Timothy Jerome Parker, better known by his stage name Gift of Gab, is an American rapper best known for performing in the Bay Area hip hop duo Blackalicious along with DJ Chief Xcel. He is also a member of Quannum Projects, a Bay Area hip hop crew and record label, and has performed and recorded as a solo artist.
|Birth name:||Timothy Jerome Parker|
|Born:||1971/1972 (age 47/48), Sacramento, California, United States|
|Genres:||Alternative hip hop|
|Associated acts:||Chief Xcel, DJ Shadow, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Lyrics Born, G Koop|
|Website:||Gift of Gab (rapper)'s Official site|
About Gift of Gab
One half of the California-born hip hop duo Blackalicious. The duo has released almost half a dozen albums and he has released several of his own solo albums. He and producer Chief Xcel are known best for their tongue-twisting lyrics and classic beats.
He met his Blackalicious partner Chief Xcel while the two were attending high school in Sacramento, California. At the time, he'd been known by the stage name Gabby T. The two parted ways after high school but came together again in 1992 to form Blackalicious.
Outside Blackalicious, he is also known as a member of the hip hop collectives Quannum MCs and The Mighty Underdogs.
His real name is Timothy Parker.
The Blackalicious song "Alphabet Aerobics" became insanely popular after Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe recited the song on the Tonight Show in 2014.
Information related to Gift of Gab (rapper)
- Quannum Projects artists
- Rappers from Los Angeles
- West Coast hip hop musicians
- African-American songwriters