Young Jeezy spoke to Necole Bitchie about Emotional Hip-Hop, his music, and relationships. Check out some of what he said below.
On If He Would Ever Get Married:
It would take a lot. I was put here for a reason. It’s not like I get up and practice how to be Jeezy. I really live this life. And my career, my music, the game, that is my life. And for me to get married, I’d have to find somebody to ride with me. That takes a lot of balance. This is 24/8. I’m in the studio, or gone a lot. And not to mention that chicks dig me, so it’s hard to find that trust. More importantly, it’s hard to deal with somebody who’s already in love with something else.
On What He Finds Attractive In A Woman:
What attracts me? Hmm, well of course looks attract me, but in order to keep me you have to be well rounded. A woman has to be confident, hard working – it doesn’t even matter what you do – just go hard for it. But she’s got to have her own. I couldn’t deal with someone who doesn’t have a passion. She might even call me for a lil advice and I might go to her when I’m stressed and we can work it out together. A man and woman were put here to be a team, so they could build together. But before we can get there, you first have to have your own.
On Emotional Hip-Hop:
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.
Read the entire interview here