If you know who Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley it’s likely because you’ve heard the beat drop on “First Day Out,” lost your mind and immediately proceeded to find the song and the rapper responsible for that surge of energy you felt. If not, that rock you’ve been living under must be mighty uncomfortable because Tee Grizzley has been everywhere as of late.
He’s having an incredible year, his mixtape My Moment is one of the best rap releases of the year and his star has grown exponentially thanks to “First Day Out” and “From The D To The A” with fellow breakout star Lil Yachty. What happened to Grizzley today may have topped all of that in just a few hours because out of nowhere the best basketball player in the world and the best rapper of all-time decided to shout him out in their own separate ways.
First LeBron took to Instagram to show off his new haircut and show the world he was already back in the gym just two days after losing the NBA Finals in a valiant effort, and his soundtrack for the occasion? Yup, “First Day Out.”
We already know how valuable a tool LeBron’s Instagram has become for up and coming artists and superstars alike, so it’s a nice look for the young upstart, but then things really got crazy.
Jay Z made a random return to Twitter to shout out all the rappers that inspire him and who did he mention amidst all the names? Yup, Tee Grizzley.
Hov even took it a step further, calling Grizzley’s song the “best out.”
That’s all a little insane, but Tee seems to be taking it all in stride, thanking both LeBron and Jay Z on Instagram, calling LeBron the greatest of all-time in one post and saying “God got his light on me today… Aye Hov this means everything coming from you” in another post.
Best day ever might be an understatement, and there’s still a few hours left today.