Gilbere Forté was born in Michigan, moved to Chicago and ended up in Philadelphia. The common denominator in each of these places; Hip Hop.
Forté has slowly but surely made a name for himself in the industry. After being signed to a dead-end record deal, he worked his way out of it with determination. He had a stint in Paris along side DJ Bob Sinclar on tour and in the studio. Since returned, Gilbere intends to release a independent short-film called PRAY, and this mixtape serves as the soundtrack. Most of the production was handled by right-hand man Raak, and only a few features, two of which come from Active Child (aka Pat Grossi).
Forté brings diversity to the table with this project, solidifying his place in the game once and for all. Whether it’s the haunting sounds of “The Awakening” blended with his storytelling capability, or his reflective state over the sizzurp sipper “Double Cupped.” The hard hitting joints in the form of “Anigma” and “Polaroids” suit his style and swagger as well. There’s no lack of depth or demon exorcising in Gilbere’s repertoire either, and it shows through “Forever Sin” and “Fall For Nothing.” I’m excited to see what the industry has in store for Mr. Forté, as his talent and artistic direction blooms.
- 01. “The Awakening” uses White Sea’s remix of “Synchronize” by Solid Gold – Listen Here
- 03. “Polaroids” uses Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl’s “In My Mind” – Listen Here
- 04. “Anigma” uses Santigold’s “My Superman” – Listen Here
- 05. “PRAY” uses Fiona Apple’s “Every Single Night” – Listen Here
- 06. “Streets Stay Crashing” uses Chromatics “These Streets Will Never Look The Same” – Listen Here
- 08. “Double Cupped” uses Shlohmo’s remix of “Shell Of Light” by Burial – Listen Here *Thanks to Angelo for the heads up
Watch the trailer for PRAY
What do you think of Gilbere Forté and PRAY?
(Also, if I missed a sample or one is incorrect, let me know)