Beantown Beats: Gio Dee Jonah Ollman January 30, 2014 Beantown Beats, Columns, Featured http://soundofboston.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/04-Mercedes-The-One-ft.-Reem-Prod.-By-Nowah-Beatz.mp3 http://soundofboston.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/07-Dont-Wanna-Be-Interlude-Prod.-By-David-Greene.mp3 Not many 20-year olds can claim to be one of the best rappers in their city. Gio Dee (sound it out) on the other hand, is among the top emcee’s from our fine town. Rapping since age eleven, he sounds instantly comfortable on whatever beat he chooses. After dropping his debut mixtape, D-Day, in 2011, he hasn’t stopped dropping new material since. His #TOTB: This Is Only The Beginning… mixtape cemented his status at the top of Boston’s hip-hop scene, getting him featured on DatPiff, and leading to a sellout headlining gig at The Middle East. Most recently, his Fashionably Late mixtape displays his similarities to Lil’ Wayne, but also shows his versatility. On one track he croaks clever punchlines, while on another, he can sample Gavin DeGraw and pull it off, speaking to his desires to be completely his own person. His beats vary from soothing and jazzy, to celebratory, brassy rap-alongs. As he grows older, I’m looking forward to seeing how his sound evolves. He’s near the top of the pack in the miniature rap scene here in Boston, but I’d like to see him gain some national attention. He’s almost there. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.