Someone has been feasting on classic hip-hop stanzas; G MiMs has bars and he’s heating things up with his latest release, “The Jungle.”
“The Jungle,” produced by Sloppy Joe, is definitely a dedication to the birth era of old school hip-hop; classic and gritty. This track is hype and represents the new school and young dance movement of New York with the familiar bass drum cadence. G MiMs even spits a familiar stanza towards the ending of the song, “It’s like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder how I keep from goin’ under” (“The Message” by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, May 1982).
Hailing from the concrete jungle of Harlem, New York, George MiMs III discovered at a young age that he was a lyricist at heart. In the eighth grade, G MiMs would submit his writing reports in rhyme schemes based on the presented literature, instead of following the required essay format. Shortly after high school, the multi-talented rapper played A-10 Division 1 basketball for Saint Bonaventure University. The rising star chose his undeniable talent for recording and performing music on stage over his love for basketball. It comes as no surprise that G Mims spits flames, especially since his step-father is hip-hop pioneer Kool DJ Red Alert (Afrika Bambaataa’s protégé).
G MiMs released his mixtape Up in Smoke in 2013 and it was hosted by one of the music industry’s most recognizable DJs, Bronx-native Funkmaster Flex. Surrounded by the affluent hip-hop culture, G MiMs began to release a slew of freestyles and records, which made their way to radio airwaves. Two years after the release of Up in Smoke, G Mims signed to Tommy Boy Records in 2015. The Harlem rapper was also featured on Shade 45‘s ‘Sway in The Morning,’ who just so happens to be an old friend, and was recognized for “killing” the “Friday Fire Cypher.”
G MiMs is preparing for his mixtape series The $: Cost Of Living, which will be ready this month.
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Written By: Keandra “Ke’Ke” Scott