Last year I had the opportunity to drive across country, and along my journey I passed through Alabama. I loved the southern hospitality, the swagg, and the down to earth vibe that exuded from every single person I encountered. Passing through Alabama was quite the experience, but it wasn’t until now I realized that Alabama was home to a phenomenal hip-hop duo, Gone In Alabama (G.I.A.)
We’ve seen a lot of great music coming from the mighty south, but it’s nice to see a new group with the potential to take the music industry by storm. Consisting of Debonair from Huntsville, Al and J.I.G. from Tuscaloosa, Al, Gone In Alabama is a powerful hip-hop duo on the rise. They’ve received quite the critical acclaim from their hometown state, but now they are ready to grab their “boarding pass” and take the nation by storm.
Their debut mixtape Boarding Pass is the ticket these guys needed to put their music on the national map. The mixtape is the duo’s first mainstream street album, and you can download it on Indy.LiveMixtapes.com. The southern drawl & soul infused lyrics of Debonair & J.I.G. make for a mighty collection of tracks. Not only does the duo have some solid rhymes, but the production is done by world renown producer Block Beattaz. If you’ve listened to Maybach Music’s new signee Stalley, then you’ve without a question of doubt have been blessed to hear the production work of Huntsville, Alabama producer Block Beattaz.
With a connoisseur of production on their mixtape, Gone In Alabama’s mixtape is a noteworthy compilation of music worth checking out. It has a variety of songs that will appease many hip-hop fans different tastes. For those fans in search of smooth anthems, check out G.I.A.’s tracks “Mile High Club” ft. S.L.A.S.H. (Slow Motion Soundz) and “Playas Conversation.” Or perhaps you want a song that is driven by compelling emotions from the heart, then listen to “Immobilize” and “Unashamed” ft Norty(Play CouSaNs.)
Oh, and we can’t forget about the hometown love these guys show. The streets of Alabama are well represented on tracks such as “1000″ ft B Flyy (Mile High Music,) “Money Makin Me,” and “Work” featuring Money Addict( The PRGz’s.) So even though Gone In Alabama may be grabbing a Boarding Pass, they still represent their home to the fullest with a collection of innovative tracks that can easily be timeless anthems for hip-hop fans across the nation.
Article written by Jasmine McGee. Want to get in touch with her? Hit her up on Twitter @thinksoul25