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Grand Official

Pico Rivera, California, United States | SELF

Pico Rivera, California, United States | SELF
Band Hip Hop R&B


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"Unsigned hype - 11/4"

Grand Official is a new five man crew from Pico Rivera, Los Angeles, CA that you're most definitely gonna hear more from in the future. The group's five members consists of emcees A. Dose and Adlife, producers A-One and Grip plus turntablist Hallucin-8. Grand Official formed in 2003 and lives, breathe and sleep hip-hop with a pronounced love for all of the four elements of the culture. You can hear the vintage '90s hip-hop sound in their music but with a very modern twist, sick and meaningful rhymes, sample-based beats and something, that in my opinion, been missing too much lately - heavy cuts!

The crew's love for the classic boom bap shines through in their music and some of their influences include cats like Pharoahe Monch, Gang Starr, M.O.P., Ras Kass, Dilated Peoples and many more. Their digital single "Incredible" and "L.A. L.A." is now available for free download so check that out below. The latter track was recently given props by none other than DJ Premier when he played it at his 21st October set @ LiveFromHQ set on XM Radio. Check out the joints and keep your eyes open for more Grand Official here @ The Lost Tapes.
- The Lost Tapes

"SickSideSS Presents : Grand Official (Pico Rivera, Los Angeles, CA) 11/2"

L.A. L.A. was recently played by DJ PREMIER on LIVE FROM HEADQCOURTERZ on XM RADIO

- Sick Side SS

"Making It Official 8/3"

Grand Official consists of 4 members: A.Dose:Emcee, Adlife:Emcee, Hallucin-8: Turntablist & Grip: Producer. Their Influences include Early 90's Hip Hop, GangStarr, Dialated Peoples, Pharoah Monche, Ras-Kass, and M.O.P. Grand Official continues in the tradition of these artists by making "Golden Age", "Classic" or what some define as "Boom Bap" hip hop. "We make music we love because it seems like no one else does....and those that do are few and far between"

- Head Spin Magazine

"Grand Official - L.A L.A. 8/8"

Track Reviw and Feature - Turntable Tendencies

"The Official - 9/21"

"Grand Official continues in the tradition of these artists by making “Golden Age”, “Classic” or what some define as “Boom Bap” hip hop." - Hip Hop RUKUS - destro


We were played on 10/21 by DJ Premier's radio show Live From Headqcourterz on XM Radio.

"DOPE TRACK" - dj premier - DJ Premier / Live From Headqcourterz

"Grand Official - The B Side Show Aug 15, 2011"

Live interview and small performance for The B Side Show on Aug 15, 2011 - B Side Show


single / The Incredible / June 2011



"Straight out the dungeons of rap....." Grand Official stands firm within all elements of hip hop. Established back in 2003, they've taken a patient approach to the creative process. With mad respect for the art form, Grand Official is not trying to reinvent the wheel, they're simply constructing a genuine feel based on dope beats, dope rhymes, and dope cuts. The crew consists of two producers (GRIP & AONE) who understand that hip hop beats should be raw and full of drums that kick off a timeless memory. Then there's DJ HALUCIN-8 ripping needles on vinyl. Listening to Grand Official you will notice that the emphasis on the turntablist is not only important and necessary, it's the very structure that elevates the entire experience of both their live show and their records. No hip hop moment should go without rhythmical wordplay. Grand Official also takes on the presence of MC's ADOSE & ADLIFE. Together and individually, they stand up to beats with rhymes that describe their lives, their perspectives, and their passion for true verbal skills. Grand Official is a promise to never forget what dope hip hop is. They represent the freedom to do what you believe in. They are the hard work, the selflessness of artistry, the voices, the faces, the touch, and the spirit of hip hop. Proof that real hip hop can still grow from the trenches and from the roots of Los Angeles.