Tee Grizzley's "First Day Out" hit Detroit like a comet, shooting past 2 million YouTube views in under three weeks. Its rapid success is, in part, about the underlying story—if you follow along through the distorting window of YouTube comments, gossip, and the lyrics themselves, he narrowly evaded two different prison sentences ("I went to trial back to back, bitch, I'm 2-and-0/ State of Kentucky banned me from every jewelry store.") Between his armed robbery bona fides and his on-camera swag, he may remind some of Project Pat, but musically his rap style is more in line with the barreling momentum of Detroit's current street stars, autobiographical tales of a harrowing ordeal he's still living through today, the threat of surveillance and violence around every corner. The song is named, of course, for Gucci Mane's "First Day Out," but it's structured more like Meek Mill's "Dreams and Nightmares"—proving Meek's creative legacy lives on.