphy Lee, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper, best known as a member of the hip hop group St. Lunatics. Lee is also the chief executive of his own label, U C Me Entertainment.

Early life and career[edit]

Murphy Lee, was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and formed the St. Lunatics with fellow rappers Nelly, Ali, Kyjuan, City Spud. They scored a regional hit with the song "Gimmie What You Got", but the crew found it hard to get a record deal. Nelly secured a deal as a solo act, and released Country Grammar in 2000. After his appearances on Country Grammar, the St. Lunatics released their debut album Free City in 2001. A second St. Lunatics Who's The Boss was released in 2006. It is not supported by the members as the music recording studio Fast Life released the CD because they owned the music. It is a CD of the group's 1996 songs, which are raps over the music of popular 90s songs. In 2002, he was featured on Jermaine Dupri's hit single "Welcome to Atlanta" remix. In 2003, his biggest hit came with "Shake Ya Tailfeather," featuring Nelly and P. Diddy, which appeared on the Bad Boys II soundtrack. That song would later win him a Grammy[citation needed]. Riding the success of "Shake Ya Tailfeather," Murphy Lee released his debut album Murphy's Law later that year. All later releases were done off his website "murphyleeucme.com".

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions RIAA certifications[1]
US[2] US R&B[2]
2003 Murphy's Law 8 5 US: Platinum
2009 You See Me
  • Released: December 16, 2009
  • Label: UCME Entertainment
  • Format: digital download
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Singles[edit]

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
2003 "Wat Da Hook Gon Be" (featuring Jermaine Dupri) 17 11 6 Murphy's Law
2004 "Luv Me Baby" (featuring Sleepy Brown & Jazze Pha) 119 54 25
"Hold Up" (featuring Nelly)
2006 "Dat Bullshit" New P.O.L.O
2007 "Hatin'" (featuring Young Dro)
2008 "Murph Derrty"
"My Shoes" (featuring Kanja) You See Me

Featured singles[edit]

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
2001 "Batter Up" (Nelly featuring Murphy Lee & Ali) 76 Country Grammar
2002 "Air Force Ones" (Nelly featuring Ali, Murphy Lee, & Kyjuan) 3 4 1 Nellyville
2003 "Shake Ya Tailfeather" (Nelly featuring P. Diddy & Murphy Lee) 1 3 1 Bad Boys II soundtrack

Guest appearances[edit]

Collaborations with St. Lunatics[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • My Name Is Lee (2002)
  • Batter Up (2007)
  • The Return Of SuperMan BigLee (2008)

References[edit]

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