Glasses Malone

Glasses Malone

Biography

Despite the fact he doesn't glorify the gangbanging lifestyle he once led, rejecting the common archetype of hardcore West Coast rappers, Watts/L.A. native Glasses Malone's explosive mixtape run placed him far ahead of the crop of "New West" MCs who emerged in the mid- to late 2000s.

Malone actually grew up between the Watts and Compton neighborhoods in Los Angeles. His whole family was very deep in the illegal drug trade (his mother was convicted and sentenced to prison for 25 years). He eventually abandoned hustling drugs and gangbanging to pursue music fully. He immediately made a big impact with street albums The Crack Mixtape (2003) and White Lightning (2005), which together sold in the tens of thousands and provided a number of hits for L.A. radio. The buzz he created from those two mixtapes alone stirred up a high-end, major-label bidding war that included Def Jam, Atlantic, and Aftermath as suitors.

However, in late 2005 Malone signed a whopping $1.7 million distribution deal with Sony for his Blu Division imprint. Unfortunately, Sony underwent massive restructuring the following year, which included eliminating the label's urban division. Malone was released from his contract in 2007, but wasted no time in securing a joint deal with Cash Money and Westside Connection MC Mack 10's Hoo Bangin' imprint practically a week later. He then offered up his first proper single, "Certified," with hook crooner Akon, which slowly made its way into national radio rotation. Despite the momentum, Malone's first album hit more snags until it was finally released as Beach Cruiser in August 2011. Q-Tip, DJ Toomp, and the Cataracs were among its producers.

Discography

G. Malone - The Electric Chair

G. Malone - The Electric Chair

Tha Bizness 2008
Mack X & Malone - Money Music

Mack X & Malone - Money Music

Hoo Bangin' Records, RBC Records 2011
Glasses Malone - Beach Cruiser

Glasses Malone - Beach Cruiser

Suburban Noize Records 2011
Glasses Malone - GlassHouse 2: Life Ain't Nuthin But...

Glasses Malone - GlassHouse 2: Life Ain't Nuthin But...

Division Media Company 2015

Guest Appearances

Young Brown - Out Tha Gate
  • Listo (Ready)

Young Brown - Out Tha Gate

Not On Label 2006
Roc 'C' - All Questions Answered
  • F**k You

Roc 'C' - All Questions Answered

Stones Throw Records 2006
J-Diggs "Da Rockstar" - Thizz Nation Vol. 17
  • New Westgang

J-Diggs "Da Rockstar" - Thizz Nation Vol. 17

Thizz Entertainment, Sumo Records 2007
Mr Keal Aka Kill Kill - Conspiracy 2 Sale!
  • Watts

Mr Keal Aka Kill Kill - Conspiracy 2 Sale!

Not On Label 2007
The Relativez - Legendary
  • Hogg Anthem

The Relativez - Legendary

Siccness.net 2007
Balance & Big Rich - Unda Dogg Kingz
  • Crack Music

Balance & Big Rich - Unda Dogg Kingz

Catier Entertainment 2007
Traklordz - Dufflebag Musik
  • I'm A Hustla

Traklordz - Dufflebag Musik

100 Deep Entertainment, Traklordz Entertainment 2008
Yukmouth - Million Dollar Mouthpiece
  • West Side

Yukmouth - Million Dollar Mouthpiece

Rap-A-Lot Records, Smoke-A-Lot Records 2008
Mr. Criminal - Rise To Power
  • New West

Mr. Criminal - Rise To Power

Hi Power Entertainment, PMC Music Group 2008
Statik Selektah - Stick 2 The Script
  • Cali Nights

Statik Selektah - Stick 2 The Script

Showoff Records, Brick Records 2008
Balance & Big Rich - Good A$ Money
  • On My Shit

Balance & Big Rich - Good A$ Money

SMC Recordings 2009
Jae Synth - Synth City
  • Money In The Way

Jae Synth - Synth City

Omina Laboratories 2009
A-Wax & Gonzoe - Recession Proof
  • That'z Why

A-Wax & Gonzoe - Recession Proof

Illburn Records, Paid In Full Records 2009
Big Rich - Heart Of The City
  • Wassup

