Saturday, September 5, 2009

Grynch in Billboard Magazine

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The print edition has been out for a minute, but the 6 questions with the King of Ballard posted a couple days ago on the Billboard website. Click here to hear Grynch sound off on Seattle hip-hop.

Your lyrics are honest and self-deprecating; your best-known track, "My Volvo," is a love letter to your '86 Volvo. Why stay honest and not spin yarns about babes and sports cars?

Man, I'm from [middle-class Seattle neighborhood] Ballard. There is nothing bling or gangsta about someone from Ballard, and I just can't front like that. It doesn't make sense to me to lie about who I am or what I love. I rap about my car and the fact that Ballard is gentrifying and Denny's is now a condo building because that's what I know.