Before most of the mainstream world was introduced to the Gym Class Heroes through (the re-release of) Cupid’s Chokehold; plenty of folks had been listening for years. Their 2005 release, The Papercut Chronicles, is a vastly different sounding album than what a lot of people have related GCH to. Far less pop and much more emotion. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each of their releases since then (even Travie’s solo effort) and look forward to PCC2, but this is by far my favorite album. So here are two tracks…
After performing “Billionaire” with Bruno Mars at the Brooklyn Bowl, Travis performed a new cut off his upcoming solo project The Lazarus Project for the first time. Props to Potential for the footage. Also, check out Honey for an interview with him as well, and hit the jump for a behind-the-scenes look at it.
Super Producer / Songwriter Detail releases his first single as an artist from his debut album to be released on KrazyBox / Universal Republic. The track features T-Wayne and Travie McCoy from Gym Class Heroes. This is the first official feature from supergroup T-Wayne, which is comprised of T-Pain and Lil Wayne.
Here is a track off the forthcoming mixtape T-Pain presents Nappy Boy All Stars Vol. 1 mixed by Exclusive J dropping this Thursday. The mixtape features new songs from T-Pain, Travis, Shawnna, Young Cash (who), Tay Dizm (who), Young Cash (who) & One Chance (who). Travie’s solo album The Lazarus Project will be dropping later this year. Tracklist down bottom.
This is great news for anyone that has been following GCH since their official debut. After stating he’s finishing up his solo album (entitled The Lazarus Project), Travis McCoy also says that the band is working on the follow up to (my personal favorite GCH album) The Papercut Chronicles.
“Man, It hasn’t really been that long since The Quilt,” he laughed. “But, for real, I’m actually wrapping up my solo record, which is called The Lazarus Project, which will hopefully be out this spring, [and] we’ve already started demo-ing for the new Gym Class record, PCC II. I won’t get into what that acronym stands for, but anybody that’s followed GCH for a while knows what I’m talking about.
“We’re about 12 demos deep,” he continued. “All I got to say is it’s definitely going back to the essence of Gym Class Heroes, which is four dudes sitting in a room, vibing off each other and making organic, dark metal.”
I can honestly say that I was not expecting this, but primarily since I do not watch MTV anymore. But apparently this is for a good cause…
Travis McCoy has released a new single today on World Aids Day, with proceeds going to MTV’s Staying Alive campaign. The track, “One At A Time,” was inspired by the Gym Class Heroes frontman’s trip around the world to visit our HIV/ Aids projects.