Uncle Murda Grazed By Bullet In Brooklyn Shooting

After rumors circulated on the internet over the last few days, the New York Daily News has finally confirmed that Brooklyn rapper Uncle Murda was shot in the head on Tuesday night (Jan 22) while sitting in a parked car. The 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Leonard Grant, was grazed by a bullet around 10:30 p.m. during a shooting on Linden Blvd. in East New York. Sources told the Daily News that Murda was not seriously injured.

Reports have also surfaced claiming that Murda called Wendy Williams’ show on NY radio station WBLS following the shooting to announce that he was recovering nicely, using “Hennessey and Newports” to ease his pain. After a pair of successful mixtapes with DJ Green Lantern, the rapper signed to Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam in 2007, where he plans to release his official debut.

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    “Rappers are in danger”

  • ill G

    damn wtf? if it aint the hip hop police ridding rappers its a fuckin bullet wit no name on it? or was it aimed at him? either way wow close call…lol @ “recovering with hennessey and newports”

  • ri067953

    Yo, let’s see how hard this guy can sound? Using “Henessey and Newports” to ease his pain. Sounds pretty gangsta to me all the while showing how stupid this guy is!

  • fireforreal

    True either your still in the streets hard being a gangsta and living that life or your an artist retired from that life just rappin about it. I hate when cats like this get a deal and just talk shit and make dumb ass you tube videos instead of hittin the studio and makin bangers.Not just mediocore songs but bangers.Next he’s gonna make about 10-15 songs about how he’s still alive and you can’t kill him.Uncle murder shut the fuck up and make cuts or leave the fuckin hip hop game because your just takin up space and Papoose is Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than you.

    • BIZZLE

      PAPOOSE IS ASS. ALL THOSE WACK METAPHORS AND PUNCH LINES ARE WEAK. PLUS DUDE IS BORING AS HELL. KAY SLAY DROPPED THE BALL ON THAT ONE. THAT GEICO LIZARD LOOKIN NIGGA

      • Sol

        Yea, Papoose is really ass….NOT! The only nigga fuckin wit his punchlines is Banks. Aint nobody else even coming close. “Got stamina, Tired, How does that even sound? Yall niggas fatigued like black, green, and brown” or “Rather tought the revolver, Impossible to jam it, But I still stay wit the auto like a mechanic” or “Jack Son like Michael, Flip Keys like Alicia, Pull Macs like Bernie, To get Franklins like Aretha” Are any of these lines even close to being mediocre? FUCK NO!

        • BIZZLE

          NEGRO PLEASE…TAKE THOSE WACK PAPOOSE LINES BACK TO THE FACTORY.

      • Grapes

        Fuck Banks, he’s DEADER than Cam’Ron.

        • og bobby j

          “you brought ten niggas with you that thought they’d never see you breathless, well thats something ten a see like memphis” Pap that nigga

        • Sol

          Oh…Grapes and Bizzle like that bubble gum shit evidently cuz it aint no damn question if Papoose and Banks is nice. If any nigga questions that, then they must be listening to ppl like Flo-Rida and Soulja Boy. Yea, they’re real lyrical lol.

  • Maine8

    Hip Hop Cop On IT ?

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  • JE

    newports and henny classic

  • Bullet Bullet

    dont worry about the gun it’s the bullet bullet.
    Uncle murda the truth keep ya hed up
    East Ny bitches !!!

  • Agee

    I agree with Fireforreal. Like a lot rappers can’t leave the street life alone. Like when do realize that there are so many dudes that want a shot at stardom, but dont get a chance. Then when niggas finally get on, they still dont know how to act. Keeping it real? Fuck the bullshit. Im trying live. I got a son that looks up to me and I be damned if I fail him.

  • the guy from brooklyn

    This dude is the truth yall watch and see!!!

  • the guy from brooklyn

    This dude is the truth yall watch and see!!!

