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Gimar - Album Review: Gimar – 'On My Own Buzz'

11 Aug 2009 // A review by BrendaF
What a fantastic example of one of New Zealand’s up and coming hip-hop artists. While my strengths lie in other genres, I do quite like rap/hip hop if it is well presented with lyrics that are true to one’s self.

Gimar is a shining example of this. His lyrics come deep from inside, choosing to rap about debts, relationships and his general life instead of the “glorified lifestyle” usually associated with this genre. There are no apologies for his up-front delivery and it comes across strong and focused.

This is a slick, well -put together album that doesn’t have problems combining rock, pop and jazz bass beats. Stand out tracks for me were ‘Kool Rider’ with its hard hitting, catchy beats; ‘Just Like You’ with its piano underline and its slower pace; and ‘Whats It All About’ which featured Fresh and Elvee (Ghetto Klownz) whose vocals complimented Gimar’s.

I don’t believe it will be long until we will see this artist in the mainstream charts. This is a great album.

About Gimar

GIMAR is an MC/producer from Auckland city. Blessed with a crystal clear flow & eclectic production, GIMAR writes reality driven lyrics devoid of the “glorified themes” usually found in the hip hop genre.

As a 1/3 member of the Grey Lynn based crew Tha Storytellaz, GIMAR has been writing and recording music since late 2004. He has independently released two mixtapes with his Storytellaz crew and recently released three street albums in two years as a solo artist.

GIMAR’s motto for his music is simple: “only spit it if you’ve lived it”. With commercial hip hop artists pushing glorified themes of guns, drugs, & hoe’s, GIMAR prefers to rap about topics significant to his own life, such as work, debts, relationships, music, and in general, life on the ‘grind’.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Gimar


On My Own Buzz
Year: 2009
Type: Album
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Year: 2009
Type: Album
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Year: 2008
Type: Album

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