22Gz Understands the Importance of Hard Work

The Brooklyn rapper talks ‘THE BLIXKY TAPE,’ Kodak Black and more.

By
Music 
2,380 Hypes 2 Comments

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.

Read Full Article
Photographer
Eddie Lee/Hypebeast

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

101 Users Online

What to Read Next

MoMa Design Store Launches FW19 Collection Featuring Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama & More
Design

MoMa Design Store Launches FW19 Collection Featuring Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama & More

Including Basquiat canteens and exclusive Andy Warhol skateboards.

Kerby Jean-Raymond, Virgil Abloh & More Join CFDA Board of Directors
Fashion

Kerby Jean-Raymond, Virgil Abloh & More Join CFDA Board of Directors

Appointed by Chairman Tom Ford.

The North Face Remixes Heritage With FW19 Icon Collection
Fashion

The North Face Remixes Heritage With FW19 Icon Collection

Classic Nuptse, Denali and Mountain Jacket silhouettes return.


Check Out the Guinness World Record Holder For Largest 'Dragon Ball' Collection
Entertainment

Check Out the Guinness World Record Holder For Largest 'Dragon Ball' Collection

With over 4,000 Son Goku figures.

24S Launches Exclusive 20-Brand Collaboration for New Menswear Site
Fashion

24S Launches Exclusive 20-Brand Collaboration for New Menswear Site

The debut of LVMH’s shopping destination for men.

Daniel Arsham, nendo & More to Display Sculptural Hourglass Works
Arts

Daniel Arsham, nendo & More to Display Sculptural Hourglass Works

As part of a Singapore exhibition entitled “Then Now Beyond.”

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.