A Gillie Da Kid

A Gillie Da Kid

Gillie Da Kid:


It's not too late to be unique.


Gillie Da Kid has been rapping for more than 20 years. Although he has never gained as much commercial success as many of his colleagues, his skills have earned him the respect of some of the biggest names in hip-hop. At one point in time, Gillie Da Kid was even signed to Cash Money Records, however, he ultimately ended up parting ways with the label. Like many other artists, Gillie’s career has gotten a bit of a second wind thanks to the internet. He is the co-host of a podcast called Million Dollaz Worth of Game, and it’s become quite popular among rap fans. Gillie is proof that even when things don’t go according to plan, they can still turn out better than you’d hoped. Continue reading to learn 10 things you didn’t know about Gillie Da Kid.

Serving as recent guests on REVOLT’s “Drink Champs,” Philadelphia natives Gillie Da King and Wallo have proven to be entertaining personalities. Gillie, formerly known as Gillie Da Kid, emerged in the game via North Philly rap group Major Figgas, who are cited as inspirations to rappers like Meek Mill and AR-Ab. As the time went by, he molded himself into a solo artist with a formidable catalog, inking a deal with Cash Money. Due to him completely owning his publishing, Gillie’s music never surfaced, which caused him to leave the label and go independent. (Source: www.revolt.tv)


Gillie Da Kid is an underground emcee from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who's proclaimed himself the king of the city, much to Meek Mill's chagrin. Since stepping foot in the game, the former Major Figgas member and Cash Money Records signee has released a slew of independent projects and collaborated with Pusha T, Beanie Siegel, Tamba Hali, Lid Buxs, Mr. Papers, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Jai Sun, DeSean Jackson, Lou Williams, G.I. the general and more. Most recently, he starred in Force Of Execution alongside Steven Segal, Ving Rhames (a close friend) and Danny Trejo, received a major cosign from Will Smith and appeared on Cassidy's 11-minute, 16 emcee Philly posee cut "City Of Brother Slugs). Stay tuned for the further adventures of Gill Smith. (Oh yeah, he allegedly ghost-wrote the majority of Lil Wayne's Tha Carter, but we won't open up that can of worms.)

In 2006, Gillie Da King left Cash Money Records after a series of label troubles. Upon leaving, he made claims of ghostwriting for Lil Wayne on his 2004 studio album, Tha Carter, which sparked a plethora of controversy between the two. “As far as me tutoring this young cat, he really just sat down and soaked up game,” Gillie told XXL at the time. “Do you know how many people have been asking me this for three years and I never ever exposed shorty because we were cool?” (Source: www.revolt.tv)


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