Uncle Murda

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Uncle Murda
Birth name Leonard Grant
Also known as U.M., Mr. East New York
Born (1980-07-25) July 25, 1980 (age 36)
Origin Brooklyn, New York City, New York USA
Genres East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1999–present
Labels ATM, G-Unit Records
Associated acts DJ Green Lantern, French Montana, Busta Rhymes, Statik Selektah, Juganot, Jay-Z, Maino, Red Café, 50 Cent, G-Unit
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, NY.

Music 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 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 Wendy Williams Experience radio show after the shooting and told her he was using "Hennessey and Newports to cope with the pain".[1] He was allegedly shot by Nadith Gunasekera. However, no charges were filed, as Uncle Murda refused to cooperate with investigators, blaming the police for the shooting.[2]

Controversy[edit]

Papoose[edit]

After releasing diss songs back and forth the two rappers with their managers decided to end the conflict. On May 9, 2008, Papoose's DJ, DJ Kay Slay, announced that the two rappers had ended the feud on his radio show.[3] Soon after, the two rappers appeared on the same song together for the remix of "Don't Take It There" also featuring Junior Reid, Tony Yayo, Avalanche The Architect, Jim Jones, Sheek Louch and DJ Kay Slay and have collaborated since then.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2006: Say Uncle

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 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)
  • 2016: Welcome to G-Unit

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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"Money And Power" Vado, DJ Khaled, Ace Hood, Mavado Money and Power
"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
"NYC Driveby" 2017 Scram Jones, Dave East and Styles P N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uncle Murda Shot In The Head - Using Hennessey And Newports For Pain | Roc A Fella". Rap Basement. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  2. ^ "Uncle Murda Shot In The Head, Blames Police". BallerStatus.com. 2008-01-25. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ [2] Archived February 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.