Tee Grizzley stopped by Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show to talk about his upcoming album Activated, which is scheduled to drop on May 11. The “First Day Out” MC revealed some of the guests slated to appear on his LP during the conversation and posted the official cover art on social media.
The Detroit native confirmed Jeezy, Rae Sremmurd, Chris Brown, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Lil Yachty and YFN Lucci will be on the album. London on da Track, Chopsquad DJ and Helluva — the beatmaker behind “First Day Out” — are among the producers for Grizzley’s latest.
Listen to Grizzley’s entire interview with Lowe here and check out his Activated cover art below.
“Activated” the album drops May 11th 🐻👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/MKW40YxsGL
— Tee Grizzley 🐻 (@Tee_Grizzley) April 17, 2018
(The original version of this article was published on March 20, 2018 and can be found below.)
Fans who have been following Tee Grizzley since his single “First Day Out” became a smash hit got a special treat on Tuesday (March 20). The 23-year-old MC announced his next project, Activated, would be dropping on May 11.
May 11th https://t.co/RWk4uUKndP
— Tee Grizzley 🐻 (@Tee_Grizzley) March 20, 2018
The 300 Entertainment/Atlantic Records signee has been on an upward trajectory since late 2016, which marked the release of his breakthrough song. He spoke to HipHopDX in April 2017 about how his popular track came to fruition.
“I wrote this one song. It didn’t have a hook on it. I was like ‘I’m going to be calm and first and then turn up,'” he explained. “All through my bid, I was just adding to it. Touching it up and critiquing it. I was like, ‘I’m going to drop this first.'”
At the time of the interview, “First Day Out” had clocked 26 million views on YouTube alone. It’s now closing in on 80 million views and was certified platinum on December 6, 2017.
Listen to his latest single, “Don’t Even Trip” featuring Moneybagg Yo, below.