Real Name:
Benjamin Laub
Since his birth in Chicago, IL, Benjamin Laub (aka Grieves) enjoyed a diverse musical upbringing, exposed at an early age to the city’s local jazz and blues clubs by his father. After relocating to Fort Collins, CO and eventually Seattle at age 19, Grieves had broadened his array of musical influences to include punk rock and eventually became completely immersed in Hip Hop as an art form.

Following his debut album Irreversible in 2007, Grieves began collaborating with local Seattle-based producer Budo, a talented multi-instrumentalist that helped complete the organic-yet-intense sound of 15 melodic, sample-free tracks that became 88 Keys & Counting. Following rave reviews of the album’s mainly digital release, Grieves and Budo hit the road once again to set up shop in New York City, where they are currently at work on the follow-up to 88 Keys, due for a Fall release this year on Rhymesayers. Untethered to common restraints of the hip-hop genre, the combination of Grieves’ singing and rapping with the refreshing horn, guitar, and keyboard driven production by Budo presents Grieves strongest work to date.


Grieves Discography


none Grieves Irreversible(CD, Album) Black Cover none US 2007 Sell This Version
none Grieves With Budo Grieves With Budo - 88 Keys And Counting (Album) Black Cover none US 2008 Sell This Version
RSE0138-2 Grieves Together/Apart (Album) Rhymesayers Entertainment RSE0138-2 US 2011 Sell This Version
RYMS70177CD Grieves Winter & The Wolves (Album) Rhymesayers Entertainment RYMS70177CD US 2014 Sell This Version
RSE0177-2 Grieves Winter & The Wolves(CD-ROM, B/card, Album) Rhymesayers Entertainment RSE0177-2 US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RSE0120-2 Grieves The Confessions Of Mr. Modest(CD, EP) Rhymesayers Entertainment RSE0120-2 US 2010 Sell This Version