Big Rich - Heart Of The City

III Story Muzik 2009
Yukmouth - The West Coast Don
  • Up All Nite

Yukmouth - The West Coast Don

Smoke-A-Lot Records, RBC Records 2009
Eddi Projex - I Got The Streets On Fire
  • I'm A Hustla

Eddi Projex - I Got The Streets On Fire

Town Thizzness, SMC Recordings 2009
Mack 10 - Soft White
  • Big Balla

Mack 10 - Soft White

Hoo Bangin' Records 2009
Swoop G - C-Walkin' On The Moon
  • My Chuck Taylors

Swoop G - C-Walkin' On The Moon

Pac Life Entertainment 2009
2Tone - The Assassination
  • EveryDay

2Tone - The Assassination

Assassins Productions 2009
Mr. Criminal - Only The Strong Survive
  • It's The West Coast

Mr. Criminal - Only The Strong Survive

Hi Power Entertainment 2009
Young Jawz - The South West
  • Left Coastin'

Young Jawz - The South West

Prospect Records 2009
Recordkingz - Heavyweight
  • Da Money

Recordkingz - Heavyweight

Recordkingz 2009
Swollen Members - Armed To The Teeth
  • Real P.I

Swollen Members - Armed To The Teeth

Suburban Noize Records, Battle Axe Records 2009
Yung Bruh - DJ Warrior & Kam Presents West Nile Volume 1
  • New West Gang

Yung Bruh - DJ Warrior & Kam Presents West Nile Volume 1

BeatKings.com 2009
Nipsey Hussle - Bullets Aint Got No Name Vol. 3
  • We Gangbangin

Nipsey Hussle - Bullets Aint Got No Name Vol. 3

Direct Connect 2009
Beeda Weeda - Breath Of Fresh Air
  • Fix Yo Face

Beeda Weeda - Breath Of Fresh Air

Town Thizzness 2009
Hezeleo - Micheal Watts Of Swishahouse An UGK Records Presents Let It Be Known
  • Got Me Right

Hezeleo - Micheal Watts Of Swishahouse An UGK Records Presents Let It Be Known

Not On Label 2009
Hezeleo - Micheal Watts Of Swishahouse An UGK Records Presents: Let It Be Known Screwed Ver.
  • Got Me Right

Hezeleo - Micheal Watts Of Swishahouse An UGK Records Presents: Let It Be Known Screwed Ver.

Not On Label 2009
J.Stalin - Prenuptial Agreement
  • Stop My Shine

J.Stalin - Prenuptial Agreement

Livewire Records, Town Thizzness, SMC Recordings 2010
Rude Boyz - Shottaz
  • Go

Rude Boyz - Shottaz

Thizz Entertainment 2010
The HoodStarz - Controversy
  • Ballin'

The HoodStarz - Controversy

Lawless Records 2010
Tech N9ne Collabos - The Gates Mixed Plate
  • Keep It One Hunit

Tech N9ne Collabos - The Gates Mixed Plate

Strange Music 2010
Roc 'C' - Scapegoat
  • I'm Ready

Roc C - Scapegoat

KashRoc Entertainment 2010
TQ - Kind Of Blue
  • The Fastlane

TQ - Kind Of Blue

Affiliated Entertainment Group 2010
Roccett - America's Nightmare
  • Be Afraid

Roccett - America's Nightmare

Get Your Green Up Entertainment 2010
A.F.F.I.L.I.A.T.E.S. - Tha Next Dynasty
  • Tha West Is Back

A.F.F.I.L.I.A.T.E.S. - Tha Next Dynasty

Ante Up Records 2011
Potluck - Rhymes And Resin
  • Born To Be A Mic King

Potluck - Rhymes And Resin

Suburban Noize Records 2011
Dezit Eaze - Reloaded: The Rebirth
  • Left Side Of The Mouth

Dezit Eaze - Reloaded: The Rebirth

Xclusive Entertainment 2011
Big Scoob - Damn Fool
  • They Dnt Want It

Big Scoob - Damn Fool

Strange Music 2011
Absent - Amber Alert
  • H.U.S.T.L.E.

