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Glasses Malone


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Despite the fact he doesn't glorify the gangbanging lifestyle he once led, rejecting the common archetype of hardcore West Coast rappers, Watts/L.A. native Glasses Malone's explosive mixtape run placed him far ahead of the crop of "New West" MCs who emerged in the mid- to late 2000s. Malone actually grew up between the Watts and Compton neighborhoods in Los Angeles. His whole family was very deep in the illegal drug trade (his mother was convicted and sentenced to prison for 25 years). He eventually abandoned hustling drugs and gangbanging to pursue music fully. He immediately made a big impact with street albums The Crack Mixtape (2003) and White Lightning (2005), which together sold in the tens of thousands and provided a number of hits for L.A. radio. The buzz he created from those two mixtapes alone stirred up a high-end, major-label bidding war that included Def Jam, Atlantic, and Aftermath as suitors. However, in late 2005 Malone signed a whopping $1.7 million distribution deal with Sony for his Blu Division imprint. Unfortunately, Sony underwent massive restructuring the following year, which included eliminating the label's urban division. Malone was released from his contract in 2007, but wasted no time in securing a joint deal with Cash Money and Westside Connection MC Mack 10's Hoo Bangin' imprint practically a week later. He then offered up his first proper single, "Certified," with hook crooner Akon, which slowly made its way into national radio rotation. Despite the momentum, Malone's first album hit more snags until it was finally released as Beach Cruiser in August 2011. Q-Tip, DJ Toomp, and the Cataracs were among its producers. ~ Cyril Cordor
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Glasses Malone

  1.   Song
  2.   Sun Come Up featuring Birdman
  3.   Thuggin' by Kendrick Lamar
  4.   After Hours
  5.   My World
  6.   Dope
  7.   That Good
  8.   #Rihanna
  9.   Eastside
  10.   Car Wash
  11.   Big Bro
  12.   Nothin' Else by ScHoolboy Q
  13.   Thuggin' by Kendrick Lamar
  14.   Too Hood featuring Kirko Bangz
  15.   Eastsidin
  16.   Certified
  17.   Price Tag
  18.   Step
  19.   Rich n Thuggin
  20.   Off Safety
  21.   Club Heaven
  22.   I Get Doe by The Cataracs
  23.   G Bo Intro
  24.   Haterz featuring Birdman
  25.   On Me
  26.   Sixty Million Dollar Flow
  27.   Get Busy
  28.   Til da Sun Come Up
  29.   Kickstand
  30.   Call Me T.I.
  31.   No Sympathy
  32.   Left Coast'n
  33.   Let Me Warn U, U're Playin' Wit Fire
  34.   Knock It Out featuring 50 Cent
  35.   Hold On
  36.   Give It Up
  37.   Just Waitin
  38.   Flowers
  39.   Feel Good Muzik
  40.   $mellin Like Money
  41.   211
  42.   Don't Feel Sorry for Me by Jay Rock
  43.   Fuc wit Me
  44.   I'mma Pray by Tyrese
  45.   Make Me Stronger by Krys Ivory
  46.   Malone
  47.   Money Drunk featuring Jah Free
  48.   On My Way by Mack 10
  49.   Turnt Up
  50.   F*C With Me by Manny Fresh
  51.   Go Big
  52.   My Turn featuring LaToiya Williams
  53.   Sun Comes Up
  54.   B*Tches & Money
  55.   Owe Gee
  56.   Lil Boosie
  57.   N.S.S. Intro
  58.   Still with the Bullshit
  59.   Karma Is A...
  60.   Homie
  61.   Brown Lil' Squares
  62.   Loaded
  63.   Kidnappin' Hip Hop
  64.   Before It All Ends
  65.   Skit
  66.   Till Death Do Us Part

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