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Key Glock Biography, Career, Family, Awards & More

Markeyvius LaShun Cathey (born August 3, 1997), popularly known as Key Glock, is a Memphis, Tennessee-based rapper and composer. He rose to prominence in 2017 as a Young Dolph protégé with his mixtape Glock Season. Paper Route Empire, Young Dolph's record company, has signed him.

Early life :

LaShun Markeyvius Cathey has been born on August 3, 1997, in South Memphis. His mother was sent to jail when he was 20 months old, and she would remain there for the next 15 years, in both state and federal prisons. 

His father came and went, thus he was raised by his grandmother and aunt. During his childhood, Cathey and his grandmother visited his mother in prison on occasion, according to Cathey. He was accused of three counts of aggravated assault for his role in a shooting when he was 18 years old. Music provided a diversion from his frequently turbulent existence.

Cathey has stated that he grew up listening to Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne, but Three 6 Mafia has been his biggest influence. He also adored Project Pat, whom he refers to as the "Drake of Memphis." Pat's songs "If You Ain't From My Hood" and "Gorilla Pimp," according to Glock, transformed his life. 

The chorus of the latter inspired one of his breakthrough songs, "Dig That." In 2011, Glock recorded his debut single, a freestyle of Future's "Ain't No Way Around It."

Career : 

  • In 2017, Young Dolph signed Key Glock to his Paper Route Empire label. Glock launched his first single "Racks Today" with American rapper Jay Fizzle on January 25 of that year. Glock released his debut mixtape, Glock Season, via the label on June 16, 2017. Dum & Dummer, his joint effort with Young Dolph, peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200. "Major" by Young Dolph featuring Key Glock peaked at number 47 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
  • He embarked on a European tour across Manchester and London following the release of his joint album Dum & Dummer with Young Dolph. As a support act, the duo brought in UK rapper Blade Brown. The two then announced the "No Rules" Tour for 2020, which will go off on February 5 in Seattle.
  • On January 31, Key Glock released Yellow Tape, his sixth solo mixtape, which debuted at number 14 on the Billboard 200. Key Glock released his sixth mixtape, Son of a Gun, on May 22, 2020, with no features.
  • Key Glock and Young Dolph dropped a new "Aspen" on March 5, 2021, and revealed the release of their second collaborative album, Dum and Dummer 2, on March 26, 2021. It's the follow-up to 2019's Dum and Dummer. The project's cartoon artwork is inspired by Beavis and Butthead.
  • Key Glock released the song "Proud," a tribute to Young Dolph, on January 18, 2022. It appears on the Dolph tribute compilation Long Live Young Dolph, which was published on January 21, 2022.

Personal life :

Young Dolph's cousin by marriage, Key Glock, was killed in November 2021. Following Dolph's death, Key Glock described him as "my lefthand man, my brother, my cousin, my mentor, and drank partner" in a since-deleted Instagram post.

He got a Dolph tattoo the same month. Key Glock was arrested in May 2019 for possessing a handgun and more than 20 grams of marijuana.
Key Glock Biography, Career, Family, Awards & More