Back in November, GwalaBoy Phlyy dropped off his latest body of work Going Colossal, which contained eight tracks and a couple of assists from FG Famous and Bobby Fishscale. One particular standout from Going Colossal was the Saint Luka-produced “Used To,” a hard-hitting jam that sees the North Miami rapper flexing his current success while letting listeners know about his lesser beginnings:
“I really had it rough, I used to sleep on the flo’, peanut butter and jelly ’cause wasn’t no food on the stove, used to walk down 159th, the Oak Grove, the streets taught me a lot that I ain’t know, it really made me, I was only 12 and I seen the fo’, shit could get crazy showing up short wit’ my dough, gettin’ packs in, yea I beat the pack up like a pro, promoters in my DM, I need five for a show…”
Directed by Ntro4k Studios, the accompanying clip for “Used To” begins with shots of a well-dressed Phlyy and his crew outside in different locations, including a gas station and alleyway. All of this is interspersed with Phlyy paying a visit to his jeweler for an iced-out neckpiece.
Prior to Going Colossal, GwalaBoy Phlyy liberated the highly rated project North Miami Big Ape. That release was filled with high-profile collaborations with the likes of Zoey Dollaz, Jackboy, and Sauce Walka across 10 booming cuts.
“Honestly, I started really getting serious with it like, I wanna say like my sophomore year in high school. But obviously, you know, I’m a teenager, I ain’t have the budget or nothin’, but my moms did go to the Sam Ash and get me a studio setup.”
Press play on “Used To” below.