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Grip Grand is “a West Coast underground rapper/producer with a self-deprecating sense of humor” (AllMusic). With multiple releases on labels like Bomb Hip-Hop, Look Records, and Fifth Element (in-house label of the Rhymesayers retail store), his music has been featured everywhere from XXL to XLR8R; from EgoTrip to Forbes.

Grip has worked with some of hip-hop’s finest, including A.G. of D.I.T.C.; fast-rap ruler Percee P; and Detroit legend Phat Kat. He’s had records out on international imprints with artists from Ireland to Japan. But he likes to think that his best collab was the time he rapped over a Madlib beat and then Madlib sampled him rapping over that Madlib beat. Because, really, how often does that happen?