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 Bizness2008
Glasses Malone - Nightmare On Seven Street

Glasses Malone - Nightmare On Seven Street

Blu Division Music2010
Mack X & Malone - Money Music

Mack X & Malone - Money Music

Hoo Bangin' Records, RBC Records2011
Glasses Malone - Beach Cruiser

Glasses Malone - Beach Cruiser

Suburban Noize Records2011
Glasses Malone - GlassHouse 2: Life Ain't Nuthin But...

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

Division Media Company2015

Guest Appearances

Young Brown - Out Tha Gate
  • Listo (Ready)

Young Brown - Out Tha Gate

Not On Label2006
Roc 'C' - All Questions Answered
  • F**k You

Roc 'C' - All Questions Answered

Stones Throw Records2006
J-Diggs "Da Rockstar" - Thizz Nation Vol. 17
  • New Westgang

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

Thizz Entertainment, Sumo Records2007
Mr Keal Aka Kill Kill - Conspiracy 2 Sale!
  • Watts

Mr Keal Aka Kill Kill - Conspiracy 2 Sale!

Not On Label2007
The Relativez - Legendary
  • Hogg Anthem

The Relativez - Legendary

Siccness.net2007
Balance & Big Rich - Unda Dogg Kingz
  • Crack Music

Balance & Big Rich - Unda Dogg Kingz

Catier Entertainment2007
Traklordz - Dufflebag Musik
  • I'm A Hustla

Traklordz - Dufflebag Musik

100 Deep Entertainment, Traklordz Entertainment2008
Yukmouth - Million Dollar Mouthpiece
  • West Side

Yukmouth - Million Dollar Mouthpiece

Rap-A-Lot Records, Smoke-A-Lot Records2008
Mr. Criminal - Rise To Power
  • New West

Mr. Criminal - Rise To Power

Hi Power Entertainment, PMC Music Group2008
Statik Selektah - Stick 2 The Script
  • Cali Nights

Statik Selektah - Stick 2 The Script

Showoff Records, Brick Records2008
Balance & Big Rich - Good A$ Money
  • On My Shit

Balance & Big Rich - Good A$ Money

SMC Recordings2009
Jae Synth - Synth City
  • Money In The Way

Jae Synth - Synth City

Omina Laboratories2009
A-Wax & Gonzoe - Recession Proof
  • That'z Why

A-Wax & Gonzoe - Recession Proof

Illburn Records, Paid In Full Records2009
Big Rich - Heart Of The City
  • Wassup

Big Rich - Heart Of The City

III Story Muzik2009
Yukmouth - The West Coast Don
  • Up All Nite

Yukmouth - The West Coast Don

Smoke-A-Lot Records, RBC Records2009
Eddi Projex - I Got The Streets On Fire
  • I'm A Hustla

Eddi Projex - I Got The Streets On Fire

Town Thizzness, SMC Recordings2009
Mack 10 - Soft White
  • Big Balla

Mack 10 - Soft White

Hoo Bangin' Records2009
Swoop G - C-Walkin' On The Moon
  • My Chuck Taylors

Swoop G - C-Walkin' On The Moon

Pac Life Entertainment2009
2Tone - The Assassination
  • EveryDay

2Tone - The Assassination

Assassins Productions2009
Mr. Criminal - Only The Strong Survive
  • It's The West Coast

Mr. Criminal - Only The Strong Survive

Hi Power Entertainment2009
Young Jawz - The South West
  • Left Coastin'

Young Jawz - The South West

Prospect Records2009
Recordkingz - Heavyweight
  • Da Money

Recordkingz - Heavyweight

Recordkingz2009
Swollen Members - Armed To The Teeth
  • Real P.I

Swollen Members - Armed To The Teeth

Suburban Noize Records, Battle Axe Records2009
Yung Bruh - DJ Warrior & Kam Presents West Nile Volume 1
  • New West Gang

