Rise & Grind: Pooh Shiesty On Relationship With Lil Durk & Gucci Mane's Genius
Rise & Grind is a new editorial series, meant to introduce and dissect new, buzzing, or underground artists.
Pooh Shiesty is the success story Gucci Mane’s been seeking these past few years of reconstructing the 1017 empire. The Memphis-born rapper’s skyrocketed to fame over the past few months after securing a significant buzz across the South. He’s the latest artist that Gucci can be credited for introducing to the masses, joining the likes of Young Thug, PeeWee Longway, and plenty more.
“Back In Blood” has been an inescapable banger that’s been climbing up the Billboard 200, earning Shiesty his first top 40 hits. Meanwhile, his first project, Shiesty Season debuted at the top of Billboard’s Top Rap albums chart and in the top 5 on the Billboard 200. Along with his recent contribution to the soundtrack for Judas & The Black Messiah, Shiesty’s a natural-born hitmaker that has a promising trajectory ahead.
Fresh off of the release of Shiesty Season, Pooh Shiesty hopped on a quick Zoom call with HNHH for the latest edition of Rise & Grind where he answers 10 basic questions before diving into a quick Q&A, below.
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Memphis, Tennessee. South Memphis. Cane Creek apartments.
You know, it was rough, you know? It’s like any other neighborhood. I’m from DHG part of South Memphis, though. Like, it’s split in sections, and train tracks. We from Cane Creek.
I’m a Scorpio.
I don’t know. I think I represent Scorpios. I’m what a Scorpio looks like. Moves like. Acts like.
Top 5 DOA:
Dead or alive? I’m gon’ put me on there, BIG30, Gucci Mane, Kodak Black, and Chief Keef. I dont even care about nobody else. Them five right there.
Shit, going number one. [I] never went number one before. We number one all the platforms and shit.
Studio Habits & Essentials:
I don’t know what my crazy studio habit is yet. I probably got a habit that I don’t know about yet. I don’t know about my habit but I know I need weed in there, for sure. I don’t need it to be crowded, and I need me something to drink, you get me? Some water, for real.
Man, [Gucci Mane] put everything together, you know? He planned everything, knew the dates. When everything was going to drop, how I was going to shoot this video. He’s behind it all. That’s why I gave him the big ups. He’s the genius. Everything went as planned.
He let me know what’s the right move and what’s not. He might let me know his opinion and how he feels. He probably thinks this should go this way, and I probably don’t think — you know what I’m sayin’? It’s like, with everything. He’s just an honest dude. Real n***a all the way around the board.
I remember the first bars I put out, yeah. I remember the first rap I made and the first one I dropped. “Choppa Talk,” with me and Big 30, was my first rap. The first rap I put out was “Weak A** B**** Remix,” by Three 6 Mafia. I remixed that song.
I was doing shows in Memphis. They already was booking me when my first song came out. I remember my first show, it was a Memphis show.
It was lit. A feeling like no other. They really wanted to see me. And actually, I paid to perform. I ain’t know nothing about the business at first. I was like, 18,19.
Family, for real. You gotta be there for family. Probably go to them when I leave the studio. They’re gonna keep me going, for sure.
A couple of TV shows. I love Power, though. I know everything about
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