Son of Colombian immigrants, Chris Gabo was born and raised in Tampa, Florida in an era where genre was permeable, where hip hop and punk rock were nothing if not synonyms. Fast, loud, strange, defiant. After singing in a long series of bands, the first time he rapped on stage as a solo artist was opening up for a death metal band on prom night and it only got weirder from there. He takes his name sake 'Gabo' from the nickname Colombians give the father of magical realism, Gabriel García Márquez, and his complex imagistic lyrics live up to the moniker. His collaborations include Cakes Da Killa, Lazerbeak, DJ Trackstar of Run The Jewels, and Company Flow's Bigg Jus, he has opened up for Ana Tijoux and DJ Rob Swift and licensed music to Broad City and Champs-Elysees Film Festival's Coldwater. In his other life as a television writer he is currently in an overall deal with HBO and recently wrote six episodes of Season 4 of In Treatment for Anthony Ramos. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the poet Safia Elhillo, and is a consulting producer on The Weeknd’s Show “The Idol.”