Jeezy Discuss Direction Of “Church In These Streets” Album
Jeezy is gearing up for the release of a new album called Church In These Streets, and discusses the project, and its theme and direction during a recent appearance on Hot 7.
Due out Nov. 13, Jeezy talks about his evolution, from his breakout mixtape Trap Or Die (2005) all the way to present day.
"When I came out, Trap or Die and everything I was doing, I was just talking about my surroundings in my hood and what I was going through," Jeezy explained. "But these are the things I'm going through now because my 'trap' is the world, it ain't just my neighborhood anymore. I'ma use my platform to speak on what I go through, or how I see things because it's my art.
"So that's where the album is going -- we all grown now, we getting money, we doing better than before, but you see things going on around that is still going on. It's even worse now than when I was coming up, so you just speak on those things because that's what you take. You take negative energy and positive energy and you put it into the music. So some people might look at it as growth, but I look at it as real life."
Jeezy released a five-track EP called Politically Correct over the weekend, in honor of the "Justice Or Else" event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.