Rapper 22GZ has shocked fans by revealing that he got his eyeballs tattooed black. He posted a video of himself on Instagram Live to show off his dark eye sockets.
His eyeballs have now been permanently inked BLACK
22Gz has become a star after his hit song Suburban blew up online. He is credited with pioneering Brooklyn drill music and has gained mainstream attention. His music has been praised for its aggressive flows and brutal lyricism.
He was signed to Kodak Black’s Florida-based label, and Atlantic subsidiary Sniper Gang, in 2018. His debut project The Blixky Tape came out in July 2019.
As a drill rapper, 22Gz is regarded as one of the most important figures in Brooklyn’s rapidly emerging drill scene. His songs focus on crime and life on the streets.
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A member of the Flatbush community in Brooklyn, he has been described as a “rap-clown” and “a rapper’s rapper”. He is known for his catchy raps and ear for production.
His style is heavily influenced by Biggie Smalls, who he idolized growing up. He has also incorporated elements of the neo-grime genre in his music.
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He has released several mixtapes since he started making music in 2016. His most recent release, Love, 22 EP, included four new songs.
Despite his rising fame, 22Gz has also faced some legal issues. In 2019 he was among the five artists that were removed from Rolling Loud’s lineup in New York City after the NYPD claimed they could incite violence on stage.
This isn’t his first brush with the law. He was arrested in 2017 for a parking spot fight in Miami Beach, but the charges were later dropped. He was also arrested for a home robbery in 2020.
22Gz has a lot of beef with fellow rapper Sheff G, who is based in the same borough. They have been trading insults for a while now, and Sheff G has even dissed 22Gz in a song entitled No Suburban.
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In the same vein, Sheff G has criticized 22Gz’s use of gang slang in some of his songs. Sheff G has alleged that 22Gz is using a “slang term” in an attempt to gain clout.
While 22Gz and Sheff G don’t have the same fanbase, they are both respected members of the Brooklyn drill scene. They are also both praised for their unique ear for beats.
When Sheff G was a kid, he listened to a lot of Biggie Smalls, so he has always tried to emulate the rapper’s lyricism and ear for production. He is also well-versed in neo-grime and other hip hop subgenres.
His songs often combine trap and neo-grime sounds with a Brooklyn slang style to create an edgy sound that is both catchy and hard-hitting.
He has worked with the likes of Pop Smoke, Fivio Foreign, and Sheff G on many of his songs. He also has collaborated with producers such as AXL Beats, who is known for his work on Brooklyn drill songs.