Atlanta Rapper GRIP Releases Shady Records Debut ‘I Died For This!?’
Featuring contributions from Eminem, Kenny Mason, Big Rube, and Royce da 5’9″, among others.
GRIP has anticipated his highly anticipated debut album, I Died For This!?, on Shady Records. The Atlanta native reminds us not all good stories have happy endings as he navigates his life through two acts on the concept album: the bouts of uncertainty in life and the joys that break apart the doubt.
Speaking with Pigeons and Planes, GRIP shared his intentions on pulling back the proverbial rap curtain. “It’s all about GRIP, GRIP, GRIP. I remember when Snubnose dropped and I wasn’t even on the cover of the project,” he said. “People were like, “Yeah, but who is GRIP?” So I wanted to give them a little bit of that. And they view it on this huge platform so they know what they’re getting, they know who they’re getting.”
GRIP is leading the next generation of keen and thoughtful storytelling in rap. After the release of 2020 projects Halo and PROBOSCIDEA, GRIP earned a spot on Shady Records in July and recently released his debut track “Gutter” under the label, which also features artists like Westside Boogie and alumni such as Griselda’s Westside Gunn and Conway the Machine.
Label President Paul Rosenberg says, “Grip is the type of artist that brings you into his world and expresses himself through a complete composed body of work. If true album artists in this era are a rare breed- then Grip is a unicorn! We’re excited for him to join the Shady Records family.”
Eminem felt so strongly about GRIP’s potential that he appeared on “Walkthrough!,” one of the record’s biggest singles.
Buy or stream I Died For This!?.
I Died For This!? Tracklist:
Enter Stage Right
And The Eulogy Read!? Ft. Wiley from Atlanta
Momma Told Me!
Placebo ft Royce Da 5’9
Gutter! ft. Wara
JDDTTINT!? ft Dead Cassettes
A Soldier’s Story?
Walkthrough! ft Eminem
The Lox! ft. Tate228
Enem3? ft Big Rube
At What Cost?
Pennies….Exit Stage Left!? ft. Kaynellz & Kenny Mason