Peezy is your classic street rapper with gusto: he comes from the struggle, he tells you his story, and he does it while making you want to go achieve what you set out to do. What separates him from the pack is his endearing, larger-than-life, personality that welcomes people into his world – one full of guns, women, and economic independence. At 28 years old, he’s in an interesting space – he’s seasoned enough to deliver a style of rap that doesn’t involve the new age mumbling, but he’s also too young to truly be considered an OG. He brings this style to his raps with his gut-punching bars and clever metaphors and similes to really make you sit back and say….damn. Go check out his latest project People’s Champ and get exposed to his music if you’re one of the unlucky few he hasn’t listened to him yet.
Peezy was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 5, 1988. His childhood was divided because his mother was from the east side of Detroit and his father was from the west side. They also weren’t together, so this became a factor in his life as well. His grandmother owned six of the houses in one street so many of his family members lived around him growing up. He got kicked out of his firsts middle school and was forced to attend Cadillac Middle School on the east side of Detroit. At some point in time, the second floor of his mother’s house caught on fire making it impossible for him to continue staying with his mother – there simply wasn’t enough room. He’d move in with his father on the west side of Detroit. It’s here that he attended high school, starting out at Cooley High School where he got kicked out four months into his freshman year. He would continue on at Mackenzie High School for awhile before dropping out. He had it hard where he lived because there wasn’t any heat. Every morning, before school, he’d travel to the gas station up the street to get Kerosene. He’d end up smelling like the fumes in class and it bothered him enough to stop attending class altogether. Rap became his go-to vice. He became a part of Team East Side, a rap collective that began to gain a following in 2011. His discography is quite large: boasting a number of albums, including Mud In Mud Out, Vol. 1, Number 1 Ghetto Boy, Mud, Sweat & Tears, Mud Muzic 2 Reloaded, Money Orientation, and much more. His latest album, People’s Champ was released on August 14.
Things You May Not Know About Team Eastside Peezy
- In the last 13 years, he said that he’s spent almost a million dollars on lean.
- He played football as a child at one point but quit because he didn’t like being fussed at by coaches.
- He was shot outside of the 007 Gentleman’s Club in Detroit, Michigan.
- He wants to get proposed to by his future wife.
- According to him, the scariest thing in the world is a woman with bad breath.
- He watches the popular STARZ series Power.
- He was a fan of Bankroll Fresh.
- He also watches the Netflix original series Ozarks.
Russ Is Right, Exploiting Drug Addiction For Money Is Wack
Russ has made it clear for over a year now that he’s not for the glamorization of drugs for money. He recently got into a Twitter scuffle with Fat Nick, a known user of lean and narcotics, with the two debating about his fascination with drugs and how the latter makes money off of it. Nick frequently posts his drugs and merchandise that contains drugs online and sees nothing wrong with it. Russ however disagrees. And, after seeing both viewpoints, I daresay I agree with Russ. Glamorizing drugs is wack, point blank.
Rap music was founded in tough times. The best hip-hop to come out of the genre’s Golden Era focused on the hardships that people faced during daily life. Coping with these hardships came natural. Drug use isn’t new. However, the way that drug users are fetishizing these drugs is. Lean, Xanax, and Mollies have become as popular as the music itself. With rappers posting their drugs on social media and dedicating so much of their creative energies to showcasing their fascination with drugs, many kids try them out because the artists they look up to love it.
Nothing good comes out of this besides addiction and death. Xanax pills look fun until you’re trying your best to kick the habit while the withdrawal symptoms kick your ass. Let Mac Miller’s story inform you about the dangers of overdosing. Lil Tracy had a heart attack because of his drug usage. There’s nothing good to come out of using these drugs. Yet, new age rap stars align their aesthetics with drugs because its in and it sells.
This exploitation is no joke and needs to be talked about. Starting a conversation about it will enable the proper action to happen and, hopefully, the way that drugs are exploited for money can be addressed.
Why Ella Mai’s “Trip” Is Better Than “Boo’d Up”
Everyone thought that “Boo’d Up” was the one. Ella Mai’s viral summer single became the talk of the season, a meme due to its widespread popularity across many age, racial, and gender groups. Many thought that Mai lucked up into the DJ Mustard-produced single, attributing much of the song’s success to the producer. But little did they know, “Trip” would come behind it and show that Mai is much more than a one hit wonder.
“Trip” released on August 3 and has been somewhat of a slow burn for the public. It’s a lot darker and moodier than “Boo’d Up”‘s ceiling-less mood. There’s a lingering piano that acts as the song’s lifeblood. When Mai comes in with her surprisingly deep voice, she offsets the equilibrium and swings things in her favor. As it goes on it become a catchy earworm that far outpaces the ceiling of “Boo’d Up”
With all of this said, her debut album, expected to arrive this fall, will be interesting to take in. Has she exhausted all creative avenues in her brilliant two first singles? Or will she continue pushing the culture? “Boo’d Up,” was one thing. “Trip” is another altogether, showcasing that she has a lot still left up her sleeve.
Listen to “Trip” below.
Bay Area Music That You May Have Missed This Week
Here’s our weekly collection of music out of the Bay Area that you may have missed this week. This week’s collection is one of our favorites, with a majority of the tunes being bombastic, lively jams to bolster the energy coursing through your veins. Tune in below: