The far-reaching hip hop empire of 50 Cent recently flexed its muscle on the west coast, where Fiddy signed a slew of rappers to his G-Unit Records, including heat-makers 40 Glocc and Gail Gotti. Discovered by Mobb Deep and signed through their Infamous label, 40 Glocc and Gail Gotti represent the new blood of west coast rap and, along with fellow G-Unit West rapper Spider Loc, are reppin’ G-Unit to the fullest via a heap of mixtapes and guest appearances, prepping the world for their upcoming albums.
Born in Galveston, Texas, 40 Glocc moved to L.A. and became a member of The Zoo Crew before going solo with his debut (The Jackal) with the help of manager Storm, who also happened to work with Mobb Deep. Through that connect, 40 signed with 50 Cent through Mobb Deep and is now working on his major label debut with the likes of Dr Dre, Alchemist and Havoc. Peep his latest mixtape, That New Ni**a, to see why everyone’s talkin’.
Meanwhile, San Bernardino Valley native Gail Gotti grew up surrounded by hip hop luminaries. With a sister that worked at Ruthless Records, Gail met legends like Easy-E and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and even hung with Tupac during his Death Row days. So it’s no wonder she turned to the mic and started rappin’. She too found her way to Storm, who hooked her up with Infamous/G-Unit. Her latest mixtape is called Indecent Proposal and features a who’s who of hip hop luminaries, including her husband Kurrupt (a.k.a. Young Gotti).
Gail and 40 decided to drop by Freestyle 101 at the Engine Room in Hollywood and give us some tag team rap action over a Messiaz beat. They also talks about what it takes to be a freestyle rapper and growing up on the Westsiiiide. They even shout out PS3s and Xbox 360s in their rhymes! Next up is Guru, the Spider Loc, then new comers R.N.S. and Neila, followed by some heavyweights so big I don’t even wanna say anything quite yet. Just wait…we’re takin’ over, baby!!!! make sure to visit us on MySpace and check out our behind-the-scenes photo gallery.