Atlanta rapper Jeezy recently dished on putting together his upcoming Seen It All album and what type of reaction longtime pal Jay Z had to the self-titled track. #songcry
According to Jeezy, Jay Z said he shed a few tears when putting together the track.
According to Jeezy, coming up with the rhyme was no easy task for the Brooklyn MC who has spent his career making rap look so easy. “We got on the phone and [Jay] was like, ‘Yo, Jeezy, when I was writing the verse I had tears in my eyes, man,’ because it took him so far back to Marcy,” Snow told us. “Every bar in that song was real — I put my hand on the bible.” (MTV)
Producer Cardo recently claimed an e-mail mix-up ultimately had the track land in Jeezy’s hands.
“I never had Jeezy or Jay Z in mind for it; Big Sean was a person I pictured on it, and Travis Scott,” he said. “I sent to Jeezy by accident. I had two beats named under the same [name] in my folder for some reason and it got duplicated. I don’t know what happened; sometimes I’ll name the beat the same thing for some damn reason.” After receiving the beat in March 2013, Jeezy immediately hit up the budding hitmaker. “Jeezy sent me a crazy text message like, ‘This joint right here, oh my God. Oh, this is crazy,'” Cardo remembered. (MTV)
The duo’s new summer anthem premiered online in early July and showcased Jay shooting out subliminal lines.
“I was in the S-Class you was just in class /You know I was finna blow like a meth lab /Expanded the operation out in Maryland /Me and Emory Jones in the caravan /Took the show on the road out in VA” (“Seen It All”)
Last year, Jeezy made headlines for joining Jay’s growing Roc Nation team.
It appears that Jeezy has aligned himself and possibly his CTE imprint with Roc Nation. Jeezy took a picture with Jay Z, with the caption reading: “It’s Official Now. CTE x Roc Nation x It’s Tha World.” As of now, details of the deal have not been revealed. In the past week, Jeezy has expressed frustration with his own label situation at Def Jam Records. He has threatened to provide fans with “an early X-Mas present” if the situation doesn’t change. Meanwhile, Jeezy’s CTE World label has previously been under Atlantic Records. (Complex)