Gran Rapids isn't a reference to a place, but more of a description of a style and sound. Mixing crisp, high quality production, with a loud, quick and confident style of lyricism, Leach and Jay Battle have managed to develop a sound that is uniquely their own. Something that is very rare in the age of todays over-saturated hip-hop marketplace.
For the past year Gran Rapids has spent their time carefully crafting this record that is both an emotionally honest portrayal of their lives, as well as a calculated blend of the musical inspirations that have guided them thus far. This being their newest album in over 3 years, (Set for release April 28th 2012) was produced and recorded entirely at their home studio on Beacon Hill by Gran Rapids very own "Jay Battle".
Be sure to catch Gran Rapids at the Crocodile on April 28th for their album release show. If you've been to one of their shows before then you know why, and if you haven't this is definitely the one to see!
Gran Rapids is a unique act. You can tell that these artists are in it for the love of music, and the fun that they create on stage spatters out into the audience... everyone has a good time. -Nikki Benson "SSG Music"
released 12 April 2012
All Tracks Recorded, Produced, Mixed & Mastered by J. Battle
Written by J. Battle, J. Hansen
Album Art by J. Hansen
Cover Photography by J. Jones