Absent - Amber Alert

Sp Style 2011
J Steez - Up 4 Da Crown
  • Real Fly

J Steez - Up 4 Da Crown

Beat Hustle Ent 2011
Techniec & L's - The Blacklist
  • It'll Be Alright

Techniec & L's - The Blacklist

Bloc Rebel Media 2011
Tiny Doo & Tiny Beef - Tiny X 2
  • We On

Tiny Doo & Tiny Beef - Tiny X 2

Cash Money Records, Division Music 2011
Cam-Capone - Controversy
  • You Know Me

Cam-Capone - Controversy

G'd Up Entertainment 2011
Roccett - By Any Means Necessary
  • Body

Roccett - By Any Means Necessary

Get Your Green Up Entertainment 2011
Philthy Rich & The Boy Boy Young Mess - Neighborhood Superstar Part 3: The Street Album
  • Get This Paper

Philthy Rich & The Boy Boy Young Mess - Neighborhood Superstar Part 3: The Street Album

Livewire Records, SMC Recordings 2011
Balance & Dae One - B-Dae
  • Only In California

Balance & Dae One - B-Dae

Ayinde Music 2012
Mistah F.A.B. & I-Rocc - Face Off
  • Don't Jam On Me

Mistah F.A.B. & I-Rocc - Face Off

Royalty Rich Recordz 2012
Mr. Criminal - Young Brown And Dangerous
  • Dedicated To My Riders

Mr. Criminal - Young Brown And Dangerous

PMC Music Group, Hi Power Entertainment 2012
Money Back - Guaranteed
  • Grindin

Money Back - Guaranteed

Corner Block Music 2012
Savuge - Till The Death
  • Eastside

Savuge - Till The Death

Go Digital 2012
Goldtoes Presents Lil Ro & Lil Raider - Slightly Pimp'ish
  • Hunnidz

Goldtoes Presents Lil Ro & Lil Raider - Slightly Pimp'ish

Goldtoes Entertainment 2013
Lil Ro - Only Hustlers Relate
  • Hunnids

Lil Ro - Only Hustlers Relate

Thizz Latin 2013
Liquid Assassin - Mongrel
  • Gutta

Liquid Assassin - Mongrel

42 Records 2013
Malow Mac - Soldiers Love
  • Top Down

Malow Mac - Soldiers Love

Southland Entertainment, Malow Mac Entertainment 2013
Problem - Understand Me - EP
  • Say That Then

Problem - Understand Me - EP

Diamond Lane Music Group, LLC 2013
Oso Vicious - Oso Vicious
  • Out Here Tryna Get It

Oso Vicious - Oso Vicious

Hellafyde Records 2013
Chino Grande Of Charlie Row Campo - Trust Your Struggle
  • I Don't Give A F***

Chino Grande Of Charlie Row Campo - Trust Your Struggle

Urban Kings Music Group 2013
Troublesome - Versatility
  • We Came To Get Money

Troublesome - Versatility

Troublesome Music 2013
Problem - The Separation
  • Say That Then

Problem - The Separation

Diamond Lane Music Group, LLC 2013
TC Bradshaw - B.A.N.G II (Being A Natural G)
  • Gangsta Boogie

TC Bradshaw - B.A.N.G II (Being A Natural G)

G-Hood Music Group 2013
DB Tha General - No CB4
  • U Scared

DB Tha General - No CB4

Bad Mouth Entertainment 2013
Nipsey Hussle - Bullets Ain't Got No Name Vol. 3.1
  • We Gangbangin

Nipsey Hussle - Bullets Ain't Got No Name Vol. 3.1

All Money In No Money Out, Inc 2013
League Of Starz - LOS.FM - Deluxe Edition
  • Super Short

League Of Starz - LOS.FM - Deluxe Edition

League Of Starz 2013
Beeda Weeda - Too Short Presents Mack'n Trap'n & Rap'n, Vol. 2
  • West Up

Beeda Weeda - Too Short Presents Mack'n Trap'n & Rap'n, Vol. 2

Beeda Weeda Productions, PTB 2013
Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies
  • West Up

Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies

RBC Records 2014
B-Smoove - The Deposit
  • Been About It

B-Smoove - The Deposit

3 Pounds Entertainment 2014
Bigg Steele - Skorcezzi
  • Angels

Bigg Steele - Skorcezzi

Street Currency Entertainment 2014
Philthy Phactor - Saucy N Bossy
  • Cali Livin

Philthy Phactor - Saucy N Bossy

Saucy N Bossy 2014
Black Hippy - Black Hippy
  • All My Life (Remix)

Black Hippy - Black Hippy

First Place Records 2014
Dmac - The Party Starter
  • Get Down

Dmac - The Party Starter

Get It Entertainment 2014
Ricc Rocc - All Eyes On Me
  • Turn It Up Remix

Ricc Rocc - All Eyes On Me

Not On Label 2014
Roadie Rose - Flocumentary
  • I'm Poppin'

Roadie Rose - Flocumentary

Not On Label 2014
Who Kid Woody - R.E.A.L (Realize Everybody Aint Loyal)
  • You Don't Hear Me Doe

Who Kid Woody - R.E.A.L (Realize Everybody Aint Loyal)

1 Vine Entertainment 2014
DZ & Messy Marv - Rubber Ducks & Gucci Duffles
  • Light Ya Cigar

DZ & Messy Marv - Rubber Ducks & Gucci Duffles

Game Official Musicc LLC 2015
Stevie Stone - Malta Bend
  • Suicidal

Stevie Stone - Malta Bend

Strange Music, Inc 2015
Omar Ray - Life & Timez Of Suge Gotti Vol. 1
  • In The Hood

Omar Ray - Life & Timez Of Suge Gotti Vol. 1

Suge Gotti Music Group 2015
Clinton Wayne - Bipolar
  • Money

Clinton Wayne - Bipolar

Not On Label 2015
Y.Og Nic - City Of Candles
  • Turn It Up

Y.Og Nic - City Of Candles

Ruffian Music Group 2015
YBE - Success Brings Enemies
  • Players Club

YBE - Success Brings Enemies

M$M Entertainment 2015
Sleepy Malo - West Costa Nuestra
  • Born To Be Rich

Sleepy Malo - West Costa Nuestra

Mobg 2015
Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth
  • Chopper

Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth

Atlantic 2015
Termanology - Term Brady
  • Track Two's

Termanology - Term Brady

ST Records, ShowOff Records 2015
E-Roc Young - My Story
  • Turn Up

E-Roc Young - My Story

E-Roc Music, Aint-Jokin Music 2015
Billy Dha Kidd - From Chanclas To Jordans
  • Intro (Fsts)

Billy Dha Kidd - From Chanclas To Jordans

New Era Music 2015
Mr. Whitedogg - Tunnel Vision 3 The Transition
  • Just Like You

Mr. Whitedogg - Tunnel Vision 3 The Transition

Not On Label 2015
Coup DeVille - A New Beginning
  • 9 To 5 Hustler

Coup DeVille - A New Beginning

Not On Label 2016
J Woods - Westside Story
  • Want Me

J Woods - Westside Story

Famous Before Fame Records 2016
Yung We$t - All Or Nothing
  • Bluffin'

Yung We$t - All Or Nothing

Los Angeles Based Records 2016
Kam - Mutual Respect
  • Hold You Down

Kam - Mutual Respect

New Birth Entertainment 2016
Brian McKnight - Better.
  • Get You Into My Life

Brian McKnight - Better.

Not On Label 2016
Mr. Criminal - L.W.A: Latin With Attitude
  • Kickin' Back Being Blue (Remix)

Mr. Criminal - L.W.A: Latin With Attitude

Hi Power Entertainment 2016
Curtiss King - Atychiphobia: The Fear Of Failure
  • Ratchets Still Jockin (Remix)

Curtiss King - Atychiphobia: The Fear Of Failure

Black Cloud Music 2016
Hidrolic West - Loyalty And Longevity
  • Traphouse (Drinks On Me)

Hidrolic West - Loyalty And Longevity

Chinchec Music Group 2016
Lil Sodi - Move Or Die
  • Forks In The Road

Lil Sodi - Move Or Die

August Boyz Entertainment 2016
Hollathetruth - Community Relations
  • Last Breath

