Spontaneous Creativity with Gracias
Gracias, born Deogracias Masomi, is a 25-year-old half Congolese, half Finnish, rapper from Helsinki, Finland. Gracias, formerly known as Luminate, released his unofficial debut mixtape ”Listening Comprehension’” in 2007. After a couple years away from recording, the artist changed his name and ”Gracias EP” saw daylight. The lead singles ”HKI” and ”Mon€y” created a notable buzz in the social media.
In 2011, Gracias was chosen as the most promising domestic act for the year 2012 by a panel of Finnish music journalists. The song “Mon€y” earned him a win in the category “Song Of The Year” at the annual Funky Awards, in which Gracias was also awarded as “The Best New Act.” After releasing his sold-out self-titled debut EP in 2011, Gracias teamed up with producer JTT (Juuso Talsi) for a new full-length album titled ”Globe”. The project features Finnish guitar virtuoso Petteri Sariola as a co-producer. Other guests are Swedish rapper Eboi, Sara Sayed, Felix Zenger, Finnish rappers Brandon, Ekow and the Wild cookie vocalist Anthony Mills. “40k Volts featuring Eboi” and “Night Shift” were the 1st music videos released from the album.
“40k Volts feat. Eboi”
His newest releases “Come On” and “Open” were exclusively for Nike’s Break The Spell campaign.
Gracias has a growing fan base in Europe and has been constantly performing in festivals and venues. His music Style is a combination of Finnish and Hip-hop … If you love Rap, or conscious music that gets you thinking, then Gracias needs to be on your music playlist.