American rapper Grip has released his first single of the year 2022 titled, “Emo Srick.”
Grip has been called Atlanta’s Next Great Storyteller, and the name couldn’t be more fitting. GRIP has consistently carved a niche for himself within Hip-Hop, starting with his breakout project Porch in 2017, where the East Atlanta native first planted the seed of being known for unclassifiable game-changing music.
In 2019, GRIP released Snubnose, a project that changed it all, as his knack for creating concept projects was taken to the next level. His music reached the ears of none other than Eminem, who added the upstart to his Shady Records roster.
Grip released his third studio album “I Died for This!?”. The album was released on August 27, 2021, through Stray Society, Shady Records and Interscope Records.
I Died For This!? is an idyllic introduction to those just learning about GRIP and a reminder for existing fans that the musician doesn’t fit a cookie cutter sound and that’s just the way he likes it.
HotNewHipHop’s Joshua Robinson called I Died for This!? “a top-tier rap album” and “undoubtedly an album that only a seasoned and skillful rapper could put together”.
Beats Per Minute’s Chase McMullen said that “as his first major statement, [the album] couldn’t imply more promise.”
Pitchfork’s Dylan Green called the album “a gritty showcase for [Grip’s] creativity and versatility, even if it only works in fits and starts”, and said that his “versatility and hunger helps Grip fit right into the label that signed Griselda and Westside Boogie.”