— Atlanta native, Grip, has been steadily on the rise since dropping his debut album, Porch, last year. Now, he prepares for his follow-up with a series of loosies, including his latest, “Bregma Freestyle II”, and accompanying visuals.
If you aren’t hip to Grip, member of the budding Hip-Hop collective Stray Society, I advise that you catch up before you’re left in the dust. This gifted Southern lyricist is undoubtedly one of the next to blow out of Atlanta — even being called “Atlanta’s Next Great Storyteller” by New York-based media platform Complex. His debut album, Porch received overwhelmingly positive reviews and even landed him on a 24-city tour with Miami’s Sylvan Lacue last fall. Now, as Grip gets closer to releasing his next sophomore album, he continues to impress. This time, he does it with a hard-hitting freestyle and a stunning visual to match.
“Bregma Freestyle II” could easily be assessed as a fiery showcasing of Grip’s lyrical abilities over an insane beat (produced by Bregma) — which it is. However, Grip takes an extra step and decides to engage his listeners with lucid imagery as he drops lines regarding his upbringing, environment, and aspirations before coming for the throat of his competition (or lack thereof).
The music video (shot by Rob Valentine and Shaun Matos & edited by Sarah Corin), was short, sweet, and simple, yet incredibly sharp and dramatic with Grip appearing as a shadowy figure ready to do all the dirty work necessary to catapult himself into a top spot in Hip-Hop.