With reporting by FLX
When Jeezy first came onto the rap scene in the early 2000s, the Snowman showed fans the gritty streets of Atlanta; and now for his upcoming video for “Me Okay,” the Trap or Die MC wants to go back to his roots.
“The video is basically about touching my town, getting in the streets and running through the neighborhoods that I often ran through and getting back out with the homies, kids and people of Atlanta,” Jeezy told MTV News on July 12 when we were on the set of the Motion Family-directed video.
“Me Okay” is the first single from Jeezy’s fifth solo LP Seen It All. Though the album doesn’t drop until September 2, Jeezy dropped the title track, which features Jay Z, at the top of July. While we were on set with the rapper, he explained how Hov’s verse, where he told a detailed story about his hustling past brought the superstar MC to tears.
“We got on the phone and [Jay] was like, ‘Yo, Jeezy, when I was writing the verse I had tears in my eyes, man,’ because it took him so far back to Marcy,” Snow told us. “Every bar in that song was real — I put my hand on the bible.”