KEITH MURRAY: RAP-MURR-PHOBIA

Rap-Murr-Phobia

01. Walk Up (Skit) Feat. Tone Capone
02. Da F…ery
03. Weeble Wobble
04. Don’t F… Wit ‘Em Feat. Kell Vicious
05. I Love It When It Rains (Skit)
06. U Ain’t Nobody Feat. Redman & Erick Sermon
07. Do
08. Nobody Do It Better Feat. Tyrese
09. Hustle On
10. Whatmakean…athinkdat Feat. Lil’ Jamal
11. What It Is Feat. Method Man & 50 Grand
12. We Ridin’ Feat. L.O.D.
13. Da Beef Murray Show (Skit) Feat. Taya & Baggy Bones
14. Never Did S… Feat. Unique
15. Something Like a Model Feat. Junior
16. Late Night Feat. L.O.D., Ming Bolla, Bosie & Ryze

Listening to this album Rap-Murr-Phobia, it makes me think WHY? The reason I say that is because why is Keith Murray still putting out albums? Why did he put out an album before the whole Def Squad hype died? Or why did the label give him a deal and allow him to release an album? Now when I ask these questions, I’m not saying that this album is wack or even Keith Murray is wack but I’m questioning Keith’s relevancy to the state of hip hop.

The whole time I listen to this album, the only thing that ran through my mind was it’s 2007 and I’m listening to a new Keith Murray album. Damn, I think he is an good artist who had a great run in the ‘90’s and decent album, but who really cares about him now. The song Da F…ery was very interesting because he took a Caribbean slang and turned it into a song, go figure! Webble Wobble sounds it could be the next single but the question is does he need that. U Ain’t Nobody Feat. Def Squad really bought me back to the days Redman, Erick Sermon, and Keith Murray. I mess with the joint, the beat is crazy the thing that is hot they all came off. To me that is a Def Squad trademark, each member tried to top each other. Nobody Do It Better Feat. Tyrese & Junior is a funny joint it his first single and in the song Keith is talking about he run at the top and everybody used him on different singles but to be honest, who cares. These are the signs of an washed up rapper, talking about the past. It’s almost sad, it’s like an old boxer who won’t stop fighting. Whatmakeani__thinkdat Feat. Lil’ Jamal was is hot, it’s a different to the Keith Murray that we know, but you have to remember that he did do time back in the day. The rest of the album goes into like a showcase for his people that we do not know.

I decided to the speak about the joints that stood out to me but there wasn’t many. But the whole irrelevance factor really ruined it for me. It’s hard to listen and review someone that you haven’t from in years. WHO CARES!!!

5 Responses to “KEITH MURRAY: RAP-MURR-PHOBIA”

  1. S. Mathis Says:
    August 7th, 2007 at 10:35 am

    I liked the new Keith Murray single. Can’t say it would motivate me to check out this album, beyond the album sample kiosk at the local Circuit City for many of the same reasons explained in the review.

  2. Goat Says:
    August 7th, 2007 at 11:18 am

    I dig the album but not enough to part with my hard earned shillings. I’m glad hhe got rid of misusing big words all the time…

  3. DJ Ak-Nolij Says:
    August 7th, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    I can’t say I’m gonna love the album when I get a good listen(coming from a 15 year old Murray fan), but sadly I also can’t say that this is what Hip Hop needed. Hip Hop’s current state is becoming more and more of an issue for everybody. What is the true state of Hip Hop? And if so, what is it that Hip Hop needs for it’s culture(and music) to survive?

    Fact is, todays rappers(mostly commercial) are really too afraid of real Hip Hop, let alone to do what they can to save it. :(

    Look at Scratch magazine, it’s reserved for DJs and beatmakers/producers, but yet nowadays in almost every cover of their issues, they have a commercial rapper in your face. Is this what it’s all come down to now? Having Wayne or worst, P. Diddy, sporting what’s the real Hip Hop? If you’re bout the blueprint, then quit fuckin’ around and give beatmakers and DJs the love they deserve. [/rant]

    sorry, just got caught up a little bit. ~Ak-Nolij

  4. Big Homie Says:
    August 8th, 2007 at 10:46 am

    Good review homie. I am actually currently listening to this album as I type. U Aint Nobody is my shit!!!!

  5. Daily B.S. 8/10/07 - Pardon Me Duke Says:
    August 10th, 2007 at 1:19 pm

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