40 Glocc

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40 Glocc
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40 Glocc showing his tattoos
Background information
Birth name Lawrence White
Also known as Big Bad 4-0, Yon Ju
Born (1974-12-16) December 16, 1974 (age 39)
Galveston, Texas
Origin Colton, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, West coast hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1997–present
Labels Zoo Life, Infamous
Associated acts Kurupt, Jayo Felony, 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, Ras Kass, Spider Loc, Zoo Crew, Zoo Babies, Village Boo
Website www.40Glocc.com

Lawrence White[1] (born December 16, 1974), is an American rapper and actor, better known as 40 Glocc or Big Bad 4-0.[2] He was formally signed to Infamous Records[3] and G-Unit Records.[3][4] He is also an artist of G-Unit West, closely associated with the acts on the roster.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Lawrence White was born in Galveston Texas on December 16, 1974. At the age of ten in 1984, he moved with his mother to various locations in California, until finally settling in the Inland Empire city of Colton also known as "The Zoo". He began to rap with local friends and by 1997, his group, the "Zoo Crew", were recording and promoting their first album, Migrate, Adapt or Die, produced by Tony G and Julio G.[5]

Rap career[edit]

40 Glocc negotiated a deal with Empire Musicwerks, with distribution by BMG. It was through this deal, he recorded and released his first solo effort, "The Jakal", which featured such guests as, Bad Azz, Tray Deee, Ras Kass, Kurupt, Mac Minister, Spice 1 and several others; and such producers as Battlecat and Dr. Dre among several others. It was after this album that he decided to part ways with Empire Music.

His manager was also managing Mobb Deep, who were then signed to G-Unit Records.[6][7] 40 Glocc joined their label, Infamous Records, under the G-Unit imprint.[3][4]

Recent events[edit]

40 Glocc has worked with artists such as Dr. Dre, The Alchemist and Havoc. He has also been working with his group, the "Zoo Babies", while also promoting his label "ZooLife Ent.".[8] He has also been on tour with such acts as G-Unit, Mobb Deep, Ray J, Snoop & Doggpound & many more. He's released a song entitled "Where the Hammers At?",[9] the beat for which was later used as the beat for G-Unit's song Rider Pt. 2.[6] He later released a remix to "Hammers" which features G-Unit and their respective verses of Rider Pt. 2.[10] In late fall 2010, 40 Glocc signed affiliated rapper Ras Kass to his label Zoo Life. He released a digital street album that year called "COPS" with various features from Jayo Felony, Tip Toe, Tony Yayo and more. Furthermore, 40 Glocc and Spider Loc released an official highly anticipated album "Graveyard Shift" in stores & online in March 2011. The following year, he released his first proper solo album after numerous delays and setbacks.

40 Glocc was recently featured in the film Rhyme and Punishment. This 2011 documentary chronicles rap artists who have been to prison.

Legal Issues[edit]

On December 16, 2009, 40 Glocc and members of Zoo Life were questioned by police in Times Square, New York City, for a shooting that took place outside of an MTV Building. No charges were ever filed. [11]

In October 2010, a California judge ruled 40 Glocc, who is a member of the Colton City Crips, will be included in an injunction prohibiting 60 gang members from congregating near the Arbor Terrace Apartments In Colton, California. The Arbor Terrace Apartments in Colton is said to be their headquarters where the county's district attorney said members hang out, package and sell drugs – 40 Glocc being one of them. Police believe the Gang is also behind numerous shootings throughout the city as well as murders. The gang is also heavily involved in illegal gambling, robbery, extortion and prostitution. [12]

In January 2011, 40 Glocc was arrested in San Bernardino on suspicion of various weapons violations after he was carrying a loaded-9mm handgun in a sports utility vehicle. 40, who was identified by the police as a Colton City Crip member, was arrested a block away from the Arbor Terrace Apartments, an area he and other gang members are banned from congregating near under a 2008 court injunction. Police were patrolling the area when they approached 40 Glocc and several other people loitering near a carport area. 40 Glocc was sitting in a black Range Rover with other gang members when police found the gun. He was later released on $100,000 bail. [13]

