Young Jeezy Talks Being Married to the Game, Debuts New Song

The Snowman inches closer to releasing the long-awaited TM103.

Posted: 12/08/2011 04:13 PM EST
Young Jeezy on 106 & Park

As the countdown to TM103: Hustlerz Ambition continues, Young Jeezy stopped by Funkmaster Flex's radio show to talk about the new album and his return to the game.

 

In the interview, Jeezy spoke on his much talked about leaked single "I Do," featuring Jay-Z and Andre 3000.

 

"That record is like my testimony to the game because I feel like I'm in a marriage," he said. "It's like a relationship. I love the streets and the streets love me back. And when things ain't going the way they should go, they let you know... and when they happy, you gotta keep 'em happy."

 

Regarding his album's numerous pushbacks, Jeezy said that it was always his intention to put the project out at the end of the year and that it was Def Jam who was in a hurry to get it out.

 

"[The end of the year] is where I was mentally the whole time," Jeezy said. "I understand business and that they've got quotas, but you've gotta understand this ain't never been about the money for me. It ain't never been about nothin like that. I do this because I'm my people's spokesperson. I'm their mascot and I can't fall victim to the system."

 
The Snowman is also promoting a documentary also called Hustlerz Ambition, which he made in conjunction with the new album. The doc tells the story of his life and is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, who is not ordinarily known to collaborate with hip hop artists.

 

"I feel like for him to take the time and do that for me was just a gesture of how much he respects the culture and our people," he said.

 

TM103 is in stores December 20. Jeezy debuted a new track, "OJ," featuring Fabolous and Jadakiss, at the end of the interview.

 

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