Grieves

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Grieves
Grieves 2014.jpg
Grieves performing at SXSW in 2014
Background information
Birth nameBenjamin Laub[1]
Born(1984-02-23) February 23, 1984 (age 30)[citation needed]
Chicago, Illinois[2]
OriginSeattle, Washington[3]
GenresHip hop, Northwest hip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active2007–present
LabelsRhymesayers Entertainment
Associated actsBudo, Prof, The MC Type, Macklemore[4]
Websitewww.grievesmusic.com
 
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Grieves
Grieves 2014.jpg
Grieves performing at SXSW in 2014
Background information
Birth nameBenjamin Laub[1]
Born(1984-02-23) February 23, 1984 (age 30)[citation needed]
Chicago, Illinois[2]
OriginSeattle, Washington[3]
GenresHip hop, Northwest hip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active2007–present
LabelsRhymesayers Entertainment
Associated actsBudo, Prof, The MC Type, Macklemore[4]
Websitewww.grievesmusic.com

Benjamin Laub (born February 23, 1984[citation needed]), better known by his stage name Grieves, is an American rapper/hip-hop artist based in Seattle, Washington.[3] Born in Chicago, Illinois,[2] he lived in Colorado, San Diego, and New York.[5] He is signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment.[6]

Career[edit]

Grieves released his first album, Irreversible, independently in 2007.[7] In 2008, Grieves teamed up with multi-instrumentalist and producer Budo, with whom he would release his next two albums: 88 Keys & Counting in 2008,[8] and Together/Apart in 2011.[9] Together/Apart debuted at #112 in the Top 200 Album Sales, marking his first appearance in the Top 200.[10] Grieves, along with Budo, performed at South by Southwest 2011[11] and also at Warped Tour 2011.[12] His music has also been featured in Real Detroit Weekly,[13] Seattle Weekly,[14] and The Washington Post.[15] His fourth album, Winter & the Wolves, was released on March 25, 2014.[16] It peaked at number 57 on the Billboard 200.[17]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nathanson, Rebecca (July 25, 2011). "Grieves' Crazy Little Rollercoaster". CMJ. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  2. ^ a b Mizell, Larry (February 1, 2010). "Band Grieves Signs To Rhymesayers". The Stranger. 
  3. ^ a b Paine, Jack (August 19, 2013). "Grieves Announces "Back On My Grizzly Tour" Dates". HipHopDX. 
  4. ^ http://www.rhymesayers.com/grieves
  5. ^ Vasquez, Andres (May 31, 2010). "Underground Report: Sage Francis & Grieves". HipHopDX. 
  6. ^ Freed, Nick (June 27, 2011). "Album Review: Grieves – Together/Apart". Consequence of Sound. 
  7. ^ "Irreversible - Grieves | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  8. ^ "Grieves "88 Keys & Counting" CD + MP3 | Fifth Element". Fifthelementonline.com. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  9. ^ David Jeffries (2011-06-21). "Together/Apart - Grieves | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  10. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2011-06-29). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/26/2011". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  11. ^ "Alternative Press". Altpress.com. 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  12. ^ [1][dead link]
  13. ^ Groh, Treasure (June 28, 2011). "Grieves". Real Detroit Weekly. 
  14. ^ [2][dead link]
  15. ^ Stewart, Allison (2011-05-03). "Singles file: Calvin Harris f. Kelis, Eminem and Royce Da 5’9 - Click Track". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  16. ^ Tardio, Andres (February 6, 2014). "Grieves "Winter & The Wolves" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHopDX. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  17. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?f=ts_chart_search_title%3A%2AWinter%20%26%20the%20Wolves%2A&f=ss_bb_type%3Achart_item&type=3&title=Winter%20%26%20the%20Wolves

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