Keith Murray On How Fredro Battle Will Change Battle Rap [Video]

Keith Murray spoke on how the long-lasting influence that his upcoming September 28th battle vs. Fredro Starr will have in shaping the course of Battle Rap, in this clip from his exclusive interview with VladTV Battle Rap Journalist Michael Hughes. Keith began by discussing how battling over a beat will affect the overall outcome of the match, and how he actually feels more comfortable battling without any background music. He then shared his thoughts on how this battle could potentially help mold the growing sport of Battle Rap in the future, and how he’d like to see fellow industry artists become motivated to step into the lyrical ring as well.

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Keith Murray: “Fredro Starr Isn’t A Big Challenge For Me” [Video]

Keith Murray sat down with VladTV Battle Rap Journalist Michael Hughes to discuss his upcoming battle vs.Fredro Starr on the MC War Battle League. Keith recalled getting the call to battle Fredro and how he felt this is an easy battle to take because he doesn’t consider Fredro to be “a big challenge.” Keith doesn’t feel as though Fredro is a lyrical rapper, but rather a person who can “make records about particular things with words that rhyme.” He also shared his thoughts on Onyx’s visit with Power 105 and how Fredro blew up on Charlamagne during the interview. Fredro also got agitated during his VladTV interview with Hughes when asked about his past beef with 50 Cent. Keith stated that he doesn’t know Fredro Starr for really being “in the streets” like he has, and says he’s heard stories about how Fredro wasn’t living a “street life” before he got involved with Hip-Hop. The battle is going down on September 28th at The Atrium in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Who do you think will be victorious?

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Onyx On New Album And Film Project With Russell Simmons [Video]

Hip-Hop group Onyx sat down with VladTV to discuss their long-awaited LP “Wakedafucup,” saying they wanted to create an album that could be considered timeless, and one that their day one fans would love without feeling dated. Fredro Starr also shared that on their most recent tour, most of the crowd is comprised of young people who follow the group. When asked how they feel about acquiring young fans when most gravitate towards a more commercially friendly sound, Starr says he thinks they have the same fans as artists like Lil Wayne, and that their music just happens to be for a different moment or mindstate. Sticky Fingaz then discusses his upcoming film starring Starr and produced by Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons, called “Cain & Abel.” The all-rap film is a follow-up to their previous release, “Day in the Life,” which Simmons saw and was inspired to reach out to the group to be a part of the new project.

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Fredro Starr Gets Upset When Asked About 50 Cent [Video]

Onyx sat down for an exclusive interview with VladTV, where they opened up about their past working relationship with 50 Cent. Fredro Starr explains that they were helping Fif during the start of his career by letting him in the studio and putting him on their “React” record. When asked about their beef, Fredro is quick to say that there’s nothing to talk about. He adds that everything between them is in the past and says that both sides are now focused on just making money. Fredro ended the conversation by saying he’s “about the future,” which includes the group’s new album “Wakedafucup,” and a rap opera with Russell Simmons called “Cain and Abel.”

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