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.

Past Adventures

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

155 thoughts on “About

  1. bcharmelin says:

    “I’m not a blogger I just write alot” I really liked that. Just thought I’d let you know.

  2. sarahjaneprosetry says:

    Hey! Do you know of any poetry nights in Miami? I’m searching

    • egrizzly305 says:

      There’s a bunch actually. The best in my eyes are Stone Groove at the Vagabond on Tuesday, Words and Wine which I just realized isn’t going on right now which sucks. You can google it and see the next one. It’s really good. Churchills on Monday is good and the Literary Cafe always does open mics. All very good.

  3. Wow!
    Quite an adventurous life you lead.

  4. if life isn’t about livin’ n learnin’ then what is about? sounds like you certainly have had your share of adventures too…thanks for following

  5. freddyflow says:

    Wow, Mr. Grizz–you have quite the bio going. I’m honored you’ve followed my lil’ ol’ blog. Oh, and feel free to steal my lyrics any time…

  6. freddyflow says:

    PS Great theme! Chunk is excellent (although it doesn’t have a sidebar)…

  7. Ganesh says:

    Nice! Thanks for following my blog. :)

  8. Sandy Sue says:

    Erik, thank you so much for visiting my site and deciding to follow along. Continued luck and success with your music.

  9. wow, i like your writing and appreciate your big spirit. thanks for visiting and following me. will look forward also to checking out your music. cheers!

  10. All the best to you, when you believe it and work hard for it and have the talent: you are in, no matter if it’s only you and me who nows that. But it’s not the case, you’re taking your long way just in front of you, focused. Respect for so much devotion and heart.

  11. annewhitaker says:

    Hi there! Thanks for signing up to my blog. Anne

  12. Tim Birchard says:

    Dude! You don’t fool around! I’m bowing long and low.
    Peace, Tim

  13. skipmars says:

    So what do you do in your spare time? Good luck in your career(s). I think I’m a few years older than you and am not familiar with all of the names in your background. I still remember Howdy Doody and Leave It To Beaver! Black and white TV that ended at midnight with the Marine Band playing Star Spangled Banner. That being the case, thanks for visiting my blog and reading “The Party.”

  14. msneed91 says:

    Sheesh so many accomplishments…how inspiring!…

  15. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog!

  16. Thanks for signing up for my blog. Look forward to seeinig more of yours. cheers.

  17. Thanks Eric for visiting and following me. will look forward reading your stuff. Take care.

  18. One thing is for sure from these bullet points constituting a bio: You’ve kept moving forward throughout your life/career. Not everyone has that talent, too many get moored in the past. Good on ya, my friend.

  19. audrina1759 says:

    Happy 4 u.Keep up the good work.

  20. I am not worthy I am not worthy

  21. Ms. Nine says:

    Thanks for the follow. Good stuff here.

  22. ICAtransparencies says:

    hey! thanks for following my blog, you are right! I am not a blogger, I just like to write. Haha! :)

  23. nightlake says:

    Thank you very much for choosing to follow my blog. Good luck with your blog:)

  24. dlkoch says:

    like your blog a lot, I’ll be checking in again. thanks for checking out my feeble attempts at poetry.

  25. Hah, great history of past deals. I totally read “HELLDOESNOTEXISTASWEKNOWITBIZZAROMIXVOL0″ as “Hell does no Texas … wait what?” PS, thanks for the follow.

  26. Lamberta says:

    Wow! I’m glad to have found your site and now know someone extremely accomplished in the music industry. Can’t wait to hear your music and keep reading about your “grizzly adventures.” :) Hope I can be as accomplished in the writing/social media industry as you are in the music world. Keep on keeping on. Thanks for following by the way.

  27. Great list of achievements. Thanks for the follow. :) Sam

  28. Unsungpoet says:

    Wow so very interesting…and I LOVE your self-description on your header!

  29. Karmic Diva says:

    Thanks for following me. ’I’m finally on Facebook, the demon of social media. I’m sitting alone here in my tiny dark corner of Facebook waiting for your visit. Please come and see my new Facebook page and for heaven sakes…Like me!!

  30. Andrew Brobyn says:

    Thanks for the follow, check out my older work, it’s much more inspired.

  31. Onleilove says:

    Thanks for the follow. I look forward to hearing your mixtape!

  32. Thanks for the follow – hope you enjoy! Spread the word… ;-)

  33. kerilady says:

    Reading this about-page made me feel inefficient, but that’s OK, I guess. :) Thanks a lot for following me!

