Rec-League’s Grip Grand is a rapper and producer from SF/LA, California, whose work has been featured in publications from XLR8R to XXL. He appeared on URB Magazine’s prestigious Next 100 list in 2005, and the East Bay Express named him Best Rapper in their 2007 Best Of…issue. His most recent album, Brokelore (Look Records, 2008)—featuring appearances by Percee P and AG (DITC)—was spotlighted by XXL’s Chairman’s Choice, Okayplayer’s Blogarhythms, and other well-known resources for high-quality hip-hop. The press has compared him to everyone from Andre to Kanye, from the mighty Mos Def to the metal-faced Doom, and his vocals have been sampled by Madlib. From punchlines to poetry, battle raps to ballads, Grip Grand covers the map. They don’t call him Mr. Versatility for nothing.