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About Gerald Walker

Milwaukee rapper Gerald Walker was born July 14th, 1987 at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, IL, though he was raised by his mother in both Bellwood, IL and Milwaukee, WI for the majority of his early years. Walker became influenced by music early on, listening to old smooth jazz, gospel and R&B cassette tapes that his mother would listen to. Upon graduation from high school, Walker decided to go a different route and pursued graphic design and television sitcom at Columbia College Chicago. However, it was at Columbia that his love for music flourished, surrounded by musically inclined classmates, professors and friends. In the fall of 2008, Walker was presented with an opportunity to go on his first tour--as a part of the stage crew. It was for No Doubt who was touring with Paramore, one of his favorite bands, at the time. It was through this experience that he found his niche sound--hip-hop with a punk rock flair. He released his debut mixtape, Gerald Walker's Evening Out With Your Girlfriend, in September of 2009 followed by his second release, I Remember When This All Meant Something, in the summer of 2010. These releases created a buzz around Walker, leading to features in URB Magazine, Stuck Magazine, 2dopeboyz.com and more. "There are many aspiring emcees representing hip-hop, however, none have the combined charisma, cadence, lyricism and a knack for delivery like Gerald Walker," raved feedmecoolshit.com. In the winter of 2010, Walker dropped his first Christmas project, A Gerald Walker Christmas, with a theme based off of Charles Schultz's A Charlie Brown Christmas. The year of 2011 only brought more success Walker's way. He began recording demos with Taylor Gang and Wiz Khalifa producer Cardo, and opened for Yelawolf, a Shady/Interscope Recording artist that April. In May he released his On Your Side EP in collaboration with Cardo. That same year, Walker was a guest on the MTV'S Rapfix Live hosted by Sway, where he received mentoring from Juelz Santana of the Diplomats. Shortly after that, Walker released his fourth and most successful mixtape thus far, The Other Half of Letting Go. XXL magazine gave a stellar review of the project saying, “The mixtape might be titled The Other Half of Letting Go, but Gerald Walker is shaping up to be an artist that hip-hop shouldn’t let go unnoticed.” With a ferocious and tireless work ethic, Walker released his second Christmas EP, It’s Christmastime Again, Gerald Walker, in November making it his third release in 2011. The grind never stops for Walker though, as he’s currently right back to work on his next release, Believers Never Die which will drop April 16, 2012. “We all have things that we want to do or have goals that we want to accomplish and dreams that we want to attain, so we have to believe in that. We’re all believers in a way.” And Walker is one of the biggest “believers” of all.

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