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Gin (rapper)

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Gin
Birth nameGinger Silvera
Also known asThe Real Gin, Be Free Gin
Born (1982-03-12) March 12, 1982 (age 38)
Los Angeles, California
OriginLos Angeles, California
Genres
Occupation(s)Rapper, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2003-present
LabelsGSBookings, 705184 Records DK
Associated acts
  • Onyx
  • Kxng Crooked
  • Chino XL
  • Ras Kass
  • Planet Asia
  • Killah Priest
  • Canibus
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Ginger Silvera (born March 12, 1982), better known by her stage name Gin, is an American hip hop artist, singer and songwriter. Gin released her debut album Spiritual Bars on September 18, 2018.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Ginger Silvera was born in South Gate, California and grew up in South East Los Angeles. Then she moved to Lynwood, California at the age of 6 years old. That's where Ginger fell in love with hip-hop.[1]

Music career[edit]

In 2003, Ginger started in the industry as a promoter, organizing events and booking talent. She did events with very notable DJs such as KutMasta Kurt, DJ Melo-D from the Beat Junkies and DJ Revolution from the World Famous The Wake Up Show.[1] Gin recorded her first song as an artist in 2006.[2][3]

In 2010, she started working with Ras Kass and was helping him with his A.D.I.D.A.S. project. Working with Ras Kass introduced she to L.A. Hip Hop artists such as Planet Asia, Chino XL and Crooked I.[2]

In 2010, Ginger created and developed promo and booking company GSBookings, which helps to promote artists and find places for them through shows or participation in songs.

In 2012, Gin released a two-track EP titled My Lyrical Expression. The following year, she returned with a new two-track EP called Dream Getting.[2]

Gin released two mixtapes, GSBookings Mixtape Vol.1 (2015)[4] and GSBookings Mixtape Vol.2 (2017)[5][6] feat. Kxng Crooked, Chino XL, Ras Kass, Agallah and Onyx. Her own songs were also on these mixtapes.

In 2017, Gin made her debut with her first single "Truth" featuring Mystic Butterfly. The motivation for the song was keeping it true especially in relationships. "Truth" has received rotation in nightclubs in the Middle East.[7]

Gin released her debut album Spiritual Bars on September 18, 2018. Spiritual Bars is an international album which includes features from Komo Sarcani (France), BDM (Durban, South Africa), Chris Cape (UK) and Mystic Butterfly (UK).[8] GIN has also created a Zine Book for the album Spiritual Bars, which is available at Zine Fests and through her bandcamp website.[9][10]

Her new album features the single "The World" which pays homage to legendary rapper Nas and features a French verse from rapper Komo Sarcani from Paris, France. The single was number #1 on U.S. College Promo charts and was featured on Sway in the Morning's radio show on Shade 45. Tracks from her album such as "Diddy", "Part II", "Look of Love" and "Truth" are receiving rotation in nightclubs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in The United Arab Emirates.[3]

Other singles have been on radio rotation on 90.7FM KSER in Seattle, Washington and 88.7FM KAZI in Austin, Texas. The single "Mowgli" is a smoker track dedicated to individuals that like to blaze over a trippy beat to keep the vibes going and for individuals to relax and enjoy the good times.[11]

In October 2018 was released video for the song "Diddy". The video was shot in Dubai by Bone Production.[12][13] Gin drops visuals for her single "Be Free" on November 9, 2018. The new video was shot by Bone Production in Al Ain, The United Arab Emirates.[14][15] In December 2018 Gin released a lyric video for "Word To The Wise" teams up with Baltimore based emcee Sullee J.[16][17] Gin drops visuals for "Part II" on January 8, 2019. The video was shot by Bone Production in Al Ain, The United Arab Emirates. The song is a follow up from her first single titled "Outta My Head" off her My Lyrical Expression EP.[18][19] Gin released the video for the song "Look of Love" in time for Valentine's Day on February 13, 2019. The video was shot in Dubai by Bone Production.[20][21] In April 2019 was released video for the song "Mowgli". The music video was filmed by Cine Zulu Films in Durban, South Africa.[22] In June 2019 Gin is back with a new video for "Paid In Full" features Durban, South Africa based artist Beast Da Maharaj also known as BDM.[23]

