Uncle Murda: Murdergram
Everyone has that out of pocket uncle that makes weddings,
barbecues and reunions more entertaining due to their drunken antics. Well East
New Yorks Uncle Murda aint him. The now ex-Def Jam signee is aiming to
body the Rap game, so family friendly Hip-Hop isnt in the cards at the moment.
Last year Murda was rolling with
the Roc and his name was ringing thanks to mixtapes
with DJ Green Lantern, guest verses with Fabolous and
Jay-Z [Brooklyn], and his own Bullet, Bullet. But after S. Carter broke out from the Def Jam offices, the
momentum on Murdas project came to a virtual
standstill. Now free of his deal, Murda is back on
his B.I., dropping mixtapes [Back on my Bulls**t] and freestyles to get his name ringing once
Consider it his mission to become your rap slinging, and occasionally
gun busting, favorite Uncle.
Check out Uncle Murda's new song "I Just Shot Him"
AllHipHop.com: So, youre a free agent at the moment?
Uncle Murda: Yes, Im currently a free agent. Ive got GMG
Entertainment, Manhood and Violator Management for the job though. Ive been
off Def Jam for like two or three months.
Uncle Murda "Bullet Bullet" Video
Was there any red tape leaving the label?
Uncle Murda: No, everything was good money. I got all my
records. Aint no bulls**t. Leaving wasnt on bad terms, ya
know. They on they kind of bulls**t. They aint really prepare that machine
behind me. Got me out here doing everything on my damn own.
AllHipHop.com: When exactly did you sign? Do you
remember the exact date or the month?
Uncle Murda: Nah, it was like a year and
a half ago.
AllHipHop.com: Ok, so after you signed, what happened?
Uncle Murda: After Jay-Z leaving Def Jamafter
he left I guess they kinda felt they wasnt taking on
none of the projects that he really had over there like that I guess. They aint really f**k with me like
that after Jay left. Cause thats who I really used to f**k with, Id go up there have a
meeting with Jay or Id go to Roc the Mic I f**ked
around with Jay so once he left Def Jam it was like my whole little thing with
Def Jam was kinda, you know
AllHipHop.com: Are you still Roc-A-Fella
Uncle Murda: Yes, Im still cool with the
Roc. I still f**k around with the Roc. Im not on Roc-A-Fella
Are you looking for a new situation right now or you trying to do yourself?
Uncle Murda: Oh hell yeah, you know were trying to get that
money. If we got to do it ourselves so be it, but the buzz has just opened back
up, its the first quarter so we definitely trying to go in there and get some
of that new money right quick.
Any contenders right now?
Uncle Murda: S**t, everybody. We gon holla at everybody, I told you the buzz has opened back up
so we actually taking a bunch of meetings this week. Im turning it back up.
Green Lantern f/ Uncle Murda & Avery Storm "Crazy World" Video
you dropped the Crazy World joint with Green Lantern and Avery Storm. Whats your take on Oscar Grant now that
the cops is actually being charged? How far do you see
Murda: What they charging him with man?
They charging him with murder this time?
Yeah, theyre charging him with murder.
Uncle Murda: Yeah, ok.
Well its about f***in time.
I know they know me a lot as Mr. F**k the Police. I dont be saying
that s**t for no reason. Like I be trying to explain,
you got the Sean Bell incident, you got this incident. And theres
so many others where they shot the boy on the roof from Brooklyn [Ed. Note: Timothy Stansbury
in 2004]. Theres so many times, they shot the kid
[Amadou Diallo] 41 times up
there. Its just so much s**t that dont make the news or might not make the
newspaper that the cops be doing, but n****s in the hood know about this s**t.
So thats why I just be speaking on so much violence towards
those motherf***ers and
disrespect cause they just be doing so much bulls**t now. I had shootouts with
them back in the days, my brother had shootouts with them, my peoples, they
shot one of my mans before, they ripped down the libraries in my hood and put
up a f***in P.O. building, they f***ed n***as little barbeques up in
the projects. Bad enough mother***ers live in the projects,
they trying to barbeque out there. It might be Cypress Day in the projects, they give you your day. It might
be Cypress Days, Pink Houses Days, its Marcy Day.
S**t like that; they come, they try to shut your barbeque down after like 10:00,
12:00 trying to make everybody go the f**k upstairs. Im like come on man, motherf***ers in the hood struggling,
leave them the f**k alone man. Just
to show they little power, I just cant stand them motherf***ers.
Tony Yayo f/ Uncle Murda "Shooters For Hire" Video
What would make Uncle Murda decide to roll with this
label versus that label?
