The star of G-Thing may be a one-of-a-kind personality, but like any musician, he has to get his creative juices flowing somehow. Check out a 10-song playlist of tracks that G Fella considers inspirational below and read his commentary on the individual songs.
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"Juicy" - Notorious B.I.G.
When I first heard Biggie, it was a game changer for me. He was and still is one of the most talented artists ever! His flow, swag and wordplay were incredible to me and inspired my style.
"My Way" - Frank Sinatra
First off, Frank Sinatra is a god in my house! My father introduced me to him at birth. Even though he wrote this song as an older gentleman having achieved a lot by doing things his way, I look at it as a blueprint for my life. At the end of my life, I will not say I could have done more or I didn't do it my way!
"The Way I Am" - Eminem
This song came out at a time where people were loving my skills but couldn't understand my style, my background or the world I was representing. It was not the norm but it was all I knew. They were suggesting I change to what was happening at the time, but I felt I would never change who I am. I related to exactly what Em was saying in this song! "I am whatever you say I am, if I wasn't then why would I say I am!" So they have to take me for who I am!
"I Believe I Can Fly"- R. Kelly
This song just validates my already unstoppable drive and passion for my dream! The first time I heard this song I got full body chills. It makes me and the whole world feel we can do whatever we put our minds to!
"Angelina"- Louie Prima
Louie Prima is such a feel good Italian artist. Its an "up" song, it makes me love my culture even more than I already do and it reminds me to have fun with my music!
"Live Your Life" - T.I. ft. Rihanna
The song is so true! I live by the lyrics ... "Nevermind what the haters say, ignore them till they fade away!" I just live my life! Couldn't care what anybody else thinks. I do me.
"Danza Kuduro " - Don Omar ft. Lucenzo
This track makes me feel like I'm in the club, or on an island somewhere ballin' with bottles and models! I love this record. It gets me in a great mood creatively!
"Thriller" - Michael Jackson
Michael was such a creative icon... He made music that had so much feeling he moved the world/ This song is so original. I mean, you would be a corpse if you didn't move to this record! Thats why the video had people coming out of their graves and dancing! Michael was one-of-a-kind, like there is only one G Fella!
"Eye of the Tiger" - Survivor
Rocky was one of the most motivational and inspirational movies of all time. This song makes me feel like I can concur the world! It makes you feel like you can fight until the end and succeed, even when you're the underdog story! He was the "Italian Stallion" like me, so it's perfect.
"New York" - Jay Z / Alicia Keys
This song made me and all of New York City rep so hard! Made me proud to be from the Big Apple! I am a true New Yorker 'til I die! Plus, I love the rap / vocal marriage on this joint. I always try to flawlessly do the same on my collaborations.