Shy Glizzy Shares Highly Anticipated New Album "Flowers"

Shy Glizzy taps Chris Brown, NBA Youngboy & more for his new project.

BYAron A.

The wait is over for new music from Shy Glizzy. The DMV rapper spent the past year building the anticipation for his next release to follow-up Young Jefe 3. The mixtape arrived in 2020, and then, he delivered Feed The Sharks, a compilation project from Glizzy Gang. Overall, fans have anticipated what he has up his sleeve after he released a string of promising singles throughout 2022. Songs like “Borderline” ft. EST Gee and “Underrated” warmed fans up for what he had in store for 2023.

Along with the aforementioned singles, he found success of TikTok in late 2022 with “White Girl.” The song gained significant traction and couldn’t come at a better time. Around then, he also shared singles like “Slime-U-Out” ft. 21 Savage and at the top of the year, unveiled the NBA Youngboy-assisted, “Fools Fall N Love.” All of these records ultimately repositioned Shy Glizzy as a leader in the DMV rap scene and now, he’s finally unveiled his long-awaited project, Flowers.

Shy Glizzy’s Flowers ft. Chris Brown, NBA Youngboy & More

This morning, Shy Glizzy’s new album arrived in its entirety. Laced with 20 songs in total, the rapper enlists a few artists to help. Chris Brown, 21 Savage, NBA Youngboy, and EST Gee appear on the tracklist, while Glizzy holds down the majority of the project on his own. It’s another impressive body of work from Shy Glizzy that certainly won’t disappoint his fans, whether day ones or new supporters who discovered him through TikTok.

During a recent interview with Akademiks on Off The Record, Glizzy explained the album’s title reflects his longevity in the game. Despite co-signs from artists like Beyoncé, he feels as though he hasn’t received his rightful credit. “I’ve been in this s**t for a minute now, man,” he explained. “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.” Check out his latest body of work above and sound off with your thoughts in the comments. 

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