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"Hey you, come here! I'll smack the flava out your mouth."
—Keith Murray

Keith Murray is a featured fighters in the Def Jam Series and is playable in Def Jam Vendetta.


A Long Island, New York native, Keith Murray quickly rose to prominence in 1994 with the release of his debut single, The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World, which shot directly to the top of the charts. In 1995, he released his first album, titled after his hit single, which was certified gold and established Murray's prowess as a songwriter, rapper, and musician. A year later, he delivered his second album, Enigma, to critical acclaim. His charismatic presence and commanding delivery were further solidified on his third record, It's a Beautiful Thing, in 1998. Murray is also one of the founding members of the Def Squad, along with former EPMD member Erick Sermon and rapper/producer Redman. Their first record, El Niño, released in 1998, unleashed the raw street-wise power of this seminal rap group with such hit singles as "Full Cooperation," "The Game," and "Rhymin' Wit Biz." "The impact of Def Jam can be felt wherever you go, whether it's in a playground up in Harlem or in a club in downtown Tokyo," stated Murray. "Being part of such a precedent-setting music and lifestyle-making organization is a real privilege. What made me choose Def Jam over everyone else was that Lyor and his team believed in my vision as an artist, songwriter, and musician. Within Def Jam, there exists a sense of creative freedom that you simply don't find anywhere else. What more could any artist want?"

Role in Def Jam Vendetta[]

Keith Murray is the first opponent encounter during The Def Jam Tournament in Story Mode.


  • "What-what! Say something now punk ass!"




  • Keith Murray and DMX are the only characters and real life people on D-Mob's Crew, who did not appear in Def Jam Fight For NY or any other Def Jam game, since Def Jam Vendetta.
  • Keith Murray was dropped from Def Jam after being accused of choking two employees of Def Jam – although he said the confrontation was limited to words. This explains his absence in Def Jam Fight For NY.[1]
  • Keith Murray's front blazin' move is used by Suspect and his rear blazin' move is used by Meca, both in Def Jam Fight For NY.
  • Keith Murray's front blazin' move is named after his song from the album "He's Keith Murray."