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Jerrell Grimes is one such artist that epitomizes the essence of the modern era. Born and raised in Rhode Island, USA, now based in Tampa Bay, Florida, Grimes uses originality and his experiences, with his musical acumen, to create an original sound. Jerrell has had a vast array of musical influences however he accredits the pivotal influences and inspiration in his life to Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil' Wayne, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, and Notorious BIG. This all culminates into Jerrell Grimes producing a musical experience that is enjoyable, easy going but also authentic and grounded.
He is also inspired by Hip Hop entrepreneurs that have evolved into media moguls such as Jay Z, Master P., & Diddy. He plans to emulate these feats. Jerrell is an award-winning author, songwriter, singer, and rapper. He currently has 4 published books. His latest book, "Black Boys Don't Speak"(2019) received a Presidential Bronze medal from the Florida Authors & Publishers Association, in 2020. Over the past few years, he has evolved his art form from writing and publishing books to expressing himself through music with his witty bars, versatile and emotive cadence as well as his intricate wordplay. Jerrell has also established himself as an entrepreneur with a full media brand specializing in print, audio and visual media.
Jerrell Grimes is the first African American award-winning author, rapper, singer-songwriter & entrepreneur from his hometown, the world renowned Newport, Rhode Island.
Produced by DJ Zettles, King Bishop Productions and more, REINSTATED (EP), by Jerrell Grimes, is a versatile collection of Hip Hop songs infused with Rap, R&B, Spoken Word & Gospel influences. Now streaming on all music services. Also available for purchase & download on iTunes, Amazon and here.
*Award Winning, Bronze Presidential Award, Florida Authors & Publishers Association (2020)