lightweight legendary (bio)
Having endured an illustrious career as a hip hop artist in the Bay Area for nearly a decade, Gigio Cordova begins a new chapter. Recently married, he now appopriately dons the Spanish honorific Señor before his birth surname Gigio in tribute to his Latin heritage (Puerto Rican / Nicaraguan) & also as a sign of self-mastery over his artistry.
To describe him as active would be an understatement. Since 2006, he has released over 20 projects including solo & group albums. Each project has its own unique sound & concept keeping Señor Gigio consistenty fresh & inventive. He embodies the essence of the word "prolific", no doubt. Señor Gigio prides himself as a lyrical storyteller in the tradition of voices like Gil Scott-Heron, Bob Dylan & John Lennon. An equally explosive performer, he can hold crowds captive with the prowess of Big Daddy Kane or even James Brown! Whether it be through rapping highly-technical yet funky dope flows, crooning bluesy soul ballads or experimenting with bold alternative sounds, Señor Gigio doses his audience with the pure magic that life itself is made of.
Señor Gigio has toured his music independently throughout California, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico & even internationally in Canada & Japan. Locally, he has woven himself into the fabric of the Bay Area music scene & community, becoming a fixture in his own right. He has proved to be a grand host on special occasions at the Boom Boom Room via RETURN OF THE CYPHER, as well as an excellent event coordinator, curating sick hip hop shows featuring the best talent the Bay has to offer & beyond. Today, he continues to broaden his horizons, finding inspiration, directing music videos, drawing funkadelic-style art, creating & releasing new albums. Señor Gigio also follows his calling to be a Spiritual Guide to those in need. You just might find him doing Tarot readings on Telegraph in Berkeley.