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Grieves Drops “What It Dew” Video, LP Out 8/25 On Rhymesayers + Reddit AMA + Summer Tour

In anticipation of his fifth studio album Running Wild set for release this Friday, August 25th on Rhymesayers Entertainment, Seattle rapper and producer Grieves shares a new track/video for “What It Dew.” Watch here. Directed by HELICAL (Carlos Cruz + Thai M. Tran), the video pokes fun at his more serious subject matter, laid over electric guitar textures, pulsating beats, and an insistent bassline. In the video, Grieves finds himself trapped in purgatory – forced to entertain a crummy dive bar in perpetuity where the patrons appear to be the living embodiments of our vices, the seven deadly sins. Ultimately, we see Grieves make a good time out of a bad situation. He comments, “Not everything is a crisis. Some things are simple and easy. Feel good and let go with this one!”

In celebration of album release, Grieves will host a Reddit /r/hiphopheads AMA this Friday, August 25th at 1pm ET. Grieves will kick off his North American headlining tour next week, hitting cities such as Philadelphia, Brooklyn, DC, Los Angeles, Denver, and more. See below for a full date listing.

Running Wild is a 15-track collection recorded in Seattle and Stockholm alongside Swedish producer Chords (Jens Eric Resch Thomason). Featuring guest appearances from Fearce Vill, Romaro Franceswa, Paris Alexa, and Davey Jones, the album features elements one might expect to find on a classic soul record, such as rich guitar tones and humming organs, mixed with modern and experimental components. Watch a track-by-track rundown with Grieves.

A follow up to his 2014 Winter & The Wolves LP which hit #13 on Billboard’s Rap/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #57 on the Billboard Top 200Running Wild sees Grieves emerge with a modernized sound that is lush and intoxicating, pairing punchy drums with thick layers of synths and warm bass lines, and penning verses that range from vulnerable and confessional to carefree. 

8.31 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre*
9.01 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s*
9.02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*
9.03 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
9.04 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room*
9.05 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress*
9.06 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red*
9.08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue*
9.09 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater*
9.10 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater*
9.11 – Durango, CO @ Animas City Theatre*
9.12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad*
9.13 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls*
9.14 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s*
9.15 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
9.16 – Houston, TX @ HOB Bronze Peacock*
9.18 – New Orleans, LA @ Parish at HOB*
9.19 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)*
9.20 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade*
9.21 – Washington, DC @ DC9*
9.22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle*
9.23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory*
9.25 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
9.26 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa*
9.27 – Toronto, ON @ The Velvet Underground*
9.28 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig*
9.29 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern*
9.30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club*
10.02 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium*
10.04 – Billings, MT @ The Pub Station*
10.05 – Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge*
10.06 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett*
10.07 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett*
11.03 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile**
11.08 – Boise, ID @ The Reef**
11.09 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s**
11.10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium**
11.11 – Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theater**
11.12 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers**
11.14 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones**
11.15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar**
11.16 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room**
11.20 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room**
11.21 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird**
11.22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi**
11.24 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue**
11.25 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Event Hall & Lounge**
*support by deM atlaS
**support by ProbCause

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