GLC On ‘Spaceships’ (Pg. 2)

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On the making of Kanye’s “Spaceships” on College Dropout

I was chillin’ out here in New York and I told Kanye, man, I need a record so I can be on the radio in Chicago. That’s all I knew at the time was Chicago. I wanted the girls to hear and I wanted them to embrace the concept. So he made this beat, sampled Marvin Gaye’s “Distant Lover,” and you know, I elevated my mindstate a little bit and just went in and told a story. It was kind of crazy, because I had just got off the phone, arguing with my ex at the time, and she was like, “Man, if everybody feelin’ you, then why you ain’t signed? Why they ain’t sign you?” Talking down on me! She was actually the girl that I wrote “My Life, My Love” about, back then. That’s why I said, “’Life My Love,’ that’s not mine. Why you ain’t signed? Wasn’t my time.” At the end of the day, I was just going through a little emotional period, and I didn’t let my emotions get the best of me. But I pulled them out on that track, put my soul into that record. Everybody said I snapped on it. [Laughs] Kanye heard and he was like, “Yo, that’s going on my album.” Then we reached out to Consequence, he got on the record and there it was. That was really the birth of G.O.O.D. Music. Like, Man, this is a unit. And people embraced us as a whole.

 

[A Short (G.O.O.D.) Convo With… Consequence]

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