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“South Central’s gangsta rap revivalist G Perico has had one hell of a 2017. He’s unleashed a string of releases that will surely have him on more than a few year-end lists” – Complex
G Perico does not give a FUCK about your year-end list.
You probably thought you had it all figured out, right? With G Perico’s name-making All Blue from April probably landing somewhere around the top of the heap as regards revisionist gangsta rap, eh?
BUT! Now Perico has announced 2 Tha Left, a whole ‘NOTHER new album, out December 8 on G Perico’s own label, So Way Out, distributed by Priority.
2 Tha Left will be Perico’s his third full-length release of the year, if you include the debut from G-Worthy, his project with Cardo and Jay Worthy.
December 8, folks: The release date itself is a flex. (December albums, like G Perico’s leave us bean-counting music dweebs like ourselves in a tough spot: do you give Perico one more spot on your year-end list? Or, do you say “naw, man, that’s too late for this year’s list” and leave it off, maybe say it’ll be eligible next year? But you know you will have inevitably forgotten its significance by the time list season 2018 rolls around, so going this route effectively means you’ll be permanently relegating a worthy record to list limbo.)
But honestly; GP doesn’t care about you OR what you put on your list. He made a record, and he’s releasing it without a thought for drop date skullduggery. And, hell, who knows? Maybe he’ll probably have another one ready to go in a few months. G Perico does not have time for the yearlong rotation of the online content hamster wheel! G Perico knows that any subdividing time is purely arbitrary. The wheel is an illusion.
You can pre-order 2 Tha Left here and watch the video for “Affiliated” below…but G Perico probably doesn’t give a FUCK whether you do or don’t.
2 Tha Left tracklisting (doesn’t give a fuck if you read it or not, BTW):
01. Tha Intro – Produced by V-12
02. Affiliated – Produced by Cardo & Polyester
03. Go (feat. Bino Rideaux) – Produced by Westside Webb
04. Everybody – Produced by Poly Boy
05. Other Side (feat. Nef The Pharaoh) – Produced by Westside Webb
06. What Up Cuz (feat. TeeCee4800 & AD) – Produced by Westside Webb
07. World On Wheels [Interlude] – Produced by Polyester
08. I Love Thots – Produced by Dupri & Lee On The Beat
09. Fly Around (feat. Polyester & Ray Wright) – Produced by Poly Boy
10. Whats Real (feat. Mozzy) – Produced by Poly Boy
11. Send Her Home (feat. Curren$y) – Produced by Polyester
12. Amerikkka – Produced by Dupri
13. One Two – Produced by Cypress Moreno
14. Mind Yours – Produced by Kacey Khalil
15. Tha Outro – Produced by V-12
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