Having just dropped a new hit with G-Eazy, 'This Year', we catch up with the rapper to know...
Based in Brooklyn, GASHI was born in Libya to Albanian parents, with whom he immigrated to the US with in the late 90s. Blending together his rich heritage with pure New Yorker vibes, GASHI’s music is authentic and playful, with powerful raps, sharp beats and daring statements. Loving ice cream (from Carvel in particular) as much as he loves trap tracks, his multifaceted personality seeps into his spirited songs: baring his soul through his creations, he’s a much-needed break from the toxic masculinity of the music industry, and Gashi’s ready to give all it takes. We get to know the rapper you need to know with 10 very important questions…
Describe your music in 3 words…
Better than yours.
Who’s your greatest influence?
What does music mean to you?
It used to mean everything.
Who’s the last person you called?
What did you talk about?
My new single, my year.
One item of clothing you couldn’t live without?
My Prada jacket.
One album you couldn’t live without?
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
What’s your favourite way to spend £10?
On Carvel Ice Cream.
How about £100?
In New York I’d go to Prince Street Pizza then I’d go across the street to the Little Cupcake Bake Shop and get banana pudding then go to Cafe Habana and get a fish burrito with rice and beans and hot sauce and then I’d go to roll-n-roaster for corn fritters and then to Carvel for ice cream.
What’s next for you?
Drop the best album in the world.. go on tour..shoot a film..write a book.. then go work on the next album in Lucerne Switzerland.
30 January 2019