Tee Grizzley

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Tee Grizzley
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Tee Grizzley in March 2018
Background information
Birth name Terry Sanchez Wallace[1]
Born (1994-03-23) March 23, 1994 (age 24)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • Songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2016–present
Labels Atlantic
Associated acts
Website https://teegrizzleyclothing.com/

Terry Sanchez Wallace[2] (born March 23, 1994), known professionally as Tee Grizzley, is an American rapper from the West Side of Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for his singles "First Day Out", "No Effort", "Colors", and "From the D to the A".

After being released from prison in October 2016, Grizzley released his debut single, First Day Out through YouTube. The song gained over 2 million views in less than three weeks, and led to Grizzley signing a record deal with 300 Entertainment & Atlantic Records in 2017.[3][4] After releasing numerous mixtapes and singles throughout 2017, Grizzley released his debut album, Activated on May 11, 2018, which peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200.[5]

Early life[edit]

Wallace was born on March 23, 1994 in Detroit, Michigan, and was raised by his grandmother in the Joy Road area of West Detroit due to his mother and father constantly being in and out of prison.[1] In middle school he began developing an interest in rap music and eventually formed the musical group All Stars Ball Hard along with three of his friends, JR, Po, and Lee. Wallace took the moniker of ASBH Tee, and they began uploading their songs to YouTube.[1] In 2011, his mother was sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking. His father was murdered in 2012.[1]

Wallace was the first member of his family to attend college in generations, and attended Michigan State University to study finance and accounting, but, after going broke, he and a friend began robbing other dormitories, and stole $20,000 worth of electronics and money from other students in February 2014. On February 27, Wallace and Jeremy Ford were apprehended but released pending investigation. Wallace went on the run, and fled to Kentucky, where, on July 1, 2014, Wallace was one of three people arrested following an attempted robbery at a jewelry store in Lexington, Kentucky.[6][7] Wallace was sentenced to nine months for the robbery, and, while already serving that sentence, he was sentenced to 18 months to 15 years for the Michigan State robberies in September 2015.[8] On October 16, 2016, he was released from Jackson State Prison in Michigan.[9]

Career[edit]

2016–present: Debut singles, My Moment, and collaborations[edit]

While in prison, Wallace began to take rapping more seriously and wrote the entirety of his debut mixtape while incarcerated.[10] After being released from prison, where he took the name Tee Grizzley, he released his debut single "First Day Out" in November 2016. The music video, posted to YouTube, gained over 2 million views in less than three weeks.[4] He later signed to 300 Entertainment & Atlantic Records in 2017.[3] He released his second single, "Second Day Out", in February 2017.[11] His third single "From The D To The A" featuring Lil Yachty was released in March 2017.[12] He released "No Effort" and its accompanying music video on March 31, 2017.[13] His debut mixtape My Moment was released on April 7, 2017.[14] Grizzley said that his record sales tripled after his song was featured in a LeBron James Instagram post.[15][16] Grizzley's song "Teetroit" was released on July 28, 2017.[17] The single "Beef", featuring Meek Mill, was released on September 1, 2017.[18] He received two 2017 BET Hip Hop Award nominations for Best New Hip-Hop Artist and Best Mixtape for My Moment.[19] He released the song "Win" on October 6, 2017.[20] He released the song "What Yo City Like" with rapper Lil Durk on November 30, 2017 as the lead single for Bloodas. The two then released the joint mixtape Bloodas on December 8, 2017.[21] He released the single "Colors" on February 2, 2018.[22] The single "Don't Even Trip" featuring Moneybagg Yo was released on March 14, 2018.[23] On March 9, 2018, Grizzley had a feature in Lil Yachty's new album Lil Boat 2 in the song "Get Money Bros.".[24] His debut studio album, Activated, was released on May 11, 2018.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with year released
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[25]
Activated 10
[26]

Collaborative mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Album details
Bloodas[27]
(with Lil Durk)
  • Released: December 8, 2017
  • Format: Digital download

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[25]
US
R&B/
HH

[28]
US Rap
[29]
My Moment
  • Released: April 7, 2017[30]
  • Labels: Tee Grizzley, 300
  • Format: Digital download
44 21 16
Still My Moment[31]
  • Released: TBA
  • Labels: Tee Grizzley, 300

