Keith Murray Recalls Tupac Approaching Him Over "I Shot Ya"

Keith Murray details physical altercations with Prodigy and Dame Dash.

According to Long Island, New York rapper Keith Murray, his appearance on LL Cool J’s 1995 record, “Who Shot Ya,” nearly resulted in a feud with the late Tupac Shakur. The song was released months after Tupac was shot at Quad Recording Studios in Manhattan and Murray says the song sparked suspicion in Tupac who questioned him about the subject of the song.

Murray revealed that he was initially approached by a friend of Tupac’s at the House Of Blues and then Tupac himself about “I Shot Ya.” He told the rapper the song wasn’t about him and added that the two were able to make amends soon after.

“We did the song ‘I Shot Ya,’” Keith Murray said during an appearance on The Breakfast Club. “So, around that time I was hanging out with Biggie a lot. And Cease and them. And we went to the House Of Blues. I seen Tupac…I seen him, peace, at the House Of Blues. We was walking around. Then one of his homeboys came up to me like ‘Yo, my homeboy wanna know if you was talking about him in a song.’ I’m like ‘Who you talking about?’ It was Pac. I said ‘I just seen Tupac. He didn’t say anything to me.’ Rest in peace to Tupac. I love and respect Tupac to death. I’m not talking bad about Tupac or nothing like that. It’s just an incident. So, he came up. Walked up and he was like ‘Nah, I just wanted to know because we had—I got shot five times. You know what I’m saying? In New York, so I thought niggas was talking about me’…I can understand why he did that…We was squaring off. Everybody had knives on ‘em. But we diffused it and it was peace after that.”

Although Murray never found himself in a physical altercation with Tupac over “I Shot Ya,” he did recall getting into fights with both Dame Dash and Prodigy of Mobb Deep.

In regards to his fight with Prodigy, which he labeled “a misunderstanding,” the rapper says he felt a particular line on a record from Mobb Deep was aimed at him. And when he came across Prodigy at a club he engaged in a physical altercation with the Queens emcee.

“Yeah, [I] got into it,” he said. “I popped his head off, pause. It was a misunderstanding. They said something on a record. Like ‘Yo, I’mma start punching rappers in the face. Talking about weed and this and that’…It was a discrepancy, but I seen ‘em one day at—No before that. And Havoc was like ‘Yo, nah. We ain’t talking about you. We can go to Hot 97 and clear it up.’ I was like ‘Nah, it’s cool.’ But then Prodigy was the one [who] kept talking. So, then when I seen him at The Tunnel…We was outside. We was leaving. Went outside. We was on the corner. So, they happened to be outside. And then he was like ‘Yeah, it’s time. It’s time.’ We was looking. I was like ‘Time? Time?’ They start crossing the street. You know, I’m thinking it’s time to get busy. So, ‘Bing! Pow! Pow! Poom!’ He hit the ground. Jumped up. He started running. [We] started chasing him. ‘Come here!’ Then my cousins and them beat his mans and them up…I seen him. We peaced. I talked to him on the phone. Now we cool. Not cool as far as hang out, but we got over that.”

Murray added that during a separate altercation with Dame Dash, he may have been punched in the face by the rap entrepreneur. He revealed that following the punch, Dame was then allegedly hit in the face with a bottle by his friend, DJ 50 Grand.

“Oh, that’s a crazy story,” the rapper said. “So, we at The Tunnel again. Me and my boy, 50 Grand. We driving in the Lexus. We see two girls with ba-donk-a-donks. We like ‘Yo, yo.’ Boom! I hit a car. So, I get out the car…That car it was crashed up. Come to find out it was Biggs…So, we was at Sweet Waters with Maria Davis. Shout out to her…They asked me to perform the song. So, I went up there and performed ‘The Most Beautifullest.’ So, the deejay kept messing the record up…So, I didn’t know Dame Dash was in the house. I didn’t know he was associated with the deejay. So, I’m walking through and somebody punches me in the eye. I don’t know who did it. Somebody did it. Come to find out, me and 50 Grand was in there. ‘Bang, bang, bang!’ 50 Grand hits him in the eye with a bottle…He hit Dame Dash in the eye with a bottle.”

