What is your name and where are you from?
My name is David Henderson rap name Gabos Ko. I was born in Miami, Florida and I grew up in the Pork & Bean Projects In Then Move Too Washington Park, North Miami Beach.
Tell us about you:
When I started rapping I told myself I wanted to be authentic ; being true to myself but still open to criticism and advice on different ways to get better and perfecting my craft. I’ve faced many obstacles in life and experiences things that would have made the average man throw in the towel long ago and pushed him to his breaking point which led to my nickname “Bronko” which means unbroken describing myself. My rap name is Gabos Ko and Gabos stands for “Game ain’t based on sympathy” to better explain that’s its survival of the fittest out here and anyone else in my shoes wouldn’t feel any sympathy for a man working and struggling to go get it so why should I want anyone to sympathize with me? I’m a grinder who works for what he wants and the life I want to live and I’d rather god stalk and attack what’s mine instead of hoping and waiting for it to fall in my hands. I feel like that’s what sets me apart from other artists and other people looking for handouts, everything that I do or say in my music is a reflection of me and anyone that listens can hear the grind, the authenticity, it shows everything I’ve been through and plan to go through. Ever since I was young I always thought about ways to come up and escape the world I was brought into. This only gave me the hunger that gave birth to the hustler and go getter I developed into today. I’m the type of person who is going to find a way to get it by any means necessary. I want to live a comfortable life no having to worry about the things I had to worry about in the past and I will make sure that the lives of my four kids look completely different than the life I had when I was coming up. We all know that the environment you come up in affects your decisions as it molds you and one can only build with the tools they are given until they can make or get new ones to help get them out. My kids will not have to worry about getting out of a harsh environment and will have the tools they need to live a life better than the one I lived in the past and even better than the one I will live in the future. While doing so I want to motivate others that might be in the same position to go out and get it therefore making life better for their families and showing the that the life you’re given isn’t the life you have to live forever with.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years, I see myself upgrading in life and living much more comfortably but with the same grind and humbleness I had before. The people around me are bettering themselves and my kids are living great lives right under me and Im still making. life much easier for them in the future. I’ve grown significantly as a person and as an artist but I’m still looking at ways to get better while discovering ways to get my words to even more people. I’ve gotten much more recognition for my craft and it is something that people in different places want to and get excited to hear, something that they might relate to and seek motivation from. As I stated before I am true to myself and I’m big on originality. You can hear it in my music, see it when you look at me and look at my name and tell that I’m not trying to be anyone but myself. That is something that I feel I bring to the music world. In the music you hear now everyone is trying to sound like each other and copy each other in order to get on. When people hear my music I want them to think to themselves maybe I’ve been in his shoes before, how’d he overcome that, if he could do it I can, and most importantly think to themselves let me get up and go get it. I am still willing to try new things and experiment with different flows in order to make my art better. You can play my music in the clubs to get the crowd found, play it while grinding at the gym, while you’re getting your money, or simply cruising to your destination. I’m true to myself but I’m as versatile as they come and that’s something that is much needed in the music world.
What legacy do you want to leave behind?
The legacy I want to leave behind is that I went over and beyond when it came to my family and those closest to me. I went after whatever goals I set for myself with all that I had , and that I was human. I made mistakes and did things that I would do differently now but I always bounced back from every set back and found a way. I looked out for my people and showed a great number of people that you can change your life as long as you stay motivated and work on yourself and your craft even when you doubt yourself. or obstacles and setbacks inevitably resent themselves. I never forgot where I came from and who helped me get there and listened and motivated those I wanted to inspire to go get it.