Hip hop has its fair share of rappers who brag about their women, fame and bling, but few are as lyrically vulnerable and personal as Tee Grizzley. Last week, he released Scriptures , an entire album produced by mega-hitmaker Timbaland. And a year later, he lost his father to violence. But even then, he stayed his course and eventually became the first member of his family to make it to college, enrolling at Michigan State University to study finance and accounting. However, during his freshman year, in , he found himself struggling to make ends meet—so he turned to crime. The rapper searched for unlocked dorms to steal cash, computers and electronics, The State News reported.
The Ones: Tee Grizzley’s “I Spy”
Terry Sanchez Wallace Jr. The song gained over two million views in less than three weeks, and led to Grizzley signing a record deal with Entertainment and Atlantic Records in Wallace was born on March 23, in Detroit, Michigan, and was raised by his grandmother in the Joy Rd. In , his mother was sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking. His father was murdered in On February 27, Wallace and Jeremy Ford were caught but released pending investigation. Wallace went on the run, and fled to Kentucky , where, on July 1, , Wallace was one of three people arrested following an attempted robbery at a jewelry store in Lexington, Kentucky. While in prison, Wallace began to take rapping more seriously and wrote the entirety of his debut mixtape while incarcerated.
The song's raw lyrical approach and visceral storytelling connected with millions of fans and put Grizzley on the map. Within months of the release of his mixtape My Moment , the rapper was signed to a major label and on tour with 21 Savage. Multiple mixtapes and studio work like 's Activated cemented his reputation as a ruthless lyricist and a powerful force in his era of rap. After being released, he recorded the harrowing, slow-burning "First Day Out" with producer Helluva. The song was a regional hit and racked up millions of views and streams. Its success led to Grizzley signing a deal with Entertainment, supported by major-label Atlantic. A handful of singles were released during the first few months of , including "From the D to the A," featuring Lil Yachty. The commercial mixtape My Moment arrived that April and debuted on the Billboard chart at number 44, despite no guest appearances to boost its profile. Following a few more singles, Grizzley and Chicago rapper Lil Durk released the collaborative mixtape Bloodas in December
It's really somethi g to watch a person who is so self absorbed. My life may not be as stressful as that of a medical resident or a doctor, but I do often spend upward of 70 - 80 hours per week working. That being said, no matter what the cause, I wasn't getting what I needed out of it and I had to make the decision to either keep things the status quo or move on. Before I would just take things as they came, internalize them, be miserable about it but not voice my concern in fear of being told that I can't handle his lifestyle. Be a good influence. All the other stuffв is crap.