You should know him by now if you follow up with us frequently, but you recognize the name if you follow any budding hip-hop talent in Seattle. He’s worked with Zuke Saga, J’Von and Dex Amora, to name a few, but this time around he’s solo and focusing on a more concise sound.
E. Grady’s new project, Be That As It May, takes the fusion of jazz and hip-hop to a different plateau. “Jazzy hip-hop” usually sounds like a chopped sample suffocated by boom-bap drums, while E. Grady’s take embraces the sample and lets it breathe over swaying percussion. It’s a project that goes perfect with the chill weather (it’s in the 50s in South Florida — this is freezing) and will go even better with the breezy spring in a couple months.