G-Side

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G-Side
Origin Huntsville, Alabama
Genres Underground hip hop
alternative hip hop
southern hip hop
Years active 1999-2012
2013-present
Labels Slow Motion Soundz
Associated acts Block Beattaz, DJ Burn One, Bentley, YelaWolf, Slumerican
Website g-side.bandcamp.com
Members ST 2 Lettaz
Yung Clova

G-Side is an American hip hop duo from Huntsville, Alabama, consisting of ST 2 Lettaz (born Stephen Harris) and Yung Clova (born David Williams).[1] In September 2012, it was announced that they had decided to part ways.[2] Their hiatus ended in November 2013.[3]

History[edit]

ST 2 Lettaz and Yung Clova met at the Boys & Girls Club in Athens, Alabama and in 1999 they formed the group later known as G-Side. G-Side together with Block Beattaz forms the nucleus of Slow Motion Soundz, an entertainment company based in Huntsville, Alabama.[4]

Their debut album, Sumthin 2 Hate, was released in 2007.[5] Huntsville International (2009) was at first planned to be released as a mixtape.[6] However, it became their official follow-up album to Starshipz & Rocketz (2008).[7]

G-Side released The One...Cohesive in 2011. It was produced by Block Beattaz, Clams Casino, A-Team, Str8 Drop, DJ Burn One, and the Basmo Family.[8] Anupa Mistry of Exclaim! described the album as "the actually good coming together of rap's current obsession with Southern talent [...] and experimental beats".[9] The duo released another album, Island, in the same year.[10] It was produced by Block Beattaz and Parallel Thought and features guest appearances from Bentley, PH and Joi Tiffany.[11]

The Gz II Godz album was self-released in 2014.[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Live from the Parish (2010)

Singles[edit]

  • "Relaxin'" (2010)
  • "The Blackout" (2011)
  • "Forever" (2013)

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Lester (18 January 2011). "New band of the day – No 948: G-Side". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ Josiah Hughes (12 September 2012). "G-Side Call it Quits". Exclaim!. 
  3. ^ Edwin Ortiz (12 November 2013). "Listen to G-Side's First Single After Hiatus, "Forever"". Complex. 
  4. ^ Jason Lymangrover. "G-Side". Allmusic. 
  5. ^ Mike Madden (23 July 2011). "On Second Listen: G-Side – The ONE...COHESIVE". Consequence of Sound. 
  6. ^ Colin McGowan (24 January 2010). "G-Side - Features - Cokemachineglow". Cokemachineglow. 
  7. ^ David Drake (12 January 2010). "G-Side: Huntsville International". Pitchfork Media. 
  8. ^ Brandon Soderberg (14 January 2011). "G-Side: The ONE... COHESIVE". Pitchfork Media. 
  9. ^ Anupa Mistry (31 January 2011). "G-Side - The One... Cohesive". Exclaim!. 
  10. ^ Mike Madden (17 November 17 2011). "Album Review: G-Side – Island". Consequence of Sound. 
  11. ^ Brandon Soderberg (21 November 2011). "G-Side: iSLAND". Pitchfork Media. 
  12. ^ David Turner (29 May 2014). "G-Side: Gz II Godz". Pitchfork Media. 

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