    • egrizzly305 says:

      My actions have nothing to do with your world. Your world is sufficient for you. My world is sufficient for me. Your world is great in it’s own way. Never forget that.

  34. Michelle says:

    Hey there! Thanks a bunch for following my blog. I hope you enjoy what you read in posts to come :)

    Also, looks like you’re doing quite a bit. Ambition is awesome. Good luck with all you’re doing and thanks for sharing it with the rest of the world!

  35. E.G. You’ve got some incredible stuff here– wish I’d known you when I lived in the 305– keep it alive, man, I’m following. ~ peace, Jason

  36. Thank you for following my blog. You are a man of many high quality talents … I love the work you have on display and I am going to enjoy following your adventures.

  37. Great blog!! I will be checking back here often. :) Congrats on everything!!! You deserve it.
    Thanks for checking out my blog, by the way.

  38. wordcoaster says:

    Thanks for following–and kudos for breaking into the music biz. How’d you do it? Were you “discovered”?

  39. That’s what I like to see — active creativity all around!! Congratulation on all of your accomplishments, and keep truckin’ !!

  40. bwhartwork says:

    Very impressed with your achievements you are very talented and thanks for following!

  41. I know we have just met and I am thinking you lovely in All your Experience, Strength and Hope.
    Here’s to You my friend!
    I am nominating you for “Lovely Blogger Award” http://emotionalmommie.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/someone-thought-of-me-my-first-award/

  42. Thanks for following my blog! Very impressed with yours! If ever in need of an Interior Designer, I’m your girl! LOL

  43. fionntáin says:

    Hi thanks for following my blog. Heres to good vibrations. Cheers

  44. Kim says:

    Hi Erik…..thanks for visiting “Unwalled” and deciding to follow; I am truly honored…….based on your listed achievements you seem full of talent and full of energy, use them well and all the set with your blog………blessings to you!……..KIm

  45. you hav a fascinating bio grizzly. I syopped by to thank you for choosing to follow my blog Barefoot Baroness. And I found a grizzly Bear. Delightful!!’

  46. pondelinp says:

    Hi Erik, You are my first follow-up. and i like your site. Cheers :D

  47. jule says:

    Thanks for following one of my blogs, spontaneousvegetation.wordpress.com. Good luck with your blog.

  48. Glennie Bee says:

    Wow! Fabulous! Thanks for following – more than happy to return the compliment!

  49. mbfitzmahan says:

    Thank you for following me on my blog. I don’t know much about hip hop, but I am interesting in learning. I look forward to learning from you.

    In a past life I was an attorney, so I empathize with your problems with your copyright case. When I practiced law, my goal was to keep my clients out of court. I hope you have an experienced and compassionate attorney.

    Are you interested in Japan? I hope you enjoy my blog. I enjoy a good conversation.

  50. inkspeare says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I wish you much success in your artistic endeavors and many blessings.

  51. petrel41 says:

    Hi, thanks for subscribing to my blog! Welcome :)

  52. pstpierre says:

    Erik, You are a talented guy.Record artist and all.

    Love the grizzly art and the name.

    thanks for following my blog.

  53. Some seriously strange and cool stuff here.
    Will be back to absorb more.
    Thanks for following.

  54. Are you not exhausted yet? ;-)

    Fabulous “about” and intresring bio- love that “nothing seems to slow a grizzly down”
    looks to be true.

    You keep on keeping.. and while at it keep on rocking this world. Its a great blog, much to soak up. Obviously a browse through is not suffiicient.

    • egrizzly305 says:

      I hibernate and make a bunch of art during the winter. haha It helps me keep my sanity. Thank you for this by the way. Love to see personality in words. Will be checking you out as well.

  55. Thank you for the Follow! I look forward to exploring you more ;)

  56. Griz, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Reads like you’re living your adventure complete with whip and stetson. Suspect we’ll meet somewhere along the trail. Meanwhile — Go for it all, amigo, and good hunting to you!

  57. Hey Griz, thanks for following ritaLOVEStoWRITE. Keep blogging. Cheers, Rita

  58. boomiebol says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the follow

  59. Hey Grizzly. Thanks for your visit! It’s great to meet you and read your story! I look forward to reading about what comes next.

  60. Thanx for the follow! Interesting bio

  61. Thanks for the follow buddy! Much appreciated.

    Alana :)

  62. AlisonNicola says:

    Awesome art, awesome blog, and awesome about section. I can’t wait to see more of your stuff!

