Grap Luva

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Grap Luva
Birth name Gregory Phillips
Also known as The Younger Soul Brother
Born (1971-09-11) September 11, 1971 (age 44)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Origin Mount Vernon, New York,
United States
Genres East Coast hip hop, jazz rap
Occupation(s) Music producer, rapper, Dancer
Instruments sampler, SP-1200
Years active 1991–present
Labels Elektra
Associated acts CL Smooth, INI, Heavy D, J Dilla, Pete Rock, Marley Marl, The Sound Providers

Gregory Phillips (born September 11, 1971[1]) better known by his stage name Grap Luva is a hip-hop producer and rapper[2] primarily active during the 1990s as a member of the group INI (composed of him, Rob-O, Rass, Marco Polo and his older brother, Pete Rock—who is himself one of the most influential producers in hip-hop history.) His first appearance was as a guest on the track "The Basement", included on Mecca and the Soul Brother (1992), the first album released by Pete Rock and his creative partner CL Smooth. Grap Luva is noted for being among the star-studded lineup of producers involved with The Best Part, the debut LP by the rapper J-Live. He has been largely silent in the 2000s; his activity has been limited to sporadic guest appearances on albums by Grooveman Spot, Marley Marl, Kev Brown and the Nextmen. He currently resides in Washington, DC.


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  2. ^ "Grap Luva -"Work It Out"". 1WORLDHIPHOP.COM. 19 September 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 

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