Uncle Murda

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Uncle Murda
Birth name Leonard Grant
Also known as U.M.,
Born (1980-07-25) July 25, 1980 (age 37)
Origin Brooklyn, New York City, New York USA
Genres East Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Occupation(s) Rapper Actor
Years active 1999 – present
Labels G-Unit Records
Associated acts
Website www.unclemurda.com

Leonard Grant (born July 25, 1980), better known by his stage name, Uncle Murda, is an American rapper from East New York, Brooklyn. He is currently signed to G-Unit Records.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2007 his manager and DJ Green Lantern introduced Uncle Murda's music to Jay-Z.[citation needed] The Brooklyn born rapper/CEO signed Uncle Murda to Roc-A-Fella Records soon after.[citation needed] They started to promote him immediately by placing him on a track with popular label-mates Fabolous and Jay-Z for the song "Brooklyn" (Featured on From Nothin' to Somethin' album) and everything seemed to be going well for the rapper.[citation needed] However in late 2008 rumors that Uncle Murda left Def Jam came about.[citation needed] In an interview with DJ Vlad, Uncle Murda confirmed the rumors that he has split from Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella Records claiming everything went downhill since Jay-Z's departure.[citation needed]

On November 8, 2016, Uncle Murda signed a deal with 50 Cent and G-Unit Records.[2]

Shooting[edit]

On January 22, 2008, Uncle Murda was shot in the head while in a parked car on Linden Blvd in East New York but was not seriously hurt. Ironically, the shooting happened after the rapper released his mixtape entitled "Respect the Shooter". He discharged himself from the hospital less than 24 hours after he was admitted, with the bullet still embedded in his skull. Uncle Murda called the nationally syndicated The Wendy Williams Experience radio show after the shooting and told her he was using "Hennessey and Newports to cope with the pain".[3] No charges were filed, as Uncle Murda refused to cooperate with investigators, blaming the police for the shooting.[4]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2005: "Murder Capitol"
  • 2006: "Say Uncle: 2 Hard For Hip-Hop"
  • 2006: Respect The Shooter
  • 2007: Murda Muzik
  • 2008: Hard To Kill
  • 2008: Back On My Bullshit
  • 2008: Rudy King
  • 2008: Murda Muzik 2: Return Of The Bad Guy
  • 2009: Summer Time Shootouts
  • 2013: The First 48
  • 2013: Murda Muzik 3
  • 2014: Ain't Nothin' Sweet
  • 2016: Yellow Tape (with Maino)
  • 2017: Don't Come Outside
  • 2017: The Lenny Grant Story

Singles[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Code of the Streets" 2006 DJ Kay Slay & Greg Street, Lakey The Kid, Maino, Pistol Pete & Prinz The Champions: North Meets South
"Ya Heard" 2007 French Montana N/A
"En Why Cee" Juganot, Tess, Joell Ortiz N/A
"Brooklyn" Fabolous, Jay-Z From Nothin' to Somethin'
"G Shit" Statik Selektah, Jadakiss, Sev-One, Termanology N/A
"Let it Off" Memphis Bleek N/A
"Shooters For Hire" 2008 Tony Yayo Black Friday
"Don't Take It There Papoose, Junior Reid, Tony Yayo, Jim Jones, Sheek Louch N/A
"Who Shot Ya 2009" 2009 Maino, Red Cafe N/A
"MurderGram 2k9" Busta Rhymes, Maino, Red Cafe N/A
"My Way Or Nothing" Lloyd Banks 5 & Better Series vol 4
"Stick Up Muzik" Raekwon, Busta Rhymes N/A
"My Hood" Capone-N-Noreaga, Clipse, Tha Dogg Pound, Maino Channel 10
"Watch How You Talk" Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, The Game N/A
"Kay Slayed'em" 2010 DJ Kay Slay, Mistah F.A.B. & Grafh More Than Just a DJ
"Live By the Gun" Waka Flocka Flame, RA Diggs Flockaveli
"That Work" Vado, DJ Suss One, Cassidy, Joell Ortiz, French Montana The Feature Presentation Album
"Pablo Doe" Styles P, N.O.R.E. The Green Ghost Project
"Tiger Blood" 2011 Tony Yayo, Lucky Done Gun Powder Guru 3
"Ghetto Boy" 2012 Young Buck, French Montana Bond Money
"Poppin' Bottle" Styles P The Diamond Life Project
"Excuse Me" DJ Kay Slay, Gunplay, Vado & Sauce Money The Return Of The Gatekeeper
"8 Is Enough" DJ OP, Styles P, Shoota, Papoose, A-Mafia, Capone Push & J.R. Writer) N/A
"Sicker Than Your Average" DJ Kay Slay, Sheek Louch, Reek Da Villain Grown Man Hip-Hop
"Pop Ya Belly Ring" 2013 Wyclef Jean, Hannah Eggert April Showers'
"New York" Vado, Waka Flocka Flame N/A
"Boy" Vado Slime Flu 4
"Count Your Blessings" DJ Kay Slay, Torch, Vado Grown Man Hip Hop Part 2 (Sleepin' With The Enemy)
"When We Ride" 2014 DJ Kay Slay, Sheek Louch, Styles P The Rise of a City
"Murda Barz" DJ OP, Young Buck, Styles P I Refuse to Lose
"New York" Tony Yayo, Joell Ortiz El Chapo 3
"Return Fire" DJ Kay Slay, Trick Trick, Byrdgang Shotta I Refuse to Lose
"Ice Man" DJ Kay Slay, Mysonne and Fat Trel The Last Hip Hop Disciple
"Back Block" M.O.P. N/A
"Extra Clips" Memphis Bleek, Yung Kha N/A
"This Ain't What You Want" 2015 Miilkbone, Flame Spitta Voice Of Reason
"I Declare War" Chris Rivers, Whispers Medicated Consumption
"MMM" Cassidy, Maino, Papoose, Dave East, FAT TREL & Vado N/A
"Straight Outta Brooklyn" DJ Kayslay, Lil Fame, Maino, Papoose, Troy Ave, Moe Chips & Lucky Don Shadow Of The Sun
"Money And The Power" Vado, DJ Khaled, Ace Hood, Mavado Slime Flu 3
"Face Down" Vado, Chinx Drugz, Maino
"Love My Niggas" Maino, Vado K.O.B. 3
"Worldwide" Method Man, Hanz On, Chedda Bang The Meth Lab
"It's All Love" 2016 DJ Absolut, Sheek Louch, Raekwon, Nathaniel N/A
"Kill Dem" DJ Kayslay, Murda Mook, Tone Trump The Rap Attack
"BK Alliance" DJ Kayslay, M.O.P. 50 Shades Of Slay
"NYC Driveby" 2017 Scram Jones, Dave East and Styles P N/A
"Gangsta Muzik" DJ Kayslay, Ms. Hustle, Young Buck Can't Knoc The Hustle
"Change the Story" Bone Thugs-n-Harmony New Waves
"Think Itz A Joke" Ron Browz N/A

Personal life[edit]

He is of Panamanian descent.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ by D.L. Chandler (2016-12-30). "Brooklyn Rapper Uncle Murda Signs With 50 Cent's G-Unit". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2017-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2017-06-23. 
  3. ^ "Uncle Murda Shot In The Head - Using Hennessey And Newports For Pain | Roc A Fella". Rap Basement. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Uncle Murda Shot In The Head, Blames Police". BallerStatus.com. 2008-01-25. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  5. ^ "I'm from Panama for those of you that didn't know". Instagram. Retrieved 2014-12-28.