Tha Grimm Teachaz

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Tha Grimm Teachaz
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres Underground hip hop
Years active 1991 (1991)–1993 (1993)
Labels Anticon, Chopped Herring Records, Legendary Entertainment, Breakfast Records
Associated acts Fresh Greg, Son Doobie, MC17
Members KDz
DJ Koufie

Tha Grimm Teachaz was a fictional American underground hip hop group.[1] It consisted of Serengeti's alter ego KDz (Kenny Dennis aka Killa Deacon), Hi-Fidel's alter ego PMDF (Prince Midnight Dark Force), and DJ Koufie.[2]


According to the band's lore, Tha Grimm Teachaz was signed to Jive Records in the early 1990s.[3] However, the trio got shelved shortly after an encounter with Shaq Fu at the Jive showcase in 1993,[4] leaving Da End Iz Near unreleased.[5]

In 2010, Kenny Dennis' little brother Tanya rediscovered two albums, There's a Situation on the Homefront and Da End Iz Near, while cleaning out his garage.[5]

There's a Situation on the Homefront, an album recorded in 1993, was released on Breakfast Records in 2010.[6] It features guest appearances from Son Doobie of Funkdoobiest, among others.[7]



  1. ^ Medina, Portia (September 22, 2011). "Q&A: Serengeti". ALARM Magazine. 
  2. ^ Weiss, Jeff (March 27, 2012). "Serengeti: Kenny Dennis EP". Pitchfork Media. 
  3. ^ Nelson, J.R. (April 12, 2012). "Gossip Wolf: The many moods of Serengeti". Chicago Reader. 
  4. ^ MacArthur, Cayley (February 27, 2012). "Watch: Serengeti – Shazam (Video)". URB. 
  5. ^ a b Galil, Leor (June 26, 2013). "The enduring appeal of Serengeti's alter ego, Kenny Dennis". Chicago Reader. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Tha Grimm Teachaz". Robert Christgau. 
  7. ^ Weiss, Jeff (December 19, 2011). "You Can Find This on the Internet: Overlooked Mixtapes". Pitchfork Media. 

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