Straight outta Huntsville is something rarely [read: never] heard in the rap game today. So who’s waving the flag for this town better known for its space station than its hip-hop scene? Well, that would be the duo of ST 2 Lettaz and Yung Clova, b.k.a. G-Side. Critics have compared their southern fried sound to that of early Organized Noize–produced Outkast and Goodie Mob—great company to be in.
But it hasn’t been an easy road for the Roll Tide-duo. Group member ST spent part of his childhood homeless, and both have encountered numerous setbacks while trying to gain attention coming from such a small Southern market. But despite the adversity, G-Side has broken through to the hard-to-penetrate circle of snarky music critics—in fact they’ve become media darlings. All while making incredible music in the process.
At this point you’re probably wondering Who Is G-Side? We caught up with the duo prior to their performance at the star-studded T-Mobile Presents Google Music party at TAO during the Sundance Film Festival. Read up on how ST and Clova took it from Hunstville, Alabama to Park City, Utah.
As told to Andrew Barber (@FakeShoreDrive)
Lead image by Helen Pearson.