The multi-talented artist, Percy Carey, otherwise known as MF Grimm, gave an enlightening speech about his extraordinary and trying life on Tuesday, April 27.
Although Grimm has experienced several life-threatening attacks, he still pursues his passions each day. In 1994, he survived a murder attempt where he was shot seven times, which deafened, blinded and paralyzed him from the waist down. Although he recovered all of his vision, hearing and speech ability, he is still restricted to a wheel chair.
Despite the events Grimm has faced in his life, he is well-versed in music, writing and acting. In September 2007, Grimm’s life was detailed through a comic book autobiography, Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm, published by DC Comics’ Vertigo. The novel includes the story of how he became paralyzed from gang violence. He is also scheduled to release another novel on May 18, You Only Live Twice: The Audio Graphic Novel.
In 2008, under his real name, Percy Carey, Grimm was nominated for two Eisner Awards: Best Reality Based Work and Best Lettering for Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm.
Along with writing, Grimm is also popularly known for his rapping. He released the first triple-album in hip-hop history, American Hunger.