Following the breakout success of his viral hit "First Day Out" and debut mixtape My Moment, Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley released his debut studio album, Activated, on 300 Entertainment in May of 2018. The full-length finds Grizzley highly motivated and ready to shine in the spotlight following years of hardships and struggles. The album mixes his aggressive, hard-fought narratives with an increased ambition for mainstream success, resulting in his most accessible material to date. Chris Brown sings hooks on two songs, while other tracks feature guests including Lil Yachty, Lil Pump, Jeezy, and Moneybagg Yo. Following its release, Activated charted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200.