American rapper and producer Bryan Glick, known professionally by his stage name Delusional, was born on December 17, 1985 in Peoria, Illinois. At a young age, his family moved him to Haines City, Florida and in 1998 at the age of 12, Delusional recorded his first song. It wasn't long before Delusional met Terry Gallardo Jr., known as TJ, a punk rock kid and lead singer of many punk bands in central Florida. Together they formed the Jokers, a punk rock and hip-hop fusion that, at the time in 2001, the world wasn't ready for. Both only in their early teens, Delusional and TJ needed a label to release their music so they formed their own imprint, Anti-Authority Records.
While both enjoyed and appreciated all music, Delusional was always more of a hip-hop and rap fan while TJ's main genre was punk rock. In 2002, TJ started hardcore punk band Liberty! as lead singer which landed Delusional on bass guitar and backing vocals. During this time, Delusional was working on his own punk and rap effort which later turned into his debut album “The Platinum Punk”. He left Liberty! to persue his solo career and TJ gave his blessing to continue on with Anti-Authority Records.
Delusional has produced a good amount of listenable music over the last 20 years, earning him recognition for his dynamic and intricately textured rapping.
Delusional's debut solo album "The Platinum Punk" was published on April 20th, 2004 and blended a wild mix of hip hop and punk rock. At this time, Delusional was one of the only artists to mix the 2 genres essentially making him a pioneer of the genre. His sophomore album, "The Preparation" was released on May 23, 2006. He gained notability during this time by working with rapper and Psychopathic Records founder Robert Bruce, better known to fans as Jumpsteady, who is also Violent J of shock-rap duo Insane Clown Posse's older brother.
In early 2005, Delusional's mother died of toxic shock syndrome and a staph infection from a prior DNC. Although musically and career-wise he was doing fine, this put a huge chip on Delusional's shoulder and this is when he started experimenting with different drugs the most. His mom was his biggest supporter in his music so this was a huge blow and knocked him down heavily.
After touring and performing at huge hip-hop festivals as Jumpsteady's hype-man, Delusional founded the hip hop/rap group Durty White Boyz. DWB and Interlude Entertainment released the experimental mixtape “Durty Style” in 2005.
Durty White Boyz attracted the attention of several major labels and were booked on MTV and Maxim Magazine's spring break tour with Lil Flip in 2006 which included dates in the southern golf of the U.S. as well as several international stops including Cancun and Acapulco, Mexico.
DWB released their "Grindin', Vol. 1" mixtape on January 2nd, 2007 in order to build awareness for the release of their forthcoming debut album on 75 Records, distributed by Universal Motown. Constantly on the road and performing, Delusional found himself living a rock and roll lifestyle: sex, drugs, and... hip hop? He began to develop a drug habit. Xanax, cocaine, and opioids were his favorites. Only days after the release of the mixtape, Delusional was arrested in Polk County, Florida, and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell. Durty White Boyz were due to perform on MTV's 2007 spring break tour but with a pending case, Delusional couldn't use his passport to leave the country, much less leave Florida until his case was resolved. This triggered 75 Records to drop DWB and cancel their upcoming album which left him devastated, depressed, and full of anxiety.
Although he wasn't able to tour, DWB continued to record new music and perform at many Florida engagements, doing several spot dates and Florida tours with the likes of Rick Ross, Plies, 2 Chainz (then with the group Playaz Circle), Twiztid, and many more. Delusional's charges were dropped to simple possession and he was placed on probation for 36 months but got off in half the time for good behavior. With a legal prescription of Xanax and Oxy Contin, this made probation extremely easy.
Grinding it out in Florida and building a new buzz, DWB's then-manager Jamaica Johnson was able to secure a deal for the group with Asylum Records, whom was distributed through Warner Music Group. He was even able to get permission for Delusional to perform his first out-of-state gig in 2 years, in the form of ICP's annual festival the Gathering of the Juggalos in 2008. At this event, DWB played the main stage and released their 2nd mixtape "Unoriginal & Lyrically Offensive" hosted by DJ Ant 863 and Monoxide of Twiztid. Fan reception was absolutely stupendous.
