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Lyrical Fitness: International Gem… Stamina To Crush Amateurs

As we at HHABC have always stood behind our proclamations, we come to you again with the latest… International Gem is well on his way to becoming the next underground king. While his fanbase continues to grow, Gem has the east coast buzzing and with a little more exposure in other regions, there is no doubt that he will have things on lock. A native of the Bronx, International Gem has a way with words which is complimented by a well-polished and phenomenal delivery. To give measure to Gem’s talents, you could probably say he is to the east coast as what Chubby Jag was once to the west coast.

The Parade:


Video: International Gem – ‘Just Another Nightmare’

As we prepare ourselves for International Gem’s upcoming project ‘The Bad Apple’, he temporary suppresses us with a new video. The title of the track is ‘Just Another Nightmare’ an will most likely be featured on his new release. Upon watching the video below, you will understand why we cosign the BX resident and also predict this kid to be a household name in the near future. The beat selection is always on point and the lyrics…. Well you’re just gonna have to listen for yourself!

Mixtape: International Gem – ‘Who Dare Move Me’

There comes a time in one’s life when you realize that some things just don’t cut it for you as they did before. When it comes to music, this could be a drastic change or merely a subtle change of heart. But with that in mind, when the quality of music is of that high levels, it rarely matters what genre it is categorized within. Hip Hop as we know is the fastest growing and genre in the music realm and with it being popularized around the world, it’s safe to say that the true translation of what is good music could sometimes be jaded with gimmicks or corny dance steps that only last a few months…

Quality above all
International Gem has been a player in the game for minute and he’s finally getting the shine he’s deserved, and for good reason too. With wordplay and a rhyme flow that’s reminiscent of that 90’s New York rap that everybody loved. Gem’s ‘Who Dare Move Me’ mixtape was originally released in 2010, but if you listen to this album, you’d most likely become an instant fan. International Gem has earned his stripes and this will serve as a warning to be on the lookout for him because he’s on his way to the top!

Video: ‘Crude Oil’ – track featured on Gem’s ‘Old Gold‘ mixtape…

Video: ‘Raising The Bar’

Video: International Gem – ‘I Hate Gossip’

It’s apparent that International Gem has found his lane and now he sets his sights on capitalizing off his buzz from his previous mixtape release, Old Gold (remastered version). No stranger to wordplay, Gem delivers yet again with a new video for Gossip, which can be found on his ‘Thoughts of a Capricorn’ mixtape.

I had heard a joint from Gem and instantly I was impressed with his talent for painting vivid pictures as he rhymes over carefully selected tracks. But it wasn’t until when I came across this video that I couldn’t even front, HHABC had to salute the kid simply because his style is dope. Take a listen at this and feel where we’re coming from…

Video: International Gem – ‘Lord Have Mercy’

They say that on the road success, consistency is the key. With that being said, International Gem is staying true to that mantra. Here’s a hot verse from his ‘Lord Have Mercy’ track. We told y’all a long time ago to keep your eye on this kid. It’s only a matter of time before he truly lives up to his name… today it’s the U.S., tomorrow it’s gonna be International! Here’s Another jewel from Gem…

Flow Like Water : International Gem Earns Stripes, Proves That He’s A Real Mc

Editor’s Note…

Every so often an artist may come along and shake things up. It may even seem like they just appeared out of nowhere and suddenly start making incredible music. HHABC has always been prided with having a good reputation for identifying those special artists early in their careers. And after watching the process of them transition from raw material into a polished jewel. The more I listen to International Gem’s ‘Old Gold (remastered)’ mixtape, the more he reminds me of how Raekwon is so vivid when it comes to painting a picture and telling a story. Shout out to International Gem, no doubt this kid will be one of the next hottest things coming out of New York.

Mixtape: International Gem – ‘Old Gold (Remastered)’

Peep the new mixtape from International Gem titled ‘Old Gold’. The project features Gem going in on every track with an apparent hunger that gives you the feeling that he’s headed to a place where only the true and worthy dare to venture.

Video: International Gem – ‘Dj Appreciation (May 4th St. Louis) Club Aqua’

Here is video footage of International Gem during an in-studio performance at The Burgundy Lab. Really hope you guys were paying attention when HHABC told everybody that Gem was soon gonna be coming with his own takeover. New York has a lot of underground and mainstream artists who are always on the grind, but International Gem has what it takes to climb to the top in either category.

Audio: International Gem – ‘Sweet Nightmares’

And once again, we’ll reiterate… International Gem always delivers. With descriptive tales and talent for exquisite wordplay, Gem is on his way to being an underground king. With a quick snippet of what he has in store for the near future, anticipation for his next project is greater than ever before. No matter how long the wait though, International Gem has had our ear for quite some time. From his release of ‘Sniff This’, up until present, we’ve come to expect Gem to go hard on every track he releases.