Issue #123 – Digital Cover

Published on December 10th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby


Who Is Giggie Surge?

Back story – Fueled by a dark childhood and a come-up story with drama that could rival the plot of 8 mile, Giggie Surge is no stranger to taking risks. Violence and dysfunction at home left Gig homeless at the age of 17 with no sight of success. Determined to make his mark on the world, Gig bought recording equipment and began his journey, running into more drama on the way.

Gig failed again and again, on and off couches and park benches, friends died or disappeared. Fueled by failure and eager to dominate, he eventually left his hometown of Toledo, Ohio for New York City in search of answers and an escape from a city known only for a heroin epidemic and harsh winters.

He was met with more failure and left New York on a whim for Los Angeles with a goal to prove all doubters wrong. Starting over yet again, Gig began to hone his craft. The outcome was GUILTY, a 9 track project that came with a surge of cryptic Instagram posts and a well-received merch drop. With killer charisma and an edge as sharp as his wit, Giggie Surge is proving to be the new voice of the youth. Stay tuned.

The Hype Magazine got Giggie to weigh in on a few things!

From the outside looking in, who is Giggie Surge?

I’m the new voice of the youth. The new voice of the generations. Everybody wants to talk about the lack of artist development in the industry but they don’t want to talk about the lack of character development which you can only get from real life. My story is raw and inspiring, just something you can’t make up in an office somewhere. I’m proud of my come up and I want to see these kids get like me. I’m already my own superhero at this point. Let’s see if these kids feel the same way I do.

What sparked your dive into the entertainment and fashion industries?

I’ve always been an artist. Since I was in preschool I’ve been drawing and what not. I got in trouble a lot in school because I drew a lot of dark shit and I would have the rap music for everybody. I used to burn albums and I had all the mp3s and all that for everyone. I was the supplier haha. I knew I wanted to rap after Get Rich or Die Tryin. 50 and Em were just so raw and I connected with their story. I knew they ‘d been through a lot. There’s more to it, but my story will be told soon.

Tell us about your current project(s).

Right now I have GUILTY out which is on all platforms doing it’s thing. I’m working on something else too. I’ve been cheesy about that haha. Patience.

For new listeners, what song of yours would you pick as an introduction to you as an artist?

That’s hard to say, it’s weird when you sound like so many things. I would say Sorry for Ghosting. It’s just a one minute intro but it means something to me and people seem to really connect with that one.

Tell us a bit about your work and passions OUTSIDE of music…

I’m into film, I was super into movies as a kid and I didn’t really meet anyone that was really into movies until I was like 22. I thought I was the only one but now I’ve been exposed to way more people that are into what I’m into. I’m a foodie too. I love the restaurant industry. Sexual health is something I really care about. I think people, guys specifically, need more mainstream info spread to them about all that.

Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” aka WTF?! moment…

Man, that’s either when I was in a public restroom in the stall and this homeless dude came in and took a loud ass shit in the urinal or when I saw this dude inject some shit in this fiends foot because I don’t think he could do it himself. I’ve seen a lot but those two right now stood out for sure hahaha.

About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.

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