In all of my digging and Grammy Chasing, I always have to keep a grip on my roots as a reminder of what once made me so passionate about my craft. After a pretty interesting and uninspiring week, I had to dig up some of my old tapes. Erick Sermon had a single called “Hostile” which was the first time I learned of the phenomenal rap style of Keith Murray. Keith Murray to me is one of those guys who just had it all right from the jump. His name was dope, #1, KEITH MURRAY!!…Wow, no mistaking a dope government name like that. Not many rappers can pull that off. Just think, Rakim’s name is William Michael Griffin. Or how about Big Daddy Kane’s (Antonio Hardy). It’s just not the move for everyone.

#2, his voice was very unique, raspy, yet nasal, grimy with bit of a high pitch. #3, his unorthodox rhyme patterns with elaborate and sometimes made up vocab.
After “Hostile” he went on to give us the classic, “The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World,” inspired by a line from the previous record Hostile. Beyond the fact that dude was DOPE, what solidified his status in my book for being a Fly rapper, was this cat was STANDING on TOP of a Lexus. This was when Lexus was the top of the line for rappers to floss in. So, that move alone put Keith in the “Illest” category. Thanks Keith.


About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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