This following article can be found in the Up & Coming feautre on MP3.COM (http://www.mp3.com/news/stories/10296.html). It was written by Brolin Winning.
UP & COMING: GIGIO
NorCal emcee impresses with complex flow and intelligent lyrics.
One of the biggest complaints about today's rap scene is the lyricism -- or lack thereof. What was once the soundtrack for social revolution has now been reduced to ringtones, strip club anthems, and short-lived dance crazes. But it's not all bad; there are still some great artists who chose to question the system through their verses, despite what is considered "hot" in the streets. Gigio is one of those guys.
Hailing from Northern California, Gigio is just 20 years old, but displays the maturity of an experienced vet. His music bridges the gap between catchy and political, with dense, multi-layered wordplay that weaves in and out of expertly crafted beats from an array of talented local producers. His rhymes may address the shadiness of our government, the plight of minorities (he is Nicaraguan/Puerto Rican), or simply how fresh he is; but no matter what, they always sound good.
Gigio has released one full-length to date, the 25-track Something Wicked This Way Comes, (one of the strongest debuts we've heard all year), and continues to record with a crew of talented co-conspirators. Whether you're a fan of thought-provoking, message-laced hip-hop, or just looking for funky beats and extraordinarily tight raps, Gigio has exactly what you need.
Check out Gigio's music here.