GLC introduces the album
Last Thursday night, GLC returned to the city that raised him to share the story of his life. It’s a story that Leonard Harris has been working on for 10+ years and is now getting the chance to share it with the rest of world.
After deals with Sony and G.O.O.D. Music and offers from many others; GLC has landed at EMI, who he’s partnering with to release his debut album Love, Life & Loyalty. It’s a project that’s seen many setbacks and hurdles, but it’s now complete and slated to impact on October 12th, 2010. This is an album GLC completed by himself, with no help from Kanye West or any other major player. He truly did this one for dolo and made this record for Chicago.
GL enlisted a lot of up-and-coming talent from the ‘Go (Trailblazerz MPC, Keezo Kane) as well as more established talents (The Legendary Traxster, Xcel) to build his personal soundtrack. Twista, Bump J, Bun-B and John Legend all aid and assist GL on the mic in his quest for solo domination. The album is solid front to back and features the perfect combination of ISM, street wisdom and potential crossover tracks.
Last Thursday night, GLC played the finished product for a packed house of friends, family and select fans in the Foundation Room at the House of Blues in Chicago. It was a beautiful scene, where almost all parties involved in the album came to support and celebrate with a man long-deserving of his shot at stardom.
I documented a few clips from the listening session, including an intro from GLC’s mentor and Gangster Disciple legend Gator Bradley and wise words from the Mayor Cold Hard. I urge EVERYONE who supports Chicago hip-hop to go out and pick up a copy of Love, Life & Loyalty when it drops on October 12th. It’s so hard for an artist to actually get an album in stores -especially from our neck of the woods, so let’s do our part to make it a success. Congrats to GLC and I wish him the best with this project…
Gator Bradley introduces GLC
Cold Hard addresses the crowd