Jeezy Discusses Tupac’s Influence On His Youth And Refers To His Albums As “My Bible”
Jeezy reflected on his early upbringing and said that Tupac had been a mentor to him as he navigated the streets. In a recent interview.
Jeezy claims that Tupac’s music played a significant role in teaching him how to “survive and navigate through the streets” when he was a young boy.
The Atlanta rapper discussed how the Hip-Hop legend influenced his early years in a recent interview with Drink Champs.
“Every morning before school, I listened to all Master P, 8Ball, MJG, but my favorite was Tupac,” Jeezy recalled. “It still is to this day because he stood for something. He had values, he had morals, and he had integrity, but I had never seen that before. ‘Cause my uncles would steal $20 out ya socks.”
Jeezy noted that because individuals 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 information out of them.” “So, how I learned to survive and negotiate the streets—and I want to emphasize that because these guys that are coming up, 90 percent of it is surviving, well, 10 percent of it is music. It’s about surviving and figuring out what’s going on.
Tupac evolved into a staple of the young Yeezy’s listening. “I listened to Tupac as if that was my Bible. How to move, how to handle situations, and was embedded in me. He was a revolutionary before I knew what that was. He actually had—he stood for something. And he would take those risks when everybody around me was so used to how they were livin’ that they didn’t want to try to live any better.”
“My Bible, at that time, no disrespect to the big homie [Biggie], was every Tupac album.”
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