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To say that Grip Grand has an unassuming manner would be an understatement, but then again, in the words of the illustrious Guru of Gangstarr, "It's mostly the voice that gets you up." His 1999 limited edition debut, Welcome to Broakland (on Bomb Hip Hop), a collection of rap songs for rap's sake, music for the broke and the broke at heart, is how he came to be acquainted with San Francisco's DJ Design, who heard that CD and tracked him down. Impressed with Grip's gritty but soulful voice, and natural ability for timing and phrasing, Design envisioned working with him on a more elaborate, full-scaled effort; and so a super-collabo project was born. A talented beatmaker in his own right, a good portion of the album's prduction is credited to Grip himself.