Charles Penniman (born in 1974 in Los Angeles, California), better known by his stage name Glasses Malone or G. Malone, is a West Coast rapper from the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Born Charles Penniman on April 5 , 1974. Traditionally associated with The Black Wall Street Records despite the fact that most the artists on the record label were Bloods, Malone signed with Sony Records for 1.7 million dollars in 2005, turning down offers from many labels like Def Jam Records, Interscope Records, J Records, Black Wall Street Records and Atlantic Records. Glasses Malone was found by the same record executive that found The Game. Along with his signing, he was also given his own imprint, Blu Division. His decision to leave The Black Wall Street hasn't affected his relationship negatively with The Game. The Game had a few words to say about Glasses "using his label" on "120 Bars", but both sides are on good terms and have even performed together on stage.
G. Malone sparked a huge fire in the underground rap scence in 2005 with his mixtape White Lighting (Sticks), which sold over 30,000 copies. Earlier, he released The Crack Mixtape.
Glasses Malone can be seen in the music video for Tha Dogg Pound's single "Cali Iz Active'. He also appeared on the soundtrack to Madden 2007 with a song called "Right Now" which was produced by Scott Storch. On August 4, 2006 Glasses Malone appeared on MTV's You Hear It First.
Glasses Malone can also be seen in the music video "Sliding In The Whip" featuring B-Real of Cypress Hill and directed by Director Hugo V.
As of 2009 his new album has now been pushed back to June 6, 2009 as well as two new mixtapes before the album drops according to Dubcnn.