Jeezy has had a helluva career. From trapping to going platinum with record sales, the Snowman has seen it all. The MC is gearing up for the release of his upcoming album, Seen It All, and sat down with Rap Radar’s Elliot Wilson for an extended interview about his life and career.
Once upon a time, Jeezy signed Freddie Gibbs to his CTE imprint but the relationship and business partnership fell apart after Gibbs didn’t hit like they thought he would. After the two stopped working together, Gibbs went on a tear, dissing Jeezy at every opportune moment. While Gangsta Gibbs took shots, the CTE head honcho stayed mum on the situation. While chatting with Wilson, the ATL MC finally spoke on the Freddie Gibbs situation.
I put him on a song with Eminem. I put him on a song with T.I. I put him on numerous mixtapes that I had. I took him on tour. Took him around the world. I spent money on videos that he didn’t use cause he didn’t like them, and it wasn’t his money.
So at the end of the day, my whole thing was to him was ‘I took you to every label in the game. They don’t wanna sign you. I don’t have no reason—I love you. You know what I’m saying? I think your music is dope, but they don’t want to sign you.’ So at the end of the day, when I called him up I was like, ‘Yo, I can’t really spend my money on you. I got family, other shit I gotta take care of. So, I’ll help you all I can, but I can’t fund it anymore.’
Cool. Conversation went well. We got off the conversation it was straight love. I hear diss records. What I’m supposed to do? I’m not replying to that. Nigga we getting money. YG just sold a million fuckking singles. At the end of the day, we all tried. It didn’t work. That shit happens in business all the time…
I still ain’t surprised, cause I don’t give a fuck. I’m still getting money. I’m still on top. You’re not gonna knock that. And I’m still having success around me, but when you listen and good things happen – we celebrate like with YG.
Throughout the interview, Jeezy also speaks on his working relationship with YG and his success and what fans can expect from the Snowman’s upcoming album.