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Greg Street & Glasses Malone: 2010

The first time I ever heard the name, Glasses Malone it was behind the Game and Big Fase 100 breakup. Since then I’ve heard some of his material here and there and it wasn’t half bad. It was actually poppin’. But my West Coast homie would only send me so much. So when this 2010 mixtape dropped I was eager to see what G. Malone had in store for the kids.

The homie from Watts did something that should’ve been done by a West Coast artist: he took all of Dr. Dre’s best beats and created his own sound over them (Maybe it was done before, but never brought to my attention). And I have to say I was hella impressed with money.

His rough voice and G’d up flow went lovely over Andre Young’s production. From ripping “Nuthin’ But a G Thing” talking about, “That’s how we do shit/brand new shit/we don’t do 5’s, we do 6/We on the block with sweepers, not broom sticks,” to “Lil Ghetto Rapper” were son spits, “Why don’t you come hang out? Nah, niggas can’t/you only smoke Reggie Bush, shit, y’all niggas saints/I live that picture, y’all bitch niggas paint,” son just put the love on these tracks.

And it’s pretty evident that G-Loc ain’t apologizing for his gangsta and lets everyone know he gets it in over Dre’s “Been There Done That” instrumental on “Fucc Yo Hood.” Talk about disrespectful, this man said, “Fuck yo hood (and your dead homies).” Goddamn! This is the new Tin Man, dude got no heart! He’s cold as hielo!

Even some of his homies did them on “Knock His Head Off,” “Drug Game Kingz” and “Just Get Money.”

Now is it me or does it seem like everybody coming out of L.A. has that gruff sounding voice poppin’ off? The Game, Jay Rock and G. Malone. They all sound like their voice boxes were buffed with a sander. It’s probably that dope Cali Kush I keep hearing about.

With 2010, G demonstrated just how nasty he is on the mic. Taking Dre’s best and being able to get it in on those joints is no easy task. But Malone delivered like Karl and from the looks of things, this is just a sign of big things to come. With those witty metaphors, clever rhymes, grungy voice and versatile flow, I think it’s pretty safe to say that Glasses Malone is about to be banned from boarding commercial flights… son’s about to blow.-The Infamous O

Hottest Joint: “Let Me Ride”

Weakest Joint: “Cali Love”

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  • opm509

    playboy s tite wheres this disc at?cdbaby?bestbuy?wut some one letme know please!!!

    • pooh

      send me your address and i’ll mail you a copy

  • General

    It is a great concept, of course everyone would love to have their whole CD done by Dre.

    Glasses is alright, but he sound way too much with the voice and his flow like CJ Mac (if you don’t know who that is, go find out) from the Mid to late 90′s.

    I will definetely check out this mixtape just to see what he did with these tracks, maybe he will change my mind from what I have heard from him in the past

  • tony

    This year West Coast Rappers will take over. The West made music better than any other Coast. Smart move Glasses Malone. To Rap over Dr. Dre Beats. That will get anybody know.

  • Pierzy

    This is a hot mixtape…beginning to end…including the cover.

    • Jamal7Mile

      What’s up Pierzy?

      I can’t find this one! Usually, I go to HipHopDX to peep their EXCELLENT line-up of mixtapes but, to date, this one isn’t up there.

      Guess I’ll Google it and see if that works. Where do you get your mixtapes from?

  • HERM

    Hm sounds bangin’. Will definitely have to check it out.

  • zood

    I totally agree with your review. Definately one of my favourite mixtapes of recent times. I just seemed to think the tracks worked well.

  • 619

    The West is doin’ it right now. Glasses stepped his game up with lines like:
    ‘Watch out, my lawyer is the one
    same lawyer got Tip twelve months for the gun’

  • http://gregstreetonline.com greg street

    me & glasses are happy you guys like the mixtape. i think its niggas for life meets the chronic. i also think glasses can be super big not just on the west coast, but worldwide. but we got to take the foundation of our artist back to the streets. radio use to chase hot records that were buzzin, but its so many artist now. we have to be more creative in marketing, even if the artist is incredible. infamous o, opm509, general, tony, plerzy, jama17mile, herm, zood, 619 & everybody at xxlmag.com, thanks for the love & thanks for taking your time to listen. keep it 1,000, greg street

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