G-Side

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G-Side
OriginHuntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Genres
Years active1999–present
Labels
  • Slow Motion Soundz
Associated acts
  • Block Beattaz
Websiteg-side.bandcamp.com
Members
  • ST 2 Lettaz
  • Yung Clova

G-Side is an American hip hop duo from Huntsville, Alabama.[1] It consists of ST 2 Lettaz (born Stephen Harris) and Yung Clova (born David Williams).[2]

History[edit]

ST 2 Lettaz and Yung Clova first met at the Boys & Girls Club in Athens, Alabama.[3] In 1999, they formed G-Side.[4] The duo connected with the production team Block Beattaz and got involved in the entertainment company Slow Motion Soundz.[4]

G-Side's debut studio album, Sumthin 2 Hate, was released in 2007.[5] It was followed by Starshipz and Rocketz (2008)[6] and Huntsville International (2009).[7] In 2011, the duo released The One...Cohesive,[8] as well as Island.[9]

In September 2012, it was announced that they had decided to part ways.[10] However, their hiatus ended in November 2013.[11]

The duo released Gz II Godz in 2014[12] and The 2 Cohesive in 2018.[13]

Style and influences[edit]

In a 2010 interview, G-Side cited 8Ball & MJG, Outkast, Ghetto Mafia, Geto Boys, Master P, and UGK as the influences on the duo's music.[14]

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. ^ Peisner, David (November 15, 2011). "G-Side Launch a Hardscrabble, Regular-Dude Revolution". Spin. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  2. ^ Lester, Paul (January 18, 2011). "New band of the day – No 948: G-Side". The Guardian. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Wake, Matt (April 9, 2014). "G-Side's back: The story behind Alabama rap duo's reunion". Al.com. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Lymangrover, Jason. "G-Side - Biography". AllMusic. Archived from the original on December 7, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Fetherston, Eamonn (March 18, 2010). "SXSW 2010: G-Side, Live In Concert". NPR. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  6. ^ Sargent, Jordan (January 8, 2009). "G-Side: Starshipz and Rocketz". PopMatters. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  7. ^ Drake, David (January 12, 2010). "G-Side: Huntsville International". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  8. ^ Soderberg, Brandon (January 14, 2011). "G-Side: The ONE... COHESIVE". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  9. ^ Soderberg, Brandon (November 21, 2011). "G-Side: iSLAND". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  10. ^ Soderberg, Brandon (September 12, 2012). "G-Side Split Up, ST 2 Lettaz Preps Solo Album". Spin. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  11. ^ Kelley, Frannie (November 11, 2013). "'All Daps And Hugs': G-Side Reunites And Releases A New Song". NPR. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  12. ^ Turner, David (May 29, 2014). "G-Side: Gz II Godz". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  13. ^ Wake, Matt (December 28, 2018). "40 notable Alabama-made albums and EPs from 2018". AL.com. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  14. ^ Breihan, Tom (February 10, 2010). "Rising: G-Side". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 20, 2020.

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