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Croatian Artist GYP displays versatility on new track "Intervene"

GYP wants his fans to know, "nothing is impossible. Replace your problems with challenges and never give up."

GYP, who's real name is Ibro Suljic, is an up-and-coming artist originally from Rijeka, Croatia who now lives in St. Louis, Missouri. He's bringing some new heat to the table with his release "Intervene." The song showcases GYP's talents in a way that hasn't been seen before from him -- positioning him as someone who is capable of versatility and changing up his flow.

. His immigrant background played a huge role in his decision to pursue a career in music, inspiring him to chase the American dream and to share his story with the world. He was born in Croatia to a Bosnian and gypsy father, and a mother who’s from Kosovo, Albania.

"Being born in a country that quickly got war infected, and seeing that as a child definitely

left it’s scars on me, but seeing the US after we immigrated, and the freedom everybody

talked about, opened my eyes about the American dream, and I made it my personal

goal to make it, from mud to gold," GYP said in an interview.

GYP saw music as an opportunity for him to express his feelings and tell his story. His latest track "Intervene," for example is a song about the entanglement of a female and how it affects people around her.

When asked about one reason that he is passionate about music, GYP answered because it helped him express his feelings.

“Being able to freely express my feelings, my thoughts, on paper and through music to the masses around the world,” he said. “As someone who was struggling before, I want to be heard by the people struggling now and be a living proof that you can make it, and you can do whatever you want, nothing is impossible!”

The Missouri-based rapper spoke in an interview about new and old projects, what he’s most proud of, and what to anticipate in the future. GYP has made some noise following the hype around his song “She Got a Face,” on the TikTok app, to which he thinks the response has been great.

“It turned out to be a perfect song for a new trending TikTok dance which blew up overnight,” he said.

GYP said that the song is still garnering streams across many platforms, and he is excited to see more of his music streamed internationally.

GYP’s album Self Made Immigrant reached international recognition when released in 2018, with stand out tracks like “They Want My Name,” “In It to Win It,” and “Bosnian Girl.” The album still plays daily on 105.1 The Streetz, a local St. Louis radio station.

The Croatian rapper has made a name for himself following a pair of hard-hitting singles, “Intervene” and “She Gota Face.” The tracks show his versatility, and while both have high bass, the songs have a very different flow and thematic structure. The records show how adaptable GYP’s sound is and what to expect from him in the future.

Check out GYP’s music on Spotify, YouTube, and Apple music.

Instagram – @officialgyp

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Stream GYP’s song “Intervene” on Spotify.