(AllHipHop News) Getting a co-sign from one of the greatest emcees of all time and one of the greatest NBA players of all time is amazing recognition for a new artist.
Tee Grizzley received that honor when Jay-Z shouted him out on Twitter and LeBron James posted a video of himself jamming to the "First Day Out" single.
Hot 97's Nessa asked Grizzley about being snubbed as a 2017 XXL Freshman, but the 23-year-old artist was more focused on being appreciative of the acknowledgment from the two superstars.
"I understand what position [XXL] was in. They were making their decisions before I really shot through the roof," said Tee. "But the same week I didn't make it, I got LeBron rocking with me, Jay-Z rocking with me. That was better than making the XXL to me."
Jay's mentioning of Tee Grizzley came during the Brooklyn icon's June tweet storm celebrating his induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
"T grizzley song best out," tweeted Hov at the time.
The Detroit rapper shared his reaction to seeing that social media post, "I thought the page was fake. I was like, 'Man, who done made a fake page to try to geek my head up?' Until I actually went on [Twitter], then I was like, 'Who played this song for Jay-Z?'"
According to Tee, Roc Nation affiliate Meek Mill told him Jay is a big fan of his music.
In recent weeks, Grizzley has been collaborating with several East Coast based rappers like Cardi B, Fabolous, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and Don Q.
Following his My Moment mixtape, the 300 Entertainment act's studio album is currently in the works.