Leonard D. Harris, better known by his stage name GLC, is an American rapper from Chicago.
Leonard L. Harris was intrigued by hip-hop at an early age. It seemed to parallel street life and the OG's he witnessed being successful in his 87th Street, south side of Chicago neighborhood. To young Leonard, rappers seemed to be in control of their own destiny, made a living being creative and attracted money, power and women. Dealing with the passing of his both his parents at a young age, hip-hop gave young Leonard something to occupy himself with as opposed to focusing on something he couldn't change. He chose to adapt. Seeing and being surrounded by negativity only leads to two things; either you become a product of your environment, or you make your environment a product of you. Without a father in his household, growing up, Harris became a member of the Chicago street gang Gangster Disciples. As an adult Harris has toured the world, releasing 19 projects with his 20th on the way. GLC has been on a tare of solid releases over the past few years. "Silence of the Lames" is his most recent and "The Pulpit", featuring Get Gwop is due out soon. He has written and performed on two grammy award winning albums and is extremely active in the community, having spoken to several schools in the Chicago Public School System. He believes it is his responsibility to inform the youth of Chicago, "As long as you apply yourself to supply your wealth the only limitations you'll ever have are those that you place upon yourself!"
During his teenage years and due to his street affiliation, Harris adopted the name GLC, or 'Gangsta Legendary Crisis'. In 2005-2006 he signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label, and was featured in "Spaceship" from West's album The College Dropout, and "Drive Slow" from Late Registration, both of which are Grammy Award winning albums. 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. GL has worked with the likes of Bun B, Nas, Jay-Z, T.I., Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Twista, John Legend, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Dame Dash, Keyshia Cole, Paul Wall, Crucial Conflict, Manfred Mann & Bruce Springsteen. He continues to contribute quality memorable "ismfied" verses as guest appearances as well as dropping quality projects of his own. His last 2 projects have surpassed 30,000 downloads a piece as he sets to release his latest offering - Ism Churchill with Mr Live.