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

BeatKings.com2009
Nipsey Hussle - Bullets Aint Got No Name Vol. 3
  • We Gangbangin

Nipsey Hussle - Bullets Aint Got No Name Vol. 3

Direct Connect2009
Beeda Weeda - Breath Of Fresh Air
  • Fix Yo Face

Beeda Weeda - Breath Of Fresh Air

Town Thizzness2009
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 Label2009
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 Label2009
Horseshoe Gang - Circle Of Bosses
  • I'm Cold

Horseshoe Gang - Circle Of Bosses

Seven13 Music2009
J.Stalin - Prenuptial Agreement
  • Stop My Shine

J.Stalin - Prenuptial Agreement

Livewire Records, Town Thizzness, SMC Recordings2010
Rude Boyz - Shottaz
  • Go

Rude Boyz - Shottaz

Thizz Entertainment2010
The HoodStarz - Controversy
  • Ballin'

The HoodStarz - Controversy

Lawless Records2010
Tech N9ne Collabos - The Gates Mixed Plate
  • Keep It One Hunit

Tech N9ne Collabos - The Gates Mixed Plate

Strange Music2010
Roc 'C' - Scapegoat
  • I'm Ready

Roc C - Scapegoat

KashRoc Entertainment2010
TQ - Kind Of Blue
  • The Fastlane

TQ - Kind Of Blue

Affiliated Entertainment Group2010
Roccett - America's Nightmare
  • Be Afraid

Roccett - America's Nightmare

Get Your Green Up Entertainment2010
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 Records2011
Potluck - Rhymes And Resin
  • Born To Be A Mic King

Potluck - Rhymes And Resin

Suburban Noize Records2011
Dezit Eaze - Reloaded: The Rebirth
  • Left Side Of The Mouth

Dezit Eaze - Reloaded: The Rebirth

Xclusive Entertainment2011
Big Scoob - Damn Fool
  • They Dnt Want It

Big Scoob - Damn Fool

Strange Music2011
Absent - Amber Alert
  • H.U.S.T.L.E.

Absent - Amber Alert

Sp Style2011
J Steez - Up 4 Da Crown
  • Real Fly

J Steez - Up 4 Da Crown

Beat Hustle Ent2011
Tiny Doo & Tiny Beef - Tiny X 2
  • We On

Tiny Doo & Tiny Beef - Tiny X 2

Cash Money Records, Division Music2011
Cam-Capone - Controversy
  • You Know Me

Cam-Capone - Controversy

G'd Up Entertainment2011
Roccett - By Any Means Necessary
  • Body

Roccett - By Any Means Necessary

Get Your Green Up Entertainment2011
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 Recordings2011
Balance & Dae One - B-Dae
  • Only In California

Balance & Dae One - B-Dae

Ayinde Music2012
Mistah F.A.B. & I-Rocc - Face Off
  • Don't Jam On Me

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

Royalty Rich Recordz2012
Mr. Criminal - Young Brown And Dangerous
  • Dedicated To My Riders

Mr. Criminal - Young Brown And Dangerous

PMC Music Group, Hi Power Entertainment2012
Money Back - Guaranteed
  • Grindin

Money Back - Guaranteed

Corner Block Music2012
Savuge - Till The Death
  • Eastside

Savuge - Till The Death

Go Digital2012
Kokane & Traffik - The New Frontier
  • Turn It Up

Kokane & Traffik - The New Frontier

Chosen Warrior Music2012
Techniec & L's - The Blacklist
  • It'll Be Alright

Techniec & L's - The Blacklist

BRM2013
Goldtoes Presents Lil Ro & Lil Raider - Slightly Pimp'ish
  • Hunnidz

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

Goldtoes Entertainment2013
Lil Ro - Only Hustlers Relate
  • Hunnids

Lil Ro - Only Hustlers Relate

Thizz Latin2013
Liquid Assassin - Mongrel
  • Gutta

Liquid Assassin - Mongrel

42 Records2013
Malow Mac - Soldiers Love
  • Top Down

Malow Mac - Soldiers Love

Southland Entertainment, Malow Mac Entertainment2013
Problem - Understand Me - EP
  • Say That Then

