” A drug dealer is just a drug dealer, A hustler is someone who can sell anything.”–Antoine Clark (fonder of F.E.D.S. Magazine)
Atlanta’s SnowMan, known as Jeezy has experienced both paths during his pursuit of profits, the refined hustler can now profit in many ways. After working 12 years to build his Hip Hop resume, he sees a bigger picture. In his own words:
“It’s cool to make rap songs — we gonna do that shit forever. But I wanna run the fucking world.”
As thoughts transition to reality, he has added diversity to his impressive resume. Partnering with Defiance Water, Avion Tequila and Atlanta’s American Cut Steakhouse.
Looking to expand his reach, Jeezy holds himself to a high standard. He says, ” I wanna be known as the world’s greatest hustler.” As he firmly commits to his mission, heard more business than music.
Although he acquired the top spot on the Billboard 200 with his seventh album, Trap or Die 3, marking his third top tier album, and his first chart-topper since 2008’s The Recession. Highlighted by the ode to President Obama: “My President is Black.”
Comfortable in winter, the SnowMan put two new records on the street last month. Diddy joins him on “Bottles Up,” guaranteed to make the clubs go crazy. Then, he linked up with rising MC, Tee Grizzley for “Cold Summer.” As he prepares the streets for Snow Season, his forthcoming eighth album for Def Jam, he is now sharing his wisdom with the next generation of Hip Hop.
Who are some artists that you’ve been trying to give that big homie advice to — like a Tee Grizzley — and what are you telling them?
I just kept it real: There’s a lot of things going on in the streets and if you wanna be here 10 years later, it has a lot to do with mind state. Whether they’re looking for you to be like, “Yo, let’s go smoke some weed or go fuck some bitches,” I’m like, “Nah, n—a. Look, y’all got some good things going on. I like the fact that y’all staying out of these cities right now until you’re able to go and get back, but you gotta really be serious about that because you’re one of us now.”
I talk to Kodak Black every other day and that’s my advice to him; any advice he needs, because this is the streets. The music industry is the streets nowadays. So when getting out the streets and you get into the music industry, you gotta understand how that goes, too, because you can still suffer the same consequences. Now you’re a public person. People have the right to have an opinion, or they get the right to look at your past and say, “Yeah, he is a criminal.”
Behind every fortune there’s a crime, but at the end of the day, we’ve all cleaned up our acts. I just saw Kodak Black give his momma a car — that’s what it’s all about
Hip Hop needs more big homies and less “opps.”