Grip Deez

Aight so…

I stumbled across this cat named Gripplyaz around 05-06 surfing through Myspace, you know, back when Myspace was that crack and you really thought broads was putting up real pictures of themselves. I didn’t know shit about him except he had some rather interesting profile pics. Not weird, but, interesting.

I gave a listen to some of the songs on his page and was like, “hmmm, this is different.” Then, next thing I know his songs started popping up on folks’ pages as their profile song. So obviously, he had to have at least a few folks fucking with him and his music pretty tough.

I wound up seeing dude perform a couple times and it gave me a better understanding of what dude is on. Slum shit, skr8 up!

I mean, dude really don’t give a damn and you have to appreciate that shit. He’s one of those rappers where you can really hear that “nigga my shit jammin’, fugg what you talkin’bout” attitude in his voice. I feel that’s the kind of attitude that’s needed to keep Atlanta Hip Hop alive and kicking. Like it or not, that’s the same attitude that Bankhead shit, oh, excuse me let me use the proper media term, “snap music” had (at first) and that’s why the shit was able to blow up for a little bit and offer folks a choice. Because either way, whether you liked it or not, those dudes was gonna keeping doing the shit because in their heart, they though it was jamming and they people around them that genuinely fucked with him and not just because they got programmed into liking them.

Now for clarification, Grip is not a “snap” rapper, listening to the songs at the end of this post will let you know that. Plus, he’s from 4th Ward down there around Boulevard and they don’t really be doing a whole whole lot of dancing around those parts. Only for the sake of reference, not to box-in or label anyone, but, Grip kinda reminds me of Sean Paul from the YoungBloodz…but waaaay more slummer. He can get down with the lyrics when need be, but ultimately he spews attitude and personality on the tracks he hops on…and its gutter to the fullest, nothing pretty about it.

And oh yeah…I’m not doing anyone any justice in saying this, but, computer speakers aren’t going to cut it with some of these tracks. The true knock in some of these beats are strictly for the Chevy riders (Crown Vic’ and Grand Marquis riders too though). That got damn 808, Miami Bass knock is hear all throughout.

So, if you fuckin’ with what you hear, you can peep dude’s myspace page and download his shit and have at it.

[Shout out to Skape Zilla and Battery 5]

“Black Matador”

“My Chevrolet”

“Ya’ll Already Know”

“Big Ballin’”

“Breathe” w/YelaWolf, Proton and Poncho Grady (this song is a little aged but still jams)

“Project Ho”

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    HE GOES HARD IN THE PAINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Official Shit!

  • noz

    he sounds a little like nickatina. i can get with this shit.

  • DJ Passport


    Gripp is tight. Has been, and will stay fresh.
    His lyrics are easy to listen to and fun to recite.
    Ya’ll would be wise to keep checking in on him.

    “Dont touch dem plyas homes!”

  • DJ Passport


    Gripp is tight! Has been and will stay fresh.
    His lyrics are easy to listen to and fun to recite.

    Y’all would be wise to keep checking in on him.

    “Dont touch dem plyas homes!”

  • DJ Passport

    Gripp is tight! Has been and will stay fresh.

    His lyrics are easy to listen to and fun to recite.
    Y’all would be wise to keep an eye on him.

    “Dont touch dem plyas homes!”

  • Tito Santana

    Da Backwudz(U gonna luv me)and (I dont like the look of it) are now Labratz. They’ve departed Dallas Austin’s label Rowdy Records to start there own(Royal Family Music) along with producer Sol Messiah(chamillionaire sound of revenge),(David Banner),(Goodie Mobb),(Dead Prez),(Nappy Roots).. Check da new video called (Creation) on YOUTUBE or they just released an album Independenly Via the internet called (Atlantis Rising) available on,,, ect..
    To all up and coming artist much success and dont be afraid to put that extra grind in and go Independent!! It’s a new era… Everything resides on the Internet even Hiphop! Dont sleep on The Move ment!!Wake up

  • Brittany

    Get on the floor…get get on the floor.

