Glorilla’s music is thumping. The “fuck” in “fuck nigga dishonest” on “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” erupts from her abdomen, as if she’s summoned the power of Memphis legend Venture Pat himself. “I’m Memphis with out even making an attempt,” she says. “As a result of that’s what I grew up on. You hear it in my voice and the way I discuss,” she provides, munching on some hen. Her voice lands like percussion; even over forceful hi-hats and 808s, Glo remains to be the most important attraction on any music she touches.
“F.N.F.” got here collectively via Glorilla’s reference to fellow Memphis artist Gloss Up, a frequent collaborator with the producer Hitkidd. “She was some of the charismatic artists I’ve seen shortly,” says Hitkidd of Glo. “I despatched ‘Let’s Go’ to her, and she or he wrote it within the studio and recorded it, however she had too many curse phrases on it! So we needed to repair it the identical day we shot the video.”
The music proved to be transformative. After Yo Gotti signed Glorilla, she got here all the way down to Miami to spend a while with him. “We linked up on the yacht,” Glo recollects. “We had been speaking about music. He needed to see the place my head was at, what I used to be about. Carrying the chain was cool. Like, I’m right here.”
Born Gloria Woods, Glorilla was raised in Memphis church buildings, the place the seeds of her callback hooks had been planted. When she was 18, she determined to start out rapping. Influences like Chief Keef gave her the drive she wanted to pursue a profession in hip-hop. “I favored girls rappers, however it was Keef that impressed me essentially the most,” she says.