Garrett Zoukis is barely old enough to go to a bar but he has already accomplished more than most artists achieve in a lifetime. At the age of 21, he has released two mixtapes, toured with nationally recognized artists and released his debut album, EUNOIA, while on winter break from his sophomore year of college. Entering the University of Cincinnati as short stop for their division one baseball team, Zoukis exposed that he is no stranger to hard work. Recent interest from record labels have shown that Zoukis’ work ethic is paying off and the majors are taking notice. We sat down with Zoukis to get a deeper understanding of what trials and tribulations he faces with juggling a rigorous course load with the demanding schedule of a budding musician.
We hear lyrics about rappers who wish they had the talent to be athletes and vice versa, but what happens when you’re the anomaly who has both? DMV rapper Garrett Zoukis, who entered the University of Cincinnati’s division one baseball program as a blue chip recruit had to answer that very question.
We’re all familiar with the statistics, and some of us have even read the case study released by the NCAA - “There are more than 480,000 athletes at the college level, and a vast majority of them will go pro in something other than sports.” Despite his impressive athletic success as a division one baseball player at the University of Cincinnati, it was his music, not batting average, that has shown why Garrett Zoukis has always been ahead of the curve.