Wednesday, May 5, 2010

MF Grimm Visits College

MF Grimm a.k.a Percy Carey took some time out last week to talk to students in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. The students of Rider University were treated to a lecture from Grimm in which he discussed overcoming great adversities to become a successful writer and emcee.

In 2007, Grimm released his first graphic novel detailing his life. "Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm" was nominated for two Eisner Awards, which are considered the most prestigious awards in the comic book industry. His life itself reads like something striaght out of a comic book, he's survived been shot, grew up next door to Morgan Freeman and while serving in prison he studied law and managed to launch a case which saw him set free.

A lot of people think of Doom when this man's name is brought up, the two were once friends and long-time collaborators. Yet anyone familiar with the lives of the two men would know that Doom has resorted to cheating fans out of their money with fake shows while Grimm spends time putting back into the community.

Part two of his novel is expected this month along with new music to follow up his classic album "The Hunt For The Gingerbread Man". Below is a link to my favourite Grimm track of all time "Scars & Memories", the lyrics to this are truly special as he wrote it from his hospital bed after finding out he will be paralysed for the rest of his life following the shooting incident.

1 comment:

  1. I went to Rider. I actually know those people in the picture haha