Has GLC’s Time Finally Come? Kanye West & Dame Dash To Back His Sophomore Album
Fresh after Dame Dash announced Kanye West’s production involvement in DD172/Blu Roc Films’ Loisaidas, the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder and the Roc’s biggest signee of the 2000s are getting back to musical ventures. According to The Fader, ‘Ye and Dame are both working on GLC’s upcoming sophomore studio album, The Book Of St. Ism.
“GLC is the best at what he does,” Dame Dash said to The Fader in a statement. “When he played me his music, I knew I wanted to put [The Book Of Ism] together and I gave Kanye [West] a call and brought him in.”
GLC, who is a childhood friend of West, was a fellow member of Chicago, Illinois-based Go-Getters crew (along with Timmy G, Really Doe, and Arrowstar). In the early days of G.O.O.D. Music, GLC was among the label stars. The street MC appeared on “Spaceship” from The College Dropout, and later “Drive Slow” from Late Registration. Independently releasing Love, Life & Loyalty in 2010, GLC has remained active with Kanye outside of G.O.O.D. The pair worked together on singles such as “Flight School” and “Big Screen,” in addition to G’s appearances on G.O.O.D. albums by Consequence and Kid Cudi.
In the 2010s, GLC began working with Dame Dash’s DD172. He made video single with Ski Beatz, “You Already Know,” from 24 Hour Karate School, Part 2, in addition to “Windmills” with the label’s A&R/artist, McKenzie Eddy.
There is no word on who will be releasing GLC’s upcoming LP, or when it may arrive.
Kanye West was famously patient as a Roc-A-Fella artist, beginning as a producer while his own rapping developed. Those around ‘Ye have experienced the same, perhaps most notably Rhymefest, now the recipient of a Grammy and an Oscar award.
Can GLC get the shine his fans believe he deserves, even if 10 years later than first planned? Secondly, along with Eminem and Jay Z, does any multi-platinum artist look out as frequently for his pre-deal homies as much as Kanye?