Love, Life & Loyalty

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Love, Life & Loyalty
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Studio album by GLC
Released October 12, 2010
Recorded 2009–2010
CRC Studios Chicago, IL
Get It Man Studios Atlanta, GA
GMG StudiosChicago, IL
Hinge Studios Chicago, IL
Manfred Studios London, UK
Nasa Studios New York, NY
SoundScape Studios Chicago, IL
The Record Plant Los Angeles, CA[1]
Genre Hip hop
Length 60:38[2] (normal version)
68:12 (bonus track version)
Label Ylimit, Ice H2O, EMI
Producer Leray "Arlo" Jackson (Trailblazer MPC), Sean Breeze, Dae Dae, Ferrari Mike(ex), Leonard Harris(ex), GLC, Keezo Kane, Legendary Traxster, Victor Alexander, T-Pain, Christian Rich, Arron Starr, Albert Sye, Kanye West, Xcel
Singles from Love, Life & Loyalty
  1. "Flight School"
    Released: 2010
  2. "My First Model"
    Released: 2010
  3. "Clockin' Lotsa Dollarz[3]"
    Released: 2010

Love, Life & Loyalty is the debut studio album by American hip hop artist GLC, released on October 12, 2010 on Ylimit Records. The album was mostly produced by Kanye West, but he received other production collaborations, like the producer and singer T-Pain, among Legendary Traxster and the rest of Kanye's GOOD Music producers.

Background[edit]

The album featured production by Arlo Jackson, Sean Breeze, Dae Dae, Ferrari Mike, Leonard Harris, GLC, Keezo Kane, The Legendary Traxster, T-Pain, Christian Rich, Arron Starr, Albert Sye, Kanye West, Xcel, this influenced in the album style and lyricism, who assumed alternative hip hop characteristics, added at the midwest rap style, who created a new fusion in GLC's career. In the lyricism predominated the old southern lyrical styles, over the GLC compositions and Kanye's production, and the lyricism was compared to Kanye's debut and second albums.[4] The album was announced by GLC at the beginning of the year, and was promoted with the single "Flight School". GLC also promoted his work in Kid Cudi's second album, in the track "The End", along Nicole Wray, Cudi and Chip tha Ripper. GLC helped Kanye's fifth album in the background vocals. GOOD Music officially announced the album in September.

Charts and critical response[edit]

The album charted at #90 in Billboard R&B Albums.[5] Critic response was the mostly positive in the alternative hip hop and UK scene. The best received tracks were "Flight School" and "Clockin' Lotsa Dollarz".[6][7][8][9]

Singles[edit]

The album's single "Flight School", featured production and vocals from his mentor, Kanye West, as well as T-Pain. The song does not have an official music video, but was well received by most Magazines and Critics alike. The first official single of the album is "Clockin' Lotsa Dollarz",[3] featuring the south star, member of UGK, Bun B, along with the rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot, featuring production from Kanye West and The Legendary Traxster. The single had an official music video,[10] and was performed live at the A3C festival, in Perfect Attendance Stage, in a surprise performance;[11] also at the BB King, in NYC.[12] The single, on iTunes, comes with a clean and an explicit version.

Track listing[edit]

The track list was confirmed by Amazon.com,[13] Best Buy,[14] CD Universe,[1] Kazaa[15] and iTunes.[16] The songwriting credits were confirmed by Allmusic.[17]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "The Big Knot" (featuring Bump J) Bearden, Boykin, Harris Kanye West, GLC, Albert Sye 4:46
2. "Clockin' Lotsa Dollarz" (featuring Bun B and Sir Mix-A-Lot) Bryant Bell, Freeman, Harris, Ray Kanye West, The Legendary Traxster 3:58
3. "Pour Another Drink" (featuring John Legend) Harris, A. Jackson Leray "Arlo" Jackson, Leonard Harris, GLC, Kanye West, John Legend 4:28
4. "Cold As Ice" (featuring Twista) Bryant Bell, Harris, Mitchell Kanye West, Albert Sye 4:17
5. "MHCC" (featuring Byrd Dre) Bolden, Frazier, Harris GLC, The Legendary Traxster 4:30
6. "Flight School" (featuring Kanye West and T-Pain) Butts, Harris, Najm, West Kanye West, T-Pain, GLC 4:43
7. "So Real" (featuring BJ the Chicago Kid) Harris, Sledge Keezo Kane, Kanye West 4:30
8. "My 1st Model" (featuring Christian Rich) Harris, Hassan, Hassan Kanye West, Ferrari Mike, Christian Rich 4:35
9. "The Light" (featuring Manfred Mann) Damien Davis, Harris, Springsteen Dae Dae, Xcel 4:24
10. "I Ain't Even On Yet" Bryant Bell, Harris Kanye West, Sean Breeze 3:05
11. "Pull Me Back" (featuring Legendary Traxster) Harris, Lindley The Legendary Traxster 4:01
12. "Rosanne" Harris, Kerr Kanye West, GLC 3:22
13. "This What It Is" Damien Davis, Harris GLC, The Legendary Traxster 3:53
14. "I Did It" Harris Keezo Kane, Kanye West, GLC 4:41
15. "Tator Chip Pays" Harris Arron Starr 1:31

Personnel[edit]

Confirmed by Allmusic.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GLC Rap - Love, Life, & Loyalty CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 2010-10-12. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  2. ^ "Love, Life, & Loyalty - GLC". Billboard.com. 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  3. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Clockin' Lotsa Dollarz (feat. Bun B & Sir Mix-A-Lot) - Single by GLC". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  4. ^ "GLC ‘Love, Life & Loyalty’". The Daily Street. 2010-10-11. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  5. ^ "Love, Life, & Loyalty - GLC". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  6. ^ "Album Review: GLC, Love, Life and Loyalty | Album Reviews". Livemusicguide.com. 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  7. ^ "REVIEWS: GLC - Love, Life & Loyalty". Yoraps.com. 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  8. ^ Brandon (2010-10-27). "Splice Today: GLC – Love, Life, & Loyalty at No Trivia". No-trivia.com. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  9. ^ Raj (2010-11-24). "Review Of GLC's Love, Life & Loyalty | The Smoking Section". Smokingsection.uproxx.com. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  10. ^ "GLC Feat. Bun B & Sir Mix-A-Lot - "Clockin' Lotsa Dollarz"". YouTube. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  11. ^ "GLC "Clockin' Lotsa Dollarz" live @ A3C 2010". YouTube. 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  12. ^ "GLC- Acapella / Clockin' Lotsa Dollarz @ BB King, NYC". YouTube. 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  13. ^ "Love, Life & Loyalty [Explicit]: GLC: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  14. ^ "Love, Life, & Loyalty [PA] - CD - GLC (Rap)". Bestbuy.com. 1910-01-04. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  15. ^ [1] Archived January 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "iTunes - Music - Love, Life & Loyalty by GLC". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-10-12. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  17. ^ "Love, Life, & Loyalty - GLC". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  18. ^ "Love, Life, & Loyalty - GLC". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-29.