Fireside Chat

Tee Grizzley

60 minsFirst aired 23 May 2018
Courtesy of 300 Entertainment

The Detroit rap firebrand details the fighting anthems that led to his “First Day Out” success, Jay Z accolades and touring with Jeezy.

Detroit native Tee Grizzley wrote his breakout hit in 2015 from his prison bunk, and the urgent “First Day Out” is the sound of Tee fighting for his freedom from his courtroom battles onward. The song’s refrain ended up being a warning shot to the rap game, and Jay Z called “First Day Out” the “best song out” when it was finally released in late 2016. From there, Tee Grizzley released his debut mixtape My Moment as 21 Savage and Jeezy whisked him away on nationwide tours. He has since collaborated with peers as wide-ranging as Lil Durk and Lil Yachty, and continues to command respect with his high-stakes raps, contagious energy and palpable desire to win. His debut album Activated was released in early May 2018.


Interview by Christina Lee
Written and engineered by Tobias Jansen
Produced by Carmen Hofmann

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