  • GETTING MONEY

    I HEARD ABOUT HIM AND SOME OTHER NEW YORK MC BEEFING I WON’T MENTION THE OTHER GUYS NAME BECAUSE THE WRONG PEOPLE WILL SEE THIS AND BEGIN INVESTIGATING. I JUST WONDER DOES THAT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS.

  • fastflipper

    thpses guys are not even rappers

    they just streets boyz who got connections to be on tv and radio

  • barbarian over the wall

    That photo at the top, next to the posting, kind of says it all on a great many levels.

  • miami_vice

    UNCLE MURDA !

    Nice name. Can’t wait to see how this story ends. Rappers don’t make it past 2 albums and most don’t life past that. “Uncle Murda”, huh. I’m surprised Def Jam hasn’t dropped him yet. Rappers in 2008 are not the move. I’d rather hear Pharrell rhyme then this bullshit that’s plaguing hiphop. There’s no talent with these guys.

  • $H@KIM @LL@H

    Bullet Bullet!!!!

  • D.

    UNCLE MURDA >>>>>>>>>>>> YOUR LIFE

    DUDE IS THE BEST GANGSTER RAPPER ALIVE, IF YOUR HOOD YOU’D UNDERSTAND, YOU FAGGOTS JUST MAD THAT MURDA HAS MORE BUZZ OFF TWO MIXTAPES THAN THAT LAME PAPOOSE COULD EVER ACHIEVE WITH HIS 20 MIXTAPES OF GARBAGE, PAP’S CAREER IS OVER AND MURDA IS BUZZIN LIKE CRAZY, AND THAT SHIT MAKES Y’ALL MAD DON’T IT?? HAHA!! GMG TAKING OVER BITCH!

    SHOOTIN AND MISSIN MEANS NOTHIN BOY, YOU CAN’T FUCK WITH MURDA!!

    • Sol

      Hate to bust your bubble bra but Papoose’s buzz aint dead and neither is his career. You can’t deny talent forever. He has alot more talent than almost any other rapper out right now. When he says he’s the most lyrical, that shit aint a lie. Check his mixtapes and see. I bet your mouth’ll drop at least twice in every song you hear….And Murda aint buzzin as much as you think either. He’s ok, but he aint fuckin wit Pap on any level. “Nigga tried to say I sucker punched him…I was like what the…Fuck is you saying??? You supposed to sucker punch a sucker!” Aint nothin Murda shootin coming close to that…Papoose=THE lyrical assassin

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  • Cassius

    Lol, and he’s holding a gun in that picture..

    *smh*

  • yo

    seriously the guy got shot and u are critisizing him if that bullet was 2 inches in a different direction u’d say RIP. no one bitched at stack bundles when he got shot.

  • mac

    I BET ANOTHER BLACK MAN WAS THE TRIGGER MAN, “HENNESSEY AND NEWPORTS” SLAVE MINDED

  • Flymasta

    HE WAS GRAZED BY A….

    “BULLET BULLET BU-BULLET BULLET
    BULLET BULLET BU-BULLET BULLET”

    CMON U KNOW THAT IS FUNNY LIKE HE SAY’S….

    “YOU CAN RUN BUT U CAN’T HIDE FROM A BULLET BULLET”

  • Murda

    Good to hear he recovering well.
    Uncle Murder is the illest fruck them pop rappers keep it Gully.

  • mike

    I don’t wish no bullet on nobody unless he an enemy, but I got to say this, Uncle Murder cannot fuck with Papoose at all. When I read that shit about him getting shot in the Daily News, the first thing that went through my mind was “publicity”. Brooklyn, head shots, it just didn’t sound right, them head shots usually hit, not graze, especially in Brooklyn. But whatever it is, Uncle Murda is still irrelevent. But hope he gets well, even though it sound like he only need a band aid to heal his wound. Dudes really need to stop.

  • that nigga

    Papoose Is the Illest.

