The Ism takes no days off, and as he does every July 4th weekend, he blesses us with something new. Today Gangsta L gives us the full length project titled, By Ism Means Necessary. 18 new tracks featuring a diverse lineup of producers and artists. It’s a true players holiday. Celebrate below.
Directed & Produced by DGainz
Gainz jumps from behind the camera yet again to “Break It Down,” alongside The ISM. DGainz directed, produced and performed on this joint — making him a triple threat. GLC sprinkles his patented player talk making this one a fast break to the basket. Swish.
GLC provides a few words of ism to Shayna Love’s latest drop, “Paypo”. If you’re not quite sure what ‘paypo’ is exactly, press play and let Shayna break it down for you.
Directed by Diner Films
Lawless Inc. artist, Shaffer, collides with GLC and London Lo for this new single dedicated to the town that made and inspires them everyday: Chicago. If this one doesn’t make you want to toss your C’s up, then I don’t know what will. Check out the visual for their hometown anthem directly above.
The Boy Illinois connects with GLC to give a nod to the old heads who once schooled him to the game. Each one, teach one; pay it forward — all of that. Get some of that good game free of charge from Illi and Gangsta L below.
A brand new visual from Dawreck featuring Kenny Bogus and GLC. Bring that moola, stat. Stay tuned for Dawreck’s forthcoming project, Live From Chi Rek, which should be impacting soon.
GLC digs in the vault and dusts off more footage from the College Dropout-era. This time around, we get a look at a live performance of “Spaceship” during Kanye’s College Dropout tour in 2004. GL says:
This was our 1st show at House of Blues in Los Angeles. It was 2004, we were on the biggest tour of our lives & the great people of Los Angeles embraced our concept. Don C was our DJ, E Bass was on the bass, John Legend was on the keys & vocals, Ibn was on aid & assistance, Gee Roberson was on stage, Deray Davis was on hype mode & the crowd was on 10. Along with this incredible cast of characters, Kanye, Consequence & I spread the gospel to the congregation. We had a minor difficulty with the sound but the ism prevailed. The College Dropout 10 years in. Thank you for growing with us.
This is so dope. Hopefully, GL shares more footage like this from his stash. Peep the clip above.
One thing I do miss in 2014 are GLC’s hilarious tour vlogs, so I’m happy he’s bringing them back to life on the tenth anniversary of Kanye’s The College Dropout. In the early days of FSD, GL used to drop lots of classic and hilarious footage, but this one is definitely a crown jewel. Filmed during The College Dropout Tour, GLC gets into a heating battle with a sleeping John Monopoly and Don C. This is vintage GLC right here, and some comic relief on the 10 year b-day of one of the most classic hip-hop albums ever.
We were on the European leg of the College Dropout Tour, had a few drinks & green & got to ridin’! It’s been 10 years & it seems like it was yesterday. Mrs. West was the nucleus & the most honorable & we miss her! In all, I’ve learned that time has wings so just enjoy the flight.
Produced by KJS Beats
GL links with MG and Cheri for a tale of creeping, double timing, lies and love. Shit gets deep. Watch the story unfold in the video above entitled “Anita.”