Grant Parks

Grant Parks

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandHip HopSoul

Guaranteed to set an industry standard with raw innovative techniques. Continues to go outside the box looking to achieve the new NEXT sound!

Biography

Grant Parks is one of Chicago’s hottest producers. Born and raised on Chicago’s West Side, he had a growing interest in music at the young age of 10, taking piano and saxophone lessons and participated in the church choir. He had a deeper interest in composing all instruments to make his own sound. In 1990, Grant Parks started playing with different machines to achieve this goal.

He also started recording and engineering sessions in his studio, later named The CoalMines. Educated in the theory of musical and studio engineering, his sound is guaranteed to set an industry standard with raw innovative techniques.

Grant Parks has worked with many artists over the years, including: Sadat X & Grand Puba of Brand Nubian, KRS One, WC of Westside Conncection, A.G. of D.I.T.C., 5 FT (General Feva) of Black Moon, GLC of G.O.O.D. Music, Crucial Conflict, Malik Yusef, Rhymefest, Twanie Ranks, Dawreck of Triple Darkness, Kenny Bogus, 4-Ize of DTP, Big Rugg of L.E.P., Pugslee Atomz, Straw tha Vegas Don, Iomos Marad of All Natural and many more.

Grant has a catalog of over 500 finished songs and production catalog of over 10,000 beats. GP is currently continuing his professional career in music production where he can assist artists with their musical and recording needs.

* Grant Parks has also been part of the following projects and events:
* Scribble Jam CD – 2007 MC/DJ/B Boy/Beat Box/Graffiti Hip Hop Festival - “Stereo” w/Pugs Atomz
* Taste This - Hip Hop Cooking Show Pilot - producer credit on various songs iStandard Producer Showcase – 2007 Chicago Edition - Panelist
* Windy City Flavor Event - weekly industry networking event - host & feature in Ozone Mag.
* Rhyme Spitters MC Battle 2006 & 2007 – music/beats supplied for battles
* Stop The Violence Movement 2008/2009 - KRS One's organization - Produced Single For Album
* 2008 Fakeshoredrive.com - " Producer Of The Year" Nominee
* 2008 Chicago Truth Awards - " Producer Of The Year" Nominee
* 2009 Chicago Truth Awards - "Prodcuer of the Year" & "Hottest Mixtape" Nominee for "The Moment of Clarity"
* 2010 Red Eye feature one of Chicago’s rising producers/engineers

Discography

# 2009 produced on Grand Puba's "Retroactive" album, September release on Babygrande.

#2009 produced on Malik Yusef's "G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night" May Release on 101 distribution.

# 2010 produced on Sadat X's "Wild Cowboys II" album, March release on Fat Beats Records.

# 2010 Pugs Atomz / producer Grant Parks "Kinda Like A Rapper" album, June release w/ Fat Beats Distribution

Various songs and compilations with local, underground and independent artist.

Various songs played on WGCI 107.5FM (Go ILL Radio) and Power 92.3FM