29Oct/103

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/MF Grimm

Welcome to another edition of Guest Blogger with none other than MF Grimm. Whether you know him as MF Grimm, Grim Reaper, Jet Jaguar or Percy Carey; his story truly is a feel good one.  In 1994, Grimm survived a murder attempt where he was shot seven times and three times in an earlier murder attempt in 1986. As a result of the 1994 attack, he was deafened, blinded, and paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors predicted that he would suffer nulled senses and be paralyzed for the rest of his life. Grimm recovered full vision, hearing, and speech ability, but is still confined to a wheelchair. In 2000, he faced narcotics and conspiracy charges, giving him life imprisonment.  He paid a one-day bail of $100,000, recording The Downfall of Ibliys: A Ghetto Opera in those twenty-four hours.

During his stay in jail, Grimm studied law. After filing many counter-suits, he was able to reduce his sentence to three years and he was released in 2003.  So while many know him as the man who ripped “Take ‘Em To War,” I know him as the man who overcame the impossible. MF Grimm’s Top 5 Collabos and Top 5 Albums lists, plus some video and audio, after the jump.  

MF Grimm’s Top 5 Collabos

1. KMD – What a Niggy Know (Remix) feat. MF Grimm
2. Kool G. Rap – Take ‘Em To War feat. B-1 & MF Grimm
3. MF Doom & MF Grimm – Voices
4. Kurious Jorge – Baby Bust It feat. Lord Sear, Kadi & MF Grimm
5. MF Grimm – Gangsta Pastries feat. Infinit Evol

MF Grimm’s Top 5 Albums of All-Time

1. Prince – Sign O’ The Times
2. Marvin Gaye – Here, My Dear
3. Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded
4. Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
5. MF Grimm – The Downfall of Ibliys: A Ghetto Opera

MF Grimm dropped You Only Live Twice: The Audio Graphic Novel back in June. It is entirely produced by Twiz the Beat Pro (who is also a member of the Day By Day Entertainment label). The artwork for this album was done by graphics artist Jim Mahfood who is also doing a 13-page comic book based on the album.

Take ‘Em To War

I Am King

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4 Responses to “T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/MF Grimm”

  1. TRM says:

    So how does this work? Is he going to make a post here?

    Sorry, I don’t know how this works. I am dumb.

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  2. philaflava says:

    Some just provide a list of their favs and some go into depth. You’ll probably enjoy the upcoming J-Zone piece we’ll be running next week.

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