GLPA , which stands for God Love Peace Airplay, is a Hip-Hop group reigning from North Jersey. They consist of Wills 22 years old, Ugo 20, and Rey 18. Growing up in a family where music is everything, their passion for music is inevitable. The boys are respectively, the second cousin of hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean, as well as the son and nephew of superstar producer Jerry “Wonda’ Duplessis.
GLPA are not only lyrically talented, they produce, shoot and edit their own videos, and mix their own music. As part of Airplay Entertainment, they mainly work with producers within the Airplay camp, such as producers Keith “Lil Wonda” Duplessis and Plan B just to name a few. Their mission is to produce music that will motivate their fans to think positively regardless of any obstacles that they may face.
Their first mixtape “God Love Peace Airplay” which dropped in November of 2012 is soaked in slow dreamy bass and piano beats that perfectly complement the soul searching, dark and scathing rhymes. GLPA are one of the coolest young trios in the rap game today. Every single one of them, brings the heat on every verse or track, and with some skilled craftsmen on the production side of things, you got one dope mixtape.
What sets them apart from other rap groups is that they all have their own unique styles. Each of them comes in hard and flows like a river, making it seem like they all put a lot of effort into this mixtape, and it pays off because you don’t have to skip tracks, with every tune being tight. The beats on this album are also some of the most original sounding ones around. With production from Plan B, JWopp, KMillz and LSMi to A$tro, Ollie Twist, Jah and the up and coming Lil Wonda this album not only packs powerful and inquisitive lyrics but the sounds to back it up.
This mixtape is definitely a first step in the right direction for GLPA. On all the tracks, it’s easy to see that the three members are rapping out of love for the style and don’t really care what anyone thinks. The music has a vibe like no other, as well as keeping its roots it adds a soulful funky style, that is nothing less than hypnotic.
Even if you don’t think you’ll like rap, this is an album worth checking out. It’s not the stereotypical badass criminal, ranting-over-a-background-of-falling-skillets rap. This is smooth, clever, creative spoken-word music. That’s the key; it’s musical. There are breezy melodic hooks, under deft vocal interludes with plenty of rap punch power, to go around.
You’ll like this mixtape from the beginning, and you’ll keep listening to it, because it’s inventive and creative. Whether you’re new to rap or a fan looking for something interesting, this is a great collection of songs.
Not only is this mixtape loaded with amazing production values, it’s also filled to the brim with one great track after another, almost all of which contain positive messages so rarely seen in rap music. Tracks like “Winner’s Circle,” “Superstars,” “Going Up,” “The World Is Mine,” “G Mode,” “Love Thang” and “Find A Way” are the highlights of the work, which contains a variety of seventeen tracks.
Backed by grooving, hypnotic rhythms, and the coolest sounds, GLPA are carefree, seemingly loose, and flow with ease. They go as slow as they want, or as fast as they want. All you got to do is follow!
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