Our fam over at NecoleBitchie recently got a chance to chop it up with Young Jeezy about his new album, love and whether he thinks hip-hop has become too emotional. Check out some of the highlights below:
Have you ever been in love?
I had a female or two that I thought was down, but over time things change – you start to see the real person and their real motives. So no, I wouldn’t call it love. I thought it was at the time, but I was wrong.
What went wrong?
Some people don’t want to share you. I love being the spokesperson for my people. It’s hard to share me with that. The game is all I’ve ever known since I was like eleven. And it’s been there for me when no female hasn’t…Honestly, half of my life I’ve f*cked up a lot of things because I’m too loyal.
You have a track with Drake, ‘Unforgettable’. And Drizzy’s taking a lot of flack now a days for his brand of ‘Emotional Hip Hop’. What are your thoughts on it? Has Hip Hop gotten too emo?
Hip-hop has always been emotional. I feel like with me, a lot of my stuff comes across as rough. I speak from stress, I speak from pain, anxiety and so my music comes out real aggressive. But that’s because that’s the emotion I’m sharing. But I’ve always thought my music was emo, I just choose aggressive tracks. But aggressive times cause for aggressive measures. You can try to finesse it but the emotion has always been there, so I think what’s happening now is artists are choosing more finessing tracks. There’s still the same amount of emotion – they may be talking about other things – but what you’re really hearing are softer tracks.
Jeezy fans can expect his new album, TM 103 to be released on December 20. You can read the interview in its entirety here.