Murda Wednesdays: Despite Being A Shooter, Uncle Murda Got Whooped By His Mom
Leonard “Uncle Murda” Grant is incapable of holding back. The all-too-candid Brooklyn rapper, who fought his way out of East New York’s notorious Pink Houses projects, became one of Jay-Z’s high profile signings at Roc-A-Fella Records in 2007. But Jigga’s abrupt Def Jam exit saw Murda split from the iconic hip-hop label. But that’s not the whole story. In VIBE’s Wednesday video series, senior editor Keith Murphy sits down with U.M. who details his harrowing (and at times laugh-inducing) life from his infamous street hustling past and his two-fisted showdown with 50 Cent to being a wanted man by the law as he auditioned for DMX’s Ruff Ryders crew. In this last installment of Stories With Murda (the MC’s mixtape will be available exclusively on VIBE next Wed) the unfiltered spitter discusses the impact that his late no-nonsense mother had on his life and how he miraculously survived a gun shot blast to the head. It’s a heartfelt, emotional and at times comical look back at a man coming of age and surviving. Murda indeed.