Tee Grizzley

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Status Ain't Hood

Payroll Giovanni & Cardo’s Masterfully Controlled Throwback Rap

An interesting new wrinkle in rap history: Rappers don't sound like they're in control anymore. That sense of cool, of composure, has been a crucial…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2018 - 12:18 pm

2017 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America's youth. Like the moment when…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Chief Keef Thrives In Exile

Chief Keef can't go back to Chicago. The rapper has outstanding warrants in his hometown, but the authorities in Chicago have enmities against Keef that…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2017 - 4:05 pm

More Tee Grizzley stories

Tee Grizzley – “Don’t Even Trip” (Feat. Moneybagg Yo)

Tee Grizzley, from Detroit, and Moneybagg Yo, from Memphis, are two of the best arguments that urgent, unpretentious street-rap remains relevant, both commercially and artistically.
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2018 - 3:58 pm

Tee Grizzley – “Colors”

A couple of months ago, the hard and urgent Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley, one of the great emerging artists of 2017, teamed up with the…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2018 - 10:19 am

Stream Tee Grizzley & Lil Durk Bloodas

We are currently living through a new boom in collaborative rap albums, but very few of those albums show the the kind of chemistry that…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2017 - 11:03 am

Tee Grizzly & Lil Durk – “What Yo City Like”

Tee Grizzley is a young Detroit rapper with a bracing, forceful style; he broke out earlier this year with the My Moment mixtape. Lil Durk,…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2017 - 10:11 am

Status Ain't Hood

Hoodrich Pablo Juan Should Be Atlanta’s Next Up

Rap is moving fast these days. Right now, the zeitgeist seems to belong to a loose crew of anarchic, face-tatted South Florida kids, 90-pound rappers…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2017 - 12:43 pm

Tee Grizzley – “Win”

The Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley has been in the public eye for less than a year. Last November, he posted his urgent post-prison missive "First
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2017 - 9:40 am

Status Ain't Hood

We All Need To Be Grateful For Lil Wayne’s Continued Existence

Three and a half years ago, your entire Stereogum staff was at the FADER Fort during SXSW, watching the beautifully random one-off set where the…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2017 - 2:57 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Aminé Just Made One Of The Year’s Best Rap Albums

Is there anything better than seeing a one-hit wonder become something more? One-hit wonders are becoming more and more of a rarity; anyone can find…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2017 - 12:22 pm

Tee Grizzley – “Teetroit”

One of the year's most promising new rap figures is Detroit's Tee Grizzley, whose jail-memoir banger "First Day Out" has been carrying a candle for…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2017 - 11:28 am

Status Ain't Hood

Tee Grizzley’s Hard-As-Hell Jail-Rap Strikes An Emotional Chord

Rap needs characters. It's a genre built on outsized, larger-than-life personas, on extroverted human charisma-bombs who willed themselves to superhero status. Right now, two of…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2017 - 11:36 am