The Grouch is an Oakland native and member of the rap collective Living Legends. He has released 12 solo records between 1995 and 2009, and has appeared on over 30 compilations during that time. He is a very prominent member of the independent hip-hop community. The Grouch prefers dub step and down-tempo beats as opposed to most of the hyphy music circulating his home town. He has even experimented in playing with a singer, instead of just doing his rapping, under the name The Grouch & Eligh.