Chicago stand up!
You guys know we love to support young, talented, up-and-comers who are doin’ their thing, and Young Giftz is no exception.
Young Giftz, 22, of the Chicago based rap group F.O.C. (Focused On Cash), was born and raised on the East Side of Chicago and praises his upbringing as the primary motivation for his music. Giftz captivates listeners with his unique ad-libs, brash delivery and use of clever punch lines. Giftz notes his rap influences as Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Jadakiss, Andre 3000 and Bump J.
Following the release of The Lake Effect, Giftz’s buzz has steadily risen due to hard work, raw talent, and dedication. His recent performance credits include opening for Rick Ross and Lil Durk at Adrianna’s in Chicago, as well as for Chief Keef at SOB’s in New York. Giftz also co-headlined with Caleb James of Save Money at Hustlepalooza (presented by Hustle Simmons) in Chicago.
Giftz has received positive reviews for his energetic performances, captivating the audience along with his lyricism. Among those taking aware of the growing Giftz pandemonium include Fake Shore Drive & Nah Right, who sponsored his latest mixtape. He has also received write-ups from The Fader, 2 Dope Boyz, Ruby Hornet, and Urban Shake Magazine. Most recently, Giftz decided to work his previous efforts into a cohesive unit with his new material and released “The Lake Effect 1.5: The Re-Rock” hosted by DJ Sean Mac and Vic Lloyd (Leaders 1354).
Giftz newest project Position Of Power is out NOW! It is bulit on the sounds of Chase N. Cashe, C-Sick, Xtreme & Thelonious Martin and more, plus features fellow Chicagoans King Louie, Rockie Fresh & YP, as well as Freddie Gibbs, Boldie James & 3D Na’tee & a powerful narration by DJ Moondawg.
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This past weekend, Giftz and his team invited BOSSIP out to a listening session in Chicago held in CRC Studios to get a preview of Position Of Power and we have to say we were impressed by what we heard.
Flip it over to see Giftz video for “Quiet” as well as pics from the party via Angie Star Photography