Local Music Reviews November 2015

Local Review: G. Life – One-Five

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Glife – One-Life

G. Life
One-Five

Self-Released
Street: 09.18
G. Life = Tech N9ne x Nelly

One-Five is a time capsule from one of Utah’s most polished artists in the game—the Salt Lake City emcee boasts a clothing line (They’re Here Gear), sponsorships, solid production (Self Expression Music and Melvin Junko), college radio spins and a stateside tour on top of that. If all that’s not enough, he is accompanied by DJ Pookie and a live violinist by the name of MasterQ, who adds refreshing live riffs for the majority of the album. Whatever you want to call him—G. Life, George Life, or his government name, George McDonald—you can tell he put his heart and soul into this album. He tackles societal unrest, undergoes self-examination and covers romantic relationships all in the span of 19 tracks. With features from Adlib to local guest spots by Utah veterans Joe Bacca, LAM and Sefo, One-Five is definitely a project that will make an imprint long past its release. –Keith McDonald