Finally off probation but still prescribed to several narcotics, Delusional began working on new solo music while still recording new Durty White Boyz material for their soon-to-be-released debut album "Firecrackaz". In 2010, Delusional embarked on his first solo tour since 2006 with Emmy nominated rapper T.O.N.E-z. Delusional's drug problem was becoming an even bigger deal this time around and saw him passing out in random places and even had his $10,000 DWB white gold and daimond chain stolen right off his neck while passed out at a house party, in a xanax induced stupor. It wasn't long before he went back to jail. Due to internal problems with the group, Durty White Boyz finally disbanded and their album was once again shelved by the label.
In 2012, Delusional and TJ Gallardo reconnected and focused their combined energy to make Anti-Authority Records the record label it had never been before, branded AA 2.0 with the slogan "Alternative Music For Alternative People". The flagship artists included Delusional and pop punk band Caffiends based out of Orlando, Florida. A slew of other artists released albums on the label including a Best Of album by Flint-based rap trio Project Born, 3 albums by Greensboro, NC rapper Stitchy C, as well as projects by Antavio T.O. Johnson, Godpawn, The Comrades, and P-Funk alumni Gabe Gonzalez' band Enema Squad out of Detroit.
May 2013 finally saw the release of Durty White Boyz would-be major label album "Firecrackaz" after the rights to the album were restored to the group. An EP called "Thug Pretty" was released in the months prior featuring the title track with horror rap duo Twiztid. Unfortunately, the reception wasn't as great as it could've been if the albums had been released years before when DWB was still on people's minds.
During all this time, Delusional was working on 2 seperate records with 2 seperate styles. The end result was both projects be put together as a double disc album. The record was titled "Retaliation" and featured 28 tracks including the title track "Retaliation" produced by Fritz The Cat, "I'm Gone" featuring raps by Crunchy Black of Academy Award winning group Three 6 Mafia, as well as songs like "Get It" with Lil Wyte, and many more.
After the release of Retaliation, little to no promotion was done as Delusional fell into the worst stage of his drug addiction, picking up new substances and continuing the others. Things with the label were going south as he wasn't handling day-to-day business which caused TJ and Anti-Authority artists and employees to take a step back. At the time, he didn't know why everyone was turning their back on him.
In 2017 Delusional made 4 music videos from the "Retaliation" album including the title track, "You A Snitch", "Hands Up", and "I'm A Beast". In the video's, its extremely apparent that he's on all kinds of drugs. Later that year, he caught another few drug charges, was placed on probation, and immediately violated and was sent to jail followed by rehab.
In 2018 while still on probation, Delusional got his then-girlfriend pregnant and was due to have his first daughter. He tightened up and began doing the right thing and was actually in a rehab center the day she was born. The rehab center would not let him see his child until his successful discharge 2 days later, so upon his arrival home, he met his baby daughter Amayah Chanelle Glick for the 1st time. Unfortunately, Amayah never made it out of the hospital and passed away in the NICU due to pneaumonia complications. This sent him and the mother into a spiral of addiction and Delusional went on the run from probation which landed him in prison until he was released in 2020 and has been clean off drugs ever since.
Finally free of addiction and living the right way, Delusional wanted to make music again but finally do it correctly. The way it should've been done in the first place. He has released the full discography of Durty White Boyz and his solo music to streaming services. Some projects never saw the light of day until now. Fans finally have the opportunity to see a sober and transparent Delusional as he gets ready to release his first album since 2015. Things have never been better. Focusing on himself alone, Delusional's new company is called Out The Ashes Music Group, a reference to a phoenix rising from the ashes.
In 2023, Delusional is planning 2 releases. A brand new album yet to be titled, and prior to that, a Best Of album featuring all the best material by Delusional and Durty White Boyz to catch new fans up as well as show current fans he's back with 2 unreleased tracks. The future has never looked brighter for Delusional and fans can expect new music as well as a slew of new merchandise!