Tampa Bay, Florida (USA) based Hip- Hop artist, Jerrell Grimes, is a creative powerhouse whose entire existence has defied the odds. Surviving cancer at a young age, he has propelled from early beginnings of adversity into the multi-faceted artist and entrepreneur he is today.
Born and raised in Newport, Rhode Island, Jerrell's passion was forged from his battle with cancer, among other challenges. The lessons and experiences of his life have established him as the man he is today, and continues to fuel his extraordinary creative and performance abilities.
Jerrell’s musical foundation is built on powerful hooks featuring his smooth and heartfelt vocal deliveries and his unique lyrical ability. Inspired by some of the greatest artists of both the old and new generation – from Biggie Smalls, Jay Z and Master P to Drake, Nicki Minaj and 50 Cent, Jerrell thrives on bringing energy and innovation into popular culture.
Jerrell is the author of four books, including his latest work Black Boys Don’t Speak (2019). His writing was honored in 2020 with a Presidential Medal from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association . Grimes also is the founder of the renowned media company Ten19 Media Group, a part of his broader creative brand, and is the first self-published black author from his hometown. *opens a new window
Powered by a mission to inspire and touch a wide audience through his passion and love for art, Jerrell is poised to win the hearts and minds of fans around the world and destined to be a household name.
formerly known as Wordz Smith
Poetry & Short Stories
Featured Author • Edited by: Susanna Green, Sweet Nectar Publishing