Jermaine Gibson AKA J.GIB was born and raised in Sacramento, CA has been rapping since he could talk. As a child he would mimicked his father who used to freestyle all the time in between running the streets. J.GiB’s escape from a domestic violence and drug filled home was music.
As a teen in junior high through high school J. GIB would battle rap in the halls with other young MCs to gain respect. As the battles got more intense, J.GiB’s talent and buzz got stronger as well. He graduated from battling to making and selling mix tapes. His first mix tapes were with Taylor Made Musik and while making mix tapes he started recording original records over custom beats. In 2002 J.GIB started Takeova Entertainment with the desire to control his own career and destiny.
When asked why he is called “The Soul Of The City”, J.GIB replied “I felt like Sacramento didn't have its own soul and identity musically. Instead of hoping on the bandwagons of other artist from other regions I wanted Sacramento to have a artist that they could get behind and be proud of.” And with that mentality J.GIB has won several awards including the Sacramento Best Rapper Award. He has opened shows for artist such as Ludacris, Nas, E-40, Keak Da Sneak, Mistah Fab, Too Short, etc. J.GIB has done 3 international SMASH hits with Punjabi artist Jazzy B and Sukshinder Shinda. He has also shot 3 international videos for “Romeo” with Jazzy B, "Punjabi Clap", and "Shoulder Surf" with Sukshinder Shinda.
J.GIB has releases three solo mix tapes "Back in Session“ with former West Coast DJ of the year Alvin D, “Still on the Grizzly “With Former West Coast DJ Of The Year and heavy hitter, DJ Knuckles. And most recently "Don't Try This @ Home" mixtape with DJ Alvin D.
J.GiB digitally released the follow up to the groundbreaking "Still On The Grizzly" mixtape "Still On The Grizzly 2" on itunes. This album features Rawsmoov, Bailey, Balance, Bueno, Doey Rock, and more...
J.GiB is featured on 2 tracks of Sukshinder Shinda's new international album "Rock Da Party" which debuted #1 in the UK, Canada, and Australia and #7 on the US iTunes world charts. J.GiB is currently touring through the western region of the US.
J.GiB has been featured on Good Day Sacramento, The Hub Magazine, iheart Radio, The Sac Report Magazine cover, Various websites and Jukeboxes across the country.
J.GiB's just released his new single "Body" produced by Artium/Def Jam producer Trakmatik and featuring Bay Area veteran and Gold recording artist Baby Bash. The orginal leak peaked at number 5 on the newmusicserver charts . This radio and club friendly record been making a strong impact.