Keith Murray Kills This Freestyle Over A Classic Cypress Hill Instrumental (Audio)
Keith Murray seems to be up to something. The Def Squad MC has released a few freestyles in 2018. With DJ Gumba beside him, Keith did a rendition of Eric B. & Rakim’s “I Ain’t No Joke.” After tackling one of Hip-Hop’s most beloved 1980s records, Murray and Gumba go to an early ’90s scorcher, Cypress Hill’s “How I Could Just Kill A Man.”
Over one of DJ Muggs’ greatest beats, Keith tries his hand at the Soul Assassins’ style. He rocks the “Spanglish” vocal approach well, and gives multiple shout outs to Muggs, B-Real, and Sen Dog. The Central Islip, New York MC sounds spirited in the cover, in the love of the art.
One of Keith’s greatest hits was the Def Squad cover of “Rapper’s Delight.” The In The Beginning There Was Rap compilation single also included Cypress’ cover of Boogie Down Productions’ “I’m Still #1.” Def Squad and Cypress had a long brotherhood that lasts to this day, including last year’s “Mount Kushmore.”
Yesterday (January 23), Erick Sermon announced his upcoming album Go, with a single featuring Method Man, Craig Mack, and Mr. Cheeks.
#BonusBeat: The Wake Up Show recently uploaded this 1996 footage of Keith and Redman performing at Sway & King Tech’s show’s sixth anniversary concert: