This was the last show I did in Miami when I opened up for Del The Funky Homosapian with my boy Michelangelo and The Cornerstoners. Photography by Tracey Ahrendt. Props to the Cornerstoners, Michelangelo, Del, Nastie, Eve, and PKG of course.
This was an impromptu show/battle/cookout in Orlando, FL. We basically set up some monitors, a drum set, and amps in the parking lot of Jusincredible Cutz and went hamburger. This was when I first started doing shows and sharing my music around the country so it’s cool to see. Not to sure why the video is just surfacing now but better late than never. Props to Jusincredible Cutz, Big Butta Beats, Alukard, Am I Am and everybody in Orlando who showed us love. Me and Am I am ended up sharing the battle winnings so it was a good night for us.
This addition of blog love goes out to imveryape.com for showing me some love on my track Shark Hunter Quint. It’s super appreciated man. Feel free to click away on their link above. They also got a hidden gem section for those sneaky tracks that get lost in the world wide web. Good stuff!
E. GRIZZLY – SHARK HUNTER QUINT
For Fans of: Lateef the Truthspeaker, Buck 65, MF Doom, Heems,
I’d like to welcome you to the Adventures of E. Grizzly, the entertaining website of one of the most raspy and rambunctious MCs out there. It is a mix of hilarious artwork (check out the painting) and youtube videos, but also live shows, songs, and lyrics from the gravelly-voiced, Miami-based rapper E. Grizzly (aka Eric). The highlight for me so far has been finding the indie-rock tinged track Shark Hunter Quint off his newest mixtape – The Nah Mixtape. As stated in Grizzly’s site, the album was produced by the drummer of the punk band 1994, and the influence made for a great marriage. Industrial drums and rock reverb get layered with whirling synth to created a My Bloody Valentine-esque wall of noise that sounds completely novel for a hip hop track. Grizzly’s weathered but energetic delivery adds sand to that storm as he belts out thoughtful and unique lyrics - “I’m about the new religion of free thinkin’, without the superstition”. And all the sounds blend together perfectly in the earworm of a chorus “I-I-I-I-I’m an American Guerrilla”. This is a stellar concoction of new ideas and solid rapping that has me saying, at least for today, IMVERYGUERRILLA.
Philadelphia is so dirty that it’s a work of art. It’s grunge background heaven. I would much rather have a cleaner Philly but you take the good with the bad. Big props to PKG of course. You can check them out at PKG215.com. You can check out 9th Element (the dude beside me) at 9thelement.com and you can check out photographer Jalil Simpson at wegonemakeit.blogspot.com. All good peoples.
This weeks love goes to Picknicka at todayssongis.wordpress.com.
They show love so I show love back. Check out their blog for good musica.
Today’s song is exceptionally no video because the quality on Soundcloud was much better. It’s from E. Grizzly, a MC and songwriter from Miami / USA. His Genre is Hip Hop or how he self call it nerd rap. I also added the YouTube-Version in the weekly playlist.