Keith Omar Murray (born May 29, 1974) is an American rapper from Long Island, New York. Murray grew up on Carleton Ave. in Central Islip, which is located on the South Shore of Long Island in Suffolk County. Murray was a known member of a local rap collective in Long Island called Legion of Doom (L.O.D.) which included fellow rappers 50 Grand, Ron Jay, and Kel-Vicious. Murray is more famously known for being a member of the Hip Hop trio the Def Squad, which includes fellow rappers Redman and fellow Long Island native Erick Sermon, previously the co-founder of the legendary Hip-Hop group EPMD (from neighboring town Brentwood).
Murray debuted his spaced out, complex, multi-syllable rhyming style on Erick Sermon’s ruggedly produced song ‘Hostile’ off his first solo album ‘No Pressure’ which was released in 1993, and was Sermon’s first project since splitting with former rhyming partner Parrish Smith. In 1994, Jive Records released Murray’s debut single, The Most Beautifullest Thing in This Worldwhich was quickly followed up by his debut album of the same name, released to both critical acclaim and commercial success. Along with his solo work, Murray is known for his association with the Def Squad, with whom he released an album, El Niño in 1998.