The cover of the new issue of The Source features Jeezy with the tagline "All Eyez On Jeezy."
Although news of his recent arrest for gun possession might currently be overshadowing this fact, Jeezy will release his albumÂ Seen It All tomorrow. To celebrate this, THe Source has decided to feature the Snowman on the cover of their latest issue. Check out the cover in the gallery above, and read excerpts from Jeezy's interview below.
On being a gangster rapper in 2014:
"I think me and people like me that answered the call, and were appointed by the people to be their spokesperson have to walk a separate line because, you might like my music, but I think you probably love me more for what I stand for and what my morals are. Â So I think thatâs what makes me special, and different from a lot of artists, because you know we got some people where their whole career is off pure talent.Â Theyâre very talented but they donât have any morals, or the ability to go sit outside and watch something, and then be able to go talk about it in a rhyme form and make you believe it.Â Everything is so internet based now, you donât even know what to believe anymore."
"I just feel like, when things like this happen, you have to build trust within the community.Â They did all the wrong things.Â Instead of going there and trying to resolve the situation, they went in there with tasers, riot guns and riot forces, and you canât come to my neighborhood and not expect us to stand up for what we believe in.Â You know, that type of sh*t happens in Iraq, that doesnât happen in Ferguson."
On auditioning to be Tupac on Broadway:
Jeezy was almost Tupac.Â No, he didnât go to the tattoo parlor and stop just short of getting âThug Lifeâ tattooed across his stomach, but when it came to cast the Tupac character in the short-lived Tupac musical, âHoller If You Hear Meâ, Jeezy read for the part and earnestly competed to land it.
"I came to New York, auditioned and everything.Â Olâ man was going to be on Broadway, man [laughs]."