Check the resume
In today's era of hip hop, things aren't always what it seems. Pressure from the music industry, in combination with a desire to win and minor street disputes can escalate pretty simple situations very quickly. There are benefits and risks associated with this type of conduct, depending on the the situation, along with the level of escalation.
Shy Glizzy is someone i would consider to be a mainstream Artist representing Washington DC. If you were to take his career and put it in the basketball court you can tell he is a hustler, maintain a level of consistency and is definitely not afraid to re- invest into his career whether its time, money, energy or both. If you take a look at his musical career, which started roughly around two thousand ten, he has released a a healthy collection of mixtapes, fewer albums and debut around thirty nine on the charts. He has a pretty healthy resume in my opinion. He has quite a few collaborations with relevant Artists in the industry.
A strong healthy start.
Now someone i would consider to be an up and coming talent from the DMV who goes by the name of Young Jose, released a diss track aimed at Shy Glizzy entitled free Earl. It seems to be doing very well on a variety of social media platforms as expected. It created the marketing attention that would be needed to advance to the next level in his career. His rap style and presentation mimic that of a Chicagonian rather than that of his home town. The video was well produced, with a variety of props, effects, a high level of energy and well executed choreography. It seems as if the lyricism is there but can easily be overlooked and go unnoticed due to the shouting nature of his delivery.
Free Earl (Shy Glizzy diss)
Can't come back to the city
In hip hop, a lot of rappers, especially upcoming have a strange tedency to verbally ban more established rappers who may not be proactively involved in the day to day activities borders of their home town. There is no place like home. Even though its a pretty difficult ban to enforce, it can be used as an effective strategy to sabotage any entertainer's cashflow, credability as well as safety. In Shy Glizzy's case, rather than invest time, money and energy on a diss track to explain to the agressor, fans and general public why this verbally branded ban is irrelevant, he decided to not just pay is city a visit, but to go the actual neighbourhood frequented by Young Jose and taunt him from a couple of feet away, untouched and unharmed.
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