Limited LP: Red & Black 'Dracula' Vinyl
guccihighwaters is the artistic persona of 21 year-old artist/producer Morgan Murphy.
Since his debut single in 2017, Murphy has exploded in the cloud rap community and his music has been streamed over 200 Million times. His new album, joke’s on you, is his debut for Epitaph Records and will be his first available on vinyl. guccihighwaters is the keystone to the label’s dedication to this sound that we feel is the future of alternative music.
Spending his formative years growing up in rural Ireland, Murphy was shy and when his family returned to their native New York, that shy 15 year-old turned to bedroom production and starting making his own beats. He began to indulge his musical vision by exploring community on the internet, finding a place to belong that he had not found prior.
As a singer, Murphy was a bit of an outsider to the Soundcloud rap world he’d begun to orbit. “I was grouped in because of the time and place and platform,” he says. His use of original piano with a classic touch and his angelic singing gave him an original voice within the scene’s crowded world. Even if he wanted to blend in, he didn’t know how. With jokes on you, he says, “Basically, my goal was to make it sound like me.” Some members of that community, like Powfu and nothing, nowhere, feature on the album, adding their voices to Murphy’s signature sound.
Tragedy / Hold Somebody (feat. Powfu & Sarcastic Sounds) / Rock Bottom (feat. nothing, nowhere.) / Highschool (Remix) (feat. Convolk) / Sometimes / True 2 Me / Straight Jacket / Lovesick (feat. Ellise) / Intentions / Catch-22 / Coming Down / Expectations / Won’t Let In (feat. Softheart & Laeland) / Rope / Novocaine (Bonus)