  63. Julia Kovach says:

    Hey Grizz, nice job on the post and spectacular job on all you’ve accomplished! Way to keep on keeping on! Looking forward to watching you soar, man! xoJulia

  64. pierrmorgan says:

    I’d say you’re a top rate blogger. I wouldn’t have known you are on the planet. Thanks for the visit & follow. Keep on lighting the world. Cheers!

  65. miso808 says:

    I enjoyed the read and listen, big mahalo… keep writing, not blogging…

  66. Richard William Posner says:

    Need the option to follow by email so I get notified whenever a new post goes up. I never look at the “reader”.

  67. Job Conger says:

    I am knocked OVER by your packaging, art, poetry music and videos. Laughed out loud at the Mentos and Coke show! You are more than an artist; you are a BRAND! BRAVO!

  68. That’s quite a list of accomplishments. …and obviously you are only just beginning; best wishes to you on your journey.
    Thanks for the follow on my blog.

  69. tsizzles says:

    Hi Erik, I know it’s late but I nominated you for the “Blog Of The Year” award. Check it out:

  70. keithfitton says:

    Thanks for dropping by on my meanderings. S’much appreciated!

  71. Love the lyrics! Thanks for the follow!

  72. Thank you for following my blog, ConniesRandomThoughts. Glad you liked it.

  73. Just wanted to leave a huge thank you for following “Think!”! If there’s ever anything you’d like me to cover on there just let me know.
    Thanks again!

  74. Melanie says:

    Thank you very much for the follow. I’m relatively new at this blogging thing, and probably too old for much adventure, but I’m giving it a shot. Hope to see you around.

  75. jannatwrites says:

    You’ve got a long list of accomplishments. I like how you end it with “The future – Looking forward to it” – that’s perfect!

  76. AishDos says:

    Hi Griz, thanks for following my blog. Keep sharing your creative passion. It can often be contagious. Like one flame to the wick of another.

  77. inkomazi says:

    Hi Griz, thank you for the follow!

  78. arihoma says:

    Hiya! Wanted to say thanks for following my photo blog! Glad you like it ^^

  79. man, that’s quite a tagline! hilarious.

  80. Ama says:

    Thanks for the follow…for the love of poetry!! You are busy….good busy.

  81. togetherone says:

    That’s for the visit and connecting via the art world!

  82. penfrea says:

    Thanks for the ‘like.’ Wow, you have some amazing interests and talents!

  83. Thank you very much for following my blog! Take care!

  84. Thanks for the follow. I’ve been enjoying your work. Great stuff.

  85. Art by Hebe says:

    Great adventures! Thanks for the follow

  86. Thanks for the follow. I look forward to more of your stuff.

  87. Lots of creativity here! Thank you so much for for subscribing to my blog.

  88. surfillinois says:

    Thanks for the add – TOTALLY appreciate your commitment to make art everything, and everywhere. The true explorers of the day are the artists, and the maps are their art.

  89. Melanee says:

    Thanks for following my blog. Look forward to checking out your many accomplishments. You inspire me to work a little harder for what I want.

  90. doodlinggal says:

    Hello and thank you for following my blog! It sounds like you have a truly satisfying life!

  91. Jessica says:

    Impressive resume! You sound like a busy guy. Awesome!

  92. HI – Thanks for following my blog. Philly is a great town, a friend of mine just opened a gallery in Germantown – Imperfect Gallery – art music poetry – I don’t know if you are near there but if you are – check it out. Can’t wait to check out your Think! brand……..

    • egrizzly305 says:

      I can make it out to Germantown. Will google it and pop up over there.. art/music/poetry galleries are usually my favorite.. Thank you for sharing that nugget of info..

  93. Griz, cheers for following my blog. As someone just starting out in the world of blogging I feel privileged to have someone with your track record reading my work and checking out my photos. I hope you enjoy my future works. I now look forward to hearing more of yours. Have an awesome day. Paul

  94. Thanks for your follow. Your positive attitude is great

  95. Thank you for the follow. Most appreciated.

  96. Thanks for the like and the follow!

  97. mrsjacoby19 says:

    Wowsaars(In My Mr Go Go Gadget Voice) Lol
    I don’t know where to begin!!! I’m humbled and honored that you are following my blog!! You are very accomplished. It’s so remarkable! It makes me inspired just reading your bio! May God continue to open up New Opportunities for you! God Bless You Erik!!

  98. SanGia says:

    Thank you so much for following our blog!
    Have a great day,

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