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Speakerbox Presents The Underground: March 2010

>> Tuesday, 2 March 2010

We are back again with the artist of the month..

For the month of March it will be Chicago native, Grieves. I couldn't decide whether or not to put him up as it seems that some people have heard of Grieves, and some others haven't. But then i thought, well if your one of the ones that hasn't then it's about time you did, and rest assured you will as he has recently just signed to one of the best labels for underground Hip-Hop and that's Rhymesayers. His first release on Rhymesayer's is the reissue of his sophomore album with Budo '88 Keys & Counting' is released today.

You'll love Grieves if you like the nerdy white boy emo rap aka Atmosphere....okay, not really...well yes really but to just bluntly put it like that would be a disservice to Grieves, who has got great skills on the mic. This album, Irreversible, is his first album which is a well put together CD and it possesses moments of absolute greatness. Check it out.

Artist: Grieves
Release Title: Irreversible
Date Of Release: 2007

Since his birth in Chicago, IL, Benjamin Laub (bka Grieves) enjoyed a diverse musical upbringing, exposed at an early age to the city’s local jazz and blues clubs by his father. After relocating to Fort Collins, CO and eventually Seattle at age 19, Grieves had broadened his array of musical influences to include punk rock and eventually became completely immersed in Hip Hop as an art form.

Following his debut album Irreversible in 2007, Grieves began collaborating with local Seattle-based producer Budo, a talented multi-instrumentalist that helped complete the organic-yet-intense sound of 15 melodic, sample-free tracks that became 88 Keys & Counting. Following rave reviews of the album’s mainly digital release, Grieves and Budo hit the road once again to set up shop in New York City, where they are currently at work on the follow-up to 88 Keys, due for a Fall release this year on Rhymesayers. Untethered to common restraints of the hip-hop genre, the combination of Grieves’ singing and rapping with the refreshing horn, guitar, and keyboard driven production by Budo presents Grieves strongest work to date”

01. Fly Away
02. Unedible
03. Bottom of the Bottle
04. He Won't Answer
05. I Ate Your Soul feat.P Smoov
06. Irreversible feat.Mr. Lif
07. *Skit*
08. Capitol Hills Girls (that look like Capitol Hills Boys) feat.P Smoov
09. Front Foot Planted feat.Symmetry, Type
10. Another Love feat.Helen Chance
11. Scar Gardens
12. Get Down
13. Half Empty
14. Rebecca
15. If Luck Was a Lady
16. The Room We Hide In feat.Mad Son, Kublakai
17. Lazt Kall feat.Type, Rik Rude, P Smoov
18. Heroin Music

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Anonymous,  8 March 2010 at 21:19  

You wouldn't happen to have The Confessions of Mr. Modest, would you?

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