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Starrs & Murph

Providence, Rhode Island, United States | SELF

Providence, Rhode Island, United States | SELF
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"HipHop Weekly Magazine" - HipHop Weekly Magazine

"Point Magazine" - Point Magazine

"Starrs & Murph's "Loose Change" LP"

Starrs from NJ and Murph from CT are two rappers with a passion for music and with nuthin but loose change to start their take-over. This duo has performed for Little Brother but also for 50 Cent, The Lox and Joe Budden, which can be heard in their music where mainstream and underground harmonize perfectly. This is music for street dwellers, club goers and backpackers.

'P’s & Q’s' is an extremely soulful intro song and introduces us to the realness that these two rappers represent: 'never took a phony image of a thug or a killer, so the people don’t question or ask if I’m realla'. Starrs & Murph are who they are, two MC’s who wanna shine in what they do best: rappin. An example of their exquisite rappin skills is shown in the grimy 'Turn My Mic Up', where they drop incredible flows along with Culture. 'Get Involved' is nothing but roughness and proves the street attitude of this music. Even though, by telling a tale of withstanding hard work and surviving a rough life, this album has a particular non-stress factor that fills the listener with positive energy. 'Relax your mind and release your fear, catch the vibe, let it be so clear', they chant in the closing track 'Rock On'. Introspective is 'Cold World', about the rawness of everyday life ('hard times make it harder to stay sober') and the lovely Supreme One production 'I Tried To', with some chipmunk sampling and clean drums. 'Tell em Starrs to a Supreme track is like Kenny G to a sax', so we will.

'Feels Good', 'If UR Lonely' and 'The Crown' is where they transcend the underground and aim at a mainstream public. These are songs with a catchy hook in the chorus, a smooth beat and tease raps luring at the opposite sex. 'Loose Change' is perfectly balanced between two levels of music that rule today’s hip-hop scene. On top of that, it’s great writing and flawless production, stuffed with different moods goin from streetwise to soulful to party-like. This is definitely in our top-3 discoveries of the year!!!

(See this article @ the link below)
- Platform8470 HipHop Magizine


Albums: Loose Change LP - Released in 2005
"P's & Q's", "Feels Good",
"Showtime" Produced by Statik Selektah

Various Mixtape releases including the Acclaimed "Boxes For Sale Series"
Boxes For Sale Vol 1.
"Showtime" Produced by Statik Selektah
"Money Over Here" Produced by AraabMuzik
"Cold World Pt 2" ft Termanology - Prod. By Statik Selektah
"Marry You" ft. Naledge (Kidz In the Hall) Prod. By AraabMUZIK

Boxes For Sale Vol 2: The Lost Package
"Sunday Morning" Prod. By AraabMUZIK
"Higher (Runway) Prod. Scino/HeartStoppas
"DreamChasers" Prod. By A-Wrex

All have recieved,Commercial, College, satilite, internet radio airplay. Can be streamed at all of our sites (, FaceBook, MySpace, etc)



With the constant categorizing of a culture that should not be jarred, its hard for artist to represent themselves and be accepted and appreciated by both “mainstream” and “underground” audiences. Starrs & Murph do this naturally.

Only a few times in Hip Hop have we seen duo’s with this type of dynamic style and polished lyricism. Add the musicianship and ability to write and arrange R&B, Pop, and Dance records, and you’d have a hard time matching this combo’s skill set. Their impeccable chemistry garners them comparisons to other prominent groups like OutKast and RunDMC, but Starrs dispels them stating, “Those guys are Legends idolized by millions, and have accomplished so much. We haven’t done anything yet to warrant those comparisons. We want to carve our name in music as well, so hopefully it’ll hold merit one day.” The humility of the group would have you discredit the fact they’ve been featured in several publications, graced the pages of probably all of your favorite music blogs and websites, been Nominated for multiple Underground Music Awards (including Song of The Year and Winning the Best Rap Duo category), and of course sharing the stage with some of today’s most respected mainstream and underground stars.

What makes them so compelling to most of their fans, is both the honesty and the storytelling angles of their music. As Murph puts it, “Hip Hop is a culture, Rap music is a part of that culture but in the form of writing. A good writer understands that knowledge is sometimes best given in the form of a story or lesson. How many lessons are taught to us as kids thru fictional stories? Its all about how far you’re willing to take it and is the message important enough to create an ideal.” With that said, its understood why no topic seems forced for them. That security in what they believe affords them the comfort to touch any subject matter without feeling as if their supporters will stray. “It sounds cliché, but its really all about being true to yourself, which includes your strengths but also what some might consider your flaws, its all a part of who you are. And not everybody will identify, but most will”, said Starrs.

The passion they have for music and expanding the culture is evident. The talent they possess is heard with each recording. The “integrity meets style” dynamic is displayed by the way they write, dress, and live their lives. Its only a matter of time before Starrs & Murph is doing exactly what the comparisons force them to, carve their own names in this thing we call Music. Merits are on the way.