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Jeezy Talks "Pressure," Addresses Joe Budden's "Quiet Storm" Comments

  Dec 16, 2017 12:00
Jeezy isn't worried about his relevance.

Jeezy just released Pressure, his eighth studio album, on Friday, and he stopped by HNHH HQ to discuss the new project. In our conversation, he spoke of his approach to features, suggesting that he made an effort to include some solo tracks that tapped into the classic Jeezy sound, while also bringing in some other personalities to bring new energy to the songs.

"A lot of the features aren't really features," he argued. "They're things that I probably couldn't do myself, that I thought somebody else could do better. "Bottles Up" is featuring Puff, but he's doing what Puff do.... I kinda got the idea from Nas' "Hate Me Now," I thought it was a good song, but it needed that talk. And he's one of the guys who can talk that talk. I wanted to give my fans a body of work that was genuine but a little on another level than I would normally do."

At the end of the sit-down, Jeezy responded to some comments made by Joe Budden on a recent episode of Complex's Everyday Struggle. Budden argued that Jeezy was fighting a "quiet storm," and struggling to find the relevance he had with his early material.

"First of all, somebody else's opinion would never... especially not that guy," said Jeezy, laughing off the criticism. "He's a rapper, he's gotta figure that out. I'm relevant at the bank. I'm relevant at these mortgage companies. I'm relevant in these companies that I actually own stock and equity in. Listen, I never got into this to be popular, that's high school shit. I got into this to be wealthy, let's talk about that. It's called quiet money, but I don't know about storm."

Watch the full interview above.

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January's Very Own
- Dec 16, 2017

Lol that must have been one dope guinea pig

- Feb 9, 2018

G . O . A . T .

- Dec 18, 2017

cHeck Out My Producer RudeBwoyPosse: on youtube

Ray Williams
- Dec 17, 2017

Point is Joe was right, and Jeezy's recent releases PROVE that. None of his new shit compares to his old shit and that's a problem. The music is supposed to get BETTER not the same or worse. All that money talk he did is just a deflection. Real niggas can see right thru that.

- Dec 16, 2017

Good response. At the end of the day, you aren't going to have the juice forever. If all you care about is being popular, you're going to sell yourself out to be something you're not to stay relevant (unless you have the versatility to adapt). Jeezy has nothing else to prove. He's given us at least 2 classic albums.

Facts. Joe went from a rapper to a gossip queen like Wendy Williams. His last album sold 12k first week, so I understand why he would just stop making music.

Anthony Edward Stark
- Dec 17, 2017

While you're right, half the reason why SOME rappers like Joe don't sell is because of what's in right now. Migos, Future, Yachty, Uzi, etc. The hot garbage type rap.

Anthony Edward Stark
- Dec 18, 2017

@Truth Hurts..I expect down votes. : or... those people you're talking about don't have the intelligence to listen to music with real words in it?

January's Very Own
- Dec 16, 2017

I do wish Jeezy would have kept his same flow from tm101 and the inspiration. A much slower flow with the classic adlibs. I guess he feels he needed to evolve but that was what made him unique vs rapping like others

- Dec 17, 2017

The “hahaa!” Adlib is classic

Future The Trashman
- Dec 16, 2017

Jeezy is one of the best in rap. Recession, TM101 and 103 are classics

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