Currently, GQ is setting up for a big 2013 introduction with his two part release, “Death Threats and Love Notes”: The Prelude (which is out now) the prequel to his debut album “Death Threats and Love Notes” which features guest appearances from Nipsey Hussle, Kurupt, Rapsody, Heather Victoria and production from 9th Wonder & The Soul Council.
University of North Carolina baller-turned-emcee GQ has come together with The DJBooth to bring fans his latest street release, Death Threats & Love Notes: The Prelude. The official prelude to the artist’s as yet-unscheduled sophomore album via Jamla Records, the set features 16 tracks’ worth of original material from the First in Flight State emcee. Included are reader-approved singles “The Town” and “I Know.” Joining GQ on the guest tip throughout Death Threats & Love Notes: The Prelude are Carlitta Durand, Rapsody and Rocki Evans. Production comes courtesy of 9th Wonder, Amp, E. Jones, Eric G.,Fatin, Ka$h, Khrysis and The Soul Council.
Here’s the 1st of what’s sure to be a banging project from Hannibal Stax. Backed by Marco Polo on the production “Str8 Smashin” is the lead off leak from Stax’s mixtape “The Honorable” hosted by DJ Premier & mixed by PF Cuttin. Head over to facebook.com/hannibalstaxmarcopolo for more information.
The North Carolina rapper is on the rapid rise. Coming off a recent appearance on BET’s ’106 & Park,’ Rapsody speaks to her spoken-word beginnings, working with producer 9th Wonder, why female MC’s shouldn’t get boxed in, and her thoughts on Nicki Minaj. Video shot and edited by Guy Blelloch