Gabriel Gab Gotcha,Velasquez was brought into this world on the Upper east side of Manhattan and quickly relocated to Corona Queens, New York at an early age. It was in the working class neighborhoods of Corona and Jackson Heights where Gab Gotcha cultivated his craft for MC’ing and grinding with a sheer ferocity characterized by the tight flows, incomparable word play and brilliant concepts that’s molded him into the artist he became. Of course his road to destiny has been nothing short of a struggle. He’s endured many obstacles, and to divulge the many details would be fruitless. What can be said however is that if you listen to his music you will know and understand that most if not all, is more of a testimonial journal than a collection of songs. In the early part of his career, Gab Gotcha was part of a group of MC’s called “Triflicts”. Comprised of Gab, Creature (RebelMatic) and Buc Live, they inked a deal with the now defunct Island Records (4th and Broadway) In 1992. Unfortunately soon after the first single dropped, the group disbanded. However it was not all in vein as the single called “Genuine”, produced by the Beatnuts, sold quite a few thousand records which sparked a huge underground buzz at the time. They did Bobbito and Stretch, Dj Eclipse, etc. After each went their separate ways, Gab found himself working with a number of established artists and producers. Gab Gotcha appeared on The Beatnuts “Street Level” and “Stone Crazy” albums. Dropping versus on “2-3 Break” and “Bless the M.I.C.” respectively. Gab also worked with V.I.C from the Groove Merchants and featured cuts from legendary chopsmith X-Ecutioner, DJ Mista Sinista. He also appeared on numerous Mix Tapes from some of the biggest DJ’s coming out of Queens including Hot97 International Club King DJ Camilo.
Eventually this barrage of work led Gab to his first solo project “Angles”, under Independent record label Hydra Records. This hypnotic track produced by Juju of the Beatnuts, continued the ripple effect sparked by the first Triflicts single and countless album and mix tape appearances. It was clear to see that the ripples set forth in the water were sure signs of the Tsunami to come. Regrettably, the storm never hit land. In 1997 the life that Gab Gotcha led eventually caught up to him. He was incarcerated for a long time, forcing him to pay his dues and face trial by fire. Fast forward to the year 2016. Now stands among us a more focused and grown man, mature with a sense of calm and focus that have allowed Gab to hone his already dominant rhyming skills, he’s been sharpened as much more of an MC. He’s developed into a meticulous business minded individual through precious knowledge acquired during his re education,. Since Gab Gotcha came home IN 2004 he began working endlessly with an array of talented producers and MCs the likes of Ghetto Grime Muzic, Riel, MeadowPark Muzic, Phraze&Rel , CCR, Square Deal Media, QueTV, LaConekta, He eventually got signed to the Wu Music Group Label under Ray Roc / Power / and of Course The RZA. From 2005 to 2015 he put out The United States vs. Gab Gacha, Hustler's Prayer, El Otro Lado, Timeless (WMG), The High Life and hundreds of collabs and cameos. His brother Steven Scarboro Velasquez is responsible for 98% of his visuals which can easily be found on YouTube . Ever evolving, Gab Gotcha looks to take a step towards a greater goal truly larger than bars and hooks as he is now putting his latest creation, The Opus Decade which will chronicle 10 years of unreleased music that Hip Hop needs right now like a dope fiend craves China white. He will be planting an indisputable stake Through the heart of this new Hip Hop era that has lost it's roots, NY Boom Bap Roots. . This man has walked through the flames of hell all the while keeping a smile on his face, laughing at the devil and nodding towards God’s gates. It’s a metaphor indicative of his past life. But he’s here now, smiling and nodding at you, it’s time HE'S ALL THE WAY UP. .
Artist: Gab Gotcha Genre: Hip-Hop Discography;
The Opus Decade,
The High Life,
El Otro Lado,
United States vs. Gab Gotcha, Mix Tape
Bless The M.I.C" Beatnuts, Stone Crazy LP “
Angles” Single, Hydra Records }.
Genuine” Single, Island Records} .
2-3 Break" Beatnuts, Street Level LP,
Over 25 years of music.