223 – [Gabe ‘Nandez]

New York City-based rap artist Gabe ‘Nandez triggers a familiar feeling for me. His cadence is laid-back but stern, somewhat monotoned but not by any means mundane. Raised between Jerusalem, Haiti, Tanzania, and his current home New York City, ‘Nandez has always embodied a dynamic style that reflected his South American and African heritage, creating a brand of music that is unique to him. Overall, his ability is confidently hypnotic, particularly when he raps over soul-filled lo-fi production as demonstrated in his latest release. 

His new video, “223,” embodies the previously mentioned qualities with precision, as the nomadic-like artist raps effortlessly raps through his neighborhood. The new visual is his second within a few weeks, coming off the heels of its predecessor “Ox,” which features an up-close-and-personal, gritty, home-movie-like feel, exemplifying his style and sound. With ease, ‘Nandez fires bars wrapped in braggadocios banter, quick bits about past flings, even weaving French and Swahili into his rhymes without missing a bit. Gabe ‘Nandez is special, and it will only take one view of his new video for you to place him in a category all his own.  

Watch “223” by Gabe ‘Nandez below.