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R.I.P. Too Poetic/Grym

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by DISCO BRYSO, Jul 16, 2001.


    DISCO BRYSO Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2001 Messages: 1,889 Likes Received: 0
    Grym a.k.a Too Poetic has died of cancer. I know not many of you will care about this, but sometimes that's not what's important. for those who aren't aware, Too Poetic was a member of the classic hip-hop ensemble, Gravediggaz. check "The Night the Earth Cried" to hear a sampling of his lyrical gifts.

    "MC's better duck fate/or catch a face full of duct tape"
  2. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    my girlfriend wrote a cover article for the village voice about him last year. well, not just about him, but about the music industry and its lack of health care... he was the impetus... sad to hear but his situation really did raise alot of awareness (even if just in NY)... rip...
  3. brown twinkie

    brown twinkie Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2001 Messages: 8,127 Likes Received: 0
    shitty.....i saw some interviews with him a couple years back
    and he seemed to really have his head on.....r.i.p.
  4. LMNO?

    LMNO? Junior Member

    Joined: Jun 22, 2001 Messages: 214 Likes Received: 0
  5. its always sad to hear about life ending...RIP
  6. TEARZ

    TEARZ Guest

    damn. i had no idea.
    bob. i have the six feet deep ep, which is pretty rare, and has alternate mixes for mommy, bang your head and 1800suicide. i think it was promo only. anyways, it's probably what you're thinking of... it's gonna get some burn on the table right now.
  7. TEARZ

    TEARZ Guest

    i think you're thinking of the cali mix. which is hypeness.
  8. tEkRoCkS

    tEkRoCkS Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 2, 2001 Messages: 7,132 Likes Received: 0
    damn i was just listening to 6feetdeep....damn that sucks....r.i.p
  9. On Sunday, July 15, 2001, 1:45pm EST at Cedar Sinai Hospital in California, Anthony Berkeley aka Poetic of The Gravediggaz succumbed to his two year battle with metastatic colon cancer. Poetic had been fighting for his life for the past two years, ever since he collapsed in the studio in 1999 from stomach pains and became diagnosed with the dreaded disease, cancer. At the time he was give 3 months to live.

    The Gravediggaz came on the scene in 1995 after dropping their album 6 Feet Deep (Niggamortis). They then turned the industry on its collective heads in 1997 with the release of The Pick, The Sickle and the Shovel (Gee Street) which showcased the "horror" of oppression and the hard "core" realities of life. Originally the group consisted of RZA of Wu Tang Clan, Frukwan of Stetsasonic, Prince Paul, renowned producer of De La Soul and Poetic AKA The Grym Reaper of The Brothers Grym. The RZA was unable to contribute to the new album Nightmare in A-Minor (Echo International), set to drop August 23 but that obviously has no effect on the versatility that shines through on the singles Rest in Da East b/w Nightmare in A-Minor and on the album.

    "Poetic was the brother I never had," says Frukwan. "I love him dearly and I always will, we always had each others back. He did this album, despite this illness and showed a true love for hip hop against all odds." It's true that Poetic fought the odds, going into the studio despite the nausea and pain that came with cancer treatments, he never stopped his creativity for this album. It shows intensely on songs like "Burn Baby Burn" where he rhymes about the horrors of cancer and how he dealt with it. Poetic's lyrics stream forth from a mind faced with terrible realities.

    "I was honored to have worked with him," says Prince Paul, "whatever he has done musically is going to live on, and I am proud to have been a part of that."

    its a damn shame. RIP
  10. TEARZ

    TEARZ Guest

  11. BoB Hope ONER

    BoB Hope ONER Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2000 Messages: 3,162 Likes Received: 0
    man.. that sucks i was just listening to the Gravediggaz album the other day.

    hey anyone have a copy of mommy what a grave digga on wax?

    the album version is different then the actual release i first heard.

    i think im going to buy another copy of that album. i have it on tape.. its really worn.. (like most of my tapes).

    sad to hear.