Ice Grill; an overview of the talented rapper from Rochester.
February 8, 2017
Ice Grill is no newcomer to the rap game. Like a skilled boxer, Ice Grill has learned his competition and overcome challenges that landed him back in the rap arena every time. Known as one of the all-time top lyricists from his hometown of Rochester, NY, Ice Grill is cut from the same cloth as golden era NY MC’s. His honours in the battle arena include 5 consecutive ultimate breakdown victories, a hip-hop fest and winning 2nd in the Zulu anniversary in Harlem. Ice Grill’s rap career started in junior high. Ice Grill would find himself on stage with Raekwon and was even saluted on stage by the WU-Tang member showing him respect for the content and wordplay Ice Grill is known for. Ice Grill then gained a new appreciation and inspiration upon meeting hip hop legends DJ Kool herc, Grandmaster Flash, Crazy legs and Afrika Bambatta’s son.
No stranger to setbacks, Ice Grill encountered a prison bid that forced him to turn down a record deal by Death Row Records. The Rochester member of Element 5 has since come back to the rap game with a relentless return that is paying off. Releasing 6 projects in 4 years with more anticipated projects to follow, Ice Grill released a 5 song EP produced by Kidd Called Quest titled (Gunpowder). Soon after he teamed up with producer/DJ DJ M-80 to form the MC and producer duo “Blackchalk” in 2015.
Whether rapping over a Latin influenced beat or a hypnotic high-hat laced track, Ice Grills bobs and weaves in and out of the track like the skilled artist and producer that he is. He is set out to show the world that he can survive more than just a few rounds and is here to keep the title of one of New Yorks’ best MC’s.
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