For the latest entry in our Conversations With interview series, HYPEBEAST linked up with 22Gz to discuss his debut mixtape, THE BLIXKY TAPE, learning from Kodak Black, making “Suburban,” and his recording process.
22Gz started buzzing within Brooklyn’s drill scene in 2017 with his debut hit, “Suburban,” which became a local street banger. Taking notice, Kodak Black swiftly signed the Flatbush born-and-raised rapper to his Sniper Gang label. Since linking up with the South Florida native, 22Gz shares his appreciation for Kodak’s tutelage regarding how to perform.
“That’s the homie, free Kodak [Black],” he expresses. “Orlando [Whartonberg of Atlantic Records] definitely set that up though. I learned a lot from Kodak, definitely did…definitely on the performing tip too. Being on tour with him, watching him perform every night, you pick up a lot from him.”
Most recently, 22Gz released his latest project THE BLIXKY TAPE in July via ATLANTIC/SNIPER GANG. The 12-track tape features guest appearances from Kodak Black — who’s still in jail for facing gun charges — and Quin NFN.