July 2010

Chicago

3 New GLC Tracks

As GLC preps the release of releasing his new mixtape, Respect My Come Up Vol. 2: The Ism, hosted and mixed by Power 92’s DJ Pharris (when’s the last time you saw a Pharris mixtape?), he’s going to be letting go a handful of joints featured on the project.  RH got their hands on the first two “G On His Dollarz” and “Run For Your Life”, while the other leak is a bonus track from Bun B’s Trill O.G. album, which drops next Tuesday (8/3).

In other GLC news, he’s just signed a new record deal – the details of which will be announced shortly.  Until then, look for some more leaks coming early next week.  It’s the ism….

GLC – G On His Dollarz (Prod. by C-Sick)

GLC – Run For Your Life

Bun B feat. GLC & The Gator – Real Live

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Chicago

Video: Kanye West Drops By Rolling Stone

Kanye has yet to drop by my apartment the FSD offices for an impromptu meeting or listening session.  I don’t see this foresee this happening either.  Oh well, I’ll try to get Bangs.

via Rolling Stone

Kanye West hosted an incredible, nearly two-hour Town Hall-style meeting at Rolling Stone this afternoon, where he played songs from his fall album, jumped up on a board room table to spontaneously rap, and fielded questions about everything from his diet (“Eating celery is not hip-hop!”) to his Italian internship at Fendi to the craziest thing he’s ever bought (an antique fish tank). Watch exclusive video of his surprise visit above.

West says the vibe of his new record is positivity, acknowledging that he’s made mistakes in his life. Adding that he believes great art doesn’t have to come from dark places, he said, “I feel like [now] I can be a vessel for good will and energy.” Dressed in a tailored charcoal gray suit, black wayfarer-style sunglasses and lace-less Dries Van Noten shoes, West opened up his laptop and fired through nearly a dozen new tracks plus snippets of unfinished ones. He played the full version of “My Chain Heavy” (the racially charged song he debuted a cappella at Facebook earlier this week), which was anchored by an old-school beat with a spacey whistle hook. Other songs featured some of Kanye’s most adventurous and experimental music yet: heavy beats, cellos, sparse piano lines, fuzzed-out electric guitar solos, and spooky sci-fi melodies.

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