Problem - Understand Me - EP

Diamond Lane Music Group, LLC2013
Oso Vicious - Oso Vicious
  • Out Here Tryna Get It

Oso Vicious - Oso Vicious

Hellafyde Records2013
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 Group2013
Troublesome - Versatility
  • We Came To Get Money

Troublesome - Versatility

Troublesome Music2013
Problem - The Separation
  • Say That Then

Problem - The Separation

Diamond Lane Music Group, LLC2013
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 Group2013
DB Tha General - No CB4
  • U Scared

DB Tha General - No CB4

Bad Mouth Entertainment2013
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, Inc2013
League Of Starz - LOS.FM - Deluxe Edition
  • Super Short

League Of Starz - LOS.FM - Deluxe Edition

League Of Starz2013
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, PTB2013
Remedy - Lord Wheelin' (Deluxe Edition)
  • On Me

Remedy - Lord Wheelin' (Deluxe Edition)

Goomba2014
Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies
  • West Up

Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies

RBC Records2014
B-Smoove - The Deposit
  • Been About It

B-Smoove - The Deposit

3 Pounds Entertainment2014
Bigg Steele - Skorcezzi
  • Angels

Bigg Steele - Skorcezzi

Street Currency Entertainment2014
Philthy Phactor - Saucy N Bossy
  • Cali Livin

Philthy Phactor - Saucy N Bossy

Saucy N Bossy2014
Black Hippy - Black Hippy
  • All My Life (Remix)

Black Hippy - Black Hippy

First Place Records2014
Dmac - The Party Starter
  • Get Down

Dmac - The Party Starter

Get It Entertainment2014
Ricc Rocc - All Eyes On Me
  • Turn It Up Remix

Ricc Rocc - All Eyes On Me

Not On Label2014
Roadie Rose - Flocumentary
  • I'm Poppin'

Roadie Rose - Flocumentary

Not On Label2014
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 Entertainment2014
AD - Comptonfornia 2 EP
  • SuperHero

AD - Comptonfornia 2 EP

Swish MGMT2014
Young Trav - Negative Boy
  • Give Em' Hell

Young Trav - Negative Boy

All Day Everyday Records2015
DZ & Messy Marv - Rubber Ducks & Gucci Duffles
  • Light Ya Cigar

DZ & Messy Marv - Rubber Ducks & Gucci Duffles

Game Official Musicc LLC2015
Stevie Stone - Malta Bend
  • Suicidal

Stevie Stone - Malta Bend

Strange Music, Inc2015
Omar Ray - Life & Timez Of Suge Gotti Vol. 1
  • In The Hood

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

Suge Gotti Music Group2015
Clinton Wayne - Bipolar
  • Money

Clinton Wayne - Bipolar

Not On Label2015
Y.Og Nic - City Of Candles
  • Turn It Up

Y.Og Nic - City Of Candles

Ruffian Music Group2015
YBE - Success Brings Enemies
  • Players Club

YBE - Success Brings Enemies

M$M Entertainment2015
Sleepy Malo - West Costa Nuestra
  • Born To Be Rich

Sleepy Malo - West Costa Nuestra

Mobg2015
Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth
  • Chopper

Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth

Atlantic2015
Termanology - Term Brady
  • Track Two's

Termanology - Term Brady

ST Records, ShowOff Records2015
E-Roc Young - My Story
  • Turn Up

E-Roc Young - My Story

E-Roc Music, Aint-Jokin Music2015
Billy Dha Kidd - From Chanclas To Jordans
  • Intro (Fsts)

Billy Dha Kidd - From Chanclas To Jordans

New Era Music2015
Mr. Whitedogg - Tunnel Vision 3 The Transition
  • Just Like You

