GaiDen Gadema
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GaiDen Gadema


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"Inaugural 80/35 music festival keeps downtown rocking"

While most people were watching Dirty Little Rabbits, local hip-hop artist GaiDen Gadema, accompanied by DJ Richie Daggers, flew through a tight set of old school hip-hop. Gadema is furious like “Black Belt Jones” and is one of the most underrated MCs in town.

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2001 Babel Section
2006 Fool In Black
2007 Pronto
2008 Jim Kelly Acquisition



GaiDen Gadema... The Return of My Brother's Keeper...

Coming to terms with the environment he lives in, GaiDen Gadema knows complacency all to well. People who wish to contribute to hip hop by “going with the formula” or emulating what’s “hot”, is an epidemic in Des Moines Iowa, a Dead Meat Industry. Gadema knows and by some odd fortune, understands those boundaries, however, chooses to smash them into inexistence! Raised as an army brat, Gadema’s travels have exposed him to a diversity of ideas, cultures and dialects which contribute to his music. A huge fanatic for hardcore street level hip hop, Gadema spills bars into the mic with kaleidoscope-like depictions of being a “regular everyday person”- just like you, however still, misunderstood by peers and onlookers alike.

“YOU make the music, when the music makes YOU- you’re just another pawn for big brother enterprise.”