Keith Murray’s interview with The Breakfast Club can be found below.

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  • Bob

    Dame didn't hit him one of his people did.

  • Extremist

    Keith Murray sounds like he is definitely hiding something. Money No said "he knocked Keith Murray's man out" on Mobb Deep's song In The Long Run, then Keith Murray says the complete opposite here. Somebody is lying.

    • Slobby Bobby

      They're separate incidents. Their camps got into it more than once. Murray is talking about what happened at the Tunnel and they're talking about something else that happened between people from Mobb Deep's camp and Murray's. I've actually heard someone from Murray's camp talk about this and he didn't front like his boy came out on top. He admitted dude got washed.

  • Jay

    THIS ARTICLE HAS ONE HUGE TYPO IN THE BEGINNING: The LL Cool J song featuring Keith Murray is called "I SHOT YA" (remix) NOT "Who Shot Ya." "Who Shot Ya" was a song by The Notorious B.I.G., which Tupac also thought was a diss to him. The correct title is used in the title later in the article though.

  • Anonymous

    "You know, Im thinking its time to get busy. So, Bing! Pow! Pow! Poom!" Ok Batman. Let's stick to what actually happened.

  • Foldz

    prodigy claims that he took keith murray across the street in a alley way where it was dark and then police showed up and nothing happend,honestly dont believe anyone,both are pussys

  • Anonymous

    keith murray = NICE!

  • Boston hip hop fan

    "And then he was like Yeah, its time. Its time. We was looking. I was like Time? Time? They start crossing the street. You know, Im thinking its time to get busy. So, Bing! Pow! Pow! Poom! He hit the ground. Jumped up. He started running. [We] started chasing him. Come here! Then my cousins and them beat his mans and them upI seen him. We peaced. I talked to him on the phone. Now we cool. Not cool as far as hang out, but we got over that. LMAO goodbye whatever little street cred Prodigy had left

  • candy bar

    keith gonna destroy fredro he real lyrical fredro just gets hyped n shouts watch keith take him apart with punchlines

  • SP

    keith a real one he can admit to taking L's and handing them out rappers lying too much to save face these days if you really in the streets you gonna get fucked up in a fight at some point

  • Anonymous

  • Come on

    man does Prodigy get beat up by everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    isnt dj 50 grand not Biggie's old dj? And what about the Original who shot ya with biggie and keith? Oh and fuck you danielle harling you suck

  • 901DATSME

    Keith Murray is SICK

  • Anonymous

    "One Of The Millions Of Black Lives Destroyed By Diddy Recalls Tupac Approaching Him Over I Shot Ya" is a more appropriate tittle

    • Anonymous

      I propose to replace nigga with "one of the millions of black lives destroyed by P Diddy" and yes you say the whole thing every time

  • Anonymous

    Craig Mack ass nigga lol Breakfast Club should try to track down and do an interview with Black Rob now

  • Anonymous

    keith Murray still got that flow

  • Saijima Mishima

    Rappers are so fake,Narcissistic,and ignorant accept fro Jay-z,Nas,Kanye West,Camron,and Big L.Peace bitches

  • Anonymous

    Crackhead used to be somebondy once? Tupac used to be alive but he had to be 'real'-- really fucking stupid.

    • Sensaye Sixkiller

      And he's more valuable dead than you are alive. He's dead because he actually stood up for something. What the fuck have you ever done? Exactly. Nerd.


    Dumb spoiled black Americans always glorifying senseless violence,but would never last a second in Africa with this country attitude

  • randy

    Start working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do. =====================

  • DG

    Danielle.... "I Shot Ya" is a LL Cool J record "Who Shot Ya" is a Notorious BIG record

  • Anonymous

    "he may have been punched in the face by the rap entrepreneur" Well are you punch in the face by Dame or not Murray? Simply question! Oh and Prodigy that nigga is so weak, every nigga in the game has beaten his ass. that fuckin midget.

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