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Ice Grill: The Comeback Kid

Battle rap vet, and respected and esteemed Upstate NY rapper, Ice Grill, is poised for greatness. From rapping in lunchrooms in the early 90’s, being shot, and serving a five-year bid for a gun possession charge [which cost him a recording contract with Death Row Records], he has a wealth of experiences and an extensive/impressive resume to show for it. Known as one of the all-time top lyricists from his hometown he’s a name that can confidently be brought up in conversation alongside some of the most respected golden era mcs from the hip-hop mecca. His accolades in the battle arena include five consecutive Ultimate Breakdown victories, a Hip Hop Fest title, and in 2003 he won the Zulu Anniversary in Harlem New York. It was that last experience that helped him gain a new appreciation for the craft – and he fondly recalls the inspiration he felt after meeting hip-hop legends like the Godfather Kool Herc, the inventor of the modern mixer Grand Master Flash, and iconic breakdancer Crazy Legs.

In recent years, Ice Grill — a self-professed tireless writer [and performer], has been running a marathon to get back into the public eye. He’s released three projects in three years, all in a bid to further solidify himself as a consistent producer and a legitimate star in the making.

His latest tunes on his Soundcloud are — without question — fire. Check out his new singles “Lions & Sheep,” and “Everyday.” The sound is gritty, real, and unmistakably NYC. If you’re a fan of artists like M.O.P, for example, you’re sure to feel what Ice Grill has to offer. Turn it up, and get familiar!

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