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[32]
US
R&B/HH

[33]
US
Rap

[34]
"First Day Out"[35] 2016 48 18 13 My Moment
"Straight to It"[37]
(featuring Band Gang)
2017 non-album singles
"Second Day Out"[38]
"From the D to the A"[39]
(featuring Lil Yachty)
[A] 48
"No Effort"[41] [B] My Moment
"Beef"[43]
(featuring Meek Mill)
[C] non-album singles
"Colors" 2018 [D] [E] Activated
"Don't Even Trip"
(featuring Moneybagg Yo)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with showing year released
Title Year Album
"Money"[44]
(Allstar Ballhard featuring Tee Grizzley)
2012 non-album singles
"Road to Riches"[45]
(Ty featuring Tee Grizzley)
2017
"Supposed To"[46]
(Duo Tycoon featuring Tee Grizzley)
"#Moneybag"[47]
(Gway featuring Tee Grizzley and YV)
"We Got It Lit"[48]
(Navé Monjo featuring Tee Grizzley)
"Rollie On"[49]
(Aoc Obama featuring Tee Grizzley)
Obamacare 2
"Still Running"[50]
(Cap 4z & K'hunnit featuring Tee Grizzley)
non-album singles
"Get the Money"[51]
(Lougotcash featuring Tee Grizzley)
"Any Means Necessary"[52]
(Cash Kounty Pilot featuring Tee Grizzley)
"I'm On 3.0"[53]
(Trae tha Truth featuring T.I., Dave East, Tee Grizzley, Royce da 5'9", Curren$y, D.R.A.M.,
Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Chamillionaire, G-Eazy, Styles P, E-40, Mark Morrison and Gary Clark, Jr.)
Tha Truth, Pt. 3
"Cold Summer"[54]
(Jeezy featuring Tee Grizzley)
Pressure
"Dreadz n Bread (Remix)"[55]
(Nook with Tee Grizzley and Sada Baby)
2018 non-album single

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2017 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards Best New Hip Hop Artist[19] Himself Nominated
2017 BET Hip Hop Awards Best Mixtape[19] My Moment Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "From the D to the A" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number three on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[40]
  2. ^ "No Effort" did not enter the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[42]
  3. ^ "Beef" did not enter the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number seven on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[42]
  4. ^ "Colors" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 22 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[40]
  5. ^ "Colors" did not enter the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number seven on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[42]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b Jefferson, Devon. "Tee Grizzley Signs With 300 Entertainment". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Bout to Blow: 10 Dope New Songs You Should Be Hearing Everywhere SoonTee Grizzley "First Day Out"". Complex. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Renshaw, David. "Stream Tee Grizzley's Activated". The FADER. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  6. ^ Three Arrested Following Robbery Attempt WTVQ - July 2, 2014
  7. ^ Security measures thwarted robbery, The Castle owner says Lexington Herald Leader
  8. ^ Former MSU student sentenced in 2014 dorm thefts Argus Leader - October 2, 2015
  9. ^ Tee Grizzley Releases His Debut Project, ‘My Moment’ VIBE
  10. ^ https://www.complex.com/music/2017/04/tee-grizzley-first-day-out-interview
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  12. ^ Low, Carver. "Tee Grizzley - From The D To The A Feat. Lil Yachty | Stream [New Song]". Hot New Hip Hop. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  13. ^ Berry, Peter A. "Mike Epps Stars in Tee Grizzley's New Video for 'No Effort' - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  14. ^ Ivey, Justin. "Tee Grizzley Reveals Release Date for Debut Mixtape 'My Moment' - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  15. ^ "Tee Grizzley: LeBron Tripled My Song Sales After Gym Jam Session". TMZ. Retrieved 2017-07-06. 
  16. ^ "Instagram post by LeBron James • Jun 15, 2017 at 4:34pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-07-06. 
  17. ^ Darville, Jordan. "Tee Grizzley's Urgent New Song "Teetroit" Might Radicalize You". The FADER. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  18. ^ Lamarre, Carl. "Tee Grizzley & Meek Mill Are War-Ready Soldiers on 'Beef': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
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  21. ^ India, Lindsey. "Tee Grizzley and Lil Durk Release 'Bloodas' Mixtape - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
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  23. ^ Sacher, Andrew. "Tee Grizzley preps 'ACTIVATED,' drops "Don't Even Trip," playing SXSW". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 30 March 2018. 
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  43. ^ "Beef (feat. Meek Mill) - Single By Tee Grizzley". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved September 3, 2017. 
  44. ^ "Money (feat. Tee Grizzley) - Single by Allstar Ballhard". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved May 5, 2018. 
  45. ^ "Road to Riches (feat. Tee Grizzley) - Single by Ty". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved May 5, 2018. 
  46. ^ "Supposed To (feat. Tee Grizzley) - Single by Duo Tycoon". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved May 5, 2018. 
  47. ^ "#Moneybag (feat. Tee Grizzley & YV) - Single by Gway". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved May 5, 2018. 
  48. ^ "We Got It Lit (feat. Tee Grizzley) - Single by Navé Monjo". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved May 5, 2018. 
  49. ^ "Rollie On (feat. Tee Grizzley) - Single by Aoc Obama". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved May 5, 2018. 
  50. ^ "Still Running (feat. Tee Grizzley) - Single by Cap 4z & K'hunnit". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved May 5, 2018. 
  51. ^ "Get the Money (feat. Tee Grizzley) - Single by lougotcash". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved May 5, 2018. 
  52. ^ "Any Means Necessary (feat. Tee Grizzley) - Single By Cash Kounty Pilot". Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  53. ^ "I'm On 3.0". Amazon.com. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  54. ^ "Cold Summer (feat. Tee Grizzley) - Single by Jeezy". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved 6 December 2017. 
  55. ^ "Dreadz n Bread (Remix) - Single by Nook, Tee Grizzley & Sada Baby". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved May 5, 2018.