Benjamin Laub (born February 23, 1984), better known by his stage name Grieves, is an American hip hop recording artist based in Seattle, Washington. Born in Chicago, Illinois,he lived in Colorado, San Diego, and New York.He is signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment.Grieves released his first album, Irreversible, independently in 2007. In 2008, Grieves teamed up with multi-instrumentalist and producer Budo, with whom he would release his next two albums: 88 Keys & Counting in 2008, and Together/Apart in 2011. Together/Apart debuted at #112 in the Top 200 Album Sales, marking his first appearance in the Top 200. Grieves, along with Budo, performed at South by Southwest 2011 and also at Warped Tour 2011. His music has also been featured in Real Detroit Weekly, Seattle Weekly, and The Washington Post. His fourth album, Winter & the Wolves, was released on March 25, 2014.