Grieves

Benjamin Laub, better known by his stage name Grieves, is an American hip hop artist based in Seattle, Washington.[4] Born in Chicago, Illinois,[3] he lived in Colorado, San Diego, and New York City.[6] He is signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment.[7]

Grieves
Grieves performing in 2014
Grieves performing in 2014
Background information
Birth nameBenjamin Laub[1]
Born (1984-02-23) February 23, 1984 (age 37)[2]
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.[3]
OriginSeattle, Washington, U.S.[4]
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
Years active2007–present
LabelsRhymesayers Entertainment
Associated acts
Websitewww.grievesmusic.com

CareerEdit

 
Grieves in 2018

Grieves released his first album, Irreversible, independently in 2007.[8] In 2008, Grieves teamed up with multi-instrumentalist and producer Budo, with whom he would release his next two albums: 88 Keys & Counting in 2010,[9] and Together/Apart in 2011.[10] Together/Apart debuted at #112 in the Top 200 Album Sales, marking his first appearance in the Top 200.[11] Grieves, along with Budo, performed at South by Southwest 2011[12] and also at Warped Tour 2011.[13] His music has also been featured in Real Detroit Weekly,[14] Seattle Weekly,[15] and The Washington Post.[16] His fourth album, Winter & the Wolves, was released on March 25, 2014.[17] It peaked at number 57 on the Billboard 200.[18]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

  • The Falling Off Your Shoes (2009) (with Budo and Macklemore)

EPsEdit

  • Every Hell Has Its Springtime (2005)
  • My Girlfriend Beats Me EP (2008) (with Type, as Illegitimate Children)
  • The Confessions of Mr. Modest (2010)
  • The Collections of Mr. Nice Guy (2019)

SinglesEdit

  • "Unedible" (2007)
  • "Lightspeed" (2011)
  • "Bloody Poetry" (2011)
  • "On the Rocks" (2011)
  • "Shreds" (2014)
  • "Serpents" (2014)
  • "Ain't Nothin'" (2014)
  • "Cougar Catnip" (2015)

Guest appearancesEdit

  • Type - "Walkin' My Path" from Mustache Immaculate (2007)
  • Type - "Days Like This" and "Hypeman" from Well Known Secrets (2007)
  • Kublakai - "Torn Down Torch" from The Basics (2008)
  • The Let Go - "Searching For" from Tomorrow Handles That (2008)
  • Unknown Prophets - "Hate Face" from Le System D (2009)
  • Mac Lethal - "Hold Me Down" and "Fuck Mac Lethal" from Crown Prime Rib Mixtape (2009)
  • CunninLynguists - "Close Your Eyes" from Strange Journey Volume Two (2009)
  • Engineers in Your Ear - "Honest Microphone" from Till the Clouds Run Dry (2010)
  • MC Lars - "#busbros" from Indie Rocket Science (2011)
  • Eligh & AmpLive - "Beautiful Addiction" from Therapy at 3 (2011)
  • Big Chocolate - "Hilion" from Hilion (2011)
  • Transit - "Settled Smoke" from Stale (2012)
  • Griff J - "To Each Their Own" from After the Starting Gun (2013)
  • Horrorshow - "On the One Hand" from King Amongst Many (2013)
  • The MC Type - "Meat Beater" from A Good Tattoo (2013)
  • Soulcrate - "Shot in the Dark" from Welcome Back from Wherever You've Been (2013)
  • CunninLynguists - "Drunk Dial" from Strange Journey Volume Three (2014)
  • Fearce Vill - "Let It Be (Remix)" (2014)
  • Atmosphere - "Fireflies" from Frida Kahlo vs. Ezra Pound (2016)
  • Watsky - "Exquisite Corpse" from X Infinity (2016)
  • Darenots - "911" from The Now Is Truth (2016)
  • Spose - "Take You Home" (2017)
  • Chris Webby - “Prayer Hands” (2020)

ProductionsEdit

  • Type - "Days Like This", "Everybody Says", "Hypeman", and "She Was an Escort" from Well Known Secrets (2007)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nathanson, Rebecca (July 25, 2011). "Grieves' Crazy Little Rollercoaster". CMJ. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Grieves". Songkick. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Mizell, Larry (February 1, 2010). "Band Grieves Signs To Rhymesayers". The Stranger.
  4. ^ a b Paine, Jack (August 19, 2013). "Grieves Announces "Back On My Grizzly Tour" Dates". HipHopDX.
  5. ^ "Grieves". Rhymesayers Entertainment. Retrieved October 22, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Vasquez, Andres (May 31, 2010). "Underground Report: Sage Francis & Grieves". HipHopDX.
  7. ^ Freed, Nick (June 27, 2011). "Album Review: Grieves – Together/Apart". Consequence of Sound.
  8. ^ "Irreversible - Grieves | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved February 8, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Grieves "88 Keys & Counting" CD + MP3 | Fifth Element". Fifthelementonline.com. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ David Jeffries (June 21, 2011). "Together/Apart - Grieves | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved February 8, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Jacobs, Allen (June 29, 2011). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/26/2011". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on July 2, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Alternative Press". Altpress.com. March 9, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Bands / 2013 Vans Warped Tour / Date And Band Details Coming This Fall / Grieves With Budo". August 26, 2012. Archived from the original on August 26, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Groh, Treasure (June 28, 2011). "Grieves". Real Detroit Weekly. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  15. ^ "Valentine's Day Tunes: Malice & Mario Sweet, Sol, Grieves & Budo, and State of the Artist Hit the Full Spectrum of Love and Lust". Seattle Weekly. Archived from the original on December 6, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Stewart, Allison (May 3, 2011). "Singles file: Calvin Harris f. Kelis, Eminem and Royce Da 5'9 - Click Track". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 8, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Tardio, Andres (February 6, 2014). "Grieves "Winter & The Wolves" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHopDX. Retrieved February 8, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Grieves - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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