Benjamin Laub – better known as Grieves – is a Seattle-based hip-hop artist. He emerged in 2007 with the independently released Irreversible. This led to touring with some of indie rap’s finest, including artists like Atmosphere, Macklemore, Cunninlynguists, Watsky, Chris Webby, P.O.S, and many more. He’s since followed with four more full-length studio albums: 88 Keys & Counting (2010); Together/Apart (2011) which landed at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers and #106 on their Top 200; Winter & the Wolves (2014) which peaked at #57 on Billboard’s Top 200; and his latest release, Running Wild (2017). In the summer of 2019, Grieves released a new addition to his arsenal, a new 8-track EP, The Collections of Mr. Nice Guy.
With 2020 presenting itself with its own unique challenges, some silver linings appeared, one being forced downtime. Grieves took that opportunity and dove heavy into the melodic realm with his newest release, 14 tracks of instrumentals, Canopy (June 2021).