Detroit’s own, Tee Grizzley stopped by Nick Cannon Mornings and talked about his new project, ‘The Smartest’, working with Meek Mill on ‘Lions and Eagles’, shady and fake people in the industry, maintaining being real in the music industry and more.
Nick asked the Detroit rapper what the meaning behind the Named the album ‘The Smartest’ the Detroit rapper said, “I named it The Smartest because I believe I’m smarter than everybody.” When asked how he linked up with Meek Mill, he says, “Meek Mill had sent me somethings and said “this is a Detroit song” and I just want you to kill the beat. So he sent it and it was so hard, it was really supposed to be for his project, but I told him he might as well let me get that bruh.”
Tee also talked about the “fakeness” in some of the rappers he looked up to growing up, he sais, “I just had to stop thinking n***s is real… I grew up listening to them, so I’m like alright bet, that’s the industry I need to be in. Every time I see someone on TV, they always talking about empowering the people that’s coming up, and they talk about just showing love, they’re real, they’re 100, they’re solid… and I came into this s@# really believing that, and that really wasn’t what it was.” He continued, “I got heartbroken thinking I had some real friends in this, I just tighten all the way up. But I didn’t let it change me, I’m still real, I’m still gonna show love and be who I say I am. If I say something to your face, it ain’t gonna be different when we separate.”
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