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Shy Glizzy Debuts Video for "White Girl" Song 8 Years Later


Marquis Amonte King also known as "Jefe" or "Shy Glizzy" is a Washington, DC native who credits DC's unique Go-Go music for helping him create his unique sound. As a teenager, he began reading the Quran, newspapers and he was a big fan of biographies before he started writing raps. He received the nickname "Shy" during his early childhood while growing up in his Southeast neighborhood in DC.

In January 2011, Shy Glizzy released his debut project, "No Brain'" and he followed that with his second mixtape that same year in October titled "Streets Hottest Youngin". That next year in June of 2012, he brought us his third mixtape titled "Law" and was then featured by the print magazine, "Complex" within they list of "10 New DMV Rappers to Watch Out For". He quickly followed that project in November 2012 with his fourth mixtape titled "Fly Money". Before the close of 2012 he dropped another mixtape that December titled "Fxck Rap" which featured a guest appearance by rapper "Trinidad James". The following year in March 2013 he announced his sixth mixtape, "Law 2" which went on to be released on August 1st and included guest appearances from rappers the "Migos", "Yo Gotti", "Starlito" and "Kevin Gates".

In February 2014, he released his seventh mixtape, "Young Jefe", which included appearances by rappers "Young Scooter", "PeeWee Longway", "Young Thug", "Plies" and "Gudda Gudda". The biggest song of his career came from that album, "Awwsome". Shy Glizzy had a lot of unreleased songs on that mixtape and it became an instant classic. One of his most memorable unreleased tracks, "White Girl" is very well known and 8 years later has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

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