E. Grizzly

E. Grizzly

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Erik Grizzly, the son of Puerto-Rican immigrants writes and performs music for those who miss the days of Hip-Hop’s golden age when the music reflected an artists’ passion for freedom of expression.

Biography

Erik Grizzly, a son of Puerto Rican immigrants writes and performs music for those who miss the days of Hip-Hop’s golden age when the music reflected an artists’ passion for freedom of expression.

His being a native of Pennsylvania, U.S.A, living in Miami, Florida since 2003, along with being of Hispanic descent lends to the diversity of E. Grizzly’s music and lyricism.

Writing and performing professionally since the age of 14 has allowed him to develop a repertoire and stage show which has brought him many solid opportunities such as recording contract offers from Philadelphia independent label, “A-Type Tactiks Records” and “Sony Records, Europe”.

E. Grizzly's quest for true artistic control over his music has prevented him from accepting those and other offers which didn’t grant him the amount of control over his career that so many artists seek.

His decision to remain an independent artist of course has had its drawbacks as well as its rewards. His second EP entitled “Hip-Hop is Dead", brought him notoriety in the form of being awarded the 2006 Independent Rap Artist of the Year Award at the 16th annual L.A. Music Awards. This album also was nominated for Best Breakthrough Album of the year by the same. Unfortunately that year he also was the subject of a trademark infringement case brought to him by Sony Studios/Def Jam Records on behalf of an artist named “Nas”, who also had a release in 2006 titled, "Hip-Hop is Dead", in a case which was still pending in 2008.

His 2003 EP, “Anti-Matter”, which showcased his gangster-rap style eventually led to Erik Grizzly becoming a sort of underground legend among the global underground hip-hop community and has even landed him an appearance on MTV2 television featuring his composition for the 2007 Martin Luther King, Black History Month Tribute.
E. Grizzly is currently working on his 3rd independent release titled, “The Revolution Will Be Televised” which he plans on making available to the public in 2009.

Lyrics

Audiograf (Time for a Throw Up)

Written By: Erik Grizzly

Pending

Discography

E. Grizzly:: "Anti-Matter"
(A-Type Tactiks -2003) EP
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E. Grizzly:: "Hip-Hop Is Dead"
(Puerto Roc Records -2006) EP
1. The Shout Out (Intro)
2. Change the World
3. Where Im Coming From
4. Happiness
5. Hit It Raw
6. Only Tonight
7. Do My Thing
8. Bottomless Hallway
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E. Grizzly's current single, "Audiograf (Time for a Throw Up)" is currently in rotation (fall 2008) on TheStreetsFM.com, Miami oldest underground radio station on the Live365.com network. The Streets was formally known as pirate radio station "Da Streetz".

Set List

Set lengths range from 15 minutes to over an hour, depending on the situation.
Set lists can include any combination of selections from the discography, plus unreleased songs + improvisation.