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About Shy Glizzy

Coming on the scene with street singles that were both sublime ("Free tha Gang") and ridiculous ("Awwsome"), rapper Shy Glizzy (born Marquis Amonte King) first made a rumble around Washington, D.C. after taking on the hometown hero, Fat Trel. Playing off Trel's "Respect with the Tech," Glizzy made waves with his "Disrespect the Tech," setting off a cross-city feud that would be put to rest with the help of rapper Wale. A beef with Chicago's Chief Keef followed, then Glizzy began to focus inward, releasing a series of mixtapes in 2012 including Law and Fxck Rap, while also forming his own Glizzy Gang, an A$AP Mob-styled crew of like-named rappers including Snipe Glizzy and Ant Glizzy. Law 2 arrived in 2013, featuring appearances by Migos, Yo Gotti, Kevin Gates, and producer Metro Boomin. In 2014, Shy Glizzy issued the Young Jefe mixtape, which not only produced his first big hit with the slurring and infectious "Awwsome," but would also hint at a future name change for the rapper. A remix of "Awwsome" with 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky followed, as the song peaked in the Top 50 of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. After dropping three subsequent mixtapes, Glizzy changed his stage name to Jefe at the close of 2016. ~ David Jeffries & Neil Z. Yeung

  • ORIGIN
    Washington D.C.
  • BORN
    December 12, 1992

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