Flagboy Giz

Flagboy Giz

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2021 | SELF

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2021
Band Folk Hip Hop




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"Flagboy Giz of the Wild Tchoupitoulas debuts new album on Mardi Gras Day"

Black Masking Indian tribes may not be stepping out on Mardi Gras Day, pausing deep traditions amid the coronavirus pandemic, but Flagboy Giz of the Wild Tchoupitoulas is marking the day with the release of his album, "Flagboy of the Nation."

The full-length debut by Flagboy Giz follows on his singles "Gentri Fire in the City," released in October, and "Dead," released in January. Both tracks build on Indian music traditions, mixing hip-hop touches, especially in Giz's flow and use of bass and organ on "Dead." Kevin Griffin-Clark directed the video for the timely "Gentri Fire in the City" and Dwight Bell Jr. co-directed "Dead."

"I wanted to make an album for my generation to have," says Flagboy Giz. "My album has the traditional chants, new chants, some rap, bounce, you can second line to it. All that — I wanted to embody all of New Orleans in my album. Also I wanted songs that people who've never seen Black Masking Indians up close could understand when they hear."

The 11-track "Flagboy of the Nation" was mastered by Raj Smoove and features Queen Elle (Flagboy Giz's daughter), Big Chief Roderick Sylvas and the Wild Tchoupitoulas as well as trumpeter Eric Gordon of the Big 6 Brass Band. The album is available on major streaming platforms, with a limited, signed and numbered vinyl pressing, and Flagboy Giz is selling a selection of merch. Look for the 2021 city tour shirt for "The Mardi Gras That Never Was" with canceled dates at venues important to Black Masking Indian tribes and Black-owned bars, such as Seals, Handa Wanda, Sportsman Corner, Kermit's Mother in Law Lounge, Bullet's and "Under the Bridge" on North Claiborne Avenue.

More information can be found at flagboygiz.com. - JAKE CLAPP


Flagboy Giz - Flagboy of the Nation 2021




Flagboy Giz is a 7-year veteran of the historic Wild Tchoupitoulas Black Masking Indians.  His debut album "Flagboy of the Nation" is an homage to the traditional musical spirit of the Wild Tchoupitoulas combined with the sounds of early New Orleans Hip-Hop.

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