My name is gripp and glassEyeballs is my company.

I started it several years ago as an umbrella over my art career. My art examines race, gender, mental imbalance, loneliness, existential dread, and not infrequently cyborgs.

If you’re on this page, I assume it’s because you’re looking for information about me and my artistic endeavors. I self-publish some of my art in the Zeen.

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You can sign up for free or for a small fee if you want to support my art with money. If you’re looking for background on some of my previous work, read on…


In April 2021, I released a book of closet screenplays called The Fainting Game (and Other Stories). The same month, the title script was awarded Best Screenplay at the 10th SUNYWide Film Festival. My original dramedy pilot Offbeat / But On Point was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2020 Table Read My Screenplay competition and performed as a professionally-cast table read in November of that year. A short screenplay I wrote, called Shyla, was selected as the Grand Jury Prize winner of the Bolt by Barnstorm short screenplay competition and filmed in 2018. The film was selected by the 2019 Roxbury International Film Festival, where I received the Kay Bourne Emerging Filmmaker award. My script Handstyle was a semi-finalist in the Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition in 2017. I have also recorded a few performances for student films and one web series.


Between 2008 and 2017, I was an active slam poet. I joined nine teams in five cities (Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Providence, Cambridge, Boston) in competing at the National Poetry Slam (NPS). I performed on final stage at the event in 2016 and 2017 as a member of the House Slam team. I was a member of the winning team at the Vox Pop poetry slam tournament both of those years as well. In 2014, I placed 15th at the Individual World Poetry Slam (IWPS) representing Providence. You can find videos of my performances on YouTube. I have headlined poetry shows and won competitions in cities across North America (Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, New York, Providence, Vancouver). In addition to performance poetry, I self-published five chapbooks in print and one digitally. My written work has also been featured in a number of journals and anthologies.


In 2019, I was awarded grants from the Somerville Arts Council and the Boston Foundation to stage a couple of shows. The first was Alone Together, a closet screenplay addressing race and mental health, which premiered July 7 with a table read and moderated discussion. The second, an afrofuturist and -surrealist theater piece called SPIRIT, written with Porsha Olayiwola, premiered in October with a three show run. In 2017, I originated the role of Nathaniel Greene in A Furtive Movement: The Use of Farce at the AS220 black box theater.


I have a long career as a rapper. My most recent project is my sixth solo album, eternalist, which is currently available on my SoundCloud page. I am half of the electro-classical music collaborative curveBREAKERS and we released our debut EP called Scavenger Peace in July 2020. From 2001 to 2019, I released five solo albums (Ansible, Head in the Cloud, Grass Nap, As Knowledge Kills Beauty, Mind Over Matter), four mixtapes (flexn, mixtape #3, Doing the Most, No More Excuses), two EPs (Gripp Makes… Bad Decisions, Aquarium), and two compilation albums (The Unarmed Truth, The Tape). You can download flexn for free in my zeen; none of the rest are available anymore. I’ve also featured on a lot songs for a lot of other rappers. I won the February 2016 Rap Slam at AS220 in Providence as well as the MFA Boston Late Nite Rap Slam in October 2017. In April 2012, I was interviewed on The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe regarding atheism/secular humanism in my music.


The easiest way to contact me about my art—including press inquiries, booking requests, and general questions—is by sending an e-mail to I publish my artwork independently in my Zeen; you can sign up for free or for a small fee if you want to support my art with money. I am currently on some social media: TwitterInstagram, and SoundCloud. Note that my social media profile fluctuates; I disable and re-enable platforms sometimes. I’ll try to keep this list up to date.

Hope you found what you were looking for here! And I hope you’re having positive experiences with my art. Thanks for stopping by.

– gripp

Last updated 2021.10.10