ⓘ 40 Glocc

                                     

ⓘ 40 Glocc

White was born in Greenville, Texas on December 16, 1974. At the age of ten, he moved with his mother to various locations in California, until finally settling in the Inland Empire city of Colton. He began rapping with friends and by 1997, his group, the "Zoo Crew", were recording and promoting their first album, Migrate, Adapt or Die, produced by Tony G and Julio G. H

                                     

1. Career

40 Glocc negotiated a deal with Empire Musicwerks, with distribution by BMG. It was through this deal, he recorded and released his first solo effort, "The Jakal", which featured such guests as Bad Azz, Ras Kass, Kurupt, Mac Minister, and several others; and such producers as Battlecat and Dr. Dre among several others. It was after this album that he decided to part ways with Empire Music.

His manager was also managing Mobb Deep, who were then signed to G-Unit Records. 40 Glocc joined their label, Infamous Records, under the G-Unit imprint.

40 Glocc has worked with artists such as Dr. Dre, The Alchemist and Havoc. He has also been working with his group, the "Zoo Babies", while also promoting his label "ZooLife Ent.". He has also been on tour with such acts as G-Unit, Mobb Deep, Ray J, Snoop & Doggpound & many more. Hes released a song entitled "Where the Hammers At?", the beat for which was later used as the beat for G-Units song Rider Pt. 2. He later released a remix to "Hammers" which features G-Unit and their respective verses of Rider Pt. 2. In late fall 2010, 40 Glocc signed affiliated rapper Ras Kass to his label Zoo Life. He released a digital street album that year called "COPS" with various features from Jayo Felony, Tip Toe, Tony Yayo and more. in 2011, 40 Glocc and Spider Loc released an album "Graveyard Shift". The following year, he released his first solo album.

                                     

2. Legal issues

In 1996, White was arrested following a shootout with police outside the Arbor Terrace apartment complex in Colton, and was charged with attempted murder of a police officer.

In June 2008, a video was posted online of 40 Glocc holding two diamond Young Money necklaces, previously taken from Young Money recording artist Tyga. 40 Glocc held the necklaces for ransom after a fellow member of his entourage took them from Tyga. Both necklaces were reportedly bought back by Lil Wayne in "Cash Money".

In October 2009, a video was posted online showing 40 Glocc and members of his Zoo-Life Crip Gang showing up to Florida rapper Plies video shoot to test his street credibility. The video shoot, which also featured Jamie Foxx, was being filmed in L.A. Foxx, who was standing next to Plies when he was about to be approached by 40 Glocc, confirms that Plies ran towards the bathrooms and locked himself inside. He claims Plies was afraid for his life and returned to the video shoot wearing no jewelry.

In October 2010, a California judge ruled that White, who is a gang member with the Colton City Crips, would be included in an injunction prohibiting gang members from congregating near the Arbor Terrace apartments, which was believed to be the gangs headquarters. However, White was arrested on January 24, 2011 in San Bernardino after a loaded 9mm handgun was found in his car, and was found loitering a block away from the Arbor Terrace at the time of his arrest. The charges were ultimately dropped due to lack of evidence.

On October 3, 2011, White was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with 3 counts of domestic battery by strangulation and coercion with force. 40 allegedly hit his girlfriend several times around the head, face, legs, and rib area and choking her to the point she could not speak or breathe. Once he fell asleep, she was able to sneak away and dial 911. Police arrested 40 as he was trying to flee his home. The woman claims 40 had been assaulting her for over a year and she was afraid to go to the law, in fear she might be killed.

White has additionally been involved in multiple altercations with fellow rap artists. In July 2012, he was involved in a fight with rapper Jayceon "The Game" Taylor and his friends outside of a mansion in Hollywood. White sued Taylor for $4.5 million in damages for assault and battery, as well as damage to his reputation. White was awarded $3.000 in 2015, and an additional $200.000 in 2017.

In May 2011, 40 Glocc and Black Wall Streets Compton Menace got into a physical altercation during the Cage vs. Cons event at the L.A. Sports Arena in Los Angeles. The fight allegedly stemmed from G-Unit and Black Wall Street having a long lasting dispute.

40 Glocc was arrested on Feb. 23 2017 after law enforcement learned of him and three others involvement in a prostitution ring. Reports claim he drove a woman to an undisclosed location so she could perform sexual acts on someone shed met on Backpage.com. Shortly afterwards, the unidentified female was arrested by the undercover Minnesota cop who contacted them for her services, unbeknownst to 40 and his partner. Detectives noticed her Bluetooth was in the middle of call during the arraignment and tracked down 40s vehicle some time later, finding his hands covered in blood after he attempted to destroy any evidence of his involvement. The rapper - charged with 2 counts of intentionally promoting the prostitution of an individual and 1 count of inducing an individual to practice prostitution. He later accepted a plea deal for 1 felony count of promoting prostitution of an individual.

On June 15, 2017, while out on bail from his arrest. 40 Glocc was hospitalized after being shot twice while attending a funeral in San Bernardino, California. He was shot at 2:30 p.m local time. When the bullets were fired at the cemetery, 40 was hit in his arm and chest. At around the same time, a woman in the vicinity of the shooting was run over by a car, though whether or not the incidents are connected is unclear.

                                     

3. Discography

Mixtapes

  • Outspoken 3 with DJ Whoo Kid, hosted by 50 Cent 2007
  • Outspoken 2006
  • That New Nigga with DJ Nik Bean & DJ Felli Fel 2007
  • I Am Legend with DJ Whoo Kid & DJ Nik Bean 2009
  • Outspoken 2 2006
  • C.O.P.S: Crippin on Public Streets with DJ Nik Bean 2011
  • The Graveyard Shift with Spider Loc, hosted by DJ Drama 2011
  • Concrete Jungle with Zoo Life 2009

Guest appearances

  • "Charisma" from the Kool Savas album, John Bello Story II 2008