To strike back at XXL's notion that Staten Island, also known as SHAOLIN, has produced the least amount of Hip-hop talent, Cane Murphy is hitting the studio with a freestyle song addressing exactly what he thinks hip-hop talent really is.
Online PR News – 22-June-2010 – – Staten Island, NY XXL Magazine has made sensational claims about New York’s Staten Island borough stating that "It's probably not surprising that New York City's least-populated borough has produced the least Hip-Hip talent." Staten Island rappers such as Jo-Jo Pelligrino was about to hit mainstream in 2000 when his record label shelved his debut album amidst financial woes. Megatron went on to work for Hot 97 and BET's "106 and ParK". Up and coming rapper Cane Murphy stated, "Before they make statements like that, I think they should take a tour of New York's HipHop Circuit and see all the talent that gets overlooked or redefine what the word “talent” means to them." ? ?
Cane Murphy, also known as REDRUM, has been one of the very few rappers representing Shaolin to make a name for himself in NY's HipHop Circuit. He has performed over 200 times at open mics, showcases, and battles throughout the five boroughs that have been hosted by some of New York's infamous hosts, including the infamous "Mental Supreme," "Chocolate Thai," "Ace of Spades," EOW and J Hatch.
When Cane Murphy (http://www.canemurphy.com) read the article by XXL Magazine he stated “ they stay sleeping on Staten island.” He continued on to say “a lot of people consider Staten Island to be "The Forgotten borough" because we don’t get a lot of press. It's easy for people to think that there is nothing going on here. Millions of HipHop fans listened to Wu-tangs first album that dropped in 1993. They portrayed what was going on in Staten Island back then "I'm representing the mayhem going on in Staten Island Now.
I got my own style. People can relate to me because I put my life into my rhymes. Picture the Fast like of "Chris Farley," living in the environment of "Basketball Diaries", rebelling like they did in "Style Wars" - and that will give you an idea of what you can expect off my debut album "The Side you Don't See," stated Cane Murphy.
After years of paying dues, being featured on mixtapes, magazines and surviving a tragic accident and reconstructive spine operation, Cane Murphy invested his life savings ($20,000) to record his debut album and video. Cane Murphy said "When Freddy at XXL's marketing deparment sent me the May issue of XXL Magazine, I took the statement about Staten Island personal. Especially since I had invested thousands of dollars to put my story in their magazine in the December, January and February issues."
“I've been trooping into the City since 2001 taking the bus to the ferry to trains into Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx to sign a list and then wait 5 hours to perform and pay between $10, all the way up to $250, to get on stage and rhyme for 5-10 minutes at open mics and showcases to get my name out there. That's what I've been doing for the last 9 years of my life! Stepping on stage along with hundreds, even thousands of hungry rappers and artists, all fighting to get that RECORD DEAL..
To strike back at XXL's notion that Staten Island, also known as SHAOLIN, has produced the least amount of Hip-hop talent, Cane Murphy is hitting the studio with a freestyle song addressing exactly what he thinks hip-hop talent really is. The freestyle is titled "Talent" and will be available for DJ's to download exclusively on http://www.canemurphy.com. To listen to songs off the Debut album or see video's, performances and exclusives from Cane Murphy. Log on to http://www.canemurphy.com