Vulture caught up with Young Jeezy in a Q&A, asking the rapper about his fourth album ‘Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition’, loyalty he receives from the fans, Occupy Wall Street, getting Samuel L. Jackson to narrate his new album’s biopic, and stepping out occasionally to share his political views.
“Politics isn’t only about government. Politics is about the people. Like, if you look at the president or your preacher, they motivate you and say, ‘Everything’s going to be all right,’ and that’s what you strive for,” the 34-year-old said. “When it comes to these streets and these people, they just want me to tell them that ‘it’s going to be all right,’ ‘it’s going to be good’, and they believe me. So when I say politics, that’s what I mean. They [the people] want to see me rise up and do what I do and tell them that ‘we’re gonna be all good, just follow me’.”