    You just might want to listen to the man.

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  • Kei

    yessir. just tryna bring the FUN back to music. Grip goin hard in the pain fa ’08…so protect ya neck.

  • B Win.

    Get on the floor…get get on the floor

    You may just want to listen to the man.

  • amkase

    yep yep :)

  • A.ware

    haha this dude is the truth .. he shuts shit down majorly some of the dopest product ever1!

  • whats CraCCin

    6ring yn 6aCC this site really needs him.


    One step closer my man! Keep up the hard work.


    dont sleep on the movement. just wait….’08 is not ready for the new shit Atlanta bringing.

  • Reggie bishop Jr

    Grip is the truth in the A he is like big brother me showed me all snakes and fakes in the game one love my nigga can;t wait to open for u next month!

  • King David

    That boy Yelawolf is the shit, I got that ron burgundy mixtape. Never heard of Grip he’s alright though.

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  • dameSTAtus

    Noz, dead on. Sounds like he’s in the Nicky state of mind. I like what i’m hearing.

    Um, the BAckwudz, or the bAckRatz, not so much..would it be corny to say “I don’t like the look ov it”??

  • KhanOne

    “Big Ballin” is my shit! It’s good to see my homies get that shine!

  • Dnez

    Yo thit ninja is tha truf! But why the hell his hardest song anit on here
    “HARD IN THE PAINT”, thats that real Grip SHIT! I mean ya’ll got his joints but that “Breathe” is hella old and thats not that new new! But Gripp still go hard even out here on the WESTCOAST!!!

  • Kei

    Respect the movement. There’s only more to come…

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  • Lola $malls

    Gripplyaz… not your average 4th ward rapper.

    I’m glad XXL took notice.


    “You see the AK Look, at me wrong… IN MY CHEVROLET”

  • thomasan

    Grip was the first hood nigga I knew rockin’ a mohawk and a pair of dunks. I believe he once walked into a party, and heard the DJ scream out something like, “I’m starting to see mohawks on Bankhead”. Grip lets you know that brilliance can indeed exist within simplicity, a formula aspiring artists may study for years without achieving. Plus, dude’s an ex-intl-soccer player. How wordly is that?

  • thomasan

    And why does Tito keep popping up talking about Backwudz? Can we discusss what they’re doing when they’re the actual subject of reference. I’m sayin’ doe…

  • Ghost Dog

    yo this is pretty knockin’, more people should get down with this.

  • Billy X. Sunday

    I fuxxx with this shit. That chick killed her slot on ‘Project Ho’. Who was that?

  • EReal

    Oh I get it now, you’re supposed to be Sicamore right? Ahhhhhh…

  • Bill May

    good shiiid

  • Koolkidkulture

    i just like the title of the post.

    Anthem 2.0
    Behind the scenes with Jeezy, JD and Mickey Avalon

  • Ree…de la

    Why is this guy not signed yet?!?! Charisma and talent

  • TRiP

    LMAO….wow “X-X-L” huh…Shawty need I say more. STaY ON DEY MUAfukinAZZ Shawty…YEA NIGGA!!! God Bless BoY. Full speed ahead pimPin. …Make’em see dis SHiT BoY…G-P!!!

    PS: !OLE!

  • diggsy

    good shit

  • websince1982

    back when you thought broads were putting up real pics of themselves…. HAHAHAHA….




  • Doc

    This that shit ya skate in ya chevy lay.Ya i fucks wit that nigga Grip.Cuz he does him.Thats whats good XXL .

  • newyorkshit

    I DON’T …. WITH THAT Down south shit. you reppin atl don’t even come to ny with your shit.

  • Vaunghn Saber

    I Fucks with Gripplyaz man! He definitely goes hard in the paint! Ya bitchez better watch out for he bring out the flat screen on ya’ll assez!

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  • eargazzum

    u gotta know Grip’s da shit. Love me some G!