Widely regarded as one of the most important figures in Brooklyn's rapidly emerging drill scene, rapper 22Gz made his name in the late 2010s as a pioneer and essential artist of the genre. His single "Suburban," arguably the key important turning point in the genre's growth, set the tone for the years to come; its synthesis of aggressive flows, brutal lyricism, Brooklyn slang, and U.K. drill-inspired production provided a template for the scene's ever-growing success. Born and bred in Flatbush, Brooklyn, 22Gz (born Jeffrey Alexander) was an avid hip-hop fan from a young age, with influences ranging from N.Y.C. legends like Jadakiss and 50 Cent to rising stars like Future. After deciding against pursuing a career in basketball, Alexander began to produce music instead, repping his Blixkys set as well as their GD affiliation. While ...
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