by: MAMi Media, llc • 3
GrindCity astonishes their loyal and consistently growing fans with relentless power, advanced musicianship, and engaging showmanship. This group of musical visionaries lead by lead MC J-O, guitarist Gab Guma and vocalist Damon Small, sits at the top of Philadelphia’s music scene with a reputation that continues to surpass expectations and a fan base that increases at every performance. The blend of rock, hip-hop, soul, and funk they have molded into an innovative sub-genre has been compared to The Roots, Public Enemy, Living Colour and Rage Against the Machine, and continues to receive praise in the music community.
2009 was a busy year for Grindcity, from their first full length album, GrindTaytaShipp’s release to their memorable performance opening for multi-platinum act N.E.R.D., to obtaining a sponsorship from international non-profit organization Ubuntu Educational Fund. GrindCity recently formed a working relationship with Grammy Award winning band, Living Colour, and was invited to be the opening act on their “Chair in the Doorway” fall tour in 2009 after recognizable performances at Wimbash in Hartford, CT. Philadelphia radio stations 93.3 WMMR-FM and 94.1 WYSP-FM continue to give airplay to Grindcity songs “Hannibal”, “Emma Stone”, and sports anthems, “Philly’s Red” and “Go Green” written for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Eagles, respectively. The local press they generated allowed Grindcity the opportunity to perform politically charged "We Want America Back" at numerous Barack Obama election rallies around Philadelphia and has been featured in an Obama campaign documentary about the grassroots political movement that swept the nation that year.