Murph Watkins, Chicago’s next big thing? I first came across Murph Watkins about a year ago being featured on a song alongside fellow Chicago rappers Wheatie and The Boy Illinois. After hearing his verse I immediately heard similarities Curren$y, laid back flow but lyrics that not only stuck out but stuck with you. After staying up on his music, the past couple months I’ve been seeing what looks like the ground work being laid for Murph to start building his success. After releasing a dope EP titled The Plague, getting consistent support from the blogs, some solid visuals, and most recently releasing a new track that wasn’t featured on The Plague Murph is on the brink of being next in Chicago. If you’re unfamiliar with Murph Watkins here are some of his own words introducing himself.
"Rap music is entertainment, and an art form that takes serious skill to be considered great... I believe I have serious skill so there were no other options."
Where are you from?
I'm from Chicago, Southside, 79th... Just recently moved from the Hundreds...
How long have you been rapping?
Since I was 11.... So 11 years now lol
Who are your musical influences?
Nas, Jay-Z, and Eminem... Pretty cliché but those 3 are geniuses in their own right.
What’s next for Murph Watkins?
I plan on dropping a few projects in 2013 as well as some CRAZY DOPE ASS VISUALS...
Gowhere's new motto is "Gowhere You Love", which is basically people doing whatever it is that they love to do. So it would be safe to say that for you that would be rap, so what is it about rap that you love so much to make you want to make a career and life out of it?
Rap music is entertainment, and an art form that takes serious skill to be considered great... I believe I have serious skill so there were no other options. I'm going where I'd love to be... Which is to the top of the billboard charts (while keeping it pure).
Make sure to check out some of Murph’s newest releases: