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|Birth name||Leonard Grant|
|Also known as||U.M., Mr. East New York|
|Born||June 25, 1980|
|Origin||Brooklyn, New York City, New York USA|
|Genres||East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap|
|Associated acts||DJ Green Lantern, French Montana, Busta Rhymes, Statik Selektah, Juganot, Maino, Red Café|
In 2007 his manager and DJ Green Lantern introduced Uncle Murda's music to Jay-Z. The Brooklyn born rapper/CEO signed Uncle Murda to Roc-A-Fella Records soon after. 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. However in late 2008 rumors that Uncle Murda left Def Jam came about. 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.
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". 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.
In February 2011, it was revealed that he would take part in a new Hiphop/Pro Wrestling collaboration, the Urban Wrestling Federation with taping of the first bout "First Blood" taking place in June 2011.
As of late 2012, Uncle Murda changed his name to "UM" he was also added to the Roster on Epic Records by L.A. Reid.
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. 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, and Sheek Louch and have collaborated since then.
- 2006: Say Uncle (2 Hard For Hip Hop Volume 01)
- 2006: Respect The Shooter
- 2008: "Rudy the baller"
- 2008: Hard To Kill
- 2008: Back On My Bullshit
- 2008: Rudy King
- 2008: Murdas Muzik 2: Return Of The Bad Guy
- 2009: Summer Time Shootouts
- 2013: The First 48
- 2013: Murda Muzik 3
- 2014: "Aint Nothin Sweet"
- 2007: "Bullet Bullet"
- 2007: "Run The City"
- 2007: "Children's Story"
- 2007: "Hard to Kill"
- 2008: "Still Run The City"
- 2008: "Anybody Can Get It" (original song made and featured in Grand Theft Auto IV
- 2009: "Murdera" (featuring Akon)
- 2011: "Warning"
- 2011: "Warning (remix)" (featuring French Montana, Jadakiss, Styles P, Jim Jones, Vado & Cam'ron)
- 2011: "Warning (remix)" (featuring 50 Cent, Mariah Carey & Young Jeezy)
- 2012: "Money Work" (featuring French Montana) (Produced By Clyde Strokes)
- 2013: " 9's and 45's"
- 2014: "Yearly Rap Up"
- 2015: "Body Dance" (featuring Bobby Shmurda)
- 2015: "Right Now" (featuring Future)
- 2006: "Code of the Streets" (DJ Kay Slay & Greg Street featuring Lakey The Kid, Maino, Uncle Murda, Pistol Pete & Prinz) off the album The Champions: North Meets South
- 2007: "Ya Heard" (French Montana featuring Uncle Murda)
- 2007: "En Why Cee" (Juganot featuring Tess, Joell Ortiz & Uncle Murda)
- 2007: "Brooklyn" (Fabolous featuring Jay-Z & Uncle Murda) off the album From Nothin' to Somethin'
- 2007: "G Sh*t" (Statik Selektah featuring Jadakiss, Sev-One, Termanology & Uncle Murda)
- 2007: "Let it Off" (Memphis Bleek featuring Uncle Murda)
- 2008: "Shooters for hire" (Tony Yayo featuring Uncle Murda)
- 2008: "Don't Take It There" (Papoose featuring Junior Reid, Tony Yayo, Jim Jones, Sheek Louch & Uncle Murda)
- 2009: "Who Shot Ya 2009" (Maino featuring Red Cafe & Uncle Murda)
- 2009: "MurderGram 2k9" (Busta Rhymes featuring Maino, Red Cafe & Uncle Murda)
- 2009: "Stick Up Muzik" (Raekwon featuring Busta Rhymes & Uncle Murda)
- 2009: "My Hood" (Capone-N-Noreaga featuring Clipse, Tha Dogg Pound, Maino & Uncle Murda) off the album Channel 10
- 2009: "Watch How You Talk" (Busta Rhymes featuring Raekwon, The Game & Uncle Murda)
- 2010: "Kay Slayed'em" (DJ Kay Slay featuring Uncle Murda, Mistah F.A.B. & Grafh) off the album More Than Just a DJ
- 2010: "Live By the Gun" (Waka Flocka Flame featuring RA Diggs & Uncle Murda) off Flockaveli
- 2012: "Ghetto Boy" (Young Buck featuring French Montana & Uncle Murda) off Bond Money
- 2012: "Poppin' Bottle" (Styles P featuring Uncle Murda) off The Diamond Life Project
- 2012: "Excuse Me" (DJ Kay Slay featuring Gunplay, Vado, Uncle Murda & Sauce Money) off The Return Of The Gatekeeper
- 2012: "8 Is Enough" (DJ OP ft Styles P, Shoota, Papoose, A-Mafia, Capone, Uncle Murda, Push & J.R. Writer)
- 2012: "Sicker Than Your Average" (DJ Kay Slay featuring Sheek Louch, Reek Da Villain & Uncle Murda) off Grown Man Hip-Hop
- 2013: "Pop Ya Belly Ring" (Wyclef Jean featuring Uncle Murda & Hannah Eggert) off April Showers
- 2014: "When We Ride" (DJ Kay Slay featuring Sheek Louch, Styles P and Uncle Murda) off The Rise of a City
- 2014: "Murda Barz" (DJ OP featuring Young Buck, Styles P and Uncle Murda) off I Refuse to Lose
- 2014: "New York" (Tony Yayo featuring Joell Ortiz and Uncle Murda) off El Chapo 3
- 2014: "Ice Man" (DJ Kay Slay featuring Uncle Murda, Mysonne and Fat Trel) off The Last Hip Hop Disciple
- 2015: "This Ain't What Yout Want" (Miilkbone featuring Uncle Murda and Flame Spitta) off Voice Of Reason
- "Uncle Murda Shot In The Head - Using Hennessey And Newports For Pain | Roc A Fella". Rap Basement. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
- "Uncle Murda Shot In The Head, Blames Police". BallerStatus.com. 2008-01-25. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
- on YouTube
.xxlmag .com /news /2013 /07 /uncle-murda-changes-name-to-um-for-commerical-reasons [sic]
- [dead link]
-  Archived February 16, 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- Rose Lilah (May 8, 2014). "DJ Kay Slay - The Last Hip-Hop Disciple". HowNewHipHop. Retrieved May 10, 2014.