Saturday's Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash concert in Atlanta is becoming all the more interesting. The show's headliner, [artist id="1243444"]Young Jeezy[/artist], has unleashed a salvo at one of the other highly anticipated acts performing at the show, [artist id="1938028"]Gucci Mane[/artist].
Yesterday, the Snowman released a record called "24, 23 (Kobe, LeBron)." And while the song has nothing to do with basketball, it has everything to do with who's running the streets. If you listen to the record, Jeezy isn't fazed by Gucci's rise to 'hood superstardom this year — the leader of the CTE Shield Gang says he's still the man.
"They say the club is off the chain," Jeezy raps. "I'm on my Louis sh-- today, f--- some Gucci Mane/ These n---as still on my di--, they like some groupies, mane ... Tell him this ain't what he want, not the boy Snow/ But between me and you, I think the boy's slow."
Young later directs his attention to Gucci's music running mate, OJ da Juiceman.
"They said the club is off the chain, straights shot to the head/ F--- some Juice mane," Young says later. "Ask the real n---as in the city, who got the juice man!/ These n---as talking about the work, but what they prove mane?/ Y'all these n---as really clowns, but I'm the truth, mane."
OJ Da Juiceman is also a featured act for Birthday Bash 14 on Saturday at the Philips Arena.
The Young Jeezy/ Gucci Mane discord goes back several years, after they made the record "So Icy" together. After a falling out, Gucci put out the dis record "Round One" and Jeezy in turn dropped the record "Stay Strapped."
Back in 2005, both sides explained their quarreling to Mixtape Monday.
"Jeezy Jr. is tripping right now," Young Jeezy said. "It ain't really no controversy. Me personally, I think he's trying to sell records. I know where I stand, I know who I am. I'm grown. I don't play them games. If you wanna play the games, who you think is gonna come out on top? Who do people love and respect more? It ain't even no competition. What's today? I give him three more weeks and [his career] is over. When that song dies, it's done. That song was a stepping stone for me, dog. That wasn't my career."
Gucci said of his record "Icy," "He disrespected me and everybody at my label. He's mad 'cause I ain't let him put the song on his album [Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101]. We was never really cool. He was paid. He wouldn't have done it for free." From there, their beef got ugly but seemed to simmer down over the years.
Last week, Gucci expressed to MTV News that he isn't interested in beefing with anyone or talking about feuds and said he's excited to do Birthday Bash 14. (Both Gucci and Jeezy performed in separate sets during Birthday Bash 13 last year as well.)
"I'm ready," Gucci said of the show this weekend. "I wanna do something that ain't never been done before. Give the people something different."
One day before the Birthday Bash 14 concert, both Jeezy and Gucci are scheduled to perform at 102 Jamz's North Carolina SuperJam show.