By: Seamus Fay
Just a few days back, while scrolling through my SoundCloud feed, I stumbled upon an absolute gem of a song entitled “Fifa”. I simply had to look further into it, and in the process, I got hip to a rising hitmaker by the name of Glizzy F Baby. Balancing a range of mesmerizing, effortlessly smooth flows and an incredible ear for finding just the right production, all I can say is that Glizzy is about to be massive. There exists no weak spot in his catalog, and considering the way his skills have only sharpened with each successive release, I don’t see the Georgia native slowing down anytime soon.
That being said, Graduation Music is here to present to our readers an interview with our latest weekly discovery. Keep reading below to learn more about Glizzy F Baby and his style, influences, background, and more.
Just trust me, you’ll be seeing his name everywhere soon.
To start off, where are you originally from? How did you first get into making music?
I’m from Columbus, GA and I don’t even remember when I first got into making music. I know I been fucking wit it for a min since a jit — like back in middle school it was a thing for me. Ever since I can remember I had a love for music. Not just making it, but enjoying it in its purest form.
The name Glizzy F Baby is an allusion to Lil Wayne’s nickname, “Weezy F Baby”. What does Wayne mean to you as an artist and in what ways has he influenced you?
For sure and er thang, Weezy F one of my top 3 all time. From the start, he influenced me with the crazy wordplay to the metaphors n er thang in between.
Top 3 favorite NBA players of all time?
MJ, Allen Iverson, LeBron.
You seem to find a lot of inspiration in cultural moments and figures of the 90s and early 00s. More specifically, who/what are your main sources of inspiration and how do these inspirations play into your creative process when making new music?
I like what I like — that’s one of those things where you can’t really explain it, but as far as my inspirations, Future is one of my biggest. He’s also one of my favorite artists when u look at the way he came up n the authenticity he did it with.
But as far as making music, I don’t really take more from one person than another — I’m inspired by many artists. I’m inspired by everyday life more than anything. I most def appreciate the figures and music of the early 90’s n er thang B4 me, though. As far as the imagery goes, I like the aesthetic of older images/movies n shit like that.
If you were to direct a movie about your life, what actor would play you and why?
I don’t know, that’s a good question. I never thought of it before, but I’ll say somebody like Ace Boogie (from Paid in Full) who started from nun n worked his way up — he took the game n ran wit it. That’s one of my favorite movies, by the way.
What are some of your main goals as an artist?
Give the fans a vibe every time. As far as like long-term goals, though, I want to have some number one singles, platinum plaques — u know, shit like that. Maybe a Grammy or sum.
I see it going as far as it can go, ion put a limit on things. I can see myself being a household name when it’s all said n done.
Lastly, what can fans expect from Glizzy F Baby in the rest of 2018?
More singles, fur sure. I’ve also been plotting on releasing a project, though — I feel like I owe the fans one. And visuals, too. I got a lot of stuff in the works. I’m gon b putting together some vlogs like on some day-to-day type shit, as well.
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