Published on July 10th, 2021 | by MuzikScribe0
Glasses Malone, The Game and Kurupt start a G Funk party on Gangsta Boogie
GLASSES MALONE featuring THE GAME and KURUPT “GANGSTA BOOGIE”
PRODUCED BY FINGAZZ
LISTEN “Gangsta Boogie“
“The three MCs rap about the state of the world over producer Fingazz’s bouncy, West Coast beat.” – Complex
“It’s been a while since we last heard from the LA stalwart…he shows he hasn’t lost a step.” – UPROXX
“A West Coast banger” – HotNewHipHop
Watts rapper Glasses Malone brings together gangster rappers The Game and Kurupt for a G-Funk anthem “Gangsta Boogie.” The new banger will appear on his upcoming project Glasshouse (The Prequel) due out later this year. Produced by Fingazz, the bouncy track showcases West Coast bosses Glasses Malone and The Game delivering braggadocious bars over synth-driven melodies topped off with vocals from the OG gangster rapper himself, Kurupt. The song celebrates the return of summer parties, BBQ’s and Sunday cruises.
“‘Gangsta Boogie’ is the soundtrack to getting back outside,” explains Glasses. “Let’s get out of this pandemic with some west coast flavor. And who better than Glasses, Game and Gotti to bring you back to the palm trees with this summer anthem.”
The new song follows lead single “6 ‘N the Mornin’ (GMX),” that pays tribute to Ice-T and reworks his foundational rap cut with guest verses from Ice-T, Snoop Dogg and production and chorus by Ty Dolla $ign. HotNewHipHop called the G-Funk rendition “an anthem that seems singlehandedly determined to spark nostalgic fondness for the generations of West Coast gangsta rap come and gone.” HipHopDX adds that the song “restores Gangsta Rap’s essence” and UPROXX ranked it Best New Hip Hop This Week.
Glasshouse (The Prequel) is a reimagined version of Glasses’ acclaimed 2012 mixtape Glasshouse that has never been available on DSP services. The updated project will feature remixes and new verses to fan favorites like “That Good,” “Super Sport” and “Show No Love” along with all new music. Guests include Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Ty Dolla $ign, The Game, Kurupt, Schoolboy Q, Xzibit, Warren G, E-40, Cypress Hill, Too Short, Raphael Saadiq, Kid Ink, Coolio and Tha Eastsidaz.
Glasses explains, “Maya Angelou once said ‘if you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. As the last true essence of this west coast rap lineage, I want this project to connect the DNA. The history of The West. ‘6 ‘N the Mornin’ (GMX)’ is the start with 4 decades of West Coast artists coming together and putting on for the culture.”
LISTEN “6 N’ the Mornin’ (GMX)”
Glasses Malone knows how to make a statement. In July 2019, the Watts, California rapper released “2Pac Must Die” song and video, in which Glasses Malone tells the story of Tupac Shakur’s death from the perspective of Compton Crip gang member Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, whom many believe shot and killed Tupac. “2Pac Must Die” became an Internet sensation, logging more than 5.1 million views and ledgetting high profile interviews with The Breakfast Club and Big Boy, among others.
“2Pac Must Die” pushed Glasses Malone creatively, earning him one of the biggest songs of his career. “It’s the only way I’ve ever been successful in life, when I took things into my own hands,” Glasses Malone says. “It’s what my mom raised me to be, a leader.”
Growing up as a street-racing enthusiast in the gang-infested streets of Southern California, Glasses Malone focused on creativity early on. It was a way to express himself as he shuttled between Watts and Compton, became a gang member, dealt drugs, and endured his mother getting a 20-year federal prison sentence. He became a gear-head, someone who studied cars as much as rap. Thus, it’s no wonder several of his projects and songs have vehicular themes.
In his music, Glasses Malone’s remarkable blend of street insight, social commentary, and lyricism earned him ringing endorsements from a series of rap icons, including JAY-Z and Dr. Dre. From there, Glasses Malone became a rap fixture thanks to a series of acclaimed mixtapes, including White Lightening. Glasses Malone was introduced in 2006 to Mack 10, who brought him to the Cash Money Records fold. Over the next several years, he released celebrated projects and was featured in 2018 on the Netflix show Fastest Car.
As he prepares for the release of his next project Glasshouse, Glasses Malone is readying three more albums for this year and establishing himself as an artist synonymous with creating innovative music, television, and film projects.
“I was bred by Birdman to run a record label,” Glasses Malone says. “I was schooled by Mack 10 to understand what it would take to succeed from a musical and visual perspective, what it would need to look like. The right person was casted for this film.”Tweet