Uncle Murda, was shot in the head Tuesday (Jan. 22) night in Brooklyn. The Roc-A-Fella rapper suspects police may be behind the shooting, which left him with no major injuries.
SOHH caught up with the rapper and got the low down on his beef with cops, how he escaped a hit on his life without so much as a concussion and the new album under Roc-A-Fella.
As SOHH previously reported, Murda was shot while sitting in a parked car in Brooklyn. The rapper, whose latest release is titled “Respect the Shooter,” checked himself out of the hospital the next day and headed into the studio with the bullet still in his head.
The irony isn’t lost on him.
“The shooter got shot, but I’m good,” Uncle Murda told SOHH this afternoon, in an exclusive interview, making light of the graze he suffered in an apparent attempt on his life.
Murda (born Leonard Grant) admitted the incident was “a little bit scary,” but said he’s used to it.
“It ain’t the first time,” he said. “I’ve always gone through situations where people try to take my life. I’ve probably been shot at about five thousand times.”
He said he knows he’s not bullet proof, “just hard to kill, like Steven Seagal,” the rapper joked. “It was a cheap bullet,” Murda continued. “It didn’t penetrate like it was supposed to.”
While the bullet didn’t cause any major damage, it did lodge itself beneath the skin. Doctors told Murda it would fall out in about two to three weeks. When that happens, Murda plans to memorialize the metal.
“I might make it my album cover,” he said.
According to New York’s Daily News, Uncle has a criminal record dating back to 1997, which includes an arrest for attempted murder of a cop and drug charges.
He thinks this time it may have been the other way around though, and was uncooperative with police who he said were on the scene not even minutes after the shot rang out.
“I think they was checking for me,” he said. “I think it was the police that shot me this time. I don’t know, I just got a feeling.”
While Murda doesn’t cite any hard proof to back this allegation, he says he’ll follow his intuition.
“We doin’ our own investigation, GMG/Roc-a-Fella/Man Hood/ Team Invasion/Violator investigations,” Murda said. “We take care of business. We make them suffer.”
Murda said he feels safe, but he knows this probably won’t be the last shot taken at him.
“What comes around goes around,” he admitted. “It sounds f*cked up, but it woulda been what I deserved. Everything I did before in the past might have not been right but it just happened to go down how it went down. I don’t want that to happen, but it woudn’t be surprising being that’s the life I live.”
Murda has two Green Lantern mix tapes out, 2 Hard for Hip Hop and Respect the Shooter. His 2008 Roc-A-Fella release is almost complete and will feature Jay-Z and Nicole Ray on the mic with production by Green Lantern, Toonheads, Roc Wilder, The Winnerz Circle’s Steve O, Stylez and Bryan Stanley of Team B Music.