Anyways, Life’s Great…Bonus Edition (Apple Music Up Next Film Edition)
GloRilla has had a rookie year most rappers would dream of. Her braggadocious single “F.N.F (Let's Go)” was a breakout viral hit that secured the Memphis rapper (and producer Hitkidd) her first No. 1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, landed a deal with Yo Gotti's CMG label, was followed by the Cardi B-assisted banger “Tomorrow 2,” and snagged her first Grammy nomination—all in 2022. “I still don't believe it,” she tells Apple Music's Ebro Darden. “I be bragging on that. I don't even brag, but I'm like, 'I'm Grammy-nominated.' A lot of people don't get to say this, so I'm blessed.” Anyways, Life's Great… is a testament to Glo's resilience and her power to manifest, and a crash course on having steadfast faith, which must be a privilege for a person named Gloria Hallelujah. “Every day the sun won't shine/But that's why I love tomorrows,” she affirms on “Tomorrow 2.” GloRilla speaks on the uncertainties about her purpose in life in the opener, “No More Love,” as she weaves through the burdens of having envious friends in her circle and relationship woes—themes that most artists talk about when they get a taste of fame. Her straightforwardness and raw delivery shine throughout the EP, whether she's disappointed by sexual partners (“Nut Quick”), reminding ladies to know their worth (“Get That Money”), or celebrating how far she's come as an artist (“Blessed”). With the rerelease of her EP Anyways, Life's Great…Bonus Edition, Glo adds one more track, teaming up with Chicago rapper Lil Durk for “Ex’s (Phatnall Remix).” She closes the project out with a vulnerable and introspective track, “Out Loud Thinking,” written in 2020; Glo addresses the ups and downs she's experienced while trying to manifest her dreams: “They asking why I ain't gave up, I got a hundred reasons/It's 2020 but you gotta keep that tunnel vision (I see through it),” she swaggers. Anyways, Life's Great…Bonus Edition showcases Glo's bravado and reliability and is a small sample of what's to come next from the rising rap star.