8. Azizi Gibson
There’s a sea of rappers out there, practically everyone and their grandmother raps now. Azizi Gibson, a West Coast emcee, with quite a nondescript voice and flow who may fall into that sea, doesn’t thanks to the smoothy and dense production that carries his music. He’s signed to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label so that gives us hope that future releases will be exciting to hear.
Sounds Like: A smooth West Coast spitter; calm, cool, and collected. Falls somewhere between the psychedelics of The Pharcyde and label mates The Underachievers.
Project(s) to Check Out: Backward Books
Upon First Listen: A nondescript voice, Azizi Gibson’s music is carried by the smooth, airy and dense production and delicate atmosphere.
Notable Line(s): “While women do that nigga, I’ma divide chips/ Probably take over the universe with my dick/ And I can see the secrets through my eyelids”.
Staying Power: Having been signed by Flying Lotus after meeting at the gym, Gibson has one of the best producers on his side. However, he’s got some room to grow in terms of developing a more distinct voice.