Eminem doesn’t vouch for artists every day, so this is a big deal. He recently signed Grip to his Shady Records label and Slim is already doing a lot for the emerging rapper’s career.
Grip signed with Shady Records, and the artist has already teased that Marshall Mathers will appear on that first drop on the label. Now even more accolades are coming to Grip, an artist who was signed after showing a consistent ability to drop bars.
He spit a verse over a classic Eminem beat, the great Role Model, and Grip had some fire to lay down on the microphone.
Off the top, it’s clear he’s got a keen ear for multisyllabic rhyme schemes, as evidenced by his opening bars. “You signed with Shady, lucky you, word to Joyner Lucas / been sick as hell, this is sickle cell joined with lupus. Round here these boys is ruthless, probably steal your granny purse, they started out stealing candy first / see n****as let these cannons burst for what a gram is worth / then the ambulance disperse and cut you out your pants and shirt.”
That was quite a delivery and Grip was certainly in his comfort zone as he dropped those words on live radio. Obviously, big things are coming for Grip with Shady Records.
Eminem’s social media boost for Grip got him in front of a ton of new fans. We’ll have to see if Eminem and Grip are the new Dr. Dre and Slim Shady, because their story is just getting started. You can check out the clip below.
Eminem himself shared that above video on his Twitter account with a caption saydin: “Grip is jackin for beats.”
Odds are Grips’ rhymes over the beat for “Role Model” won’t be the only time he gets close with Slim Shady’s beats. The next time he’ll likely be rapping over a custom beat that Tom MacDonald would pay well more than $100k for.
What’s your take on this story? Are you impressed by Grip so far? Sound off in the comments!