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40 Glocc
Birth name Lawrence White
Also known as 40 Glocc
Origin Colton, California
Genres West Coast hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1997–present
Labels Zoo Life/Infamous/G-Unit
Associated acts G-Unit, Mobb Deep, Spider Loc, Zoo Crew, Zoo Babies, Village Boo, Gail Gotti

Lawrence White[1] (born December 16, 1974 in Galveston, Texas),[2] is an American rapper, better known as 40 Glocc. He is currently signed to Infamous Records[2][3]/G-Unit Records.[3][4]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Lawrence White was born in Galveston Texas on December 16, 1974. At the age of eight he moved with his mother to various locations in California, until finally settling in the Inland Empire[2] district of Colton also known as "The Zoo". He then joined the local set of the Crips gang known as the Colton City Crips,[5] though during an injunction against the Crip set, he later denied his involvement in the gang.[1] He then 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,[6] produced by Tony G and Julio G.[7]

Rap career[edit]

His manager, Perfect Storm[2][5] then negotiated a deal with Empire Musicwerks,[8] with distribution by BMG.[9] It was through this deal, he recorded and released his first solo effort, "The Jakal",[8] 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.[9] It was after this album that he decided to part ways with Empire Music.

His manager had another act located out of New York, called Mobb Deep who were also becoming a success. Mobb Deep was then signed to G-Unit Records,[10][11] and 40 Glocc joined their label, Infamous Records, under G-Unit Records.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

In an interview with BallerStatus, 40 Glocc has stated, that like many of his fellow G-Unit comrades, he has had run-ins with the police, even going as far as being shot by the police, as well as being shot several other times. He also states that he still remains in close ties to his Crip affiliated gang, and also doesn't feel the need to "leave" the street life. In the interview he also stated that he has two children, one of them, a nine year old son named Ero, calls himself "Little E", raps, and wants be like his father.[5]

Recent events[edit]

40 Glocc is working with artists such as Dr. Dre, The Alchemist and Havoc.[2] He is also currently working on an untitled album.[5] He has also been working with his group, the "Zoo Babies",[5] whilst also trying to promote his label "Zoo Life Ent.".[12] He has also been on tour with such acts as G-Unit, Mobb Deep, and other artists signed to the G-Unit records label.[5] He also released a song entitled "Where the Hammers At?".[13] The beat for this song was later used as the beat for G-Unit's song Rider Pt. 2.[10] He then released a remix to "Hammers" which features the verses of Rider Pt. 2.[14]

He and Spider Loc have also lent their voices to a video on YouTube which parodies the release of fellow West Coast rapper/producer Dr. Dre's long awaited album Detox, as well as parodying other West Coast rappers such as fellow Crip affiliate Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too Short, E-40, rival gang member/rapper The Game, and deceased rappers Tupac Shakur, Eazy-E.[15]

Controversy[edit]

Tyga[edit]

40 Glocc has been involved in a controversy with artist Tyga by making a video holding a chain stolen from the artist earlier in the week.[16] Tyga then responded with a video of his own.[17] 40 Glocc once again responded in a song featuring Village Boo.[18] Tyga is signed to Young Money Entertainment, which is owned by Lil Wayne, who has also had a feud with 40 Glocc.

Lil Wayne[edit]

40 Glocc also recently released a video on 50 Cent's community website Thisis50.com, where he, Spider Loc, and associate Village Boo confront fellow rapper and member of the Bloods, Lil Wayne.[19] (Spider Loc and 40 Glocc are both members of the Crips, which are rivals of the Bloods.) Lil Wayne is one of the artists 40 Glocc takes shots at in his song "3 Amigos".[20] Lil Wayne is associated with rapper Tyga, who has also been involved in a feud with 40 Glocc. 40 Glocc has also questioned Lil Wayne, Baby, and Game's affiliation with the Bloods stating:

These niggas be wolfin' all that Blood shit and dissin' Crips. When Baby started gang bangin', at 52? And Lil' Wayne started gang bangin' at twenty-somethin'. These niggas got the audacity to be dissin' a whole culture they don't know nothin' about.[21]

Young Buck[edit]

He has also been involved in a feud with G-Unit Records artist Young Buck. The controversy arose when Buck began to trade words with the members of the group G-Unit, mainly leader 50 Cent, who had recently dismissed Young Buck out the group.[22] He has released several songs against Young Buck including the song "3 Amigos", which also takes shots at The Game, who is also a former member of both the G-Unit group and record label, as well as a member of the Bloods, as is Lil Wayne, who is also slandered in the song.[20] 40 Glocc has also questioned Young Buck's supposed involvement with the Crips gang by stating, amongst other things:

DJ Strong[edit]

He has also been involved in a controversy with West Coast DJ, DJ Strong. The controversy arose when 40 Glocc felt his mixtape "Outspoken Volume 3" wasn't promoted properly by the DJ.[23] 40 Glocc also released this statement:

I wanna apologize to a lot of people that haven't received my "Outspoken Volume 3" yet due to lack of promo from a wack ass Westcoast DJ named Strong. Nigga you better hope I don't see you on the street and beat yo ass up, or let my lil homies deal wit you. Anybody doing a mixtape with this idiot is going nowhere very fast".[23]

