Grieves

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Grieves
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Grieves performing at SXSW in 2014.
Background information
Birth name Benjamin Laub[1]
Born (1984-02-23) February 23, 1984 (age 30)[citation needed]
Chicago, Illinois[2]
Origin Seattle, Washington[3]
Genres Hip hop, Northwest hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
Years active 2007–present
Labels Black Clover Records, Rhymesayers Entertainment
Associated acts Budo, Prof, Type, Macklemore[4]
Website www.grievesmusic.com

Benjamin Laub, better known by his stage name Grieves, is an American hip hop artist based in Seattle, Washington.[3] Born in Chicago, Illinois,[2] he lived in Colorado, San Diego, and New York.[5] He is signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment.[6]

Career[edit]

Grieves released his first album, Irreversible, independently in 2007.[7] In 2008, Grieves teamed up with multi-instrumentalist and producer Budo, with whom he would release his next two albums: 88 Keys & Counting in 2008,[8] and Together/Apart in 2011.[9] Together/Apart debuted at #112 in the Top 200 Album Sales, marking his first appearance in the Top 200.[10] Grieves, along with Budo, performed at South by Southwest 2011[11] and also at Warped Tour 2011.[12] His music has also been featured in Real Detroit Weekly,[13] Seattle Weekly,[14] and The Washington Post.[15] His fourth album, Winter & the Wolves, was released on March 25, 2014.[16] It peaked at number 57 on the Billboard 200.[17]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • The Falling Off Your Shoes (2009) (with Budo and Macklemore)

EPs[edit]

  • Every Hell Has Its Springtime (2005)
  • My Girlfriend Beats Me EP (2008) (with Type, as Illegitimate Children)
  • The Confessions of Mr. Modest (2010)
  • A Tribute to Felt 3 (2010) (with Budo)

Singles[edit]

  • "Unedible" (2007)
  • "Lightspeed" (2011)
  • "Bloody Poetry" (2011)
  • "On the Rocks" (2011)
  • "Shreds" (2014)
  • "Serpents" (2014)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Type - "Walkin' My Path" from Mustache Immaculate (2007)
  • Type - "Days Like This" and "Hypeman" from Well Known Secrets (2007)
  • Kublakai - "Torn Down Torch" from The Basics (2008)
  • The Let Go - "Searching For" from Tomorrow Handles That (2008)
  • Unknown Prophets - "Hate Face" from Le System D (2009)
  • Mac Lethal - "Hold Me Down" and "Fuck Mac Lethal" from Crown Prime Rib Mixtape (2009)
  • CunninLynguists - "Close Your Eyes" from Strange Journey Volume Two (2009)
  • Engineers in Your Ear - "Honest Microphone" from Till the Clouds Run Dry (2010)
  • MC Lars - "#busbros" from Indie Rocket Science (2011)
  • Eligh & AmpLive - "Beautiful Addiction" from Therapy at 3 (2011)
  • Big Chocolate - "Hilion" from Hilion (2011)
  • Transit - "Settled Smoke" from "Stale" (2012)
  • Griff J - "To Each Their Own" from After the Starting Gun (2013)
  • Horrorshow - "On the One Hand" from King Amongst Many (2013)
  • The MC Type - "Meat Beater" from A Good Tattoo (2013)
  • Soulcrate - "Shot in the Dark" from Welcome Back from Wherever You've Been (2013)
  • CunninLynguists - "Drunk Dial" from Strange Journey Volume Three (2014)
  • Fearce Vill - "Let It Be (Remix)" (2014)

Productions[edit]

  • Type - "Days Like This", "Everybody Says", "Hypeman", and "She Was an Escort" from Well Known Secrets (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nathanson, Rebecca (July 25, 2011). "Grieves' Crazy Little Rollercoaster". CMJ. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  2. ^ a b Mizell, Larry (February 1, 2010). "Band Grieves Signs To Rhymesayers". The Stranger. 
  3. ^ a b Paine, Jack (August 19, 2013). "Grieves Announces "Back On My Grizzly Tour" Dates". HipHopDX. 
  4. ^ "Grieves". Rhymesayers Entertainment. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ Vasquez, Andres (May 31, 2010). "Underground Report: Sage Francis & Grieves". HipHopDX. 
  6. ^ Freed, Nick (June 27, 2011). "Album Review: Grieves – Together/Apart". Consequence of Sound. 
  7. ^ "Irreversible - Grieves | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  8. ^ "Grieves "88 Keys & Counting" CD + MP3 | Fifth Element". Fifthelementonline.com. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  9. ^ David Jeffries (2011-06-21). "Together/Apart - Grieves | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  10. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2011-06-29). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/26/2011". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  11. ^ "Alternative Press". Altpress.com. 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  12. ^ [1][dead link]
  13. ^ Groh, Treasure (June 28, 2011). "Grieves". Real Detroit Weekly. 
  14. ^ [2][dead link]
  15. ^ Stewart, Allison (2011-05-03). "Singles file: Calvin Harris f. Kelis, Eminem and Royce Da 5’9 - Click Track". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  16. ^ Tardio, Andres (February 6, 2014). "Grieves "Winter & The Wolves" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHopDX. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Grieves - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 

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