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FREDRO STARR Devours KEITH MURRAY In Diabolical Rap Battle! A Fight Nearly Ensues! (VIDEO) via @lisafordblog



In the gently structured event (hosted by Loaded Lux and Murda Mook), Fredro Starr (flanked in the ring by Sticky Fingaz) called out Keith Murray as a “dust head,” alluding to a possible drug addiction. The Queens, New York veteran MC/actor attacked his opponent with criticism about his financial status, mentor Erick Sermon saving his career, and getting bodied by Foxy Brown on “I Shot Ya.” In later verses, Starr called the Def Squad MC a liar, brought to light his historic physical altercations, including one with Tupac Shakur, and urged the rapper’s sales had reached a crawl. Along the way, the ONYX vet got deliberately in Murray’s face with a series of fast-moving hand gestures, and reworked Murray’s breakthrough 1994 hit, “The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World.”

On Murray’s side, the Central Islip, New York native made a series of jabs about having sexual relations with Fredro Starr’s (whom he called “Freddie”) spouse. Murray rhymed that ONYX’s realest member, Sonny Seeza, had left the group. Murray mentioned ONYX letting down Jam Master Jay, who helped bring the group to Def Jam through his imprint. Additionally, Murray—who repeated numerous bars for emphasis—made light of Starr’s longtime role on Brandy’s “Moesha” show. At the 12:30 mark, the two MCs bumped into each other for the first. After Murray reworked the chorus to “Slam,” Keith made a Tiny Lister, Jr. reference about Fredro getting chased. Read more at AmbrosiaForHeads