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Meet the Rapper Who Styled Himself in Head-to-Toe Dior at the Grammys

Shy Glizzy told us about his love for high fashion and who he is dying to meet at music’s biggest night.

By: Jodi Taylor

It’s not everyday you wake up to a million text messages and missed phone calls from your friends telling you you’ve been nominated for a Grammy. This dream was a reality for rapper Shy Glizzy, otherwise known as Jefe. “I was sleeping and got a bunch of calls from everybody—I checked my Instagram just to check if it was real,” he told us. “I’m happy about it man, it’s a good record. My birthday was a few weeks after that, so I definitely celebrated.”

The D.C.-born artist, who recently released his mixtape Quiet Storm in December, was nominated for “Crew” alongside Goldlink and Brent Faiyaz, and will be attending the Grammys for his first ever time tonight. We met up with Glizzy in his hotel room before the big show and he told us who he was most looking forward to meeting, what he does to fight off nerves, and what we can expect to see from him this year.


How it felt to be nominated: “You know what man, awesome just awesome [laughs].”

“My star tattoo is my first tattoo, but my favorite might be the one across my neck, it’s a code of silence, ‘omertà’.”

“I always gotta get a haircut and do some general grooming, you know, because you got a bunch of people watching you.”

“It’s my first time [going to the Grammy Awards]. I’ve never been to anything like this before. Looking forward to running into some dope people. People are saying that this is going to be Jay-Z’s biggest year, but we can’t be too sure [laughs].”

Who he is most excited to meet: “Jay-Z! Shit, he’s the greatest!”

“Nah, [I’m] not nervous at all. Most likely I’ll smoke [before], but I do that anyway [laughs].”

“I’m wearing Dior head-to-toe, simple as that. Shoes, glasses, everything. Only the best.”

“Everything is styled by me. Nobody can tell me how to dress myself better than me.”

“I love high fashion. A lot of rappers don’t have the same eye for fashion like I do. I might be low-key and jet to Paris for fashion week not because of the look, but because I’m actually interested in this shit.”

“I’m cool with music playing [while getting ready]. Definitely got to smoke, but pretty chill and relaxed.”

“[Laughs] I need to get paid to talk about someone’s brand, but my routine is simple; wash my face of course, apply some moisturizer, and that’s it. I always keep my hair cut, that’s a non-negotiable. You just gotta look fresh and cleaned up, always!”

“I don’t look to other people giving me advice. I learn from my own experiences. Based on that, I take my own advice and try not to repeat the same shit and do more to better myself.”

“I showed up super late to the video shoot [for ‘Crew’] that’s why my scene is so dark, but it works. The whole video changes when my verse starts, but that's the beauty of it.”

“Imma party like I ain’t partied before [if we win]. Seriously though, I don’t know what I will do. I might jump on a jet to who knows where!”