New York City emcee, Gino Blak, has premiered his first new single of 2018 by way of the Dope Cause We Said premiere of ‘The Hate And The Love’. “The Hate And The Love”, which featured a highly addictive chorus by Dave Handle, simultaneously encapsulates vintage New York City hip hop while keeping an eye out for what’s next for the genre. The Dr. Blum (Jesse Blum of Misterwives) produced banger is centered around emotive piano and pulsing percussion that lay out an emotive soundscape over which Gino delivers streetwise accounts of coping with and overcoming everyday struggles. You can stream “The Hate and The Love” now on Soundcloud.
Gino’s balance of street hustle and radio-friendly music makes him a force to be reckoned with. Armed with a gift for both lyricism and production, Gino started recording seriously in his teens, soon landing a deal with independent label, Tableturns. Multiple singles, a self-titled solo album (INVISIBLE), and a featured role on the critically acclaimed State of the World compilation has kept Gino busy but never content.
The Sunset, Brooklyn native represents his Latino heritage loud and clear when blessing a mic or producing a track. Born in Venezuela and raised in a Colombian family in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Gino always keeps both the heritage and hometown that helped shape his mindset and rhyme scheme front and center; whether delivering a party anthem like “Cursing Me Out” or something more self-reflective as we see on “The Hate Or The Love.
Stay tuned for more from Gino Blak as he continues to captivate audience and dominate airwaves!