Rich Glizzy is an up-and-coming name in the booming Drill rap scene of New York City. Born in Fort Greene, Brooklyn as Freedom Drayton on November 26, 2004, Rich Glizzy has garnered listeners from outside New York City through his versatility and distinctive Drill raps and frequent collaboration with fellow artists like Rich Nunu, T5, Zah B, SHEEMY, and others.
What is the real name of Rapper Rich Glizzy?
Rich Glizzy’s real name is Freedom Drayton.
How old is Rapper Rich Glizzy?
Rich Glizzy was born on November 26, 2004, in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. He is 19 years old.
What’s the net worth of Rich Glizzy?
“Rich Glizzy is estimated to have a net worth of around 100k, primarily stemming from his music endeavors. It’s known that his tours and features contribute significantly to his income.
Early Life, Education, Girlfriend & Family
He was born and raised in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and hasn’t strayed from the neighborhood. Growing up, he got to know the ins and outs of the local gang scene and represents FNO (Fort Ni**a Only) through his music.
While details about his early life remain elusive, we do know that he attended Fort Greene Preparatory Academy. As the eldest among his five siblings – two brothers and two sisters – he takes on the big brother role.
His mother, Raniesha Reyes, played a significant role in his upbringing.
Beyond his family, little is revealed about his past and present relationships. It seems the lively young rapper prefers to keep his personal life, especially his relationships, away from the public eye.
|Date of Birth
|November 26, 2004
|19 years old
|Fort Greene Preparatory Academy
|Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Music Career & Collaboration with Rapper Nunu
Rich Glizzy, a fan of rap from Chicago, initially enjoyed making melodic music before switching to drill. He started rapping early on, but it was his friend Rapper Rich Nunu who got him into hip-hop; before that, he used to sing.
Rich Glizzy’s musical trajectory took a significant leap with the release of his first single, “Dead Heat,” a composition that marked the inception of his artistic evolution. Noteworthy collaborations with fellow artists such as Rich Nunu, Dthang, Kflocks, Zah B, T5, and SHEEMY have further honed his musical skills.
Rich Glizzy is best known for teaming up with his childhood friend, rapper Rich Nunu. They’re recognized as an up-and-coming duo in the Brooklyn rap scene. Hits like “Revenge,” “Backdoors,” and “Shh” are some of their collaborations. His first song named “PSA” which made his debut in the scene was also a collaboration with “Rich Nunu”
His recent experiences on tour with Sleepy Hallow and Sheff G further enriched his understanding of the industry and solidified his place within it.
The Mix-Up that Gave him the name “Rich Glizzy”
Originally, it was ‘Free Glizzy,’ but when Rich Glizzy signed with ‘Raps and Hustles’ for his debut song ‘PSA’ featuring his friend Rich Nunu, there was a mix-up with the name at the studio. Instead of ‘Free,’ they mistakenly labeled it as ‘Rich’ when uploading the music video on YouTube.
However, upon discovering the error, Rich Glizzy found that the name ‘Rich’ sounded better and chose to keep it that way.
Here are some of the tracks by Rich Glizzy
|Dead On Arrival
|TDG GET CRAZY
|Back In Action
|Who Got Next
|TDG, Pt. 2
Association with Gangs like FNO and YPF
Growing up in Brooklyn, Rich Glizzy was deeply immersed in the local gang culture, being a member of FNO (Fort Ni*gas Only). Seeking to strengthen their influence, FNO joined forces with rival gangs PPP (Pistol Packing Pitkins) and YAWAH (“Young and Wild and Hustling”) to form YPF.
This alliance transformed them from operating under the radar to becoming one of the city’s most notorious gangs, leading to increased gang violence and drawing the attention of the NYPD(New York City Police Department). The situation escalated, and they became a target of the NYPD’s crackdown on gun violence.
Indictment for Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Weapon Possession
Rich Glizzy’s involvement with FNO took a dark turn. At just 17 and 18 years old, he and his friend Rich Nunu were among seventeen YPF members facing arrest for various gang-related activities, resulting in 118 counts, including conspiracy to commit murder and weapon possession.
While he and some of his friends, including Rich Nunu, were acquitted after being locked up for 4 months, others are still awaiting trial.
Reflecting on his experience in a podcast, Rich Glizzy expressed surprise at seeing fellow talented rappers like Dthang, Bando, Nas EBK, etc., locked up in the same prison facility.
In his music, such as songs like “PFAK,” “Politicking,” and “Free The Army,” Rich Glizzy vividly recounts his days with his gang and neighborhood, expressing a deep connection and urging for the freedom of his incarcerated friends.”
As he continues to grow as an artist, his unique journey adds a compelling layer to the diverse culture of hip-hop.