Last night at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema Theatre in New York City, Young Jeezy let the world in on his behind-the-scenes struggles with a screening of a documentary on his life, called A Hustlerz Ambition. Directed by Chris Robinson, the film follows his life from birth through present day, including the creation of his forthcoming album, Thug Motivation103: Hustlerz Ambition. Along the way, viewers learn about his struggle with Bell’s palsy, his time as a child drug dealer, his battle with the FBI, his non-beef with Gucci Mane and more. The film is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, and was produced over the course of three years.
“I want you to see everything I went through to get to this point so you can understand why I make the music that I make and why I represent the people that I represent,” Jeezy told Billboard.
Jeezy sums up the doc with fitting words: “I can be what the streets chose me to be and represent them the best way I can.... I want to be what ’Pac wasn’t, I want to be what Biggie couldn’t be. I didn't do what everybody [else] did cause it worked for them. I did what Jeezy did, I did it the Jeezy way.”
Copies of the documentary will be included with the deluxe version of Thug Motivation103: Hustlerz Ambition, due December 20.
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