The New Jersey trio, Young Gifted has stayed true to the game since 1988. Pioneers of the dark side, Young Gifted embodies old school and new school techniques over thunderous beats. Their music is reminiscent of the golden age of Hip Hop. The group has been going strong for 20 years and their music is still able to compete in today’s current musical landscape. The Hip Hop juggernauts call themselves “Young Gifted” due to the timeless quality of their compositions.
Young Gifted do not consider themselves to be entertainers. On the contrary, they consider themselves to be public speakers who deal with the issues that people face on a daily basis in the inner cities. Young Gifted was inspired by such legendary rap groups as the Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, NWA and EPMD.
A rugged and raw production compliments the dark sinister street tales that Young Gifted spit about with sheer abandon. Their stories are always bone chilling, epic and intricately painted with precise accuracy. Young Gifted keep it interesting and innovative with slick rhymes on whatever topic they choose to speak about. Young Gifted is back with a gritty track that is intense, authentic, and powerful. Take a listen to “Shoot First” below.