My First Music Video Shoot with Chicago Rapper GLC! Unleash the Bats.

How did I land my first music video? Luck. Then again luck only favors the prepared.

I answered a post on ModelMayhem. Yup, that was it! I received a reply quickly and proceeded to get on the phone with a lovely lady whom was booking for the video. When she told me that there were going to be 12 models at the video I got nervous. What if the director didn't like me? What if I didn't stand out? What if the rapper thought I was too (fill in the blank)? Well, experience has told me that "what if" questions can hold you back. What if I didn't show up and look unprofessional because I was intimidated? I had no experience. I could not afford to turn down a job and for all intensive purposes, this was a dream coming true for me! I unlocked the door and ran through it.

I showed up at the shoot. I wore the outfit that I wanted to wear for the video and packed anything else that I might need. I am an over packer by nature. Despite the fact that they had a hair and makeup person on set I went fully done up, just how I like it. I got to wear the outfit that I came in and everyone loved my makeup and hair so, I was happy and ready to shoot.

When the crew and rappers arrived on the set the number of models had been cut from 12 down to 6 girls. 2 of us actually showed up due to the last minute casting. See, now if I had been lead by fear I could have missed out on a lifetime wish coming true.

I felt comfortable at the shoot although in retrospect I should have been shaking like a leaf. I think I kind of threw everyone there for a loop a little. I was this girl, with a unique look, coming from out of nowhere. The whole crew probably will never have any idea that they quite possibly could have been making music video history by including me in the video the way that they did. I ended up doing almost all of my scenes with the lead rapper, GLC who's track the video is for. Who is GLC? Ask Wikipedia! (The rest of the blog is after GLC's Wikipedia.)

GLC
Birth name Leonard Harris [1]
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres Hip hop
Instruments Rapping
Years active 2003–present
Labels Ism Music
Associated acts Kanye West, Keezo Kane,Consequence, Really Doe, Kid Cudi, The Legendary Traxster
Leonard D. Harris is an American rapper from Chicago.
Contents [hide]
1 Biography
1.1 Early life
2 Music career
3 Discography
3.1 Studio albums
3.2 Singles
3.3 Mixtapes
4 Guest appearances
5 Blitz: The League II
6 References
7 External links
[edit]Biography

[edit]Early life
Leonard D. Harris found poetry and hip-hop at an early age and used both to cope with the passing of his parents. “As long as you’re talking about the negativity, you’re only attracting more negativity into your life. Stay positive. I was dead broke. I was living in my sister’s basement. All I had was a VS-880 (8-track recorder) but I did 2-3 songs a day.” Growing up, Harris was a member of the Chicago street gang called Gangster Disciples.[2]
[edit]Music career

At the beginning of his rap career, Harris adopted the name G.L.C., or 'Gangsta Legendary Crisis'. In 2004 he signed to Kanye West'sG.O.O.D. Music label, and was featured in "Spaceship" from West's album The College Dropout, and "Drive Slow" on Late Registration. He was one-third of the Chicago rap group The Go Getters with Kanye West and label-mate Really Doe. The group released one album together called World Record Holders.
G.L.C.'s debut album, Love, Life & Loyalty, was released on October 12, 2010.[3]
[edit]Discography

