Produced by: Yung Sherman & White Armor
Yung Gleesh and Yung Lean couldn’t come from more different backgrounds, but they’re not incompatible—they form a polarity, twin orbiting stars illuminating strange new quadrants of our post-based nebula. For them to jump on the same track initiates a black hole, destroying the last threads of a paradigm in which rap belongs to anyone other than kids with dreams and computers. This is year zero. Check out our interview with Gleesh below for a glimpse into the DC spitter’s views on girls, skipping school, and bringing multiple personalities to the club.
Noisey: What does the word Gleetchie mean to you?
Yung Gleesh: It has two types of meanings, T.I and T.I.P and shit, there’s Gleesh, there’s Shitbag, and there’s Gleetchie. When I’m off my Shitbag shit I’m gettin’ ratchet, I don’t care about nothing. Gleetchie is my other persona, when I’m cleaned up, looking like money, feeling like money, I’m Gleetchie, you know what im saying. Everything gleetchie.
If all of your different personas were to hang out in one room what would that be like?
[Laughs] One of them would be quiet, one of them would be loud, one of them would be goofy.
If they all went to the club who get the most attention from girls?
Shitbag don’t give a fuck about none of those bitches, he’s just worried about getting money and all of that other shit. Gleesh ain’t really care. Gleetchie aint even looking at the bitches, he’s looking past the bitches. He’s looking cool and calm.
Is that all of your personas or do you have more that wouldn’t even come to the club?
I think I’d leave Shitbag outside the club. He gon’ post up. He make sure ain’t nobody playing no games, none of that stupid stuff. I’m gonna get home safe with Shitbag outside.
If each one of your personas had a car that defined them which would they have?
Gleetchie would ride around in a fuckin’ Bugatti, shining. Shitbag ridin’ around in a black suburban, black tint. Gleesh would probably be chauffered in a fuckin’ limo, or jet.
What’s the craziest show you’ve ever done?
Two days ago we broke a house. The floor was bouta fall through the basement if we had kept going. We broke the building.
Were they mad?
Nah, they proud, it’s like a war scar. They know Gleesh came over.
What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you after a show on tour?
I ain’t gon say the details, cause I ain’t supposed to be talkin’, but I’ve seen some girls gone wild in a few states, a few different places. Girls gone wild after the show.
What’s the craziest state for girls going wild?
I wanna say Jersey girls go crazy, but North Carolina girls they go the fuck in, and them Atlanta girls too. But when I talk to people from other places they say they like DC girls, but I don’t even know.
You couldn’t specify what makes a DC girl special?
Well…I could. DC girls, I don’t know if you’ve been to New York, but New York girls got they own slang and swag. DC girls is the same way, as in they got they own style and talk and way they talk.
What was your swag in middle school?<
Thats when I first skipped school in junior high. I ain’t even know what I was doing. i would leave but I couldn’t go nowhere, my mom was at home, so I’d break back into the school property. Security laughing, shakin’ they heads.
What was high school like?
That shit was turnt up, I miss that shit. I have dreams about school, that’s how much I miss it. I ain’t really go to class, I was there for other shit. I miss school though. Fuck college.
You didn’t go to college?
I went for like two years but I never even finish college or do anything with that shit.
Did you go to high school prom?
Nah, I ain’t have school spirit. Never catch me at the pep rallies, never see me in the auditorium, I never go on field trips. If everyone’s going on a field trip I’m going home. If there’s anything other than going to school, going to class, going to recess, I’m going home, you got me fucked up.
You recently shot a video in Chief Keef’s mansion. What does that look like?
It’s cool, man. It’s like a lil’ nigga finally got some money. He just trying to party, he doesn’t care what people think.
How would you decorate your dream mansion?
I’d have couches everywhere. I’ll have head scratchers, back scratchers, weed rollers, a Segway lane in the hallway so I don’t have to walk anywhere. Yo, when I get the money, you gon’ be the first one I call to come see my mansion. I’m gonna call Ezra, and be like, come ride the segway.
Tell me about your upcoming mixtape, ‘Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Rapper.’
Anyone you think is your favorite rapper is going to be on there. It’s a new sound, cause there’s beats and sounds that are more compatible with some of the artists that are featuring on the tape, and I’m gonna jump on that and kill it as hard as they do.
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