Tee Grizzley is an artist who has gotten attention from a lot of high-profile figures in the hip-hop world. Although he may not be the most mainstream artist out there, his peers have a ton of respect for him. Much of this has to do with his sound as well as his recognizable flow. Moreover, he has been steadily growing as an artist, and it has been clear as day. We got to see some of this growth on his latest project with Skilla Baby called Controversy. The 12-track album was a hit with fans and it brought him back to his Detroit roots.
Having said that, there is one artist who Tee Grizzley never got the chance to work with. That artist is none other than the late and great Nipsey Hussle. Although some may say the two have nothing in common, this is not actually the case. As it turns out, there were quite a few Detroit artists who Nip was interested in. Big Sean and Payroll Giovanni were two of them. Additionally, Tee Grizzley was one of the names mentioned. While speaking to HipHopDX, Grizzley explained what it meant to get such a legendary co-sign.
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Nipsey Hussle Was A Fan Of Tee Grizzley
“It’s crazy ’cause I ain’t know Nipsey fucked with me until after he passed,” Tee Grizzley explained. “Then I seen that interview I’m like damn, I ain’t even know bro fucked with me like that for real.” Overall, it is hard to know what kind of collaboration this would have been. It could have gone in a few different directions. Either Tee Grizzley would have gone with Nipsey's style of rap, or Hussle would have gone with the Detroit flow. Now that would have been a whole lot of fun to hear.
No matter what, it is cool to see how Nipsey Hussle had respect for the new generation, especially when it came to the new styles that have emerged. His presence is still very much missed in the music industry, and his peers would certainly agree. Stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from around the music world.