Short for Gangsta Legendary Crisis, GLC is a Chicago-based rapper who’s been featured on two of Kanye West’s albums and today dropped his EP Fellowship and Congregate on T&A. Even though GLC is from the windy city, he’s got a flow that’s reminiscent of southern hip hop – laidback and effortlessly smooth.
The EP has pulled together a production group that bass dreams are made of. The title track and my favorite, “Fellowship and Congregate” is produced by Diplo’s audio engineer, Derek Allen, and has a little bit of a dubstep wobble and a seriously nasty beat. “Angry Birds,” produced by 1/2 of T&A DJ Ayres, cleverly samples the iPhone game by the same name while the lyrics draw a parallel between angry birds and well, angry women. The third track is produced by Nacey, hailing from the DC/Baltimore area and also my current place of residence. “I Can’t Honor That” is a laidback and piano tinged track that’s meant to be listened to while cruising down the street with the windows down and car stereo up. The final track produced by Lunice has a cascading synth line and quantifies GLC’s style of “ism,” which he describes as “an un-canny macking ability, vision and perspective on your life and how to grow and develop.”
The EP has already gotten the support of A-Trak who describes GLC as “the only rapper of this generation carrying the torch for what legends like the Geto Boys and Eightball & MJG did before him.” GLC is definitely giving the Chicago hip hop scene new recognition with this EP that’s produced to perfection. Grab Fellowship and Congregate on Beatport.