On October 3, 2011, 40 Glocc was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with 3 counts of domestic battery by strangulation and coercion with force. 40 allegedly hit his girlfriend several times around the head, face, legs, and rib area and choking her to the point she could not speak or breathe. Once he fell asleep, she was able to sneak away and dial 911. Police arrested 40 as he was trying to flee his home. The woman claims 40 had been assaulting her for over a year and she was afraid to go to the law, in fear she might be killed. [14]

Controversy[edit]

In June 2008, a YouTube video was posted online of 40 Glocc holding two diamond Young Money necklaces, who were previously taken from Young Money recording artist, Tyga. 40 Glocc is holding the necklaces for ransom after a fellow member of his entourage took them from Tyga. Both necklaces were reportedly bought back by Lil Wayne in "Cash Money". [15]

In October 2009, a video was posted online showing 40 Glocc and members of his Zoo-Life Crip Gang showing up to Florida rapper, Plies, video shoot to test his street credibility. The video shoot which also featured Jamie Foxx, was being filmed in L.A. Jamie Foxx, who was standing next to Plies when he was about to be approached by 40 Glocc, confirms that Plies ran towards the bathrooms and locked himself inside. He claims Plies was afraid for his life and returned to the video shoot wearing no jewelery. [16]

In May 2011, 40 Glocc and Blackwall Street's Compton Menace got into a physical altercation during the Cage vs. Cons event at the L.A. Sports Arena in Los Angeles. The fight allegedly stems over gang ties and also due to G-Unit and Blackwall Street having a long lasting beef. [17]

The Game[edit]

In July 2012, 40 Glocc got into an altercation with The Game outside of a mansion in Hollywood, California. The altercation was recorded and quickly became an infamous video when released online. 40 released a diss track to Game titled "The Full Edit" after Game recently dissed 40 on his new album. [18] 40 Glocc would follow this with filing a lawsuit for $4.54 million for assault and battery, as well as damaging his reputation. This includes: $500,000 in pain and suffering; $500,000 in emotional distress; $750,000 in lost earnings; $2 million for punitive damages; $25,000 in medical expenses; and various other reasons.[19][20] In 2013, 40 would go on to win the lawsuit, costing The Game an estimated $4.5 Million.[21] As a result of the altercation with Game and 40's subsequent decision to file a lawsuit against him, 40 is enduring a very strong backlash in the Hip Hop scene and has suffered a critical blow to his career due to many fans and artists alike labeling him a snitch for how he has handled his feud with The Game [22] but in spite of this, The beef between 40 and Game remains unresolved as 40 has released several more diss songs targeting The Game in recent months.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Collaboration albums[edit]

  • 1997: Migrate, Adapt or Die (with Zoo Crew)
  • 2009: Concrete Jungle (with Zoo Life)
  • 2011: Graveyard Shift (with Spider Loc; Hosted by DJ Drama)

Official mixtapes[edit]

  • 2006: Outspoken[24]
  • 2006: Outspoken 2[25]
  • 2009: I Am Legend (With DJ Whoo Kid and DJ Nik Bean)[28]

Filmography[edit]

