New mixtape by Gilbere Forte available for download at The Hundreds! The best part is of course song #4 featuring the best rap band in the world: Get Busy Committee! You can find more information about them on Koalas and Uzis, the best GBC fansite existing (shoutout to Eva, Antigoni, etc.)!
Message by The Hundreds:
The Hundreds has partnered with rising hip-hop artist Gilbere Forte to present his newest EP entitled “Some Dreams Never Sleep” – the highly-anticipated project releases today, October 4, 2011. Beyond an apparel brand, The Hundreds is considered a lifestyle project, influenced by a spectrum of youth culture’s defining traits – with flagship stores on both the west and east coasts of the United States, drawing inspiration from hip-hop culture, and the pre-existing friendship between Forte and The Hundreds, it’s only natural for The Hundreds to join forces with the Philadelphia-based artist.
Forte, who first garnered attention from the hip hop industry with his debut album “87 Dreams” has since gained notoriety as a guest on a slew of tracks by well-known artists, including: Stromae’s “Alors On Danse” remix, also featuring Kanye West; the Yeasayer remix of Florence + The Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over;” and the Diplo-produced “Up All Night” by Alex Clare. The “Some Dreams Never Sleep EP” is the third official release from Gilbere and has already created a buzz with the remix to his breakout single “Black Chukkas,” featuring Asher Roth and Bun B. The song is only a taste of what to expect from the mixtape which features production from Don Cannon, Raak and more, and appearances by Pusha T, Jim Jones, Big K.R.I.T., Casey Veggies, Tyga and others.
You can download The Hundreds Presents Gilbere Forte’s “SOME DREAMS NEVER SLEEP” HERE for FREE.
1.) BLACK SOUL feat. BIG K.R.I.T
2.) MOST HIGH feat. DROOP-E + CASEY VEGGIES
3.) BURN ME DOWN feat. TYGA
4.) POPPIN BOTTLES feat. GET BUSY COMMITTEE
5.) HOT (In This Bitch) feat. JIM JONES + PUSHA T
7.) BLACKIN OUT with MALUCA
8.) I BE (On My Chill)
9.) BLACK CHUKKAS [REMIX] feat. ASHER ROTH + BUN B
10.) FEEL ALIVE feat. BRIAN UNDERWOOD
11.) HELLO feat. THE KICKDRUMS
In addition to the mixtape, Gilbere joins the “Pledge to Rage” tour this week where he will accompany On Cue and The Dean’s List. Tour dates and locations are listed HERE.
Message by Gilbere Forte:
If yall only knew what it took to get to this point. Alot of sleepless nights, missed flights, and food fights. LOL This is all a dream come true man. What started as my idea has become our reality. And I’m only getting warmed up. There we’re times where I questioned if this music shit is really gonna work out, but I look at the people that depend on me and want to see me “do it”….and remind myself, that there’s no turning back.
Next thing you know one of my favorite brands reaches out to work with me, then I’m sitting in a studio with Sha Money and NO I.D., BET invites me to the awards, I’m in Atlanta rhyming for Swizz Beatz, then DMX pulls me aside to give me some of the realest advice. How do I not keep pushing?
Being an independent artist has its ups and downs, but the beauty of it is your connection the people. This is who I make this music for. I met a kid named Nick last night at my show, that said he recently moved to NYC from Kentucky because my music inspired him to pursue his dreams. I met a girl in the airport last week who said my songs got her thru a rough break up. And I get people all the time telling me how hard “Reflections” hits home. The list goes on, but at the end of the day its just reminder of the impact words can have on a person’s life. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be heard.
I throw the word “dreams” around alot because its whats drive us in our day-to-day. They motivate us and enlighten us to the possibilities and realities of life. Don’t ever let anyone tell you you can’t do something. If you can think it, you can do it.
ASPIRE TO INSPIRE