My friend recently went to an Atmosphere concert and these guys opened for him so he told me all about them.
Born in Chicago, Benjamin Laub, Grieves, has been exposed to of all types of music but started rapping at 19 in Seattle. After his debut album, Irreversible (Buy) in 2007, he started collaborating with Budo, his producer. Together they came out with 88 Keys and Counting (Download). They are working on a follow up to that project in New York, due out in the next couple months.
Their singing and rapping, as well as a variety of instruments provides a new hip hop feel.
Check out this absolutely sick track, called Irreversible.
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F5811886%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-DgJfq&secret_url=false grieves-irreversible ft mr lif-ftd by Fab4music
Check out some of Grieves video after the jump.
Unedible from Griff J on Vimeo.