Keith Murphy

For over two decades, Chicago-born journalist, author, editor and content creator Keith “Murph” Murphy has sparred with the likes of a brazen hip hop demigod (Jay Z); Hollywood royalty (Leonardo DiCaprio); an Oscar-winning maverick director (Spike Lee); boxing’s most feared pugilist (Mike Tyson); a towering civil rights icon (Jesse Jackson);the most influential R&B diva of the modern age (Mary J. Blige); and hip-hop’s newest queen (Megan Thee Stallion). Mr. Murphy’s work has appeared in such respected publications and online sites as VIBE, Esquire, The New York Post, ESPN’s The Undefeated, OZY, and Essence. Mr. Murphy has most notably documented the work and life & times of Prince Rogers Nelson. His features on the late Minnesota music giant includes the definitive piece on the making of Prince’s last studio recording HitnRun Phase Two and the much talked about Prince vs. Michael Jackson Oral History (VIBE) as well as various interviews and stories featuring friends, contemporaries, and ex band members in the Prince world.