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In 2014, rap’s biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he’s been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

“Turned the city where I’m from into a mini-Motown,” says ST 2 Lettaz on the new G-Side song “Higher.” He’s right and he’s wrong. Five or six years ago, Huntsville, Alabama, the city where G-Side are from, was the toast of the rap internet, a small nowhere town that suddenly seemed to be cranking out… More »

There are times when it’s easy to determine the 5 Best Songs Of The Week, and others when it gets a little tougher for us to figure out what should go where, what belongs and what doesn’t. Then there are weeks like this, where debates about inclusion and placement stretch into long email chains over… More »

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Stream ST 2 Lettaz Good Day In The Ghetto EP

ST 2 Lettaz is one half of G-Side, the great and perpetually overlooked Huntsville, Alabama rap duo G-Side. Last year, G-Side released a really strong album called Gz II Godz, and if you haven’t heard it, you should. And now ST has gone solo with a new free-download EP called A Good Day In TheMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2015 - 11:17 am

G-Side – “Real Ones” (Feat. Joi Tiffany)

The great and perpetually underrated Huntsville, Alabama rap duo G-Side were broken up for about a year, but they reunited last year and returned this year with an album called Gz II Godz. You probably haven’t listened to that album! Not that many people have! But you should! It’s great! G-Side are still going, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 24, 2014 - 11:04 am

Stream G-Side Gz II Godz

The great Huntsville, Alabama underground rap duo G-Side broke up after the release of their last album, 2011’s Island, but they got back together last year. And after sharing the jaw-dropping single “Statue,” they’re back with their comeback album Gz II Godz, which promises some mind-warping beats from frequent production collaborators Block Beattaz and some… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2014 - 5:02 pm

G-Side – “Statue”

The one time I saw Huntsville rap duo G-Side in concert they made me a fan forever with their electric stage presence, powerful delivery, and a live band that featured some seriously passionate backup singers. So, like all other reasonable people, I was bummed when they broke up and elated when they got back together. More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 15, 2014 - 3:44 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

G-Side – “4Ever”

Last September, the great and criminally underappreciated Huntsville, Alabama rap duo G-Side announced that they were breaking up. Both members went on to release solo music, and some of it was really good, but it just wasn’t the same. Two weeks ago, they decided that the breakup was over and that it was time to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 12, 2013 - 2:33 pm

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2012

Each September, we recognize 40 new bands we look forward to listening to for years to come. And each December, we salute the veterans who’ve decided to pack up their knives and never ever get back together. This year’s class of quitters includes an anarcho-pop one-hit wonder, a multi-platinum Aussie rock band, and a New… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 26, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: ST 2 Lettaz R.E.B.E.L.

Huntsville, Alabama’s G-Side were one of our great active rap groups — a hard-rapping throwback duo who pushed each other and came with their own hard-earned aesthetic. They cranked out dizzily great albums with astonishing frequency and had a surprisingly intense live show, but they never managed to break out of blog-rap anonymity the way… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2012 - 1:35 pm

G-Side Break Up

In the last four years, the great and hard-striving Huntsville, Alabama rap duo G-Side have released four excellent albums: 2008’s Starshipz & Rocketz, 2009’s Huntsville International, and last year’s The ONE… Cohesive and Island. Unfortunately, it looks like that’s going to be it. ST 2 Lettaz, one half of the group, tells Spin that he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2012 - 1:36 pm

Lushlife – “She’s A Buddhist, I’m A Cubist (Remix Feat. Angel Deradoorian, Cities Aviv, G-Side, Big Baby Gandhi, Deniro Farrar, KDz Kenny Dennis)”

Here’s a remix of Philly rapper Lushlife’s Plateau Vision cut “She’s A Buddhist, I’m A Cubist,” a track that’s given a lush, spirited reimagination thanks to help from folks like Angel Deradoorian, Big Baby Gandhi, and G-Side. It’s also about as twice as long as the original, which also features like-minded voyager Cities Aviv. Stream… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 12, 2012 - 5:43 pm

G-Side – “Gettin’ It” Video (Feat. Stalley & Joi Tiffany)

Last last year, the tough, aspirational Huntsville rap duo G-Side released the excellent and vaguely overlooked album Island. One of its standouts was “Gettin’ It,” which featured the singer Join Tiffany, the blue-collar Maybach Music rapper Stalley, and a gorgeously psychedelic track from production team Block Beattaz. That track now has a low-budget video –… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 8, 2012 - 10:10 am

G-Side – “Land In The Sky”

Last week, we took at look at Huntsville’s rap scene for Area Codes, and in that feature we took stock of contributors like production duo Block Beataz and rap group G-Side. Though the track didn’t make the G-Side’s latest, iSLAND, it’s a great example of Block Beataz’ soaring production work and G-Side’s blue collar rhymes. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 17, 2012 - 3:49 pm

Area Codes: 256 – Huntsville, AL

Like any great music scene, Huntsville has been percolating for some time now. Through acts like PRGz and the production duo Block Beataz, Huntsville became a pin on the rap landscape with its stylistically Southern, but immensely colorful, music. Eventually, Huntsville bristled toward “breakout” status on the backs of groups like G-Side, whose last two… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 12, 2012 - 4:11 pm

CFCF, d’Eon Remix Babe Rainbow

On his track “Greed,” the Vancouver producer Babe Rainbow linked up with G-Side rapper Yung Clova for a thudding, glacially evil paranoia-rap anthem. And now the folks at Mishka have assembled an entire EP’s worth of “Greed” remixes to give away. The Greed Remix EP is up for free download here, and it includes reworking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2012 - 3:49 pm

G-Side Drop New Video, Collaborate With Main Attrakionz

Arty but grounded internet-beloved cult-rap duos of the world unite! On the new track “AC,” the Bay Area’s Main Attrakionz link up with ST 2 Lettaz, one half of the Huntsville, Alabama group G-Side. Frequent G-Side collaborators Block Beattaz produce, and the result is a perfectly spaced-out, bottom-heavy rap track. Grab it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 7, 2011 - 3:46 pm

Sinden – “G Like Me” Video (Feat. G-Side)

“G Like Me” is a collaboration between the British dance-music producer Sinden and the great Huntsville, Alabama rap duo G-Side, and it leans harder on G-Side’s aesthetic than Sinden’s. In the song’s brand-new video, G-Side commandeer a double-decker tourist bus and take Sinden and a few others on a guided tour of Huntsville. Sinden may… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2011 - 12:55 pm

Stream G-Side Island

Today, the great Huntsville, Alabama rap duo G-Side releases the new album Island. Over the past few years, ST 2 Lettaz and Clova G have established themselves as a restless, inventive creative force. Island is their second album of 2011, and it’s everything I was hoping it would be. Production team Block Beattaz has made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2011 - 1:14 pm
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