1999: Thicker Than Water

2000: Tha Eastsidaz

2002: Book of Love

  • American Rap Stars

2008: Number One with a Bullet

2009: Miss March

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larocco, Paul (August 22, 2008). Colton rapper 40 Glocc scoffs at gangster identity. PE.com.
  2. ^ Paine, Jake (June 8, 2010) 40 Glocc Changes His Name To "Big Bad 40", Joins 50 Cent Tour PE.com.
  3. ^ a b c d Milne, Conan (May 2007) Review of "That New Nigga". DubCNN. Retrieved August 11, 2008.
  4. ^ a b G4 – The Feed – Freestyle 101: 40 Glocc & Gail Gotti (G-Unit) G4TV Accessed August 14, 2008.
  5. ^ The Zoo Crew: Migrate Adapt or Die at ARTISTdirect. ArtistDirect. Retrieved August 12, 2008.
  6. ^ a b Jay, Lil (June 2008). Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo Interview. DuBCNN. Retrieved July 28, 2008.
  7. ^ Reid, Shaheem (January 25, 2006) Mobb Deep, 50 Cent Get Tattoos To Prove Loyalty MTV Accessed August 15, 2008.
  8. ^ DubCNN News Archive. (You may have to scroll down to find the particular section.) DubCNN.com Accessed August 12, 2008.
  9. ^ 40 Glocc & Sam Scarfo "Where the Hammers At?" on DubCNN.com DubCNN.com Accessed August 7, 2008.
  10. ^ 40 Glocc ft. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo "Hammers" G-Unit remix on DubCNN.com DubCNN.com (March 2008).
  11. ^ Police Harass 40Glocc & Zoolife in Suspicion Of Shooting Outside MTv Building In NYC. Hardbody Tv (2009-12-16). Retrieved on 2013-04-20.
  12. ^ Gamble, Ronnie. (2010-09-08) 40 Glocc Banned From California Apartment Complex As Part of Gang Injunction. BallerStatus.com. Retrieved on 2013-04-20.
  13. ^ Rapper 40 Glocc arrested in San Bernardino. Latimesblogs.latimes.com (2011-01-24). Retrieved on 2013-04-20.
  14. ^ Langhorne, Cyrus. (2011-12-10) G-Unit's 40 Glocc Arrested Over Domestic Dispute, "[I] Could Not Speak Or Breathe". Sohh.Com. Retrieved on 2013-04-20.
  15. ^ Hale, Andreas. (2008-06-10) 40 Glocc Steals Chains From Tyga? | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales. HipHop DX. Retrieved on 2013-04-20.
  16. ^ 40 Glocc, Lil Boo Reply To Plies’ Diss With ‘Return to Sender’. AllHipHop.com (2009-11-24). Retrieved on 2013-04-20.
  17. ^ Langhorne, Cyrus. (2011-06-03) 40 Glocc Says Don't Be A Menace, "He Wanna B*tch Up Now?". Sohh.Com. Retrieved on 2013-04-20.
  18. ^ Starbury, Allen. (2012-07-08) The Game, 40 Glocc Fight In Los Angeles – Game Leaks Footage. BallerStatus.com. Retrieved on 2013-04-20.
  19. ^ Horowitz, Steven J.. (2013-03-11) 40 Glocc Suing Game For $4.5 Million Over Assault | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales. HipHop DX. Retrieved on 2013-04-20.
  20. ^ Exclusive! 40 Glocc Alledgley Knocks Out Games Manager Taydoe. ThisIs50.com (2013-01-01). Retrieved on 2013-04-20.
  21. ^ http://www.thisis50.com/forum/topics/video-40-glocc-wins-4-5-million-lawsuit-against-the-game-thegame
  22. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.23382/title.b-real-says-40-glocc-s-lawsuit-is-against-gangster-code-
  23. ^ "40 glocc – C.o.p.s "Criping On Public Streets" Hosted by dj nik bean // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  24. ^ "Outspoken on DatPiff". Datpiff.com. Archived from the original on August 30, 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  25. ^ "Outspoken 2 on Dat Piff". Datpiff.com. 2006-08-26. Archived from the original on August 30, 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  26. ^ 40 Glocc Outspoken Vol. 3 Download at DuBCNN.com. Retrieved July 9, 2008.
  27. ^ That New Nigga at DatPiff.com. Retrieved July 10, 2008.
  28. ^ 40 Glocc Releases Star-Studded Mixtape Online. HipHopDX.com. Retrieved January 9, 2009.

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