Glasses Malone has enjoyed commercial success with hit singles like the Akon-assisted "Certified" and the fun, summer anthem "Sun Come Up", but delays and setbacks have kept his Beach Cruiser debut in the vaults.
That's all over now, because the album hit stores Tuesday (August 30).
Obviously, Glasses has been through some ups and downs in his journey through hip-hop. But apparently, as he explained to us in a recent interview, at one point, he contemplated giving up. What stopped him? A few casual words from T.I., who he ran into by chance, gave him the inspiration to continue ... and TIP may not even realize it.
A few years ago, the Watts rapper was sitting in a McDonald's in LAX, waiting to catch a flight to Atlanta ... and by chance, T.I. came walking in. At first, the pair exchanged a quick "What's up?", but shortly after Glasses went back to what he was doing, he noticed someone standing over him. It was TIP, who told him ... exactly what he needed to hear.