In case you haven’t heard, Young Jeezy was arrested in Miami this past Saturday after a shooting incident involving “members of his entourage” and some other unnamed jigfellows. Police found multiple guns in Young Jeezy’s car – none of which, Young Jeezy claims, belong to him.
Which seems pretty weak to me. If I’m not mistaken, this is the same crime for which P Diddy, of all people, once spent a weekend in jail. In an era in which Cassidy is dropping bodies in the street as if he was the NYPD, Young Jeezy is going to have to try harder if he wants people to believe he’s anything other than some marginally talented southern rapper with weird facial hair and a penchant for ad-libbing.
You’ll recall that Young Jeezy was once involved in an incident in which he attempted to avoid paying child support by claiming he didn’t have any money. This seemed like a step in the right direction. In addition to being plain irresponsible, this seemed especially brazen and hence gully, given the fact that he lives in one of those fake mansions they build down in Atlanta and has been known to kick it with Beyonce and Jay-Z.
Also, for what it’s worth, the baby was already getting $178 a month from Young Jeezy, in addition to living rent free in a HUD development in rural Georgia. Having worked in several finer retail establishments, I happen to know for a fact that you can feed and clothe a baby quite well for that amount. A case could be made that the child didn’t need any more than that, though Jeezy should’ve been forced to chip in on the HUD tenement so that the rest of us don’t have to.
Him catching an attempted murder rap would’ve been a good career move at this point – something that would’ve given him that added bit of credibility that comes from knowing that a rapper might actually bust a cap in your ass. Granted, he would have to put his career on hold to do a little time, but rappers who kill people never get more than a few years in jail, as long as it’s not a cop – in which case they might slip you the hot lethal injection on the same day Biggie Smalls died, just to prove a point.
Otherwise, you’re basically doing the police a favor. Cassidy had one of his weed carriers drop some worthless gangbanger jig, and he was out in like three weeks. Same with Beanie Sigel. C-Murder was in for more like three years, but that’s because a) he pulled the trigger himself and b) the little fucker had the nerve to actually die. Him doing any less than three years wouldn’t have looked right, even in New Orleans.
As far as I’m concerned, all three of these rappers are more real than Young Jeezy. Listening to their music, I don’t have to wonder if they actually commit the crimes they talk about. If Young Jeezy is ever going to resurrect his career to this level, he’s going to have to do something pretty rash. Otherwise I can’t advocate anyone actually buying his albums. My suggestion: Beat up a prominent female rapper on TV.