22Gz (real name Jeffrey Alexander) began his music career in 2016, releasing a series of mixtapes and singles. His breakout hit came in 2017 with the song “Suburban,” which was produced by London-based drill producer AXL Beats. The song’s success helped 22Gz gain a wider audience, and he was soon signed to Atlantic Records.
The Blixky Tape
22Gz’s major-label debut mixtape, The Blixky Tape, was released in July 2019. The mixtape featured the singles “Spin the Block” and “No Suburban,” and it was met with critical acclaim. The New York Times called the mixtape “a powerful and visceral portrait of life in Brooklyn’s drill scene,” while Pitchfork praised 22Gz’s “raw charisma and intensity.”
Growth & Development
22Gz’s second mixtape, Growth & Development, was released in April 2020. The mixtape was produced by a number of high-profile producers, including AXL Beats, Ghosty, and London on da Track. The mixtape was met with more critical acclaim, with Complex calling it “a major step forward for 22Gz.”
22Gz is still signed to Atlantic Records, and he is currently working on his third mixtape. He has also collaborated with a number of other artists, including Kodak Black, Lil Tjay, and Fivio Foreign.
22Gz is one of the most promising new rappers in the Brooklyn drill scene. He has a unique sound and a raw charisma that has made him a fan favorite. With his major-label deal and his upcoming mixtape, 22Gz is poised to become one of the biggest names in hip-hop.