Proud D.C. rapper Shy Glizzy is living proof hard work pays off in the rap game . His 2014 jam “White Girl” was certified platinum by the RIAA this week, a feat he accomplished from his own hustle and grind.
Who is Shy Glizzy?
Marquis Amonte King (born December 12, 1992). Better known by the stage names Jefe or Shy Glizzy (stylized as $hy Glizzy), is an American rapper from Southeast, Washington, D.C.
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Shy Glizzy was born Marquis Amonte King on December 12, 1992, at Greater Southeast Community Hospital and grew up on 37th Street near Fort Dupont Park, in Southeast Washington, D.C.
His father was Died at 19 years old. Before Shy’s first birthday. He grew up in a household with his mother, grandmother, and his younger brother, 3 Glizzy.
At age 14, he was arrested for petty larceny. At age 16, he was arrested for a robbery and spent 14 months in juvenile detention. Where he also earned his GED.
He received his nickname “Shy” during early childhood. He is Muslim. As a teenager, he began reading the Quran, then the daily newspaper and stacks of biographies.
Before starting to write raps. He was initially “trying to write a book, but it ended up being a song.” Shy has stated he did not listen to rap music growing up but rather go-go music, which he credits for helping to create his own unique sound.
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An emotional Glizzy took to Instagram to celebrate pushing “White Girl” to one million units sold without a major label’s distribution, radio support or bankroll. Lil Durk would appear on a later remix to give the song an additional push.
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Glizzy also reveled in the fact he actually owns all the masters and publishing to the party starter meaning he collects all the cash the song earns.
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Seeing that the song was never “officially” released, Glizzy gave fans another reason to revisit the track — dropping the official music video.
Directed by Whipalo, the visual features Glizzy in a blizzard of Caucasian girls and coke. Basically everything the song’s described over the years.
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