Hollathetruth - Community Relations

Mac Music Management 2016
Mayor - Dirty Jobs
  • Feelin Like

Mayor - Dirty Jobs

Gutta Boom 2017
Bosh G - Association Is Affiliation
  • Money On My Mind

Bosh G - Association Is Affiliation

Full Forcin Records 2017
C Struggs - Da Fat Crip
  • Fuck With A Real One

C Struggs - Da Fat Crip

Clone Free Music LLC 2017
Deladiea - 100 Dayz 100 Nightz
  • Broke Bitch

Deladiea - 100 Dayz 100 Nightz

O4L Digital 2017
Young Sam - Trapfornia 2
  • Give It To Me

Young Sam - Trapfornia 2

Not On Label 2017
BlockLife - UnBreakable
  • You, Me, Us, We

BlockLife - UnBreakable

BlockLife 2017
D-Rek - Super Banana Og
  • Gun Away (Remix)

D-Rek - Super Banana Og

OG Kush Entertainment 2017

Compilations

Various - Dubee A.k.a. Sugawolf Presents West Coast Gangsta V.18
  • Certified

Various - Dubee A.k.a. Sugawolf Presents West Coast Gangsta V.18

Siccness Records 2007
Messy Marv - Draped Up And Chipped Out 3
  • Hogg Anthem

Messy Marv - Draped Up And Chipped Out 3

Click Clack Records, Scalen LLC, SMC Recordings 2008
Various - Street Life, Volume 1
  • Watch The Hole Club Go

Various - Street Life, Volume 1

SickMix Media 2009
Various - The Southern Grind
  • Game In My Rear View

Various - The Southern Grind

Southern Heat Ent. 2009
Various - Messy Marv Presents The Shooting Range
  • Still Wit Da B.S.

Various - Messy Marv Presents The Shooting Range

Scalen LLC 2010
Various - Messy Marv Presents Thizz City
  • Last One Gone

Various - Messy Marv Presents Thizz City

SMC Recordings 2010
Sik Vic - Sik Vic Presents Tha Medical
  • My Chucks

Sik Vic - Sik Vic Presents Tha Medical

SV Ent. Worldwide, LLC. 2010
Various - Black N Brown: Wanted
  • Last One Gone

Various - Black N Brown: Wanted

Goldtoes Entertainment, Thizz Latin 2011
Various - Messy Marv And Melo Present Atlantic City
  • Left Coast'n

Various - Messy Marv And Melo Present Atlantic City

Messcalen 2011
DJ Lean & Goldtoes - The Gold Club (Leaned-N-Wrecked)
  • I Love My Life

DJ Lean & Goldtoes - The Gold Club (Leaned-N-Wrecked)

Strong Arm, Thizz Latin, Apoc South 2011
Various - Celly Cel Presents Cali Luv
  • Malone

Various - Celly Cel Presents Cali Luv

Realside Records 2012
Various - The City Council Project
  • Definition Of A Hustler

Various - The City Council Project

3 Pounds Entertainment 2013
I-Rocc - Trill-I-Am
  • Get This Paper

I-Rocc - Trill-I-Am

Royalty Rich Recordz 2013
Various - Highway Bangers 1
  • Be Afraid

Various - Highway Bangers 1

Mo Thugs Records 2013
Various - LA 2 Da Bay: Beaches & Bridges Vol. 3
  • Stellitos

Various - LA 2 Da Bay: Beaches & Bridges Vol. 3

2Treal Music Group 2014
Various - Serious Pimp Records, Vol. 1
  • Bounce (Remix)

Various - Serious Pimp Records, Vol. 1

Serious Pimp Records 2014
Various - I-Rocc Presents The C-Section Compilation
  • Crippin'

Various - I-Rocc Presents The C-Section Compilation

Money Hungry Entertainment 2014
J. Stalin - The Features
  • Stop My Shine

J. Stalin - The Features

Siccness.net 2015
Various - Community Service Vol. 3
  • Intro

Various - Community Service Vol. 3

We The West, Blacktop Entertainment 2015
Various - Adrian Swish Presents: On The Set: Crips & Bloods
  • Logo On Your Fitted

Various - Adrian Swish Presents: On The Set: Crips & Bloods

Swish MGMT 2016