"This Ogden-based quintet plays a stripped down hip-hop sound laced with funk. The band evokes the reminiscent sound of the Beastie Boys while simultaneously refreshing audiences with a so-old-it's-new hip-hop set performed on live instruments. Grits Green is composed of MC's Rhagenetix and Porta D., Greggy Shaw, Bobby Gilgert and Jonny Knoder. Their sound is a simple guitar, bass and drum foundation and foregrounds each member's conversational vocals. Notable tracks include "4 Chairs," a hip-hop rendition of musical chairs, and "Give it Away," which features a horn section that would make George Clinton proud. (WP)"
        -Salt Lake City Weekly "Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist" 2016 



The Imagination in Motion album was recorded in 2013 in four days at Hollywood Way Studios with multi-platinum recording engineer, Dave Aron.

The Water EP was in recorded in 2016 at Man vs Music in SLC, UT by Michael Sasich And Greg Shaw.

Grits Green is a live funk/hip-hop band from Ogden, Utah bringing together MCs Rhagenetix and Porta D, Greggy Shaw on bass, Bobby “The Menace” Gilgert on drums, and Jonny Knoder on guitar. Winner of Salt Lake City Weekly “Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist” 2016, Grits Green knows how to get down. They have performed at dozens of music festivals across the region including the 2016 Twilight music festival with Digable Planets and Pusha T. Influenced by groups like Funkadelic, The Roots, and The Beastie Boys, they put a refreshing feel on a “so-old-it’s-new” hip-hop sound. 

"Grits Green does the damn thing! Hip Hop Heroes from Ogden Utah."