Neumos & KEXP Present:
Saturday Jun 03
Gifted Gab: Rollin’ with the Homies
8:00PM | 21+ | $12
- Jarv Dee
- Swisher Sleep
- Fantasy League DJs
Since the moment she was born, "Gabby" Kadushin has spent every moment of her life immersed in music. Growing up in the church and singing along side her Mother in the choir, Gab would spend her extra time studying the radio and memorizing songs after only a couple listens. Outside of church, Michael Jackson and Tupac were her prophetic icons. By the time Gab was nine, she was writing raps about growing up in Seattle's Central District and pursuing a sound all of her own. She continued to soak up the power and influence of East Coast female MCs like Queen Latifah, MC Lyte and Bahamadia while also riding around in cars bumping Bay Area legends like Mac Dre and E-40.
In 2012, Gab released her first EP Queen La'Chiefah under the name Gifted Gab (formerly Gift uh Gab). Emerged was a project showcasing the sophisticated relationships between her wall-to-wall classicist flow and combative, unrestrained love-of-self, codeine-dipped blunts kind of tone. Throughout the composition, Gab provides an unflinching acknowledgement to fallen loved ones and the social ills affecting her surrounding communities. Her influences form her style, but they don't stunt her scope. No matter the circumstances, Gab will take the stage and rock the crowd either by herself or alongside her peers.
She's a self-possessed female and first lady among the many men in her crew, Moor Gang, Seattle's rendition of the Wu-Tang Clan. In March of 2014, Gab dropped her first full-length project titled "Girl Rap" and it quickly gained national success. She's opened for legends such as Dj Quik, Rakim, Cam'ron, and Slick Rick at the cities hottest venues. Furthermore, Gab has been recognized by industry leading media outlets such as, XXL, VH1 and TIME to name a few. You won't meet another one like her; Gifted Gab has the grind, talent and influence of a Queen ready to take a seat on her throne