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Jeezy Discusses the Influence of Tupac on His Youth

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(GEMS RADIO)- In a recent interview, Jeezy reflected on his early upbringing. Jeezy said that Tupac had been a mentor to him as he navigated the streets. Jeezy claims that Tupac’s music played a significant role in educating him. The music taught him how to “survive and maneuver the streets” when he was a young boy.

Tupac was a Mentor

“Tupac was my favorite artist, but I listened to all of Master P, 8Ball, and MJG every morning. Because of what Tupac stood for, he is still my favorite today. He had morals, values, and ethics that I had never witnessed because my uncles could steal $20 from your socks.”

Jeezy noted that because people close to him couldn’t mentor him as a young man, he had to go to outside influences. He claimed, “I couldn’t pull any intelligence out of them.” “So, through him, I learned how to survive and negotiate the street.” He added that life is about surviving and figuring out what’s happening.

His Albums were my Bible

Tupac evolved into a staple of the young Yeezy’s listening. Tupac was something I listened to, like it was my Bible. It was ingrained in me—how to move and manage circumstances. Before I understood what a revolution was, he was one. He truly stood for something. This was when everyone around him was content with their lives and unwilling to make any changes.

Tupac allegedly became a part of The Snowman’s routine, and he’d listen to him each dawn as he rode to school. That changed when Jeezy left school to support his family in the sixth grade. But I did that in the knowledge that Tupac did everything he needed to do,” he continued.

Written by: Jessica Sommerfield

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