The saying goes that a journey of a million miles begins with one step. In the case of Gilbere Forte’ it all began with a dream deferred. The then newcomer’s 87 Dreams grabbed the attention of many and set the bar for Gil’s next move. Now with “Born In ’87,” the Philly transplant’s visions emphatically explode on the mic, bringing him one step closer to that dream reaching fruition. The track serves as a pretty vicious warning shot to listeners & competitors alike, as Gilbere’ further cements his foothold among those on the cusp of Hip-Hop’s next wave, taking a mere few minutes to address the questions of his origin, publicizes the industry chatter and the co-signs surrounding his name.
Going for a sustained burn rather than a quick burst, “Born…” serves as the first leak for Forte’s upcoming Eyes of Veritas mixtape, which will feature all original material, and guest appearances and production from a wide array of noteworthy friends. The tape will be hosted by brotherly love brethren Don Cannon and co-sponsored by TSS and Hall Of Fame.