The ISM is about to launch on an even bigger platform than before. That’s because Kanye West and Dame Dash are set to executive produce the Chicago veteran’s album. Good to see GLC and Kanye workin’ again.
The news via FADER:
Chicago staple and G.O.O.D Music vet GLC has announced that his upcoming album, The Book of St. Ism, will be co-executive produced by Dame Dash and Kanye West. After reports that the duo have been plotting on a stake in Karmaloop, it appears they’ll be teaming up on music as well. “GLC is the best at what he does,” Dash said via press release. “When he played me his music, I knew I wanted to put this album together and I gave Kanye a call and brought him in.” From his formative verses on The College Dropout’s “Spaceships” and Late Registration’s “Drive Slow,” to his hook and spoken-word bridge on Kendrick Lamar’s “Poe Man’s Dreams,” GLC’s been pushing an “Ism” ideology that he plans to document in full on his new record. “The ism teaches kids and adults to apply themselves and to supply their wealth,” he states, “all while understanding that the only limitations you’ll ever have are those that you place on yourself.” Here’s to a million more Yeezy and Dame passion projects in 2015.
Look what we have here — two of Chi-Town’s veterans that broke onto the scene with Kanye West linking up once again for a new record titled “Internationally Embraced”. It’s backed by a great, soulful production by Gaggie, where he samples The Stylistics’ “People Make The World Go Round”. GLC put down a really slick flow with Really Doe coming out a little more aggressive with his verse and overall both of them did their thing. An instant *Tibs Fav. and one you should download below — set to appear on Gaggie’s upcoming compilation project.
Cleveland producer M Stacks drops his latest project “Connected Everywhere II”. The project boasts verses from various Chicago artists as Treated Crew’s Sulaiman, Vic Spencer, Fatboy Fre$sh, Mano, Highlife, GLC, Naledge, Lungz and various others make their presence felt on the project.
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Treated Crew’s Sulaiman is one of the most overlooked emcees and one of the hardest working and disciplined artists in the city. He doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone, his work illustrates his love and passion for Hip-Hop and does it with ease. With that being said we get Suli’s latest offering “The Mogs”, a project that wasn’t promoted and that we didn’t know that was dropping but it is out for the world to enjoy. It is a project that was recorded 2012-2013 and features the likes of Chance The Rapper, Caleb James, GLC, The GTW, Gzus Piece, Highlife, Mic Terror, Naledge, Paypa, Paul Scientific, and Vic Spencer.
Always got love and respect for the ISM!
The Chicago veteran is no stranger to new and versatile mixtapes that are accompanied by colorful titles and artwork. By Ism Means Necessary is no different as GLC drops 18 new ones on us to celebrate the 4th. Enjoy!
Chicago imagery in the all-new video from GLC for “Malcolm X”, directed by Addison Wright.
Pool design has always fascinated me. I love seeing the relationship of water and lounging placement further enhancing the general fun and relaxation of pools to begin with. The possibilities are endless and this particular example caught my eye on my Instagram feed tonight. I immediately transplanted myself on one of those couches and imagined my eye level matching that of the water. Can you imagine that too?
The source? None other than GLC (henceforth the #ism hashtag). He mixes in design photos with a variety of unrelated comical ones; plus, photos with the many artists and fans he links up with. Needless to say, the Chicago veteran is a fun follow on IG. Perhaps he can help out on the location of this pool?
An unrelated, bonus Instagram find below happens to parallel one of the many themes I’m currently reading in Phil Jackson‘s latest book, Eleven Rings. Via #TeamGowhere’s MiniMaxX, I thought this was worth the quick share as well: