East Atlanta-bred rapper GRIP is officially the latest Shady Records signee.
To celebrate, he shared a Twitter photo of himself posted up at the studio with Eminem and added a handshake emoji indicating they’ve sealed the deal. Slim Shady promptly retweeted the photo on Thursday (July 1), clearly excited about their new venture.
GRIP plans on dropping his first track of 2021, “Gutter,” on Friday (July 2) in conjunction with the announcement of his Shady Records partnership. It’ll mark the inaugural release under his deal with the label.
— GRIP (@Grip_SS) July 1, 2021
Shady Records’ roster currently consists of artists such as Boogie, Bad Meets Evil, Conway The Machine and (of course) Eminem, according to its website. Conway’s fellow Griselda member Westside Gunn was previously signed to the label but announced he’d left during an episode of The Joe Budden Podcast last November.
“Um, I’m off Shady,” he told Budden. “I’m off Shady. I’m actually a free agent. It feels great. Who Made The Sunshine was it. I already spoke to Paul [Rosenberg]. Everything’s good. Like, everything’s signed, sealed and delivered I have my paperwork, like I’m off Shady.
“I’m one of those type of dudes I’m not no public talkin’ n-gga. That’s just how I move. It’s like sayin’ me and Benny or me and Conway or Conway and Benny or whoever, we might have a disagreement, but the world will never know. We still gonna be brothers and cousins. It’s the same way even with business, because at the end of the day, this a big world. Even if somebody else is a sucka, I’m never gonna play that sucka role.”
GRIP dropped his breakout project Porch in 2017 and followed up with Snubnose in 2019. Until the new video drops, check out the “Bregma Freestyle” below.