In April, the 23-year-old rapper from Detroit’s west side celebrated the release of his debut mixtape, My Moment, which has been lauded as one of the strongest hip hop projects of 2017. The tape’s hit single “Teetroit” was recorded immediately after the rapper’s release from a three-year prison sentence and has received national airplay, in addition to gaining the attention of the hip hop community. After partnering with pop-culture superstar.
Thursday was an especially good day for Grizzley (born Terry Wallace), when LeBron James — just days after his NBA finals loss to the Golden State Warriors — posted a video of himself mid-workout. The soundtrack? Tee Grizzley’s “First Day Out.”, Grizzley’s track not only comes from Detroit, but includes several references to Michigan, including Perishing and Cody high schools, Michigan State University, Six Mile Rd., Joy Rd., and “Blade dancing” — a reference to Detroit’s late, infamous rap-superstar Blade Icewood.
Audio: Tee Grizzley – Teetroit