Talking Points: GLC Talks New Album, Recording ‘Spaceships’ & Pusha T Joining G.O.O.D. Music
Gangsta L. Crisis’ words on Kanye West’s College Dropout may have proven prophetic: Why you ain’t signed? Wasn’t my time. While the Chicago rapper b.k.a. GLC eventually inked a deal with ‘Ye’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint after blessing a verse on “Spaceships,” he was without a deal by 2006, when Sony scrapped it’s urban division. After flooding the ‘net with mixtapes, the gruff-voiced MC is now riding with EMI, and is dropping his debut album, Love, Life and Loyalty on Oct. 12. Respect his come up. —John Kennedy
On meeting Kanye West for the first time…
First time, I met Kanye West was through a guy named Andre Frazier. He introduced me, he told me, “hey man, my guy makes beats, you should get up with him.” I was a kid, I was trying to rap. I go to his crib, he was G’d up, I was G’d up. He had African artifacts all throughout the crib, cause his mama was really into that. I had African artifacts throughout the crib, because my brother was really into that. He was really into girls and I was really into girls. So we had a lot of things in common. Right off the bat, we embraced each other’s concept and we just grew and developed together over the years. It’s been a beautiful thing.