After a four-year hiatus, Percy Carey, aka MF Grimm, returns to music with his eighth studio album You Only Live Twice: The Audio Graphic Novel, set for release on June 8th, 2010. Grimm’s reemergence sees the veteran New York rapper moving into a new phase in his career as an artist, one that has seen him venture into the realm of comic books and journalism (Complex Magazine, Splashdown). For the past three years, Grimm has gone from rapper to respected author thanks to the success of his Eisner-nominated, Glyph Award winning autobiographical graphic novel Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm.
Admittedly, Grimm’s experience in the comic book industry helped him find the new creative voice he brings to Twice. The album features a engaging blend of powerful production (provided by Twiz the Beat Pro) intelligent lyrics, well-crafted story, and, of course, edgy artwork provided by Jim Mahfood a.k.a. Food One (Spider-Man and Kevin Smith’s Clerks), who illustrates the album’s accompanying 16-page comic book. After establishing himself as a lasting presence in underground Hip Hop over the past decade, MF Grimm looks ahead to the next 10 years with hunger and creativity on You Only Live Twice.