Uncle Murda: Well, s**t, I feel that whoever Uncle Murda get down with they got to just know what they dealing
with. Its more than music, Im a
movie so you got to market and promote this s**t right. I need somebody to see
what I am and really believe in it and go hard. It aint even to me about the upfront money, I dont
care about that s**t too much as long as you gon
market and promote my project the right way and really believe in it. I need
somebody to f**k
with me like how Puff was f***in with Biggie and believed in
him. They got to believe in me, the label got to really believe in me and see
the movie that Im trying to paint, see the picture Im trying to put out. So I
got to get that vibe from a motherf***er.
AllHipHop.com: So, for theuninitiated, what are you bringing?
Uncle Murda: I feel like with s**t you get now, theres some
exceptions out there, but I just feel like I paint a picture for you. When you
hear my music you can damn near see whats going on if you aint slow. If everything is functioning upstairs
when you hear my music you can see whats going on. I paint really that visual
for you, you see it. T hats what Im really bringing its like a movie with me
man and its so real, its entertaining and it aint
just real, its funny and gangsta at the same time
and I got the sexy s**t for the b****es, cause I
gets mad p***y. I know how to cover all that s**t, man.
What were your influences music-wise, Hip-Hop-wise that obviously comes out
when you start spittin on the mic?
Uncle Murda: Basic influences come from like the s**t I go
through in the streets, man, like s**t I been through. Right now one of
my little brothers locked up for attempted murder, so its just be like the
experience you go through and people that you around go through. I just bring
that into my music, as far as them rap heads who out here in music, its not
like you want to outshine them, you just want to be on your s**t, you want
people to speak about you how they spoke about them so thats a little bit of a
I appreciated the Jay-Zs, the Biggie Smalls, the 2Pacs,
DMX when he was on his s**t, Nass first three albums
when he was on some real street s**t. Im not taking nothing away from what he
doing now but Im talking about the s**t I could relate to I was into a little
more you know what Im saying? Like The Lox when they was
first hitting the scene, CNN, Mobb Deep when they was
on their s**t, s**t like that.
those artists you mentioned, that gritty street element they relayed isnt as
prominent in Hip-Hop music anymore.
Uncle Murda: [It] definitely is
missing. You got certain n***as
doing stuff for the streets that I like. For instance, Young Jeezy, I f**k with him, my n****s f**k with him. I
be feeling what he do for the street part of this s**t, he does it good. I
dont give a f**k where
a n***a from, west coast, east coast, south. If a n***a is doing
it and it sounding good, its good and I feel like hes bringing that back a
little bit too, hes giving it that little street essence still, he be sticking
to the script so I can definitely appreciate that.
Backtracking a little bit, can you just recount real quick how exactly you got
down with Green
Lantern cause hes the one that put you in the game, right? Is that fair to
Uncle Murda: Yeah, once I got with Green it was on. I had
hooked up with Green through my manager, Hood. He co-manages me with Chris Lighty from Violator. First, [Hood] gave Green some of my
music to play, Green was like, Yo, man I been
hearing a little bit about this kid, but I didnt really get on him like that,
but when my manager gave him the music he heard the s**t, he was f***in with it
like, Oh ok, so Im spittin some s**t. Hes like, Nah
I dont want to just play this n***as music, I want
to go get this n***a. I think the n***a Murda got something, I want to get with him.
First, he was just giving him music to play, as hes playing the music he
started really feeling it and was like I want to go back in with this n***a, I
think me and this n***a can do some s**t.
so it started out as he came in like, Yo I got these Uncle
Murda tracks, can you rock withem?
Uncle Murda: They had their little relationship, so he let
him know Im f***in with this new n***a, yo my man Murda, show him a little love, play his s**t. I had put out a couple of mixes, yo Im feelin it, Ima
spin this s**t on Ho t9, you know put him on a couple of mixes. He was feeling
the music the n***a was giving it to him and he let my
manager know, Yo, I want to work with this n***a
man, like lets make something happen, and from there we just started cooking
up classics, man.
Whats up with the rift you had with Papoose?
Uncle Murda: That s**t dead man. That s**was nothing man
in the beginning, that s**t over with, we swept it under the rug.
And what else can people expect from you soon?
Uncle Murda: I got this new s**t Im working on, firstdegreemurda.com.
I got that s**t Ive been runningabout all the
murders thats going on in America, outside America and all that s**t. Got your
little favorite murder scenes from your movies like Menace II Society, New Jack
City, Scarface, you know we gon keep putting up new ones, show you what states is leading
in murders right now for 09 and all that. We just gon keep updating about whats going on man and as far as
they know we gon keep hittin you with some exclusive
Uncle Murda music, let you know whats going on with
me and all that s**t. And if a rapper get jacked up or something we gon definitely put that s**t on, cause we in a violation
so if a mother***er get violated thats gon be on there too, you can check it out how your
favorite rapper got played.