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John Givez Returns with a New Track “STAND” 

John Givez

Rising from Oceanside, California, artist John Givez has returned to the music scene with a new song called “STAND.”

The fast-rising music act, who was initially known for his unique rap style, has transcended towards R&B, and he’s killing it there! His kind of music draws inspiration from real-life issues in his life or things he experienced during his journey and growth.

Growing up in a Northern San Diego neighborhood, John Givez experienced several scenarios in this video. These horrific occurrences shaped his resolve to use music as a medium to let out steam and express himself.

His most significant musical influences are Tupac, Mac Dre, DMX, Q-Tip, OutKast and E-, DMX, Q-Tip, OutKast, and E-40. Though underground, John Givez has been in the limelight since 2015 when he first went viral with the video of his song “Get a bar of tha side,” which was released to promote his second EP, “Soul Rebel.”

If you’re new to his sound, this song is the perfect piece to show you what he’s got.



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