(NewsnMusic) Jeezy Talks Why He’s Not A Republican (VIDEO)
Jeezy is responsible for the most celebrated Hip Hop anthem dedicated to Barack Obama.
The CTE leader’s “My President” was played throughout the 2008 presidential campaign.
As Obama prepares to leave the White House in a few months, Jeezy stopped by Sway In The Morning and talked politics.
“We’re all politicians in our own right. Especially for me. I’m gonna speak for the people anytime I get a chance,” said the Atlanta native. “I ain’t never gonna bite my tongue because I come from that.”
Jeezy continued, “They asked the other day, ‘Why you not a Republican? You’re getting money.’ I was like, ‘I never had nothing. I don’t give a f-ck about no taxes.”
In addition, Jeezy reflected on how his albums such as Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, The Recession, Church In These Streets, and Trap or Die 3 influencing listeners to strive to improve their lives.
Sway acknowledged the Southern rap star for not changing his message after gaining fame and wealth.
“I credit that to having real beginnings and being thankful for everything,” responded Jeezy.
He added, “[The people] put me in this position. It’s almost like – not to compare – but we put Barack there. He can’t forget about us.”
Dee Beasley is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of FreshAsFrankie.com. After starting out as a musician-producer he went on to study the music business and work in Urban Promotions, followed by artist management. Mr. Beasley entrepreneurial spirit has led him to launch numerous businesses in music and fashion marketing. He’s a huge fan of the ’80s and ’90s Hip Hop and R&B, and he’s a firm believer that Hip Hop Music will never die.