SummaryA promising career in hip-hop evaded the Manhattan-born rapper MF Grimm after his tragic shooting in the early '90s. Confined to a wheelchair, the man who gave MF Doom his "MF" prefix eventually became a mover and shaker in New York's independent rap scene as founder and CEO of his own label and international distribution company, Day By Day Entertainment. Before he joined the fast-paced vigor of street life, Grimm (born Percival Carey) was an avid skateboarder and actually graced the television screen as a child actor on Sesame Street. He started to take the rap game seriously when he turned 14. Calling himself the Grimm Reaper, he formed one-half of the Gravediggaz (different from the RZA/ Prince Paul group of the same name) with Roc Raida of the X-Ecutioners. Grimm recorded with or performed onstage next to some of the industry's finest: Kool G Rap, KRS-One and 2Pac, just to name a few. He was originally supposed to have a guest verse on Main Source's posse cut "Live At The BBQ" but missed out on the opporitunity because he was temporarily in jail; the verse later appeared on his first 12" single, "So Whatcha Want N***a?" in 1993. Atlantic, Interscope, and other major labels started to present Grimm with lucrative deals, but the following year, he was shot at several times in an attempt to take his life. He lost his sight and hearing and was paralyzed from the neck down. Although he did recuperate his senses, he still remains in a wheelchair. Coping with his dire predicament, he wrote many songs during his hospitalization that would appear on the album Scars & Memories, though it was not released until 2005.
His latest release, "GOOD MORNING VIETNAM" on Vendetta Vinyl was made with the assistance of producer extraordinaire Drasar Monumental, who has spent the majority of his life crafting sample-heavy beats. The duo have managed to create a relentless, thought-provoking body of music that deserves your immediate attention...