Grynch – This Is What I Do

Grynch – This Is What I Do

“First of all, let me get one thing straight/I ain’t a gangsta or a killa – I don’t be movin’ no weight/A lot of dudes is so fake, spittin’ triflin’ rhymes/I spit my life in my rhymes instead of rifles and nines.” From the opening verse of Grynch’s debut LP, This Is What I Do, one thing is clear: he’s not afraid to be himself.Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Grynch first discovered Hip-Hop in elementary school when a classmate let him borrow a cassette tape of Dr. Dre’s classic, The Chronic. From that point on, it was a wrap as he became completely immersed in Hip-Hop music and culture, listening to and studying everything from Snoop Doggy Dogg’s Doggystyle to Mobb Deep’s The Infamous. It wouldn’t be long before Grynch would try his hand at writing rhymes himself at the age of 10.

He spent the next few years learning his craft and released his first project, an EP titled The 7 Deadly Sins, during his senior year of high school in 2004. The project’s release was limited but it generated a buzz big enough for more than a few people to take notice of Grynch’s potential as an artist. He released his debut LP, This Is What I Do, in 2005 which featured production from C-Nik, Hypnotik, Sonny Bonoho, Referenz, GT5, Digital Product, Benefit, XV. The album released via Spit Sick Entertainment was received well within the Northwest Hip-Hop scene, with its lead single “So Free” receiving spins on both KUBE 93.3 FM and X104.5 FM.As follow-ups to This Is What I Do, Grynch released two mixtapes, How The Grynch Stole Hip-Hop Vol. 1 and Heat, in 2006 and 2007 respectively. He then released his sophomore LP, My Second Wind, in early 2008. In addition to reaching #2 on KEXP 90.3 FM’s Hip-Hop charts, the album was described by Seattle newspaper The Stranger as “a vibrant, thoughtful, and diverse record from one of our scene’s most promising talents—a document that more than does justice to Grynch’s now formidable rep as a lyricist and songwriter.”

In November 2008, Grynch launched GetGrynch.com and released the Something More EP for free download in collaboration with Boston-based production duo Two Good Men. On July 7th, 2009, he released another free digital EP, the Chemistry EP. Of the growth shown on this release, The Seattle Times wrote, “He’s a storyteller now. Interestingly (Gryncherestingly?), by doing less explicit introduction of himself as a rapper, we learn much more about Grynch on the “Chemistry” songs than ever before. He’s shifted the focus outward and sounds better than ever.” In addition to performing at festivals such as Bumbershoot and the Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle, Grynch has shared stages with a variety of national artists including Nas, Little Brother, Slick Rick, Clipse, One Be Lo, and Blue Scholars.

He has also collaborated with a number of notable artists including One Be Lo, Illa J, Geologic of Blue Scholars, RA Scion of Common Market, Grieves, Tunji & D.Black. In addition, Grynch has been featured on numerous projects and compilations including Illmind’s Blaps, Rhymes & Life Vol. 2 (“A Dream Undeferred”) and 2dopeboyz.com’s A (2)Dope Mixtape: Cadillac Edition (“2dopeboyz Freestyle”). By opting to touch simply on what he knows, many are already calling him a much-needed breath of fresh air for the Northwest Hip-Hop scene. It’s only a matter of time before Grynch makes his presence known in a major way.

1. Intro
2. My Hustle
3. We Put It Down
4. Real Life
5. Fly Away Ft Bad Azz
6. The Garden Of Eden Ft Unexpected Arrival
7. So Free Ft Samantha Hiatt
8. Tonights The Night
9. Ready For War Ft JK
10. Interlude
11. Get Off My Dick Ft Stefo
12. This Is What I Do Ft Young Tone & Crystyle
13. Keep On Livin
14. The Future
15. Full Circle
16. Im Back (Bonus Track)

Grynch – My Hustle     

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Grynch – We Put It Down     

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Grynch – Real Life     

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Grynch Ft Samantha Hiatt – So Free     

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Grynch – Tonights The Night     

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Grynch – Keep On Livin     

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Grynch – Full Circle     

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