2015 Schedule
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Gillie Da Kid

Saturday, March 21
11:55PM - 12:15AM

The Belmont
305 W 6th St


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Philadelphia hardcore rapper Gillie da Kid was first thrown into the national spotlight in 2006 from a controversy with Cash Money Records and its star rapper, Lil Wayne, when he claimed to have ghostwritten for some of the label's artists, particularly Wayne. Years before the embroilment, Gillie da Kid, real name Nasir Fard, and his Major Figgas clique were heavyweights in Philadelphia's underground scene from pushing several independent records and mixtapes. The seven-person crew eventually signed to the Houston, TX-based Suave House Records toward the end of the '90s, but when the label lost its distribution with Universal, Gillie went elsewhere to pursue a solo career. The boasting MC crossed paths with Cash Money CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams backstage at a concert in Philadelphia, and almost within a week, he was signed to the New Orleans label. Because of disputes over his publishing, however, a solo record never materia...

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