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D.C.-bred Shy Glizzy came through to Power 106 studios to chop it up with the L.A. Leakers on his upcoming music, his newest single “Do You Understand” and shares which Cali rappers have had an influence on his career.
Shy, that’s my nickname, but the Glizzy part originated from…It was just a street term for a “glock.” And, I represent Glizzy gang…It came from some shit in my neighborhood. Originated in Southeast D.C. and we ran with it and we made it a global word.
Hailing from the U.S. capital, Glizzy wasn’t exposed much to rap music as he gained much of his influence and inspiration from West Coast gangsta rap pioneer Eazy-E and L.A. emcees like Nipsey Hussle, Mozzy, and YG.
The “Do You Understand” rapper also talks about connecting with Tory Lanez and Gunna on his latest single as well as the project he has on the way with Lil Uzi Vert.
Checkout the full Shy Glizzy and L.A. Leakers interview below: