Keith Murray / Beatnuts
Tappen Park, Staten Island
Keith Murray is an iconic rapper, entertainer, actor, and member of the legendary rap trio Def Squad, with Redman and Erick Sermon. A New York native, his debut album, The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World, reached #34 on the Billboard 200 chart and #5 on U.S. R&B Albums, with sales exceeding 500,000 copies, granting it an elusive gold certification. With a reputation as one of the most creative lyricists in the business, Murray temporarily stepped off the stage and in front of a camera to wow the film industry in the independent production Stage Fright, to be released in 2012.
Originating from Queens, JuJu and Psycho Les form the world famous hip-hop group and production duo, the Beatnuts. After over two decades of knocking out hits like their single “Watch Out Now,” the Latin superstars continue to rock the music world in collaborations with artists such as Method Man and Fat Man Scoop. Their lyricism features a light and humorous touch that contrasts with their high levels of musical innovation and cultural insight. Displaying some of the most accomplished productions in hip-hop, the Beatnuts’ intricately designed music invigorates all audiences through their signature Latin influence, bionic beats, and gritty word play.