GloRilla, the female leader of the current Memphis hip-hop renaissance, performed at the Beale Street Music Festival to a loud and enthusiastic crowd, reflecting on her progression in the male-dominated rap game.
In the 2022 Beale Street Music Festival, GloRilla was an unknown underground rapper with only a few mixtapes and EPs. However, after releasing her first major single, “F.N.F. (Let’s Go),” the 23-year-old rose to stardom and became a hometown hero. She received a Grammy nomination, won a BET award, signed with Yo Gotti’s CMG label, and achieved a top 10 pop hit and a couple of gold singles in just 12 months. GloRilla’s performance at the festival showcased her triumphant ascent, following in the footsteps of other successful Bluff City hip-hop artists like Moneybagg Yo, who performed after his chart-topping hit “A Gangsta’s Pain.”
GloRilla is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. She gained popularity after the release of her song “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” with Hitkidd, which was nominated for Best Rap Performance at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards. Her single “Tomorrow 2” featuring Cardi B reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. GloRilla has released several mixtapes and EPs, and has been featured on various singles. She describes her music as “crunk and dominant” and was inspired by Chief Keef. In addition to her music career, GloRilla has also engaged in philanthropy, donating $25,000 to her high school in Memphis