Today, Dec. 12, D.C. rapper Shy Glizzy celebrates his 25th birthday.

Marquis King was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and got into music from a young age. Influenced by go-go, Glizzy began dropping music in early 2011. His 2012 tape Law got him noticed on a national scale. But it wasn't until his 2014 mixtapes Young Jefe and the DJ Drama-hosted Law 3 that the Glizzy Gang member gained real attention. In 2015, Glizzy earned his spot on the 2015 XXL Freshmen roster alongside Fetty Wap, K Camp, DeJ Loaf and more.

Best known for tracks that balance between moods joyful and downcast, Glizzy's flow and delivery are something unique to the rap game these day. Two of Glizzy's most popular songs to date, “Awwsome,” a straight foward celebration of self, and “Funeral,” a lighthearted reflection on who he wants to see celebrating his life when he dies, are prime examples of this.

Glizzy has worked with Young Thug, PeeWee Longway, Plies, Trinidad James, Metro Boomin and more. He dropped his most recent project, Young Jefe 2, in July of this year and received a warm reception, garnering plenty of co-signs and entering the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.

2017 served as a monumental year for the Maryland native, as Glizzy kicked things off with his The World Is Yours EP in January. He recently earned himself a Grammy nomination in the Best Rap/Sung Performance category for his notable verse on Goldlink's song "Crew" with Brent Faiyaz. The hit record has become certified platinum since its original late 2016 release under RCA Records. To cap off the year, Glizzy just released his new Quiet Storm mixtape.

To celebrate the rapper's born day, check out 20 of Shy Glizzy's best loosies and deep cuts.

Happy Birthday, Shy Glizzy!

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