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 legend he is today.
Born Aaron Jerrell Hampton from Newport, Rhode Island, his passion was forged from this cancer battle, among other challenges. These built him into the man he is today and continue to fuel his extraordinary songwriting and performance abilities.
Jerrell’s musical foundation is built on powerful hooks featuring his smooth and heartfelt vocal deliveries. He recounts personal life stories and tales on top of a unique mix of hip-hop beats and sounds that are as diverse as they are hypnotic and catchy. 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.