Discography[edit]

  • The information about discography was taken from artist's page on Bandcamp[24] and Apple Music.[25]
Studio albums
  • Spiritual Bars (2018)
EPs
  • My Lyrical Expression (2012)
  • Dream Getting (2013)
Mixtapes
  • GSBookings Mixtape Vol.1 (2015)
  • GSBookings Mixtape Vol.2 (2017)
Singles
  • "Truth" (feat. Mystic Buttefly) (2017)
  • "Be Free" (2018)
  • "Paid In Full" (feat. BDM) (2018)
  • "Mowgli" (2018)
  • "The World" (feat. Komo Sarcani) (2018)
  • "Truth" (feat. Mystic Butterfly) (Joe Frattin Remix) (2019)

Music videos[edit]

  • "Outta My Head" (feat. Patrick Antonian) (2012)
  • "On My Grind" (feat. Zoolay) (2013)
  • "The World" (feat. Komo Sarcani) (2018)
  • "Diddy" (2018)
  • "Be Free" (2018)
  • "Word To The Wise" (feat. Sullee J) (2018)
  • "Part II" (2019)
  • "Look of Love" (2019)
  • "Mowgli" (2019)
  • "Truth" (feat. Mystic Butterfly) (Joe Frattin Remix) (2019)
  • "Paid In Full" (feat. BDM) (2019)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Q & A with Gin – Independent Spotlight (Written By: Carlos Reyes) (May 9, 2015)". gsbookings.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Urban Vault Interviews – GIN". urbanvault.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Meet Gin of Spiritual Bars Album". voyagela.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  4. "GSBookings Mixtape Volume 1". hiphop4real.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  5. "GSBookings Presents: Tha Mixtape Volume 2 (Audio/Free Download)". urbanvault.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  6. "GSBookings Mixtape Vol. 2 Ft. KXNG Crooked, NecroRules, Ras Kass, Pawz One & Many More". indiehiphop.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  7. "Los Angeles based female artist Gin releases hip hop album Spiritual Bars". infusion.ae. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  8. "LA Rapper GIN Drops New Killer Album 'Spiritual Bars'". stimulateyoursoul.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  9. "GIN – Spiritual Bars (Album/Audio/iTunes/Spotify)". urbanvault.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  10. "GIN — «Spiritual Bars»". hiphop4real.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  11. "GIN – Mowgli (Audio/iTunes/Spotify)". urbanvault.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  12. "GIN – Diddy (Music Video) Taken Off: Spiritual Bars (Album/iTunes/Spotify)". urbanvault.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  13. "Gin — «Diddy»". hiphop4real.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  14. "GIN – Be Free (Music Video) Taken Off: Spiritual Bars (Album/iTunes/Spotify)". urbanvault.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  15. "Gin — «Be Free»". hiphop4real.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  16. "GIN ft. Sullee J – Word To The Wise (Lyric Video) Taken Off: Spiritual Bars (Album/iTunes/Spotify)". urbanvault.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  17. "GIN FEATURING SULLEE J - WORD TO THE WISE". solovibesmusic.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  18. "GIN – Part II (Music Video) Taken Off: Spiritual Bars (Album/iTunes/Spotify)". urbanvault.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  19. "GIN - Spiritual Bars: The Album "Part II" New Video". rapreviews.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  20. "GIN – Look Of Love (Music Video) Taken Off: Spiritual Bars (Album/iTunes/Spotify)". urbanvault.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  21. "GIN — «Look of Love»". hiphop4real.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  22. "GIN – MOWGLI (Music Video) Taken Off: Spiritual Bars (Album/iTunes/Spotify)". urbanvault.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  23. "GIN ft. BDM – PAID IN FULL (Music Video) Taken Off: Spiritual Bars (Album/iTunes/Spotify)". urbanvault.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  24. "GIN — Discography on Bandcamp". therealgin.bandcamp.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  25. "GIN — Discography on Apple Music". music.apple.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.

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