Spanning the musical spectrum; gLife evokes emotions of gratitude, compassion, and reality. Hip hop for hope. Keep it moving.
Life reemerges from the road life that is synonymous with Self Expression Music. After hundreds of shows, the snowboard scene, and the festival circuit; gLife has a freshie for you in his new album "All I Know". The first single, "Depending on the Day", produced by LDontheCut (DJ for Sublime with Rome; Technicali Sound Music), reached global fame with a #4 slot on the US College singles charts in Dec 2012.
"I smell an Oscar!" - gLife
gLife, raised a musician, played guitar in grunge bands as early as age 14, by age 18 he had completed his first rap album and never went back. Van People stay on tour! With almost ten years of live performances under his belt, recently off his fourth annual tour, and preparing for the release of his album "All I Know" with friends and tour partners LD (DJ, Sublime and Rome)and Nu3tron (Technicali Sound), gLife is putting it all on the line! Boasting his performance versatility and ability to entertain, this heartfelt poet is making waves all over the USA, and soon… the world!
Check out the radio singles at www.soundcloud.com/georgelife
As a multi-genre lyricist, gLife has performed with an array of artists such as Slick Rick, Flobots, Hollywood Undead, Mickey Avalon, The Alkaholics, Sage Francis, Masta Ace, Cypress Hill, Yukmouth, Scarub, Souls of Mischief, Yin Yang Twins, Chali 2na, Akil the MC, Abstract Rude, 2Mex, Rittz, Andre Nickatina, Brother Ali, and many more. He has been lucky enough to be a part of many festivals including Powellapallooza, Desert Rocks, Boise Beatdown, Utah Arts Fest, Promenade Music Festival, InTents Music Festival, and many more. His sound has been compared to Eminem and Tupac, although he insists his combination between dubsound singing and emceeing is unique and uncomparable, an experience best served LIVE.
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT; gLife has long been forging a name in the irons of the underground. Growing up he was influenced by grunge music, along with guitar greats like Jimi Hendrix and BB King. As he became a teenager his focus was shifted to poli-science and the music of Tupac, Immortal Technique, and CanIBus filled his veins with contempt for the system. Emulating his heroes, gLife found himself in and out of trouble as a youth, but there was one constant in his life; the music. His hip hop career started with the KB MOB project produced by electronic geniuses Tim and Raph Shore in 1999. From there he teamed up with his high school best friend Ayisha (aka I.E. or InEssence) and created the duo “One-Five”; which achieved much success in regional touring, rap battles, and album sales. In 2005, gLife teamed up with Mad Max for the duo “Bomb City” with the album “GRIND” (produced by Mark Kendall, lead guitarist from the 80's hair metal fame Great White), released in 2007. Moving on in 2009 to a hip hop super group made up of gLife, Bloswick, MC Blu, and DJ Aspect; Major Street Project was well known all over the West Coast, leading a tour sponsored by Seedless Clothing and receiving a nomination to the Marijuana Music Awards for gLife's song “Yes I Can.” Although many projects have been released, none so fierce as the upcoming “All I Know”. This album has production by LdontheCut (DJ for Sublime and Rome) and by LAM (Self Expression Music, “the LAM and Grins Project”).
Hitting the road, the radio, and the grind harder than ever... gLife keeps it moving.
GeorgeLife - Raps, Sings, DJ.
DJ Pookie - DJ
Bomb City - "GRIND" Jan 2007
George - "GeorgeLife.com" Jan 2008
Major Street Project - "Major Street Project" Aug 2009
GeorgeLife - "Against The Grain" June 2010
GeorgeLife and THE Bridge "Lion" Jan 2012
gLife - "All I Know" Feb 2013
Depending on the Day - gLife ft. LD and Ariano - reached #4 on US College singles chart in Dec 2012
All I Know by gLife
"your ears are about to hear pure awesomeness..."
Two of SLC's finest...
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Switching to upcoming release shows, tomorrow night, we'll see three. The first two come to us from ...Switching to upcoming release shows, tomorrow night, we'll see three. The first two come to us from gLife, aka GeorgeLife, and Fleetwood, two of SLC's finest from the hi- hop community. They've been grooving together for some time now, supporting each other's shows and ventures, and now they're combining efforts in a big way, as they'll each be putting out a new album this Saturday
Hip Hop Talent
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Once focused on hip hop, but opening up their music to a broader audience, George Life & the Bridge ...Once focused on hip hop, but opening up their music to a broader audience, George Life & the Bridge offer up a ska punk sound in a very similar style to Sublime. Living the life, having a blast, and telling tales,
A Weekend of Shows
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he's been working hard around the state, playing several big hip-hop lineups and producing music beh...he's been working hard around the state, playing several big hip-hop lineups and producing music behind the scenes
Local Releases - Last Set of 2010
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Speaking of GeorgeLife, a quick shout-out about his album release that passed us by. George is one o...Speaking of GeorgeLife, a quick shout-out about his album release that passed us by. George is one of the hardest working performers we know, busting his ass on national tours and getting thew word out of hip-hop in Utah. So imagine our shock when we saw his latest release, Against The Grain, pass everyone by without any proper introduction. A very awesome follow-up to his first twenty-track album, simply titled GeorgeLife. If you head out to the Fizzy Form show, I highly suggest you hit up George for his new one while he's still in town.
