One thing that distinguishes rap artists from every other musical artist is their unique style and sound and when you listen to songs like “Day Out”, “God’s Warrior” and “Colors” all produced by American rapper and singer, Tee Grizzley, then you will understand the authenticity of rap music. The singer-songwriter from Detroit has been a true lover of rap music since childhood and as it is with many rap artists whose raps reflect on their blessings and trials, Grizzley made good use of the Hip-Hop music genre to express and encourage himself.
Tee Grizzley may not have gone so far in the music industry but he is certainly among many hip-hop artists who keep the music industry buzzing. His rise to fame now results in a growing search by fans who want to know more about him. Here is all you need to know about the music artist.
Tee Grizzley – Bio, Age
Born on March 23, 1994, in Detroit Michigan, the rap artist Terry Sanchez Wallace grew with his grandmother in Southfield as his parents were constantly in and out of prison. His father was eventually murdered in 2012 while his mother was kept behind bars for 15 years for engaging in drug trafficking. No further information about his family have been released yet hence it is not known if he has siblings or not.
Even outside his parental care, Tee Grizzley fought to make good out of life. From his childhood years, Tee was fond of listening to his grandmother’s R&B records and while growing up his passion for the music genre grew stronger. With his friends namely Lee, Po, and JR, Tee formed a musical group under the name ‘AllStars Ball Hard’ and together, they produced songs which they posted on YouTube. After high school, Wallace enrolled at Michigan State University to study Accounting and Finance. Tee Grizzley is the first member of his family to step foot in college in generations. However, he was unable to complete his degree due to financial problems.
Tee Grizzley properly began his musical career in 2016 with his debut single, “First Day Out” being released in November the same year. To his shock, the song was widely received in the music market and its video garnered over 2 million views in less than three weeks. The success of his debut single also generated a huge fan base for the young rapper to fully pursue his musical career thereafter.
He signed up with 300 Entertainment and Atlantic Records where he released more singles including “Second Day Out”, “From the D to the A” and “No Effort”. His debut mixtape, “My Moment” was finally released in April 2017. His other songs released afterward include “Beef” (which he collaborated with rapper-songwriter Meek Mill), “Win” and his collaborative mixtape with rapper Lil Durk, “Bloodas”. In February 2018, his song “Colors” from his debut album Activated was released and the album itself was released on May 11, 2018. His most recent single is “Locked Up” which was released in May 2019.
Considering the year he joined the music industry professionally, one could likely classify him among upcoming artists but rating his musical performance so far, it won’t be mistaken to name Tee Grizzly a musical star. Thanks to the public reception of a couple of his music videos, Tee was nominated for MTV ‘s 2018 Video Music Award for Push Artist of the Year.
Grizzley’s Net Worth
Although he is yet to reveal his actual earnings from his musical career, some sites estimate his net worth as $2 million. He earned much of his wealth from the sales of his songs which tripled after one of his songs was featured in an Instagram page owned by Lebron James.
Facts About The Rapper, Tee Grizzley
- Grizzley’s Robbery Cases
It’s almost common to hear of rappers beginning their musical career mostly from behind bars. Tee Grizzley is one of those people whose musical life received a major boost while they were serving their terms in jail. He was first arrested in February 2014 for robbing a student at the Michigan State University. He was later rearrested and sentenced to 15 years in prison following a series of robberies in Michigan State which he was involved in. While serving his jail terms, he was busy singing and writing his songs until his eventual release in October 2016.
- He Attributes His Musical Success To Lebron James
Tee Grizzley is known from the onset to be a star in the music world but he needed celebrities like Lebron James to make a big break. Lebron is a famous basketball player who has over 49 million followers on Instagram. His popularity on the social media platform became a bedrock for Grizzley’s musical success. The rapper made a shocking rise to fame after the basketball player posted an Instagram video of himself dancing and singing one of his songs. Grizzley’s sales apparently went higher after the video was posted.
- Height, Weight, And Other Body Measurements
The black American artist is quite on the tall side with a height measurement of about 6’0 which is approximately 183 cm. His body weight is 93kg or 205lbs but his other body measurements, including his chest, waist, and bicep is not known. Tee Grizzley’s hair color is black and the color of his eye is dark brown