When it comes to Gibbs, Jeezy says the partnership could have very easily continued and become a success.
“To be honest, it could have,” said Jeezy when asked if his partnership with Freddie Gibbs could have worked. “I put him on a song with Eminem. I put him on a song with T.I. I put him on numerous mixtapes that I had. I took him on tour. Took him around the world. I spent money on videos that he didn’t use cause he didn’t like em. And it wasn’t his money. So, at the end of the day my whole thing was to him was ‘I took you to every label in the game. They don’t wanna sign you. I don’t have no reason—I love you. You know what I’m saying? I think your music is dope, but they don’t want to sign you.’ So, at the end of the day when I called him up I was like ‘Yo, I can’t really spend my money on you. I got family, other shit I gotta take care of. So, I’ll help you all I can, but I can’t fund it anymore.’ Cool. Conversation went well. We got off the conversation it was straight, love. I hear diss records. What I’m supposed to do? I’m not replying to that. Nigga, we getting money…At the end of the day we all tried. It didn’t work. That shit happens in business all the time.”
“I mean, you just have no idea, man just how much effort and how much time and how much frustration and pain and suffering and adversity and just hustling,” the Atlanta rapper said. “Just everything I put into this album. It’s my everything. Man, I put everything. I put my real life situations. I put things that I thought would never happen to me in a million years. I seen things you wouldn’t believe. I seen people that will look you in your face and tell you that they will die for you, kill for you. And when the smoke clears it’s the exact opposite…This album is about all that.”
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