Uncle Murda

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Uncle Murda
Birth nameLeonard Carl Grant[1]
Also known asU.M., Lenny Grant
Born (1980-07-25) July 25, 1980 (age 43)
OriginNew York City, U.S.
GenresEast Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2005–present

Leonard Carl Grant (born July 25, 1980), better known by his stage name Uncle Murda, is an American rapper from East New York, Brooklyn. He signed to 50 Cent's G-Unit Records in 2016, having been previously signed to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records in 2007.[2][3][4] He is known for his annual retrospective "Rap Up" song series, which lyrically documents major events in hip hop, beginning in 2014.[5]


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.[6] However in late 2008 rumors that Uncle Murda left Def Jam came about.[6] 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.[6]

On November 8, 2016, Uncle Murda signed a deal with 50 Cent and G-Unit Records.[7]


On January 22, 2008, Uncle Murda was shot directly in the head while in a parked car on Linden Blvd. in East New York, but was not seriously hurt. Murda would later give contradictory accounts of the incident, saying he was only grazed by a bullet or hit by a piece of glass. 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 in his skull. Uncle Murda called the nationally syndicated The Wendy Williams Experience radio show after the shooting and told her he was using "Hennessy and Newports to cope with the pain".[8] No charges were filed, as Uncle Murda refused to cooperate with investigators, blaming the police for the shooting.[9]



  • 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, Vol. 1
  • 2020: Don't Come Outside, Vol. 2
  • 2021: Don't Come Outside, Vol.3
  • 2022: Love Don't Live Here
  • 2024: Lenny Grant Story


  • 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 and Cam'ron)
  • 2011: "Warning (Remix)" (featuring 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and Young Jeezy)
  • 2012: "Money Work" (featuring French Montana)
  • 2013: "9's and 45's"
  • 2014: "Yearly Rap Up"
  • 2015: "Body Dance" (featuring Bobby Shmurda)
  • 2015: "Right Now" (featuring Future)
  • 2016: "Thot" (featuring Young M.A and Dios Moreno)
  • 2017: "On & On" (featuring 50 Cent and Jeremih)
  • 2018: "Get the Strap" (featuring Casanova, 6ix9ine and 50 Cent)
  • 2018: "Hold Up" (featuring Dave East)
  • 2019: "62" (feat Tory Lanez)
  • 2019: "It Hit Different"
  • 2019: "Who The Boss Is"
  • 2019: "God I F With You"
  • 2019: "Dope Money"
  • 2020: "Party Full Of Demons" (featuring Que Banz)
  • 2021: "So What" (featuring Eli Fross)
  • 2022: "Justin Laboy Page
  • 2024: "Money" (featuring Jadakiss)

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
"En Why Cee" Juganot, Tess, Joell Ortiz
"Brooklyn" Fabolous, Jay-Z From Nothin' to Somethin'
"G Shit" Statik Selektah, Jadakiss, Sev-One, Termanology
"Let it Off" Memphis Bleek
"Shooters For Hire" 2008 Tony Yayo Black Friday
"Don't Take It There Papoose, Junior Reid, Tony Yayo, Jim Jones, Sheek Louch
"Who Shot Ya 2009" 2009 Maino, Red Cafe
"MurderGram 2k9" Busta Rhymes, Maino, Red Cafe
"My Way Or Nothing" Lloyd Banks 5 & Better Series vol 4
"Stick Up Muzik" Raekwon, Busta Rhymes
"My Hood" Capone-N-Noreaga, Clipse, Tha Dogg Pound, Maino Channel 10
"Director's Cut" Busta Rhymes I Bullshit You Not
"Watch How You Talk" Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, The Game
"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
"Pussy" Jadakiss, Bully The Champ Is Here, Pt. 3
"Its Whatever" Jadakiss, Tone
"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
"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
"Boy" Vado Slime Flu 4
"Count Your Blessings" DJ Kay Slay, Torch, Vado Grown Man Hip Hop Part 2 (Sleepin' With The Enemy)
"Put It Down" 2014 Pyro Prada, N/A
"When We Ride" 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.
"Extra Clips" Memphis Bleek, Yung Kha
"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
"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
"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, Styles P
"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
"Gangsta Rhythm" DJ Kayslay, Trick Trick, Z-Ro, Ra Diggs The Big Brother
"Tap In" 2018 E-40, B-Legit Connected and Respected
"Paperwork" 2019 Bun B, Statik Selektah TrillStatik
"Bout That" 2021 Paki Dunn Tahi


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  2. ^ https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.41849/title.uncle-murda-is-officially-a-member-of-50-cents-g-unit
  3. ^ https://www.one37pm.com/music/who-is-uncle-murda
  4. ^ D.L. Chandler (December 30, 2016). "Brooklyn Rapper Uncle Murda Signs With 50 Cent's G-Unit". HipHopDX. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  5. ^ Rap Up Series by Uncle Murda. Genius
  6. ^ a b c Lilah, Rose (May 8, 2014). DJ Kay Slay – The Last Hip-Hop Disciple. HowNewHipHop.
  7. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. November 8, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "Uncle Murda Shot In The Head – Using Hennessey And Newports For Pain | Roc A Fella". Rap Basement. January 24, 2008. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  9. ^ "Uncle Murda Shot In The Head, Blames Police". BallerStatus.com. January 25, 2008. Retrieved August 22, 2014.