Azizi Gibson is coming into his own. The Los Angeles rapper, who received a cosign for Waka Flocka Flame, has been steadily releasing quality music over the last year. Most recently he dropped A New Life, which features top producer like KAMANDI, Millz Douglas and Southside. A New Life marks Gibson’s third full-length album, and sophomore release since going independent. Soon after he announced his first headlining US tour beginning in June where he will hit major cities like New York, Seattle, San Francisco and more.

Azizi originally burst onto the scene in 2012 after signing to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder Records. During his stay on the label, he released the mixtape Ghost in The Shell, a collaborative project Ignorant Prayers with Jeremiah Jae, and the popular Backward Books album. In 2015 Azizi parted ways from Brainfeeder Records and dropped his self-released EP The Last. Soon after Gibson collaborated with Waka Flocka on "Slave Ship" and he found a home with the 36Brickhouse team. Get to know more about him on The Break.

Name: Azizi Gibson

Age: 25

Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand/Maryland

I grew up listening to: Slim Shady, Linkin Park and OutKast, also whatever jazz my folks would play around the house.

Most people don't know: I didn't move to America until I was almost 11.

My style has been compared to: Many greats, [but] I'm not a fan of listing my comparisons that sets people up for failure. My style is preHISTORIC.

Standout moment to date: Selling out back to back venues in L.A. and realizing my growth in the past few years.

My goal in hip-hop is to: Take it over, put it in my pocket and keep it safe from fuckery.

I'm going to be the next: Everything you can't be and inspire to be because that's how my body functions.

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Standout: A New Life

Grim Meets Evil

preHISTORIC Till Death

The Last EP