My name is Erik. People call me Grizzly, E, E. Grizzly, G, Griz, Eriko, Jason, E. Monkey, E. Mono, etc. I’m an MC, poet, song writer, graphic designer, screen printer, promoter, painter, etc. I love every second of it.
February, 2006 – Signed a deal with the indie lable Puerto Roc Records in Miami, FL. They’re great peoples.
May, 2006 – Released my first EP “Hip hop is dead”. I got everything trademarked, copy written and then Nas came out with his version of Hip hop is dead in Dec. 2006. We went to court and Def Jam threw the book at us. Industry stuff.
November, 2006 – Won best Indie hip hop artist at the L.A. Music Awards in Hollywood, CA.
February, 2007 – Did a verse on MTV2 honoring MLK in New York, NY. They liked it so much they played it for the rest of Black History Month. That was pretty cool.
July, 2007 – Founded the band The Cornerstoners in Miami, FL with my brothers from another mother Lydian and Michelangelo.
October, 2007 – Founded A-Ha! Events. We have helped put together over 100 shows in S. Florida, Philly, and around the country.
January, 2008 – Released a compilation called “Indie Unplugged Miami” with good friends Raffa and Rainer, Alukard, The Cornerstoners, Nacho, and Fitzroy.
February, 2008 – Played a show at Mansion in Miami, FL with Alukard providing the booms and baps. Our first of many shows together.
June, 2008 – Put together an east coast tour with Alukard.
October, 2008 – Just ended up joining the band Alukard for a little while.
February, 2009 – Alukard gets a national sponsorship with Jagermeister.
June, 2009 – Me and the AlukarD boys go on the Jagermeister Tour with Pennywise, Pepper and The Expendables.
October, 2009 – Signed a deal with the indie label Labeless Records in Miami, FL to release the next two AlukarD albums.
February, 2010 – Released the first AlukarD album called “One Shot” at the Vagabond in Miami, FL.
August, 2010 – Went on a West Coast tour with AlukarD and Korpus Kounty. Played the Viper Room and got interviewed on the UPN San Diego morning news.
December, 2010 – Co-founded The Grey Area. A music venue/art gallery in the the art district of Miami, FL.
February, 2011 – Me and Alukard mutually decided to part ways.
May, 2011 – Began recording an EP with the band 1994!
June, 2011 Opened a retail printing/art shop with Travis Fields called Philly Kid Grafix in Philadelphia, PA.
August, 2011 Co founded a graphic design, branding company in New York, NY called IDS..
November, 2011 – Released HELLDOESNOTEXISTASWEKNOWITBIZZAROMIXVOL0 or a dedication to El-P for free download.
January, 2012 – Opened up for Man Man at Union Transfer with NAH which is the project started with Michael Kuhn of 1994!
July, 2012-Released the NAH Mixtape with Mike Kuhn of NAH and 1994!
February, 2013 – Released Think! Brand clothing, arts, and science projects in Philly. The brands main purpose is to promote intelligence.
The future – Looking forward to it