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“The Hunt for the Gingerbread Man” is the 4th full-length album from underground Hip Hop personality MF Grimm, an artist with one of the
most powerful stories in music. Confined to a wheelchair after an attempt on his life, he went on to play an essential part in the mid 90s
independent Hip Hop boom, recording with Bobbito’s Fondle’Em label, working closely with MF Doom on the landmark “Operation:
Doomsday” album, and starting one of the few totally independent label/distribution companies in NYC
Grimm’s new album “The Hunt for the Gingerbread Man” is based around the adventures of his criminal alter-ego the Gingerbread Man in
the metaphorical world of Candy Land. A fully realised and highly conceptual album, it’s also the darkest of his career, and finds one of hip
hop’s most creative storytellers reaching his full potential. With production by international beatmakers Stricknine (production credits include
Thirstin Howl the 3rd & Rack Lo, Tim Dog and more), Prowla (Celph Titled, 7L & Esoteric’s “Protocol”), Sammsonite (Thirstin Howl III) and
Aksim (Block McCloud, Edgar Allen Floe), the sinister sound suits Grimm’s style perfectly, and will be appreciated by fans who have always
lauded the darker tracks on his earlier albums.
Album advertised in URB and The Source; banners on ughh.com. US national press campaign by Score targeting Hip Hop and alternative
music magazines and websites, placing tracks with urban related websites, forum seeding and more. Radio campaign by Trilogy Media
targeting college radio nationwide and Hip Hop specialty stations and shows, mix show and CMJ Top 40 Hip Hop panel servicing.
“The Hunt for the Gingerbread Man” is released to coincide with Grimm‘s autobiographical graphic novel Sentences (Vertigo/DC Comics), for
which coverage has already been confirmed on ABC NEWS, MTV, NPR, WFMU and in Urb, Village Voice, XXL, The Black World Today,
Library Journal, Xlr8r, Hip Hop Connection, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Murder Dog Magazine, New York Magazine, Portland Mercury,
Publishers Weekly, Scripps Howard News Service, True, XXL, New York Daily News and Variety.com.
Grimm released the first triple CD Hip Hop album of all time, “American Hunger”, in 2006 and has made recent appearances on the covers of
several magazines (Village Voice, URB) and featured and reviewed in Rap Pages, Elemental, Spin and extensive Internet coverage on major
websites (Allhiphop.com, UGHH.com, Hiphopgame.com, Unkut.com, Artofrhyme.com and more). Grimm has previously recorded with artists
such as Ill Bill, MF Doom, Kool G Rap, J-Zone, Large Professor, Roc Raida, Akinyele and many more.
The album features distinctive painted artwork by Australian graffiti legend Peter Frickman, and comics and an animated series based on the
album concept currently in development by Grimm.