DJ Geno presents GLC:It Ain’t Even On Yet
The first time I heard GLC it was on Kanye’s debut album (College Dropout) and the dude killed it on “Spaceship.” “Lost my momma / lost my mind.” That line was genius to me. But since then he’s been relatively quiet. Son dropped joints here and there, but ain’t been trying to flood the streets with his crazy ass flow and deep impact voice (pause?).
But here we have It Ain’t Even On Yet, and sure enough GLC puts the love on these tracks. From getting down on Tupac’s “My Ambitionz As A Ridah” track to getting it in with the slow down south flow on “Represent The South Side,” GLC shows he’s an MC with more than one tool. Though his rhymes often seem simple, their lyrical value can be seen as priceless. On “Heaven” my man was like, “Dude’s got us all confused, that ain’t cool/my neighbor joined the service to try to go to school, but instead lost his leg last June (damn)/and I pray that tomorrow a better day, but somehow it never came/it was always a day away… Kramer say hang us that just frustrates the anger/go insane, man, how can you blame us? When most of our fathers ain’t claim us/and most of us die ‘fore we famous…” How real is that? Simple but speaks volumes about the struggle.
Unfortunately there was no sign of Kanye on this mixtape at all, but it was still a banger. For those old heads with that OG’d up swagger that these youngn’s in tight hip huggers and one size fits all blouses don’t seem to understand, this is the mixtape that you need to listen to. It’ll take you back to when hip-hop music had something to say that made you feel that you weren’t alone in the struggle. At least that what I got from it. GLC that nucca. –The Infamous O
Hottest Joint: “In The Mist”
Weakest Joint: “That’s That Shit” (I just can’t co-sign Kells anymore)