#161: Shy Glizzy
December 23, 2017•67 min
Today on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, for Day 12 of the #12DaysOfPodcasts, we welcome Washington, DC's own, and 2018 Grammy-nominated, Shy Glizzy to the Upper West Side! Young Jefe discusses his distinctive voice, his amazing ear, how long it took him to figure out his sound, losing his father to violence at a super-early age, growing up on Go-Go music and Eazy-E, following in his rapper uncle's footsteps, he effect meeting Birdman had on him, why the DMV doesn't always support their own, his refusal to sign to any label at all, and what Kevin Liles and Lyor Cohen visiting personally meant in changing his mind about the signing process. We get into the making of the Grammy-nominated Crew, working with Young Thug and Peewee Longway, Young Money Yawn, GS9, Fabolous and Trey Songz, and wanting to work with Future. All that, plus raising his three-year old son in his own image, buying suburban houses yet staying in the streets, what he'll be wearing to the Grammy Awards, rebuilding his hometown and much more! PS: Be sure to check out JeezyShop.com for all things Jeezy: his tour, his merch and his new album, Pressure, available now!