Peach Jam Podcast: GRIP
GRIP, from the east side of Atlanta, recently signed a deal with Shady Records. He joins the podcast to discuss his grandma's influence on his life, working with Eminem, and an important message about gun violence.
Peach Jam Podcast features stories and songs recorded live in our GPB studios from a variety of incredibly talented and diverse bands and artists who call the Peach State home.
Jeremy Powell: Rap can be divisive.
Jeremy Powell: If somebody doesn't give rap a chance simply because it's rap music, what do you say to them to make them want to listen to what you have to say?
GRIP: Maybe that, I guess that you can take something from it, regardless of where you're from, regardless of what walk of life you're from, you definitely take something from it. You just got to listen to, you just got to find what it is. It's just like if somebody was telling me, "Hey, man, you need to listen to this country song," I was like, I like some country music, but like, I'm not necessarily just tuned into country music, but like, if I hear a song, a certain song and I'm like, "Yeah, I can relate to that." Same thing, you know, I'm saying the same thing with punk, the same thing with like death metal, anything. You just got to find what it is that you that you can relate to and that in that music, it's like puzzle pieces.
Jeremy Powell: You're a creative at your core.
GRIP: Yeah, at the core.
Jeremy Powell: And then and a writer, you're a storyteller —
Jeremy Powell: — and that's what it is you've got to get out.
GRIP: Yeah. I was telling somebody the other day, was like: I find myself just, like, wandering aimlessly like when I don't have something to, like, create. But like, if I — If I can create, like, I can't create, like I, I don't even feel good, like, about myself. I don't even — like I get in a slump, you know, mean like, that's how I feel. I that's why I just walked off all those jobs, you know? It was just like, "What am I doing?" You know what I mean? Like, I feel like I have to create. So like, regardless if it's music; sometimes it's getting behind the camera. You know, I like to — I just directed my last music video. So, like, it's just like it has to be something that I like, something that I love. I feel like like movies was, like, my first love. Music was like my second love. So like being into movies, I'm always at the movie theater. I got like the AMC Stubs Top Pass. I mean, like, you ain't getting this popcorn. I'm in the line, you know.
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