Young Jeezy hasn’t dropped a solo LP in almost two years, but that doesn’t mean the Snowman isn’t hard at work. Not only has the Atlanta-based trap boss been fine-tuning his upcoming fifth solo LP, he’s also been rebuilding his CTE rap team.
Most recently Jeezy signed Detroit group Doughboyz Cashout, but when the #1 Thug Motivator makes his way to “RapFix Live” Wednesday, he’s bringing protégé YG with him.
The Compton, California rapper first rose to fame in 2009 thanks to his breakout single “Toot It and Boot It” and has since released a number of mixtapes. All that street buzz attracted Jeezy, who signed on to executive produce the youngster’s debut album Welcome to Bompton.
“I’m finna tell my stories before when I was growing up, because people don’t know my story like that,” YG told MTV News back in March. “I’m finna tell ‘em the story, then I’m finna tell sh– that happened, I went to jail or stuff the homeys did — all that. I’m finna update ‘em basically.”
In May, Jeezy announced that he signed Doughboyz, a four-man group from Detroit that he included on last month’s Boss Your Life Up Gang mixtape, which also featured YG, Nipsey Hussle and Rich Homie Quan.
With all of his team building, Young has been particularly quiet about his next album, but you can expect him to open up about it on “RapFix Live.”
Catch Young Jeezy and YG on “RapFix Live” Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on MTV Jams and on RapFix.MTV.com. Be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive. Send your questions for the artists to @MTVRapFix!