Young Jeezy Says "Death Before Dishonor" Not Aimed At Rick Ross
Jeezy told MTV.com earlier today that contrary to initial beliefs, he's not taking shots at his label-mate.
Throughout the summer, many Rap fans were surprised when Rick Ross released "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)" . The Styles P-assisted song became a smash single from Ross' Teflon Don album. However, the initials of the song and its opening chorus pay homage to Black Mafia Family and its incarcerated leader Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory. While rappers such as Bleu Davinci and Young Jeezy have been historically associated with Big Meech and BMF, Ross has not.
Last month, the Miami rapper was questioned about the song, when Jeezy had recorded his own version of "(The Real) B.M.F." Ross told Sirius XM's Hip Hop Nation show, "It's all about who makes the best music," before admitting he didn't feel as though Jeezy's version was an attack on him. "Jeezy got my number, he know where I'm at. We blowin' money fast over here." Ross also said that Big Meech had reportedly "cosigned the record."
Released today, Jeezy's "Death Before Dishonor (B.M.F. Remix)" has the following verse. "How you blowin' money fast? You don't know the crew / Are you part of the fam? Shit, I never knew / Y'all was supposed to make it hard, this is easy, hoe / "Pull up in that triple white," I think I'm Jeezy, hoe." When leaked to media today, Def Jam employees referred to the song as "the most controversial record of this year," although no formal confirmation of the diss has been made.
Although Ross' name is never mentioned, many speculate that Jeezy is confronting his Def Jam label-mate. Previously, Young Jeezy had appeared on Ross' debut, Port of Miami and his sophomore album, Trilla. Jeezy also worked with Ross' Triple C's group on their Custom Cars & Cycles album. (August 9)
UPDATE: MTV.com spoke with Young Jeezy today (August 10). The Atlanta rapper spoke in-depth about the curious lines from his verse, but indicated that they are not aimed at his labelmate and former collaborator. "It's not a [diss]," Young Jeezy told MTV News by phone. "First of all, I'm not gonna get nothing out of dissing that guy. That's one. What am I gonna get out of dissing him? I think sometimes people can read into things too deep. They trippin', man. They crazy out there. Basically, if homie takes that as a dis, he's insecure."
The rapper spoke more about his relationship with Black Mafia Family, and why he emphasized that few of his Rap peers actually know the incarcerated members. Read the full MTV.com story here.
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