Ibro Suljic, better known by his artist name GYP, is an up-and-coming artist originally from Rijeka, Croatia who now lives in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born in Croatia to a Bosnian and gypsy father, and a mother who’s from Kosovo, Albania. His immigrant background played a huge role in his decision to pursue a career in music, inspiring him to chase the American dream and to share his story with the world.
When asked about one reason that he is passionate about music, GYP answered because it helped him express his feelings.
“Being able to freely express my feelings, my thoughts, on paper and through music to the masses around the world,” he said. “As someone who was struggling before, I want to be heard by the people struggling now and be a living proof that you can make it, and you can do whatever you want, nothing is impossible!”
The Missouri rapper spoke in an interview about new and old projects, what he’s most proud of, and what to anticipate in the future. GYP has made some noise following the hype around his song “She Got a Face,” on the TikTok app, to which he thinks the response has been great.
“It turned out to be a perfect song for a new trending TikTok dance which blew up overnight,” he said.
GYP said that the song is still garnering streams across many platforms, and he is excited to see more of his music streamed internationally.
GYP’s album Self Made Immigrant reached international recognition when released in 2018, with stand out tracks like “They Want My Name,” “In It to Win It,” and “Bosnian Girl.” The album still plays daily on 105.1 The Streetz, a local St. Louis radio station.
The Croatian rapper has made a name for himself following a pair of hard-hitting singles, “Intervene” and “She Gota Face.” The tracks show his versatility, and while both have high bass, the songs have a very different flow and thematic structure. The records show how adaptable GYP’s sound is and what to expect from him in the future. GYP also confirmed that a new EP is coming in mid-2021, and singles will be dropping around the same time.
GYP wants to share his story and relate to his audience. His biggest goal in making music, “to tour the world and have an opportunity to tell [his] story.” GYP’s biggest dream is to share his experiences with the affluent and detail his struggles growing up, how his life has not always been glamorous, and how he will continue to strive.
Check out GYP’s music on Spotify, YouTube, and Apple music.
Instagram – @stlgyp
Tiktok – @officialstlgyp
Spotify, iTunes, Deezer – stlgyp
Who Is Tae Daproducer ?
Taevione Lanier also known as Tae Daproducer is an producer- artist from Birmingham AL,
that has been heating up recently in the rap game. He has been dropping music videos along
with producer content on Youtube this past year and has gotten a good amount of attention.
Tae Daproducer has over 100k views on his Youtube videos & nearly 15k followers on Instagram. Tae Daproducer also has over 20,000 monthly listeners on Spotify , which is continuing to grow. Tae DaProducer looks to keep his momentum going by dropping more music , YouTube videos , and beats on his numerous platforms.
Tae Daproducer has set the standards high for many upcoming artists-producers. He is not only gaining love and fandom for his melodic songs and beats , but also for his risk taking ability to branch into new styles and creative lanes. His focus has always been the people because without them he would be nowhere and his talent would be unheard.Tae Daproducer has always crafted his songs with his fans and audience in mind and believes that to be the best and only approach if you want to truly connect with your fans.
You can find him on all the major platforms such as Apple Music , Instagram , Spotify , and
YouTube simply by searching…
(Apple Music ,Spotify, YouTube ) : Tae Daproducer
(Instagram) : TaeDaproducer_
Gucci Gordy turns his music hobby into a lifestyle
Q. Who is Gucci Gordy? Gucci Gordy is the mmelinum version of Barry Gordy of Motwn.
Q. How’d you get into the music industry to begin with? I started in St Louis, and it started out as a hobby.
Q. Why would an artist get dropped from a major label? Does it all just come down to the bottom line? An artist would get dropped by not meeting expectations versus the risk of the investment. It does because labels lose a lot of money because they spend money frivolously and if an artist don’t recoup their money, they get dropped. Major Labels spend money differently and artist are left to recoup. Any artist would have to have an upward trajectory.
Q. I constantly hear incredibly impressive singing talents in places like the rice houses in St. Louis or even street corners in Detroit … why don’t some people get discovered while other less talented people do? Because they work harder. If it’s meant to happen, it will happen.
Q. Which is more important for musician’s success: talent or marketability? Both
Q. How important is seeing a band play live in deciding whether to sign them? Important because you get to see the full package from their stage presence, crowd interaction, and crowd likability.
Q. How do A&R’s search for new talent these days? Word of mouth and research on all social media platforms.
Q. How do you stay organized in such a vast industry? Repeating the same protocol, creating a curriculum and staying consistent by creating a regime and sticking to the process.
Q. What was the most recent signing that you were a part of? I signed Leeky G Bando, artist based out of New York, Chris Echols, and Destineeee Lynn.
Q. Where can the world follow you? @guccigordy
Q. What’s next for you in the music world? As an executive, my next move is scaling the business up by diversifying my portfolio by signing labels and international artist.
DMV Artist Oca Stacks Is Trending With His Recent Releases
Oca Stacks is an on the rise recording artist from the DMV (D.C, Maryland, Virginia) area. Since pursuing music he has been gaining a ton of attention locally but looks to start making his presence known around the globe. The tragic death of his brother is what ultimately ignited his passion to pursue music. It was the catalyst to Oca Stacks taking on music as more than a hobby. Since this pivotal moment, he has been serious about his music career and takes it more seriously than ever.
Oca Stacks has a sound of his own. His sound is unique and unlike any other artist in the industry. When creating content Oca uses the mic to vent his pain. Recording allows him to tell his story and express his pain and life lessons on a track. It’s like therapy. Currently, Oca Stacks is pushing his latest release titled “25K”. This song was created after his house arrest release. While having to stay at home due to their house arrest he was not able to go to the studio. So as soon as he was released he went that same day and recorded “25K”. A hit record. The song gained him a ton of notoriety once it was released and is still to this day.
While marketing that single he is working on a project as well. An EP titled “ My Time Is Now”. The project will also feature his single “FK UP’ which is set to drop on October 31st of this year. Oca Stacks is made for music. His sound is infectious, gritty, and easily enjoyable to all walks of life. If you have not already, be sure to check his single “25K” out now.