Mixing poetic thoughts wrapped in hip-hop form with the mentality of an old soul Mr. Murphey offers a unique style of musical maturity to urban reality.
Baltimore born and raised as an inner-city youth Murphey was always a listening observer but it was a close cousin already involved in music that influenced him the most. With someone there to help with direction Murphey found a way to release the thoughts and feelings that were forming as he listened to jazz reggae and blues.
“Give me some Bob Marley or some Billie Holiday” says Murphey. “The concepts of the songs take me to another world.”
With no formal education in music Murphey managed to train himself in song writing producing and audio engineering. Honing these self-taught skills like so many musical geniuses before him Murphey became a founding
student-leader of Unchained Talent an after school performing arts program formerly at Lake Clifton High School.
After gaining extensive experience performing in area clubs community events and school functions he realized his calling.
“To be cool is to be different. To be different is to be a rebel” reads the motto of Murphey’s entourage The Cooligans.
Murphey is currently recording his debut album with Stinkiface Music CEO and lead producer Morece.
“It’s a refreshing thing to hear a hip-hop artist of today reach back to the art form’s origins and apply it to his own music” says Morece. “I wish more hip-hop artists were bold enough to stay true to the genre’s s.”
Aspiring to infuse the musicianship back into hip-hop Mr. Murphey is on a mission to create good music.