40 Glocc then issued a verbal statement to DJ Strong,[24] and re-released "Outspoken Volume 3" as a free mixtape. Strong later replied in a statement to DubCNN.com in which he stated he was "unapologetic", but "[felt] bad".[25]

The Game[edit]

40 Glocc has also released tracks against fellow West coast rapper, and rival gang member, The Game.[20][26] In an animated video released on YouTube, 40 Glocc, and fellow gang member and friend Spider Loc, have made fun of The Game.[15] In an interview 40 Glocc also stated his introduction into the rap industry was unlike The Game's by saying:

Yeah that's what a lot of these fools don't know, 40 Glocc wasn't spoon fed like a lot of these motherf---ers in this rap sh--. When I say spoon fed, I mean, they just hopped in the game and got a deal, and me I been in this. I always had to do my own mixtapes, I always had to do my own sh-- and I was always independent. Don't ever get it twisted and think that 40 Glocc just came out of nowhere like that a--hole Game. That n---- is spoon fed, that's why he don't respect nothing. When you just get handed something that you didn't have to work hard for, that's the way you act. He ain't got no loyalty or no respect, he was a buster before he even got spoon fed, so that just added up to the way he is now.[5]

40 Glocc has also questioned Young Buck's supposed involvement with the Crips, and The Game's affiliation with the Bloods stating:

Government[edit]

Though 40 Glocc once claimed to be a member of the Colton City Crips,[5] when an injunction was filed to stop he and fellow gang members from referencing the gang[1] he denied his involvement within the gang and their activities.[1]

During the ordeal it was revealed that he falsely identified himself for many years as "Tory Gasaway",[5] yet his birth name is "Lawrence White" as shown by the court documents.[1]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e (August 24, 2008) Colton rapper 40 Glocc scoffs at gangster identity PE.com Accessed November 30, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d e 40 Glocc Biography at Rapartists Accessed July 9, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d Review of "That New Nigga" on DubCNN.com. DubCNN. Accessed August 11, 2008.
  4. ^ a b G4 - The Feed - Freestyle 101: 40 Glocc & Gail Gotti (G-Unit) G4TV Accessed August 14, 2008.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j 40 Glocc - Outspoken - BallerStauts.com. BallerStatus. Accessed August 12, 2008.
  6. ^ a b At Amazon Accessed July 10, 2008.
  7. ^ The Zoo Crew: Migrate Adapt or Die at ARTISTdirect. ArtistDirect. Accessed August 12, 2008.
  8. ^ a b c At Amazon Accessed July 9, 2008.
  9. ^ a b 40 Glocc - The Jakal (2003) - Bay On Top Accessed August 12, 2008.
  10. ^ a b Lil Jay. Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo Interview (June 2008). DuBCNN. Accessed July 28, 2008.
  11. ^ Shaheem Reid (January 25, 2006) Mobb Deep, 50 Cent Get Tattoos To Prove Loyalty MTV Accessed August 15, 2008.
  12. ^ DubCNN News Archive. (You may have to scroll down to find the particular section.) DubCNN.com Accessed August 12, 2008.
  13. ^ 40 Glocc & Sam Scarfo "Where the Hammers At?" on DubCNN.com DubCNN.com Accessed August 7, 2008.
  14. ^ 40 Glocc ft. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo "Hammers" G-Unit remix on DubCNN.com DubCNN.com Accessed August 7, 2008.
  15. ^ a b c Stupid Dream Lil Hop: California Love YouTube.com Accessed August 11, 2008.
  16. ^ 40 Glocc Holdin Tyga's Chain Thisis50.com Accessed August 7, 2008.
  17. ^ Tyga responds about chains DailyMotion/TygaTV. Accessed August 7, 2008.
  18. ^ 40 Glocc Tyga Diss on DubCNN.com DubCNN.com Accessed August 7, 2008.
  19. ^ 40 Glocc, Spider Loc and Village Boo Chasin' Lil Wayne Thisis50.com Accessed August 7, 2008.
  20. ^ a b c 40 Glocc 3 Amigos on DubCNN.com DubCNN.com Accessed August 7, 2008.
  21. ^ a b c (August 21, 2008) 40 Glocc Talks 'Price On His Head', says Wayne, Game, Buck Fake Gang Bangers DefSounds. Accessed August 22, 2008.
  22. ^ 50 Cent Kicks Young Buck Out Of G-Unit & More! Accessed August 7, 2008.
  23. ^ a b DubCNN.com Screenshot April 9. Accessed August 7, 2008.
  24. ^ 40 Glocc Message About DJ Strong DubCNN.com Accessed August 7, 2008.
  25. ^ DubCNN.com Snapshot April 17 Accessed August 7, 2008.
  26. ^ 40 Glocc 7 Dayz A Week (Freestyle/Game, Old West, New West Diss) on DubCNN.com DubCNN.com Accessed August 11, 2008.
  27. ^ 40 Glocc Outspoken Vol. 3 Download at DuBCNN.com Accessed July 9, 2008.
  28. ^ That New Nigga at DatPiff.com Accessed July 10, 2008.
  29. ^ 40 Glocc Releases Star-Studded Mixtape Online. HipHopDX.com. Accessed January 9, 2009.

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