Why more people aren’t up on Azizi Gibson is beyond me. He always has an intensity to his rhymes, and his ear for beats is top notch, setting his sights on some that hit hard in the car but still have enough little flourishes to make them stand out. “Band of the Hawk” further supports those two points, and if this video isn’t intense, then I don’t know what is. Dark alleys, fierce dogs, baseball bats. Rappers and civilians alike should be afraid.
“Band…” is on the forthcoming A3C Volume 3 compilation, just when I thought I couldn’t get any more excited for next week’s festival.
Previously: Azizi Gibson – Ghost In The Shell Mixtape