    • BIZZLE

      PAP IS A MEDIOCORE MIXTAPE RAPPER NOTHING MORE. ANY ALBUM HE PUTS OUT WILL GO DOUBLE PLASTIC.

      • Grapes

        How many Murda tracks have you heard that are gonna go plat? If you say all of them, you’re WRONG. NONE, because hip-hop and gangsta rap is so dead none of the shit will get mainstream flow. Pap can switch the style up to become commercially viable (peep that Jeannie Ortega shit), but anyone with MURDA in their stage name has already killed their career if they had million dollar salaries in mind. Papoose is just getting started, but the mixtapes were a waste of good time and lines. He should have stopped the mixtape grind after he jumped on that Touch It Remix, so he’d have the momentum to make the greatest hip-hop album of 06/07. BUT NOOOO he had to go on the grind again and get his albums pushed back and, eventually, canceled. Bitch move by the record labels, they could have had their cake and eat it too. ;)

  • Amsterdam

    Who is Uncle Murda?

    • Grapes

      You’re obviously new to gangsta rap OR you’re just uninformed OR you’re a faggot who’s been living under a rock. Check the XXL bangers, I’m sure you’ll find a couple of tracks. Love the fire, or else you’ll get BURNED.

      • Amsterdam

        I’ll go for option “b”, and after checking the song I wish I still was…

  • Khayan from the BX

    CRAZY!!!! Thank god the hommie is ok. Niaggas have to stop acting like Niggers.

  • moresickaMC

    Uncle Murda cannot even kiss the red carpet Papoose walks on. Uncle murda is worse than Jim Jones

    • Grapes

      Papoose + Red Carpet = dream. Papoose + whack record deals = reality. It’s like a property of rap. Papoose was destined to remain on that mixtape tip, no matter how nice he is. His hype died down after the Touch It RMX’s hype did…

  • Rednose pit bull

    papoose is a fucking joke..
    anyone who says first is a real bitch

  • yezzur

    Yeah Shoot a mainstream rapper fuck ‘em.
    Bullet! bullet!

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  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    I’m just glad another rapper hasn’t be killed.

  • miami_vice

    this is probably the most ignorant shit i’ve seen in awhile. bragging about getting grazed by a bullet. this is why hiphop is on a rapid decline. NYC rappers on dumb shit.

  • Murda

    ppl saying Uncle Murder aint gonna go plat can suck a fat dick.I dont give a flying fruck about record sales and who is papoose he fell off last year his album schedulued for release in 2021 Uncle is on the ROC a real label ppl just hate the realness.
    Fuck the police

    • Sol

      If you aint notice yet, the Roc is falling apart. Niggaz is turning on Jay. And Def Jam period is in a big hole. They aint exactly lookin to good right now…And if you really think about it, that would mean that Papoose is in a better space anyway because he’s not on any label and he can venture anywhere. Murder is basically in prison till Def Jam figures some shit out. And Papoose’s album will sell more than Murders AND be the overall better album, especially if he signs to Shady records wit Em..They know how to pick hit singles, unlike Jive.

  • MARLEYMORALS

    Almost had to change his name to Uncle Murdard

  • THAT DUDE

    He ain’t shit and never said anything worth repeating except EAST NEW YORK.

    Whoever thinks he can sell been buying crack!

    He would have been another brother slain not another rapper killed as someone said.That fool can’t rhyme to save his life!!!!!!!

    M.C.’s murdered- B.I.G.,Tupac,Big L,Stack Bundle’s,Proof or Freaky Tah to name a few.

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  • ChRi$

    EEAASSTT NNEEWW YYOORRKKK!!!…

    UNCLE MURDA THA HARDEST NIGGA OUT!!!

    IF HE WOULDA DIED, I WOULDA KILLED THA NIGGA WHO BODIED HIM!!!…

    -Ride 4 Me (Say Uncle 2 Hard For Hip Hop)

    ~BROOKYLN STAND THA FUCK UP~

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