Flying Lotus’ self-made label, BRAINFEEDER, is well known for its experimental and eccentric production. Combining oddity and hip-hop is a challenging feat. But, for one BRAINFEEDER artist, this particular sound is innate.
Azizi Gibson was born in Frankfurt, Germany and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. Despite settling in Maryland by the age of 11, his multicultural influence translates directly into his music. His profound, lyrical delivery is paralleled with a demanding stage presence, and Austinites can witness this brooding, dynamic character at Empire Control Room & Garage on July 14. His lyrics are an exchange between social consciousness, and just downright witty.
At the ripe age of 26, Gibson is noticeably in-tune with the future of hip-hop, guaranteeing a novel performance. His previous performances at Empire have been psychedelic, diverse, and packed to the brim. Gibson’s supporting acts include Houston-based rapper Doeman, and self-proclaimed “blues trap” artist, Netherfriends.
Empire has proved time and time again to be one of Austin’s premiere venues for bringing in rising talent, and Azizi Gibson is no stranger to its rich, community-centered vibe. His return to Austin is going to be lit, in more ways than one.
Tickets are $17 and $20 day of show on Empire’s website. Azizi Gibson wants the whole city of Austin to show out, so the show is all ages, with a $5 surcharge for minors.
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