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Genres You Will Love
Hip-Hop/Rap: Underground Rap Hip-Hop/Rap: Alternative Hip Hop Moods: Mood: Intellectual Moods: Type: Lyrical Hip-Hop/Rap: Political Rap

By Location
United States - United States United States - California

Facebook "Official Website" @TheRealGadzooks


Hailing from Southern California, Gadzooks began attacking the local and independent hip hop scene in 2007. Heavily influenced by west coast legends such as The Pharcyde and Jurassic 5, as well as a thick mixture of acts ranging from Redman to Slick Rick and Andre 3000, he manages to blend west coast swagger with east coast lyricism and delivers it on a platform that is all his own. His material, often humorous as it is heartfelt, and, on occasion, deliciously offensive, has gained him airtime on a handful of public radio stations throughout the country. In 2010 he wrote and recorded a short promo for The Monday Lunch, an independent radio program in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which was used as the show's weekly intro. Frequently performing alongside his partner and high school friend, DJ Nay, as well as having shared the stage with the likes of Mac Lethal, Pigeon John, Chali Tuna, Typical Cats, Myka 9 and Fatlip of the Pharcyde to name a few, Gadzooks demands the attention of his audience and continues to collect notoriety throughout the state. In 2011 he co-headlined a benefit concert that included Los Angeles locals who gathered to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The song "Lethal Madness", a track which featured a cameo by Kansas City rapper Mac Lethal, was released early 2010. The song was later included on Lethal's compilation album, "Special Reserve No. 9", which was received by hundreds, possibly thousands, across the country. Currently an independent artist, self managing and self promoted, Gadzooks rarely turns down a gig and has yet to turn down a collaboration. Nice guys don't always finish last, which he proves to be true by remaining as approachable as he is driven. Be it through his undeniable mic skills, a charming stage presence or just an intense work ethic, Gadzooks continues to claim a prominent position in the independent hip hop scene, and progressively proves to be one of the underground's friendliest assholes.