Upcoming VA artist Murda is working hard this year. He started music in middle school, he would freestyle with his friends and it just became natural. We talked with Murda about what he’s working on, his motivation, and more. Check it out below
Explain who you are for those who may not know
I’m Murda upcoming rapper, lyrics and message driven. My songs are about anything going on in my life just honest, raw music.
Where you from?
I’m from Charles City, VA out in the middle of nowhere lol but I always big up where I’m from because I’m proud to be from there so shoutout out to the county nothing but love all the way around
How did you get your start in music?
In middle school I would freestyle with my homeboys I’ve always been really into rap but around like 9th grade we started making songs kinda just for each other to listen to and as that continued more people started to hear about it and I started to take it more serious and just keep getting better
How long have you been making it?
I’ve making music since 2012 but within the last year and a half I’ve took it way more serious
Who are your influences?
My influences are absolutely insane because it’s too many to name 50 Cent was probably my first favorite rapper until I heard Kanye as I got older I’d go back and listen to older rap Jay-Z, Pac, Biggie, OutKast, Tribe Called Quest, J. Cole, Kendrick, Wayne, Drake as well as Gucci Mane and Chief Keef the list could go on forever lol
What motivates you?
I’m motivated by where I come from and knowing I’m kinda in a position to make a change and impact the youth, I’m also motivated by my family and friends they’ve always stood by whatever I want to do
What are you currently working on?
In May I’m dropping a visual at my old high school to get the kids ready for SOL time and I’m really excited about it. I’m also gearing up for my next album titled The Come Up
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I hope to see my vision continue to come to life and hopefully be respected as top tier. In 5 years I want to be doing every thing I’m doing today but 5 times bigger if that makes sense
What is your opinion on the current hiphop scene?
It’s waaaaaaayyy too many trash rappers gaining mainstream attention, some rappers are more known for social media antics than actual music but there’s also a ton of talented rappers that can really spit that just need one big moment. It’s overall more good than bad but the bad is absolutely terrible and more notable.
Anything else you would like to say?
First I wanna thank Hip Hops Revival for giving me this platform, I think it’s real dope what yall are doing. I want everybody to catch this vibe and peep my most recent mixtape 1000 NiGHTS just released in February produced entirely by the best producer I know RjBANKS you won’t regret it. Also it’s NME 1000 FOREVER shoutout to CC and the artists at NSU I rock with