Church In The Streets is in stores now, but Pastor Jeezy is still promoting the hell out of his new album. The Atlanta rapper graces the cover of the latest issue of The Source magazine.
Says The Source:
We spoke with a pensive Jeezy about everything from his unfortunate jail stint to how it permanently changed his outlook on life, the impact #BlackLivesMatter has had on him as a community representative and much more.
Seen It All was a very introspective album where it seemed like you poured out your soul. What was your mindset this time around, recording Church In These Streets?
“Seen It All was more personal, it was more so like a lot of issues, a lot of things I was going through. Instead of writing them in my ‘diary’ I wrote it in an album. That was more of a ‘Jeezy album’, what I was going through at the time. This Church In These Streets is way different, man. I went through a situation while I was out in L.A. I was incarcerated and locked up for some things I had nothing to do with, and quite naturally all the charges were dropped. But while I was sitting in that cell which was about a week, it just really let me know how powerful my voice is and how much—how far it reaches, and who it speaks for. It was the first time since I’ve been successful that I had that much time to myself with nothing to do, because I had to just sit there and think.”
Jeezy’s is just one of the three covers of the Hip-Hop magazine’s Holiday 2015 issue.
The issue will be on newsstands starting Dec. 1.
Check out the full cover on the flip. Also, watch Jeezy perform on the Late Late Show with Jim Corden below.
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