Now it all makes sense. In recent months, YG and Young Jeezy have been very chummy and have even collaborated on a few tracks in the process. Consider this a foreshadowing of the Compton rapper’s latest power move.
“I got Jeezy on my team now, so he at the label going hard for me. And I’m Corporate Thuggin’ though, people don’t know that yet. We linked up, we partnered up,” revealed YG.
This could signal nothing but good for the former XXL Freshman, who has been sitting idle in the Def Jam ranks for some time now. This happened despite the success of proven hit records like “Toot It And Boot It,” and most recently, “You Broke.”
YG explained that dropping a major label project is all about timing and having the right people at the label backing you. Now that the Thug Motivation rapper on his side, he say “The album finna come out. He [Young Jeezy] goin’ hard for me.”
As for Jeezy, this is the second signing to his newly renovated CTE World imprint —post Freddie Gibbs. Detroit collective Doughboy Cashout were the first addition to the Atlanta native’s roster.
Hopefully, this means that fans will receive YG’s highly anticipated debut, I’m From Bompton, sooner than later. Check out the full interview with Bootleg Kev below to hear the young rhymer speak more about his new deal, working with producer DJ Mustard, rapping with gang affiliations, and more.