Germany born and Asia raised, Azizi Gibson’s unique rap style is the lyrical, melodic genius the world needs right now. Some musicians just don’t miss with their songs – Gibson radiates that idea and is the latest on the come up, releasing his newest single “Mentally Here” to bless the ears of the underground rap community. What makes Gibson a true gem is his low-bass tone which shatters the spectrum of traditional hip-hop pitch. However, his versatile skill set allows the 30-year old poet to navigate mid-to-high range frequencies nonetheless.
“I’m neither here, nor there,
Mentally I’m here,
Mentally, I’m here.”
Taking a 50/50 role of singer and rapper, Gibson’s “Mentally Here” visuals portray the modern routine of a starving artist amidst pandemic times. Lyrically, the track is a walk-through of the disconnect between monotonous “method-man” type business and mentally being distant from the “locked-in” mindset and muse. Gibson’s lyrical genius encapsulates many artists’ common struggles – proving untrue the belief that more socially-distant time leads to creative returns.
What gives Gibson undeniable potential is his ever-hungry drive to be rap’s next best thing and his flawless musical ability which only gets better with each release. Gibson is undoubtedly a top-three underdog, top one in my books – there is absolutely no limit to his beat-emphasized rap prowess and the heights it will take him to. Tap in below.