Early Life Uncle Murda, real name Leonard Grant, is a rapper from Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Cypress Hills Projects. He was called L.G. (for his initials) and then onto L-Murder by people who knew him. He received his name "Uncle Murda" from Murda & Uncle being added by the kids in his neighborhood projects to whom he would generously give money.  Musical Career Murda started to take rap seriously in 2006 and was heavy in the underground circuit of New York City.