Ivan Gift From God is an emerging independent hip-hop artist who made his solo professional recording debut in 2018 with the album Hrt. That record introduced a talented emcee from Los Angeles with a quick wit and a taste for low & slow trap beats. From laid-back slow jams to hard raps, Ivan’s sound is a genre-fluid mix of hip-hop beats, pop hooks, and r&b grooves.
Since his debut the prolific rapper has released a string of successful records. He’s dropped seven albums, three EPs, and a half dozen singles in just five years. His latest album is already his most popular to date.
Champion is the brand new album from Ivan Gift From God, released worldwide via all major streaming services on March 18, 2023. The 17-song collection marks a new direction for the artist. From the soulful vibes and motivational lyrics of “It’s My Time” to the solemn introspection of “Changing My Life”, the record is the sound of a young man looking at his world anew, with the benefit of experience.
Through a series of short songs, mostly under two minutes, Ivan Gift From God offers quick snippets of life. Themes of motivation and growth are the threads that tie the record together. He’s removed toxic situations on tracks like “Gone” and the funny “Bitch I’m in the Studio”. Elsewhere he dives deeper into his own mind.
On tracks like “Doing Nothing”, “Destined to Shine” and “In My Own World”, Ivan Gift From God looks inside to assess both his strengths and weaknesses. He drops a bit of soul on that vibe on tracks like the excellent “I Know”. Throughout the album Ivan matches his slow trap beats with some memorable melodies and sultry slow jam vibes.
Check out Champion in its entirety below, or listen on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear the songs “I Know” and “Bitch I’m in the Studio” on the Deep Indie Beat playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Ivan Gift From God.