MORE Press and QUOTES
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Go to: GeorgeLife.com - "Press" for more press, here are some quotes from that press: "Impressive...Go to: GeorgeLife.com - "Press" for more press, here are some quotes from that press:
"Impressive DIY philosophy"
"I'm impressed by the quality"
"hardest working and BEST rapper I've EVER heard in my life" - Great White's Mark Kendall
One-Five: A Local Gem
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When the subject of rap music comes up most people think about the East Coast, West Coast, or the "d...When the subject of rap music comes up most people think about the East Coast, West Coast, or the "dirty" South. Unknown to most, however, is that Utah has a powerful hip hop movement taking place right now.
Recently I had the opportunity to speak with one of the leaders of the movement: George from the rap duo One-Five.
One-Five was officially formed in 1998 when George McDonald (aka The Memory Man) met Ayisha (aka IE), a very talented performer who would later win the 2001 Salt Aire Talent Competition and the 2005 Rapfest GoldenMic Competition. She and George completed their first album One-Five: "Straight Outta Salt Lake," in December 2004 and thier next album will drop this April.
As I spoke to George, I was curious about some of his goals for his music. He replied "Our aim as a group is just to continue the upward momentum as a group, also for the Utah Hip Hop scene as a whole. That is why we started www.utahhiphop.com." He went on to say that he wanted to "... give people a chance to get their voices heard."
One-Five will be performing their demo album including their new song "Find Peace" at Liquid Joe's on Tuesday Night, February 7th. The show will feature respected DJ's: DJ SamEyeAm and DJ Chase on the turntables, as well as the well known local rap act Krucial Keys.
One-Five: Album Review
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One-Five = Salt N' Pepa + Tupac Shakur Really mainstream comparisons, I know, but I'm not as much...One-Five = Salt N' Pepa + Tupac Shakur
Really mainstream comparisons, I know, but I'm not as much of a hip hop savant as I'd like. Female vocals hover over strong samples, especially in the first track, and rap about life on the street and hard blows - of life, that is. Male vocals on the second track rap about politics, and harmonized female vocals back up the mix with sad sweetness. The one thing One-Five could benefit from is some beefier production and some extra layers. The overall song ideas are sound and catchy, but they could use some fleshing out and studio might
At the top of the TOP of Utah
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"GRIND" Bomb City. Bomb City is a rap duo featuring Ogden-born Maxem ILL and Salt Lake City-born par..."GRIND" Bomb City. Bomb City is a rap duo featuring Ogden-born Maxem ILL and Salt Lake City-born partner George. The two join their rap to soulful female vocals and imaginative rhythm tracks.
Although the album presents fare meant for everyone, such as the radio-friendly opener "Earthquake," it also contains cuts for a more mature audience, such as "Rock Me," a song reminiscent of Marvin Gaye at his sauciest.
The CD's crisp and solid production was provided by Great White's guitarist Mark Kendall, who is currently residing in Ogden. Having recently landed a distribution deal, Bomb City's CD will be available nationwide on Oct 31. Overall, "GRIND" is a strong entry in the national hip hop marked by a talented and determined Utah duo.
-Linda East Brady
Bomb City "GRIND"
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A Utah hp hop album produced by Great White guitarist Mark Kendall? It makes sense when the duo spit...A Utah hp hop album produced by Great White guitarist Mark Kendall? It makes sense when the duo spits fast and furious of GW's "Rock Me," a mash-up so over-the-top and out-there it boomerangs back as genius. Few other cuts on the gangsta-free GRIND are as striking, but the party-positive 801 message is solid throughout.
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Bomb City George – Emm Cee Maxim ILL – Emm Cee Bomb City, George and Maxim ILL, mix and match r...Bomb City
George – Emm Cee
Maxim ILL – Emm Cee
Bomb City, George and Maxim ILL, mix and match rap rock with electronica to produce something, as George says "… [that] isn’t Limp Bizkit isn’t 311 and certainly isn’t Rage Against The Machine." According to George it is its own sound.
Bomb City’s influence range wide and clear, roaming the spectrum of 60s psychedelic, old-skool hip-hop, even friends and family. "Max and I always talk about how Jimi Hendrix is basically one our biggest influences. We both used to be in rock bands when we were 14 and then started rapping when we were 16," says George.
The Grind, the duo’s first album, has recently been re-released due to unresolved issues with its production, with a few special bonuses. "Personally, I wasn’t happy with the art work so Max and I redid all the art and it just snowballed from there… We did a song with Royal Bliss, a big rock group around town. We covered one of their songs, ‘Music Man,’ we did a kinda reggae version. We also covered Bad Company’s ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love.’ Then we did a song call ‘Let It Snow’ which is a hardcore song for skiers and snowboards," says George of the re-released CDs expanded track list. The upgraded The Grind includes a couple of skits to add that concept feel and five more new songs that span a wide range of influences. "The biggest influence on The Grind would have to be Mark Kendall the guitarist from Great White. He helped us produce our album and took us out to California. We played a couple of live shows with him. He has just been a real positive influence," finishes George.
Positive influence is exactly what people have come to expect of the half Ogden half salt city based duo, that and high-energy. What keeps the kids coming back to Bomb city’s live shows, George explains, is the "high, high energy. We’ll be sweatin’ the whole time and you’ll be sweatin’ the whole time. We’ll go back and forth between rock n’ roll -hip hop over to what some people call techno-rap numbers."
Like Konsickwence, Bomb City sees the current Utah hip-hop scene as overzealous in their conception of themselves. They feel that the scene is premature in thinking that it can break out of its local setting. "You know I’m disappointed in the direction the local hip-hop scene’s headed. I haven’t really witnessed a change. Although there’s always been a few people like Lamb from Self Expression who have always tried to portray positive messages. I think the scene’s headed more in the direction of the bling bling, U92 busta style."
Check out their Myspace page for the positive force behind Utah hip-hop at
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