Just one word can represent an entire movement. In Brooklyn’s case, the word “Blixky” hints at the rising heat at the heart of the borough. That fire remains lit by none other than 21-year-old hip-hop force of nature 22Gz AKA “TuTu Da General.” Not only does the phrase serve as the name for his label debut mixtape, The Blixky Tape [Atlantic Records], but it also captures a singular and signature mindset unlike anything else in the culture.

After overcoming some legal issues, the Flatbush native turned his rap hobby into a reality when his video for “Suburban” took off online, generating a staggering 4.4 million-plus views which earned him a co-sign from multiplatinum superstar Kodak Black signing him to Sniper Gang.

Over the past year he’s earned unanimous critical acclaim from Noisey, Complex, Hypebeast, and many more for the release of his singles “Spin the Block” and “Why” – while simultaneously creating a movement of his own with a viral dance known as “The Blixky Twirl”.

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