Gift of Gab (born Timothy Parker, in Panorama City, CA) is an American MC best known for performing in the Bay Area hip-hop duo Blackalicious with DJ Chief Xcel. He is also a member of Quannum Projects, a Bay Area hip-hop crew and record label, and has performed and recorded as a solo artist.


Gift of Gab is often praised by critics for his rapping skills – Allmusic says he is “one of the very finest MCs to ever pick up a microphone”[1], “one of the best underground rappers in the business”[2], “his raps are jam-packed with internal rhymes, allusions, metaphors, ten-cent words, and amazing tongue-twisting feats of skill” [3], and he has been able to “redefine the art of lyrical technique”[4]. Peter Shapiro describes him as “a walking encyclopedia of MCing styles”[5], Pitchfork Media refers to his “astonishing verbal dexterity and enunciation”[6], Popmatters says he has a “nearly impenetrable reputation for style and innovation”[7], and Stylus Magazine calls him “one of the top MCs in the game”[8].


Gift of Gab is featured on the Galactic album From the Corner To the Block, and collaborated on a track with Z-Trip called "Go Hard" for the Soundtrack for All-Pro Football 2K8. He also released a 2007 EP with Lateef The Truth Speaker and Headnodic as The Mighty Underdogs called The Prelude He went on to do a song called "All In" with The Grouch and Eligh. He is also featured on the track "The People Tree" on the 2009 N.A.S.A. release "The Spirit of Apollo".

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