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Entrepreneurial emcee Glace Conway loves the business of beats

In their suburban neighborhood, the precocious Glace connected with other aspiring teen musicians such as rappers Shawnna, Cap 1, Yung Berg and “a real wierdo by the name of Kanye West,” Glace said. Suddenly, Glace had the epiphany that he could become that boss, as his father implored him to be, albeit in the music game.

Sojourning from the Chi to the even bigger world-class city of New York, Glace gained platinum accolades for his writing on Lil Kim’s double-platinum La Bella Mafia album and as flagship artist on ex-drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross’ label Rick Ross Music Group. After trading in the Big Apple for Atlanta, Glace continued to crank out hits for the likes of Benzino, Lil Zane and Raven Symone.

After connecting with Freeway Rick Ross’ independent label, Glace released his collaborative mixtape Better Than You with Rx and San Quinn, featuring Project Pat, Twista, Spice-1 and Ras Kass on Glace’s label. Glace poured out hits like “Glace Conway’s Hopeless Heart,” “What’s It Gone Be” and “Streets Where I Come From.”

“The love of the hood is what prompts me to rap,” Glace explains. “I may talk about a whole bunch of fly s— in my music to get their attention, but once I have their attention with the materialism, I give you something that may save your life. Sometimes you have to dangle what’s familiar to catch their attention.”

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