Straight outta the heart of D.C., Shy Glizzy, real name Marquis Amonte King, has been holdin’ it down in the rap game since his breakthrough in 2011. Known for his unique cadence and unfiltered lyrics about street life, Glizzy quickly made a name for himself, becoming a force to be reckoned with in the hip-hop scene.
2014 marked Glizzy’s major breakthrough with his legendary mixtape, “Young Jefe,” which included the street anthem “Awwsome.” The track was so fire it got a remix with A$AP Rocky and 2 Chainz, pushing Glizzy into the national spotlight.
Glizzy’s style ain’t just about hard-hitting street tales. He balances his raw narratives with introspective bars, showing off his versatility. This was evident in his 2018 project, “Fully Loaded,” which saw him trade verses with heavy hitters like Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, and Gunna.
This lyricist earned his stripes in 2015, landing a coveted spot in XXL Magazine’s Freshman Class, further solidifying his place in the rap industry. Glizzy ain’t just a rapper; he’s a storyteller, painting vivid pictures of life on the streets with his words.