Missing the “golden-era” of hip-hop growing up, 27 year old Greensboro, NC native Ray Lewis has spent the last 5 years playing “catch up” with hip-hop culture. A religious household kept Tupac and Biggie records far from the family stereo and it wasn’t until Lewis teamed up with friends under the moniker “Young Stacks LGi” that the rapper began to discover his potential in the craft.
A mixtape and a string of successful shows opening for hip-hop elite like Yo Gotti, Big KRIT, Nappy Roots, and Smoke DZA followed – but something didn’t feel right.
As Lewis grew, he felt the “Young Stacks LGi” name no longer represented his place in the hip-hop community and sought a fresh start that redefined his rap career as both an artist and as an avid video-gamer. Unafraid to admit that he’s addicted to videogames and its subcultures, Lewis created a new outlet for his tech and musical creativity.
Now known as GamerGAD (Gamer – Game All Day), the young artist is slowly carving a niche for himself as a rapper with a geeky side, frequently dropping one-liners about his favorite video games and upcoming releases into his songs.
Drawing influences from T.I. and Jay-Z, artists Lewis discovered in his early 20’s, GamerGAD’s first single, Go2Work, is a careful blend of popular hip-hop stylings and underground beat making. Go2Work will be released on February, 18 2015.