Mr. Whitedogg - Tunnel Vision 3 The Transition

Not On Label2015
King Esko - King Esko
  • On The Corner

King Esko - King Esko

Not On Label2015
A Dot K - The Non Religious Truth
  • Westcoast Supreme

A Dot K - The Non Religious Truth

Adotk Entertainment Group2016
Coup DeVille - A New Beginning
  • 9 To 5 Hustler

Coup DeVille - A New Beginning

Not On Label2016
J Woods - Westside Story
  • Want Me

J Woods - Westside Story

Famous Before Fame Records2016
Yung We$t - All Or Nothing
  • Bluffin'

Yung We$t - All Or Nothing

Los Angeles Based Records2016
Kam - Mutual Respect
  • Hold You Down

Kam - Mutual Respect

New Birth Entertainment2016
Brian McKnight - Better.
  • Get You Into My Life

Brian McKnight - Better.

Not On Label2016
Mr. Criminal - L.W.A: Latin With Attitude
  • Kickin' Back Being Blue (Remix)

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

Hi Power Entertainment2016
Curtiss King - Atychiphobia: The Fear Of Failure
  • Ratchets Still Jockin (Remix)

Curtiss King - Atychiphobia: The Fear Of Failure

Black Cloud Music2016
Hidrolic West - Loyalty And Longevity
  • Traphouse (Drinks On Me)

Hidrolic West - Loyalty And Longevity

Chinchec Music Group2016
Lil Sodi - Move Or Die
  • Forks In The Road

Lil Sodi - Move Or Die

August Boyz Entertainment2016
Hollathetruth - Community Relations
  • Last Breath

Hollathetruth - Community Relations

Mac Music Management2016
D Boy P. Chase - Paintings On A Digital Canvas
  • What That Mouth Do

D Boy P. Chase - Paintings On A Digital Canvas

Get Gwala Ent.2016
TeeFLii - AnnieRUO'TAY 5 (What Happened To TeeFLii?)
  • Explain It

TeeFLii - AnnieRUO'TAY 5 (What Happened To TeeFLii?)

EML Entertainment, RBC Records2016
Ayoomeco & Compton Av - I Got The Streets
  • Get This Money

Ayoomeco & Compton Av - I Got The Streets

Not On Label2016
Winna - Ascension
  • While Im Here

Winna - Ascension

Street Nobility2017
Nuch - Let's Take Em Back
  • Words From The Heart

Nuch - Let's Take Em Back

Spinnup2017
SpiffyUNO - South Central
  • South Central

SpiffyUNO - South Central

Builders International2017
Mayor - Dirty Jobs
  • Feelin Like

Mayor - Dirty Jobs

Gutta Boom2017
Bosh G - Association Is Affiliation
  • Money On My Mind

Bosh G - Association Is Affiliation

Full Forcin Records2017
Seouless - Destination Lax (Hosted By Cypress Moreno)
  • Day 1

Seouless - Destination Lax (Hosted By Cypress Moreno)

Heavy Hustle Entertainment Group2017
C Struggs - Da Fat Crip
  • Fuck With A Real One

C Struggs - Da Fat Crip

Clone Free Music LLC2017
Deladiea - 100 Dayz 100 Nightz
  • Broke Bitch

Deladiea - 100 Dayz 100 Nightz

O4L Digital2017
Young Sam - Trapfornia 2
  • Give It To Me

Young Sam - Trapfornia 2

Not On Label2017
Kamm Carson - 7 Situations
  • Slidin'

Kamm Carson - 7 Situations

Student Union Entertainment2017
Yung Nova - Let The Streets Eat 2
  • Don't Stop

Yung Nova - Let The Streets Eat 2

Last Battalion Music2017
BlockLife - UnBreakable
  • You, Me, Us, We

BlockLife - UnBreakable

BlockLife2017
D-Rek - Super Banana Og
  • Gun Away (Remix)

