Before Detroit-rapper Tee Grizzley made his way into the spotlight last year with First Day Out, he served 18 months in prison for second-degree home invasion and a jewelry store robbery. On his debut mixtape, My Moment, we see Tee putting his past behind him, though he often reflects upon it, and beginning a new chapter in his life where his energy and focus is channeled solely into his artistry.

The scope of Tee Grizzley‘s talents are made boldly clear to us within the first three minutes of the mixtape, as we hear him without any instrumentals, freestyling while beating out a rhythm on a kitchen table on the opener My Moment (Intro). As we head into the second track, First Day Out, with Tee ruminating about his time in prison, things only get more intense. Among everything else, the tried-and-tested theme of ‘life on the streets’ remains the lyrical core of Tee Grizzley’s music. Whether it be the death of his friends, police brutality, or love for his family, the rapper leaves no stone unturned in opening himself up. While tracks like No Efforts and First Day Out boast Tee’s lyrical monstrosity, moments like How Many see him borrowing a page from the book of singer-rappers like Drake and Kevin Gates. To top it all off, the mixtape also features the instantly-recognizable production of established beatmakers DJ Mustard and Sonny Digital on certain tracks.

Favorite Track: First Day Out, Real Niggas, How Many

Track List
01. My Moment (Intro)
02. First Day Out
03. Real Niggas
04. Country
05. No Effort
06. How Many
07. Overlapped
08. Side Nigga
09. Secrets
10. 10K
11. Catch It
12. Day Ones
13. Testimony (Outro)

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