Hustlerz Ambition: Interview with Young Jeezy
What would you say if your kids wanted to become street rappers themselves?
Maaan, you don’t want to know that! [Laughing]. Nah, but my son he come to me like that. But I don’t think that kids affiliate all the bullshit that happens in this industry with music. A lot of motherfuckers are talented and they do great music and they have no backlash. But with me it’s so much that comes from all the street shit too. Street people, to street figures, to incidents, to people I used to know. And I know everybody. I knew a lot of people before I went on, so there was a lot of people to keep it real with, and all the bullshit that you have to go through on a day to day basis. But I’m the best man for the job. But my thing is, what I tell my son, “Don’t do it because it looks easy and I make it look easy. Do it because you love it because when you get to a point where it isn’t easy no more, you still got to do it because you love it.” You can’t do it because you get girls. It’s doctors and lawyers that get girls or money or cars or fame or whatever. Fame comes of being great at what you do. For me, there was never an opportunity. It was a forced way of life. You do this or you go to prison or end up dead like everybody else so. But if he takes that route, it’s on for life.
But do you think that he is going to ask you?
Of course. He asks me now. But he will figure it all out. But I hope that he wants to go to college first and at least do that first and we will figure it all out after that. But sometimes I feel like the father on American Pie or something I will fuck the collage time up, you know.
I tell my son, “Don’t do it because it looks easy and I make it look easy. Do it because you love it because when you get to a point where it isn’t easy no more, you still got to do it because you love it.”
[Laughing] Yeah, because when I grew up, all I ever wanted was to become a police man like my father…
Woohh! You are not undercover or something like that?! [Smiling]
[Laughing] As a matter of fact, yes I am. I was waiting to arrest you after the show. Naah!
I’m just going to ask you the last question. It’s a question that I believe that you have heard before. The American election is coming up soon, are you going to help president Obama once again like you did the last election with Jay-Z?
Yeah, if he needs me. When it comes to those types of things, like in the last election, I ran it like I was running for president, you know? But to help someone like that, I felt like it paid off because he got elected and he is the man for the job, and you got to give him a second shot at it. But when it comes to that, it’s whatever man. Because, shit, we all we got. And I don’t say it because it rhymes. I say it like, when you need that kind of help you really need it. And that’s why we do what we do, because we have people who love and respect our opinion and respect of perspective. And to get behind someone like that and being part of a movement, it’s like… I’m good for at least 2 million people! At least!
Yeah off course, people listen to your music so… anyway that was my last question, so thanks a lot Jeezy!
Yeah, thanks a lot! [We high five]
By Peter Andersson