Grimnasty
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Grimnasty

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2004
Solo Hip Hop Comedy

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Dec
05
Grimnasty @ Flamingo Cantina

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Dec
03
Grimnasty @ The Gatsby

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Nov
13
Grimnasty @ Aria Loft & Terrace

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

Music

Press


"The Absurd Mind of Grimnasty, The Interview"

"What I do is make a lot of creative songs and things and take people’s minds to other places and not the same old struggle that everyone lives in. And the name itself kind of takes you there and I felt like it embraces that whole fictional, dramatical, supernatural world that only a Grimnasty can understand.

- Gutta World Magazine


"Grimnasty High Times Unsigned Band Of The Week!"

rimnasty, formerly known as King $olomon "Ruler of the Wasteland," is a talented artist who uniquely connects with his fans visually and energetically through expertise in the field of hip hop, music production, and various artistic platforms.
Living everywhere from Nashville, Missouri, and Louisiana, to Los Angeles and Texas, has given him a well-rounded versatile influence, which makes it easy to pick up and listen to any of his 10 releases.
Additionally, Grim – with partner Eric Hicks – created PHANTAZM Co. and produced Drastic the movie, later to be picked up by "Spike and Mike." The current LP Grimnasty the Album is getting rave reviews regionally. Fans that see him live agree that Grimnasty is personality on wheels. Being a multifaceted artist of this caliber makes him a very valuable asset to labels seeking talent.

Visit Grimnasty at:
www.grimnasty.com
www.reverbnation.com/grimnasty - High Times Magazine


"Grimnasty recieves his own Billboard for 2yr $320,000 campaign."

Drivers shouldn’t worry if they have an “I don’t get it” moment when looking up at images on billboards from Austin’s Reagan Outdoor Advertising in the coming weeks. Rather than advertisements, 10 of the company’s signs feature the work of Austin artists selected as winners of its third Austin Art Boards contest — and the attention is helping some artists make money.

The winning images were selected from more than 320 entries in this year’s contest and will be rotated around Reagan’s signs that are idle.

Billy Reagan, president of Reagan Outdoor, said the company is frequently solicited to donate space on some of its 800 billboards in the Austin area. The idea of Art Boards was a way to use that space in a distinctly Austin way, he added.

“We wanted to engage in an endeavor that supports our community, and we thought this was a great way to showcase what Austin has,” he said. “People will often make a comment that they can’t figure out what the ad on a particular sign is or what it’s promoting, and then I tell them what we’re doing with Art Boards.”

Winning images in the competition stay in rotation for as long as the physical sign poster material they are printed on stays usable.

Adam Owen, Reagan’s creative director and the supervisor of Art Boards, said some images from the first class of winners in 2011 are still visible on signs around Austin, though they’re likely faded and well worn around the edges.

Owen said the visibility of the work has been a benefit to the artists, who are a mix of full-time painters and photographers as well as part-timers who treat art as a hobby in addition to their careers in other fields.

“There have been a few that have talked about it helping, because in Google searching their (Art Boards) images will come up, and a handful of people have gotten commissions for projects from someone seeing their work on a billboard,” Owen said. - Austin Business Journal


Discography

(Under King Solomon "Ruler Of The Wasteland" alias)
Focus "Wake Me When its Over" single
Phantazm Midwest Realmz mixtape
The Odd-desy LP
Midwest Summer Anthem EP
Missin' Linx EP
Wild Child FX LP
Wild Child Revisted Greatest Fits LP
Me And My Mind LP
(As Grimnasty)
Grimnasty EP
Grimnasty LP
Bigger Blacker Nastier Hairier
Bad Ass Ninja Movez

Photos

Bio

Local Austinite and Oxygen TV star, Grimnasty has a unique stage show can be summed up as a polymathic, energetic ball of energy and wit. Coupling creative artistry with music has always been his niche, flooding regions of the US. with his branding which can be seen from LA to NY.  February of this year marked, a milestone in his success starring in the reality , hip hop art show, Street Art Throwdown which aired on 4 networks and continues in syndication. Now currently filming for two new shows including "The Grimnasty Show" by the producers of Snooky & J Wow affiliated with MTV.  Branding is his forte, traveling constantly making appearances and collaborations with companies like MoneyGram, High Times, District Of LeBrea, Sprite, Complex Magazine, and many others.  With over 12 musical releases, 300k+ widget spins, and 100k views on Youtube, Grimnasty has been sought after to open hip hop shows for a variety of musical talents like Kool Keith, 2 Chainz, Methodman, Devin, to name a few down to locals like Phranchyze and Kyyd Jones, and a slew of many others.  His new album "Bad Ass Ninja Moves" is the most creative yet, with the newly released "Bird Watchin" which is being scouted by connected reps of RCA and Warner Bros. This is definitely Grim's year to say the least with no signs of slowing up, and people whom see him live usually are excited to find out what he'll do next.

*Ref EPK for Press interviews with Gutta World Mag, Austin Business Journal, & High Times Magazine




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