[edit]Studio albums
2010: Love, Life & Loyalty
[edit]Singles
2005: "Chi-State of Mind"
2006: "Haterville"
2007: "Clap Yo Hands" (featuring Three 6 Mafia)
2008: "Big Screen" (featuring Kanye West)
2009: "Flight School" (featuring Kanye West & T-Pain)
2009: "My First Model" (featuring Christian Rich)
2010: "Clockin' Lotsa Dollarz" (featuring Bun B & Sir Mix-A-Lot)
2011: "Got Me Gone"
2011: "Empty Town" (featuring Coldhard, Yelawolf & The Carps)
2012: "What This Ism Do"
2012: "I Rep My Star" (featuring Larry Hoover Jr)
2012: "Custom Detail"
2012: "Pimp You"
[edit]Mixtapes
2004: Hood Celebrity
2006: Drive Slow Mixtape
2007: Honor Me
2007: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
2008: I Ain't Even On Yet
2008: Windy City Of Angels
2008: Similar To The Letters
2009: Respect My Come Up Vol. 1 "Pimp Dilemmas"
2010: Respect My Come Up 2 (The Ism)
2010: Best Of The Ism
2011: The Fellowship Of The Ism
2011: I Know Who You Pimped Last Summer
2011: Young Platinum
2011: Eternal Sunshine Of The Pimpin Mind"
2012: Fellowship & Congregate
2012: Cathedral
2012: The Anti Simp
[edit]Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Encore" 2003 Jay-Z The Black Album
"Spaceship" 2004 Kanye West The College Dropout
"Let's Get it Poppin'" 2006 Various Artist MTV: My Block Chicago
"Disperse" 2008 Consequence, Really Doe Don't Quit Your Day Job!
"Fabric" 2009 Really Doe, Malik Yusef First Impressions
"Real Live" 2010 Bun B Trill OG
"Mirrors" (Remix) XV, Mike Posner, Bun B Vizzy Zone
"The End" Kid Cudi Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
"Perfect Ten" Cory Mo, Slim Thug, CP It's Been About Time
"Let The Pimpin’ Commence" Cory Mo, Mistah F.A.B
"Blame Yourself" 2011 XV, Emilio Rojas, Casey N/A
"Not The One" 2012 The World Famous Tony Williams Some Of My Best Rappers Are Friends
"Celebration of Life Illz" (Remix) Neak, Lungz Love Greater // The Prequel
"Incredible" Kydd Sounds In My Head 2
"Lone Star" Jon Connor, Bun B While You Were Sleeping
"You Don't Know" JNan, Kanye West Fast Food
"Already" JNan
"Pimpin'" Boaz, Chevy Woods Bases Loaded
"Russian Roulette" Kydd The Righteous LP
"Money On The Dresser" Wais P, Fiend N/A
"Cruisin'" Calliko, J Rowe
"Seen This Before" Fly Union Zenith
[edit]Blitz: The League II

GLC has appeared in the 2008 football game Blitz: The League II as "Franchise", the player you control in the campaign mode.
[edit]References

^ Albums by GLC - Rate Your Music
^ Lora Neng StreetGangs.com GLC Intones Respect for Reputed Gang Leader Larry Hoover
^ Tuesday Rap Release Dates: Jim Jones, Camu Tao, Skillz, Lil Boosie | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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Founder
Kanye West
Artists
Current
John Legend Malik Yusef Big Sean Mr Hudson Kid Cudi CyHi the Prynce Yasiin Bey Pusha T D'banj Q-TipTeyana Taylor
Former
GLC Really Doe Sa-Ra Tony Williams Consequence Common
Producers
Kanye West Devo Springsteen Keezo Kane Jeff Bhasker No I.D. Don Jazzy Hit-Boy
Releases
Cruel Summer
Singles
"Mercy" "Cold" "New God Flow" "Clique"
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Yea, I was impressed as well. GLC and I hit it off right away being that he is not only an outstanding artist, he is also just an amazing person. In between one of the takes he whispered in my ear that he was happy that I was the one that ended up being in the shots with him. (Sorry if that was tmi GLC! XO) I was happy as well. Duh! After the last take a few of the guys on the shoot complimented me on my "acting skills." I almost died. Acting? Me? Skills? I smiled and said, "thank you" as if I had been doing this awhile. I was just shocked that I hadn't been laughed off of the set from the jump.

I had a great day that day. I met new people, I gained confidence in my "skills" and I proved a few people right, and a few people wrong. I remember telling an ex and his best friend that I wanted to do rap and hip hop muic videos and they laughed. They said I wasn't "bad" enough, I didn't look "hard" enough and that I wasn't "hood" enough. Well guess what ex......... you were wrong, very very wrong. Unleash the bats, this was just the beginning! The start of the career of a girl that wants to be the best and hottest video vixen in the world!!!

I will post the video ASAP!

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