Terry Sanchez Wallace Jr., popularly known by Tee Grizzley, is an American songwriter, rapper, singer, and YouTuber from Detroit, Michigan. Born on March 23, 1994, Tee is popularly known for his singles’ First Day Out‘, ‘colours,’ ‘No efforts,’ and ‘From the D to the A.’ Grizzley’s approach of raw lyrics and visceral storytelling through his songs made him win the hearts of millions of people. The massive popularity of Tee Grizzley has gained him a net worth of $1.5 million as of 2021.
|Net Worth:||$1.5 million|
|Profession:||Rapper, Singer, YouTuber|
|Birth Date:||March 23, 1994|
|Birthplace:||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Height:||6 ft 0 inches (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||103 kg (227 lbs)|
Terry Wallace spent his childhood with his grandmother and aunt in the Joy Rd. & Southfield due to the misconducts of his parents, which landed them into prison. His parents spent most of their time in and out of jail. His mother, Latoya Perry sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment after being convicted of cocaine trafficking in 2011, while his father was assassinated in 2012. Tee developed inclinations towards rap music from a very young age. His interest in music made him start a band called ‘All-star ball hard’ in middle school and his three friends. The trio used to record songs and upload them on YouTube.
Wallace was the first person in his family who pursued graduation. He studied finance and accounting at the Michigan State University. However, due to a lack of funds, he was forced to quit the university and his education. The following financial crises made him involved in the robbery along with his friends. He started robbing other student’s dorms while stealing $20,000 in electronics and money in February 2014. Tee, along with his friend, got into jail on February 27 but was released due to a pending investigation. Wallace fled to Kentucky, where he made a second attempt in a robbery by stealing jewelry and money from a store in Lexington, Kentucky, along with his three friends.
Due to this act, Wallace was sentenced to nine months of imprisonment. Followed by this, he was sentenced to 15 years in jail for the Michigan state robbery in 2015. On October 16, 2016, he was released from the Michigan prison.
While Wallace was serving imprisonment, his life took a huge turning point. He began to take music more seriously and wrote his first-ever song ‘First day out. After coming out of jail, he released his debut single on YouTube, which received over 2 million views in just three weeks.
Till 2017, he signed a contract with Atlantic and 300 entertainment records. His second single, called ‘single day out,’ was released in March 2017, followed by the third single called ‘From the D to the A,’ which featured Lil Yachty. The best o the offers continued to come his way, including the release of ‘No efforts’ along with its accompanying music video on March 31, 2017, debut mixtape ‘My moments’ on April 7, 2017, and the song ‘Detroit’ on July 28, 2017. This song got featured in a tripled Grizzley’s record sales and LeBron James Instagram video. The series of his success didn’t stop here. On September 1, 2017, his single ‘beef’ was released, which featured Meek Mill. He further won two nominations for the Best Hip Hop award in the song ‘My moments’ in 2017 as a best new mixtape and hip-hop artist.
By October 6, 2017, he released the song ‘Win’ followed by the lead single for Bloodas, ‘What yo city like, on November 30, 2017, which he co-wrote with rapper Lil Durk. He ended 2017 with the release of the mixtape Bloodas on December 8.
In 2018, he began with the release of single ‘Colors’ on February 2, followed by MoneybaggYo’s single ‘Don’t even trip on March 14, 2018. On March 9, 2018, Tee appeared in the new album Lil Boat 2’s song ‘Get money bros’ by Lil Yachty. After his debut studio album released on May 11, 2018, Grizzley was nominated for Push artist of the 2018 and MTV video music awards in August.
After releasing his single ‘Locked up’ in May 2019, an unfortunate event took place. On August 20, 2019, his aunt Jobina Brown and the manager were killed in the shooting. To mourn Brown’s passing, Grizzley released his single “Satish” and a music video on September 20, 2019. In January 2020, Tee Grizzley launched his single ‘Red Light’ and another single ‘Payroll’ with Payroll Giovanni in March during the same year. Followed by this, his song ‘No Talkin’ was featured in the Netflix film coffee & Kareem. He released two songs, ‘I spy’ and ‘Mr. Officer’ on May 1 and June 5 in reaction to George Floyd’s killing and police brutality. Both the songs featured members of the Detroit Youth Choir and Queen Najiarespectivly. Grizzley ended 2020 with the release of his mixtape, ‘The smartest.’
Famous Quotes by Tee Grizzley
“Discipline yourself. Be conscious of what you think, and what you like. What gets you mad? What gets you in your feelings? Figure that stuff out and take control of it so nobody else can control you.”― Tee Grizzley
“It’s kind of hard to tell your life story and state all facts and it still be sweet.”― Tee Grizzley
“My goal is just to inspire. To tell people that’s going through the same thing that I went through, that there’s somebody out there that knows… that can relate.”― Tee Grizzley
“When you in the positive light and good space, do everything to keep it that way and be real careful what you say and how you move because your world can come crashing down on you.”― Tee Grizzley
- Tee Grizzley got three times nominated for the best mixtape and bets contemporary hip hop artist by BET Hip Hop awards in 2017.
- He was nominated for the MTV video music awards for the year’s push artist.
- Tee Grizzley received a ton of earnings through his music sales and views of his YouTube videos. His YouTube channel has received 1.57 subscribers and around 740 million views. The high number of views increases his wealth from $3K to $25K per month.
- In addition to this, Grizzley received a large amount of wealth from online marketing, including selling t-shirts, hoodies, and sweat pants online.
As of 2021, Tee Grizzley’s net worth is $1.5 million.
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