Shy Glizzy Announces New Album & Reflects On Beyoncé Shoutout

After Beyoncé performed his song "Awesome" during her tour, the D.C. rapper called it a career highlight.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares

Shy Glizzy announced his upcoming album Flowers recently and spoke about Beyoncé shouting him out on tour. While readers are likely focused on Beyoncé's recent $24 million Dubai show, don't forget that she's been killing stages for years. Furthermore, the pop star and media mogul performed Glizzy's song "Awesome" during her tour.

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Rapper Shy Glizzy attends the Official Big Game Take over Hosted by Cardi B+Meek Mill at Compound on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)

Moreover, the D.C. native stopped by DJ Akademiks's podcast Off The Record to share these thoughts. Still, it's not like he's been completely silent prior to this announcement. In fact, his last music release was just a month ago with the 21 Savage-assisted "Slime-U-Out." During his conversation with Ak, the media host asked him about future projects.

"You have an album coming up soon, right?" the podcaster asked He then asked "Title?", to which Shy responded with "Flowers."

"Flowers, why Flowers?" Ak said.

"I've been in this s**t for a minute now, man," the 30-year-old stated. "I feel like the growth is there, this s**t's finally gotten to a point where the knives are sharpening, and all the respect is due. That's why I named this s**t Flowers, I feel like I need mines, I feel like I give a lot of people theirs. That just goes back to the conversation about the post that I put up and all of that... S**t, I give n***as they flowers. Any n***a that's before me, any n***a that, you know, do this s**t, I don't got no problem. You don't gotta come from the streets, none of that s**t. I'll just salute you, if you think I'm a cool n***a anyway, if you think that I make good music."

"What was you first reaction when you seen Beyoncé dancing your song? Did she, like, call you, like, how does that happen?" Akademiks asked.

"Nah, she didn't even call me, she just did that s**t. I don't even know how it happened. That s**t just was going viral, and I'm like 'What the f**k?' 'Cause I don't watch s**t like that. I seen that s**t on the Internet, I was like 'Damn, that's crazy.' Then they brung me out on her tour when she came to the city. So that was even bigger. N***a seen Jay, all of them, Beyoncé. That s**t was big, man, that was definitely a big moment. That was a highlight of my career, one of them."

Still, what do you think of Shy Glizzy's thoughts on Beyoncé's shoutout and are you looking forward to his next album Flowers? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments down below. Also, as always, come back to HNHH for more humbling insights and experiences in the music industry.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.