D-Rek - Super Banana Og

OG Kush Entertainment2017
Fas Action - Fas Action
  • What'z Poppin'

Fas Action - Fas Action

Grounded Fo Life2017
Danny Da Doughboy - Shoot Me Or Salute Me
  • On My Griind

Danny Da Doughboy - Shoot Me Or Salute Me

On The Grind Entertainment, DA Murda Team Records2017
Gundei - OG's Perspectives
  • If I Wasn't Woke

Gundei - OG's Perspectives

B.E. Entertainment2018
Polyester The Saint - American Muscle 5.0
  • Game So Cold

Polyester The Saint - American Muscle 5.0

Hellagood Productions2018
Ethan Avery - Love Triangle (Me, Money & Her)
  • I'm So

Ethan Avery - Love Triangle (Me, Money & Her)

210West Ent, The Brand Music Group2018
Bishop Lamont - The Confessional
  • Be Cool

Bishop Lamont - The Confessional

RBC Records2018
Bishop Lamont - Caltroit
  • Juggernauts

Bishop Lamont - Caltroit

RBC Records2018
Banc Calif - Easside Story
  • Come Thru

Banc Calif - Easside Story

Gas 4 Sale2018

Compilations

Problem - Derang Entertainment Presents Problem Round 2 Knockout Punch!
  • G-Malone Drop

Problem - Derang Entertainment Presents Problem Round 2 Knockout Punch!

Derang Entertainment2006
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 Records2007
Messy Marv - Draped Up And Chipped Out 3
  • Hogg Anthem

Messy Marv - Draped Up And Chipped Out 3

Click Clack Records, Scalen LLC, SMC Recordings2008
Various - Street Life, Volume 1
  • Watch The Hole Club Go

Various - Street Life, Volume 1

SickMix Media2009
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 LLC2010
Various - Messy Marv Presents Thizz City
  • Last One Gone

Various - Messy Marv Presents Thizz City

SMC Recordings2010
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 Latin2011
Various - Messy Marv And Melo Present Atlantic City
  • Left Coast'n

Various - Messy Marv And Melo Present Atlantic City

Messcalen2011
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 South2011
Various - Celly Cel Presents Cali Luv
  • Malone

Various - Celly Cel Presents Cali Luv

Realside Records2012
Various - The City Council Project
  • Definition Of A Hustler

Various - The City Council Project

3 Pounds Entertainment2013
I-Rocc - Trill-I-Am
  • Get This Paper

I-Rocc - Trill-I-Am

Royalty Rich Recordz2013
Various - Highway Bangers 1
  • Be Afraid

Various - Highway Bangers 1

Mo Thugs Records2013
Various - LA 2 Da Bay: Beaches & Bridges Vol. 3
  • Stellitos

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

2Treal Music Group2014
Various - Serious Pimp Records, Vol. 1
  • Bounce (Remix)

Various - Serious Pimp Records, Vol. 1

Serious Pimp Records2014
Various - I-Rocc Presents The C-Section Compilation
  • Crippin'

Various - I-Rocc Presents The C-Section Compilation

Money Hungry Entertainment2014
Various - A Tribe Called West
  • California

Various - A Tribe Called West

RBC Records2014
J. Stalin - The Features
  • Stop My Shine

J. Stalin - The Features

Siccness.net2015
Various - Community Service Vol. 3
  • Intro

Various - Community Service Vol. 3

We The West, Blacktop Entertainment2015
Various - Adrian Swish Presents: On The Set: Crips & Bloods
  • Logo On Your Fitted

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

Swish MGMT2016
Various - Left Poccet Right Pocket Generals
  • Out Here

Various - Left Poccet Right Pocket Generals

Big-N-It Records2016
Various - Lost Discs, Vol. 1
  • Say What You Want

Various - Lost Discs, Vol. 1

The OC Recording Company2018
Damizza - The Blacklist _Mizztape
  • In 2 Deep

Damizza - The Blacklist _Mizztape

Langley West, BR2018